How Cinematography In 'Casino Royale' Revolutionized The Bond Franchise | The Art Of Film

Generally, cinematography has been an afterthought for James Bond films. However, when the franchise was rebooted with 2006’s “Casino Royale” (starring Daniel Craig), the cinematography was completely rehauled thanks to director Martin Campbell and cinematographer Phil Méheux, who made two subtle but impactful changes to the cinematography — moving the camera and reflecting the mood. These cinematic principles helped “Casino Royale” feel more authentic. By comparing similar clips of James Bond in “Casino Royale” with clips from older entries in the franchise, the cinematic differences become apparent.


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