Backseat DriverRebooting James Bond is hard. Let’s talk about how difficult it was to make two different Casino Royale films, from Peter Sellers fighting Orson Welles in Charles Feldman’s 1967 version, to the 50 year journey to properly making Ian Fleming’s novel in 2006 with Daniel Craig.

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In the entertainment world, there are millions of dollars on the line and troubled productions are bound to happen. And we are going to talk about these disastrous, never ending, and sometimes dangerous productions. From the creators of WTF Happened To This Movie?, It Was A Sh*t Show is a video essay/documentary/podcast series looking at some of your favorite films and tv shows, and why they were such a nightmare to make.

00:00 – Intro
00:46 – Ian Fleming & Casino Royale
02:10 – Writing James Bond Adventures
02:36 – Eon Productions: Harry Saltzman & Albert Broccoli
03:56 – Charles Feldman & Casino Royale
04:27 – Dr. No Releases October 5, 1962
05:26 – Bond’s Franchise Beginning
06:14 – Spoofing Bond & Casino Royale
07:46 – Casino Chaos: Peter Sellers vs Orson Welles
09:12 – Finishing An Unfocused Film
10:27 – Casino Royale Releases April 13, 1967
11:53 – New 007s: George Lazenby & Roger Moore
12:49 – Kevin McClory’s Never Say Never Again
13:20 – Timothy Dalton & Bond’s Lowpoint
14:02 – GoldenEye Revitalizes James Bond
14:28 – Pierce Brosnan & Bond’s Absurdity
15:26 – Eon Productions Acquires Casino Royale
16:25 – Quentin Tarantino’s Rejected Take
17:44 – Rebooting James Bond For A New Generation
18:44 – Daniel Craig: A Controversial Choice
20:40 – Returning To Practical Filmmaking
21:57 – Casino Royale Releases November 16, 2006
22:37 – Craig’s Legacy & James Bond’s Future

Box Office Mojo:
Howard Hawks: The Grey Fox of Hollywood:
The James Bond Bedside Companion:
LA Times:
Latino Review:
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers:
Mr. Strangelove: A Biography of Peter Sellers:
New York Times:
The Numbers:
Rotten Tomatoes:
The Telegraph:
Trippin’ with Terry Southern:

Featured Footage:
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)
Being James Bond (2021)
Casino Royale (1967)
Casino Royale (2006) and special features
Climax! (1954–1958)
Darby O’Gill and the Little People (1959)
Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
Die Another Day (2002)
Dr. No (1962)
From Russia with Love (1963)
For Your Eyes Only (1981)
GoldenEye (1995)
Goldfinger (1964)
The Grass Is Greener (1960)
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) and special features
Layer Cake (2004)
Licence to Kill (1989)
Live and Let Die (1973)
The Living Daylights (1987)
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015)
The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
Moonraker (1979)
No Time to Die (2021)
Octopussy (1983)
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)
The Pink Panther (1963)
Quantum of Solace (2008)
Skyfall (2012)
Spectre (2015)
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Thunderball (1965)
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
Tristan + Isolde (2006)
A View to a Kill (1985)
The World Is Not Enough (1999)
You Only Live Twice (1967)

Friday Night with Jonathan Ross:
Psychedelic Cinema:

Bo Burnham – Bezos II
Burt Bacharach – Casino Royale (1967, Original Soundtrack)
David Arnold – Casino Royale (2006, Original Soundtrack)
Propellerheads – Backseat Driver
Ryan Hudson – Sh*t Show Theme

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