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Casino Royale

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Bonkers all-star '60s spy spoof

Never to be confused with the Eon adaptation, this bonkers all-star ’60s spy spoof set the template for Austin Powers and upset Ian Fleming purists for decades.

David Niven is James Bond. As are Peter Sellers, Ursula Andress and Woody Allen (who tried to hammer incoherence out of the script).

Not watched through a patchouli haze, the film makes no sense. Still, it’s fun to watch Orson Welles and John Huston swinging through the psychedelic hurly-burly.

A magnificent mess, it’s either the greatest argument against LSD or the worst.

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