What Makes Casino Royale British?
Casino Royale counts as a British film, in accordance with the 1985 Film Act, because it scores at least 23 points on the new Culture Test. To classify as British a film must score at least 16.
- Some of it is set in the UK (4 points).
- Some of the lead characters (Bond, M, Vesper Lynd are British citizens) (4 points).
- It is based on British source materials (Fleming's book) (4 points).
- Some of the film is shot at Pinewood Studio (2 points).
- Much of the film's post-production was completed in the UK (1 point).
- The scriptwriter (Neal Purvis, Robert Wade), Composer (David Arnold), and the Lead Actors (Daniel CRaig, Judi Dench) are British (Total 3 points).
- Many of the key production staff are British (1 point).
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