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Goldfinger

Film poster by Robert Brownjohn and David Chassman
James Bond Sean Connery
Also starring Shirley Eaton
Gert Fröbe
Honor Blackman
Harold Sakata
Bernard Lee
Tania Mallet
Directed by Guy Hamilton
Produced by Harry Saltzman
Albert R. Broccoli
Novel/Story by Ian Fleming
Screenplay by Richard Maibaum
Paul Dehn
Cinematography Ted Moore, BSC
Music by John Barry
Main theme "Goldfinger"
   Composer John Barry
Leslie Bricusse
Anthony Newley
   Performer Shirley Bassey
Editing by Peter R. Hunt
Distributed by United Artists
Release date(s) 17 September 1964 (UK)
22 December 1964 (USA)
Running time 110 minutes
Budget US$3 million
Worldwide gross US$124.9 million
Preceded by From Russia with Love
Followed by Thunderball

Goldfinger (1964) is the third spy film in the James Bond series, and the third to star Sean Connery as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. It is based on the novel of the same name by Ian Fleming. The film stars Honor Blackman as Bond girl Pussy Galore and Gert Fröbe as the title character along with Shirley Eaton as famous Bond Girl Jill Masterson. The film was produced by Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman, and was the first of four Bond films directed by Guy Hamilton. The story has Bond following gold smuggler Auric Goldfinger, who plans a nuclear detonation inside the Fort Knox gold depository.

The film was the first official Bond blockbuster and made cinematic history by recouping its production costs in record-setting time, despite a budget equal to that of the two preceding films combined. Goldfinger was also the first Bond film to use a pop star to sing the theme song during the titles, a hallmark that would follow for every Bond film since except On Her Majesty's Secret Service.[1]

Contents

Plot

In the pre-title sequence, James Bond (Sean Connery) infiltrates a Mexican drug lord's base by water wearing a dry suit with a snorkel camouflaged as a seagull. He destroys a hidden building with plastic explosives and electrocutes an assassin in a bathtub.

The main story begins in Miami Beach, Florida, at the Fontainebleau Hotel with Central Intelligence Agency agent Felix Leiter (Cec Linder) delivering a message to Bond from M to watch Auric Goldfinger (Gert Fröbe). Bond foils Goldfinger's cheating at gin rummy by distracting his employee, Jill Masterson (Shirley Eaton). After blackmailing Goldfinger into losing, Bond and Jill consummate their new relationship in Bond's hotel suite.

Following an unflattering remark concerning The Beatles (the entire production was filmed and released during the height of Beatlemania), Bond is knocked out by Goldfinger's Korean manservant Oddjob (Harold Sakata), who then covers Jill in gold paint, supposedly killing her by epidermal suffocation.

In London, Bond learns that his true mission is determining how Goldfinger transports gold internationally. Prior to his assignment he is issued an Aston Martin DB5 from Q modified with several gadgets, including an ejector seat much to Bond's amusement, but is later used during a chase scene. He plays and wins a high-stakes golf game against Goldfinger with a recovered Nazi gold bar at stake.

Goldfinger, who was caught cheating during the game, warns Bond to stay out of his business by having Oddjob decapitate a statue by throwing his steel-rimmed top hat. Undeterred, Bond follows him to Switzerland, where he unintentionally foils an assassination attempt on Goldfinger by Tilly Masterson (Tania Mallet) to avenge the death of her sister, Jill.

Bond sneaks into Goldfinger's plant and overhears him talking to a Red Chinese agent about "Operation Grand Slam." Leaving, he encounters Tilly as she is about to make a second attempt on Goldfinger's life, but accidentally trips an alarm. Bond and Tilly attempt to escape, but Oddjob breaks Tilly's neck with his hat. Bond is soon captured and Goldfinger has Bond tied to a table underneath an industrial laser, which slowly begins to slice the table in half. Bond then lies to Goldfinger that British Intelligence knows about Grand Slam, causing Goldfinger to spare Bond's life in order to mislead MI6 and the CIA into believing that Bond has things well in hand.

Goldfinger about to slice Bond in half with a laser.

