Nov 30, 2020
Casino Royale (1967) (part 12 of 13)
Poor Orson Welles! At least Juliet and Pauline from Heavenly Creatures will be happy. We cut away from the carnage to join Niven-Bond and Mata Bond as they arrive at #10 Downing Street. Mata pleads with her father to let her come inside to meet an unnamed someone (presumably, the forever-unseen Connery-Bond), citing that it would “really turn [her] on.”
Displeased with his daughter’s choice of language, he tells her to run along and watch the changing of the guard. As she sulks off, Mata tosses out the line, “I’ll bet mother would have taken me in.” Unshaken, James tells her that her mother took everyone in. Zing!
And the best part of this scene? It appears that for reasons unknown, Mata has completely chopped off her hair, leaving her with a boy cut similar to Mia Farrow in Rosemary’s Baby. And the last time I saw a character inexplicably change hairstyles in the middle of a film was Monster A-Go Go. Tell me why I signed up for this, again?