Bond is transported by Goldfinger's private Lockheed JetStar, flown by his personal pilot, Pussy Galore, to his stud farm near Fort Knox, Kentucky. Bond escapes and witnesses Goldfinger's meeting with US mafiosi, who have brought the materials he needs for Operation Grand Slam. At the end of the briefing, one of the mafiosi asked Goldfinger to pay him immediately, rather than wait a few days for the larger return from Operation Grand Slam, as Goldfinger has just outlined. Goldfinger accepts and leads him out of the conference room. The rest of them are killed by a gas Goldfinger claims could render people unconscious for 24 hours. The dissenting mafioso is escorted to the airport in a Lincoln Continental driven by Oddjob, who kills him before continuing on to a wrecking yard where the car is crushed into a cube with the body inside.

Bond is recaptured after hearing the details of Operation Grand Slam, but soon learns additional information from Goldfinger himself. He intends to irradiate the US gold supply stored at the United States Gold Depository at Fort Knox with an atomic device, thereby rendering it useless for 58 years and greatly increasing the value of his own gold. This will also give the Chinese increased buying power following economic chaos in the West.

Operation Grand Slam begins with the women pilots of Pussy Galore's Flying Circus spraying the nerve gas over Fort Knox to dispatch its garrison. However, Bond had seduced Pussy and persuaded her to contact the CIA, who replaced the poison with a harmless gas. The military personnel of Fort Knox convincingly play dead until they are certain that they can prevent the criminals escaping the base with the bomb. They choose this plan because Goldfinger had earlier suggested that if thwarted at Fort Knox, there was no telling where he might explode the device, so the CIA knew their scheme had to trap both Goldfinger and the bomb beyond any reasonable hope of escape.

After following the rest of the operation, Goldfinger's Chinese agents gain entry to the vault. Oddjob handcuffs Bond to the atomic device and lowers both into the vault. As Goldfinger and his men prepare to leave, the Army troops surround them and all but wipe them out. Goldfinger has planned for every contingency, however: he takes off his coat, revealing a US Army uniform and kills Mr. Ling and the troops seeking to open the vault before escaping.

Goldfinger's henchman Kisch, forced to retreat to the vault, intends to shut off the bomb but Oddjob throws him off a balcony to his death. Bond retrieves the man's keys and unlocks his handcuffs, but before he can disarm the bomb, Oddjob races down the stairs and attacks. Bond manages to duck under Oddjob's lethal hat and the ensuing fight proves that Oddjob is the superior combatant. A second hat-throw by Oddjob also misses and cuts an electrical line, with one of the severed cables lying loosely on the floor. Finally, Bond retrieves the hat and tries to throw it himself without success. It wedges in between two of the vault bars. When Oddjob tries to recover it, Bond reaches the severed cable and brushes the exposed wiring with the metal gate, electrocuting Oddjob because of the metal in his own hat.

Turning to the bomb, Bond manages to force the lock by hammering on it with a pair of gold bars, but the mechanism inside baffles him. With the clock winding down, Bond tries to yank one of the cables, but an atomic specialist comes over and turns off a switch seven seconds before detonation, the American troops having forced entry into the vault in the meantime. The stopped clock is shown stuck on "007", Bond's own code number.

With Fort Knox safe, Bond is invited to the White House for a meeting with President Lyndon B Johnson. He boards a military Lockheed JetStar for Washington, D.C., but Goldfinger has forced Pussy Galore to hijack it and fly to Cuba. Bond and Goldfinger struggle for the latter's gold-plated revolver and accidentally shoot a window, creating an explosive decompression of the aircraft. Goldfinger is blown out of the cabin. Bond rescues Galore, and they parachute safely from the aircraft before it crashes.

Cast

  • Sean Connery as James Bond (007): Protagonist. A British MI6 agent who is sent to investigate Auric Goldfinger. Connery reprised the role of Bond for the third time in a row. His salary rose, but a pay dispute later broke out during filming. After suffering a back injury when filming the scene where Oddjob knocks Bond unconscious in Miami, the dispute was settled: EON and Connery agreed to a deal where the actor would receive 5% of the grosses of each Bond film he starred in. It was while filming Goldfinger that Connery also became a fan of golf.[2]
  • Honor Blackman as Pussy Galore: Goldfinger's personal pilot and leader of an all-female team of pilots known as the Flying Circus. The character's name follows in the tradition of other Bond girls names that are double entendres. Blackman was selected for the role of Pussy Galore because of her role in The Avengers.[1] Concerned about censors, the producers thought about changing the character's name to "Kitty Galore",[3] but they and Hamilton decided "if you were a ten-year old boy and knew what the name meant, you weren't a ten-year old boy, you were a dirty little b*****. The American censor was concerned, but we got round that by inviting him and his wife out to dinner and [told him] we were big supporters of the Republican Party."[4] During promotion, Blackman took delight in embarrassing interviewers by repeatedly mentioning the character's name.[5]
  • Gert Fröbe as Auric Goldfinger: Main antagonist. A wealthy man obsessed with gold. Theodore Bikel auditioned for the role of Auric Goldfinger but failed.[5] Fröbe was cast because the producers saw his performance as a child molester in the German film Es geschah am hellichten Tag.[1] Fröbe, who did not speak English, said his lines phonetically, but was too slow. In order to dub him, he had to double the speed of his performance to get the right tempo.[4] He was dubbed over by Michael Collins.[1] Goldfinger finally met his demise when he clashed with Bond on a jet that had taken off from Fort Knox and during the scuffle Goldfinger's gun went off and shattered a window, sucking him out of the plane. [1]
  • Shirley Eaton as Jill Masterson: Bond Girl and Goldfinger's aide-de-camp, whom Bond catches helping the villain cheat at a game of cards. He seduces her, but for her betrayal, she is completely painted in gold paint and dies from 'skin suffocation' (a fictional condition Ian Fleming created for the novel. The skin does not actually "breathe".). Eaton was sent by her agent to meet Harry Saltzman and agreed to take the part if the nudity was done tastefully. It took an hour-and-a-half to apply the paint to her body.[4]
  • Harold Sakata as Oddjob: Goldfinger's lethal Korean manservant. Director Guy Hamilton cast Sakata, an Olympic silver medalist weightlifter, as Oddjob after seeing him on a wrestling programme.[1] Hamilton called Sakata an "absolutely charming man", and found that "he had a very unique way of moving, [so] in creating Oddjob I used all of Harold's own characteristics".[6] Sakata was badly burned when filming his death scene, in which Oddjob was electrocuted by Bond.[2] [2]
  • Tania Mallet as Tilly Masterson: The sister of Jill Masterson, she is on a vendetta to avenge her sister, but is killed by Oddjob long before Bond manages to kill him or Goldfinger.
  • Bernard Lee as M: 007's boss and head of the British Secret Service.
  • Cec Linder as Felix Leiter: Bond's CIA liaison in the United States. Linder was the only actor actually on location in Miami.[5] Linder's interpretation of Leiter was that of a somewhat older man than the way the character was played by Jack Lord in Dr. No; in reality, Linder was a year younger than Lord. According to screenwriter Richard Maibaum, Jack Lord demanded co-star billing, a bigger role and more money to reprise the Felix Leiter role [7] in Goldfinger that led the producers to recast the role. At the last minute, Cec Linder switched roles with Austin Willis who played cards with Goldfinger.[8]
  • Martin Benson as Mr. Solo: The lone gangster who refuses to take place in Operation Grand Slam and is later killed by Oddjob and crushed in the car which he is riding in.
  • Desmond Llewelyn as Q: The head of Q-Branch, he supplies 007 with a modified Aston Martin DB5. Hamilton told Llewelyn to inject humour into the character, thus beginning the friendly antagonism between Q and Bond that became a hallmark of the series.[5]
  • Lois Maxwell as Miss Moneypenny: M's secretary.
  • Austin Willis as Mr. Simmons: Goldfinger's gullible gin rummy opponent in Miami.
  • Michael Mellinger as Kisch: Goldfinger's secondary and quiet henchman and loyal lieutenant who leads his boss's false Army convoy to Fort Knox
  • Burt Kwouk as Mr. Ling: A Communist Chinese nuclear fission specialist who provides Auric Goldfinger with the dirty bomb to irradiate the gold inside Fort Knox.

Production

Goldfinger had what was then considered a large budget of $3 million, and was the first James Bond film classified as a box-office blockbuster.[1] Guy Hamilton directed the film. Terence Young, who directed the previous films — Dr. No and From Russia with Love — chose to film The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders (1965) instead after a pay dispute.[2] Hamilton felt that he needed to make Bond less of a "superman" by making the villains seem more powerful.[9] Hamilton knew Ian Fleming, as both were involved during intelligence matters in the Royal Navy during World War II,[10] and had turned down directing Dr. No.[11]

Richard Maibaum, who wrote the previous films, returned to adapt the seventh James Bond novel. Maibaum fixed the novel's heavily criticised plot hole, where Goldfinger actually attempts to empty Fort Knox. In the film, Bond notes it would take twelve days for Goldfinger to steal the gold, before the villain reveals he actually intends to irradiate it[9] with the then topical concept of a Red Chinese atomic bomb. However, Harry Saltzman disliked the first draft, and brought in Paul Dehn to revise it.[9] Hamilton said Dehn "brought out the British side of things".[12] Connery disliked his draft, so Maibaum returned.[9] Wolf Mankowitz, an uncredited screenwriter on Dr. No, suggested the scene where Oddjob puts his car into a car crusher to dispose of a dead body.[2]

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Filming

Principal photography on Goldfinger commenced on 20 January 1964 in Miami, Florida, at the Fontainebleau Hotel. Sean Connery never travelled to the United States during filming; his entire performance was filmed in Europe — primarily at Pinewood Studios where portions of the Fontainebleau were recreated in April 1964. Goldfinger's estate was built at Pinewood.[5] The scene in which Tilly Masterson attempts to snipe Goldfinger was filmed in the Furka pass between the Belvedere Hotel in front of the Rhone Glacier and the small curves road above Realp, and at the Aurora Gas Station in Andermatt, Switzerland. The Goldfinger factory was filmed on the exterior of the Pilatus Aircraft factory, in Stans, Switzerland. Other scenes set in the country were shot in Buckinghamshire during May 1964. The golf club scene was shot at Stoke Poges,[13] while the car chase involving Bond's Aston Martin and Goldfinger's henchmen inside the factory complex was filmed at Black Park. Ian Fleming visited the set of Goldfinger, but he died a few months later in August 1964 shortly before it was released. Principal photography was completed later that month.[1] The second unit filmed at Kentucky, and these shots were edited into scenes filmed at Pinewood.[5] The scenes where Felix is following Oddjob using the homing signal (before the Lincoln was crushed), were filmed in Miami. Mostly along NW 7th and NW 27th Avenues and at the ramp to Miami International Airport along Lejune avenue. (Miami locals will spot the Kentucky Fried Chicken and the Royal Castle[14].)

To shoot Pussy Galore's Flying Circus gassing the soldiers at Fort Knox, the pilots were only allowed to fly above 3000 feet. Hamilton recalled this was "hopeless", and they flew at about 500 feet, "and the military went absolutely ape".[4] For security reasons, the filmmakers were not allowed to film inside the United States Bullion Depository, though exterior photography was permitted. All sets for the interiors of the building were designed and built from scratch at Pinewood Studios.[1] The filmmakers had no clue as to what the depository looked like, so "we [the crew] decided to let our imaginations run wild". Ken Adam's idea behind the design was seeing gold stacked upon gold behind iron bars. Harry Saltzman disliked the design's resemblance to a prison, but Hamilton liked it enough that it was built.[15] The comptroller of Fort Knox later sent a letter to Adam and the production team, complimenting them on their imaginative depiction of the vault.[1] United Artists even had irate letters from people wondering "how could a British film unit be allowed inside Fort Knox?"[15] Adam recalled, "In the end I was pleased that I wasn't allowed into Fort Knox, because it allowed me to do whatever I wanted."[4]

Effects

Two Aston Martin DB5s were built for production, one of which had no gadgets.

Hamilton remarked, "Before [Goldfinger], gadgets were not really a part of Bond's world." Production designer Ken Adam chose the Aston Martin because it was the latest British sports car. The company was initially reluctant, but were finally convinced to a product placement deal. In the script, the car was only armed with smokescreen, but every crew member began suggesting gadgets to install in it: Hamilton conceived the revolving license plate because he had been getting lots of parking tickets, while his stepson suggested the ejector seat (which he saw on television).[16] Adam and engineer John Stears overhauled the prototype of the Aston Martin DB5 coupe, installing these and other features into a car during six weeks.[1] Another car without the gadgets was created, which was eventually furnished for publicity purposes. It was reused for Thunderball.[5] The Aston Martin DB5 coupe with all the 007 gadgets was recently auctioned for a substantial amount in 2009 at Barret and Jackson auction house. Lasers did not exist in 1959 when the book was written, and they were a novelty in the movie. In the novel, Goldfinger uses a buzzsaw to try to kill Bond, but the filmmakers changed it to a laser to make the film feel more fresh.[9] Harry Saltzman learned of the new technology "that could shoot all the way to the moon". Hamilton immediately thought of giving the laser a place in the film's story as Goldfinger's weapon of choice. Ken Adam was advised on the laser's design by two Harvard scientists who helped design the water reactor in Dr No.[15] The laser beam itself was an optical effect added in post-production. For close-ups where the flame cuts through metal, technician Bert Luxford heated the metal with a blowtorch from underneath the table Bond was strapped to.[17]

The opening credit sequence, as well as the posters for the advertising campaign, were designed by graphic artist Robert Brownjohn. Its design was inspired by seeing light projecting on people's bodies as they got up and left a cinema.[18] Actress Margaret Nolan, who appeared in the film as Bond's masseuse at the Fontainebleau Hotel, also played the golden woman in the credits and posed for the posters.[3]

Visually, the film uses many golden motifs to parallel the gold's symbolic treatment in the novel. All of Goldfinger's female henchwomen in the film (save his jet stewardess, who is Korean) are red-blonde, or blonde, including Pussy and all of her crew (both the characters Tilly Masterson and Pussy specifically have black hair in the novel). Goldfinger has a yellow-painted Rolls-Royce, and also sports yellow or golden items of clothing in every film scene, including a golden pistol, when disguised as a Colonel. Bond is bound to a solid gold table (as Goldfinger points out to him) before nearly being lasered. Goldfinger's factory henchmen in the film wear yellow sashes, Pussy Galore at one point wears a metallic gold vest, and Pussy's pilots all wear yellow sunburst insignia on their uniforms.

The model jet used for wide shots of Goldfinger's Lockheed JetStar was refurbished to be used as the presidential plane that crashes at the film's end.[5]

Music

Shirley Bassey sang the theme song Goldfinger, and she would go on to sing the theme songs for two other Bond films, Diamonds are Forever and Moonraker. The song was composed by John Barry, with lyrics by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse. Newley originally sang the song, but Bassey's recording was used in the film and was featured on the soundtrack. Newley's version was released in the 30th anniversary compilation album The Best of Bond...James Bond. The theme was an international hit single, achieving a spot in the Billboard Hot 100 Top Ten. The musical tracks, in keeping with the film's theme of gold and metal, make heavy use of brass, and also metallic chimes. The album went to No. 1 in the U.S., spending 70 weeks on the Billboard 200, and reached #14 in the U.K. The film score was composed by John Barry with the U.K. soundtrack featuring 4 tracks that didn't appear on the US soundtrack.

Release and reception

Goldfinger was originally released on 17 September 1964, in the United Kingdom, and on 21 December 1964, in the United States. To promote the film, the two Aston Martin DB5s were showcased at the 1964 New York World's Fair, and it was dubbed "the most famous car in the world".[5] Sales of the car rose.[16] Corgi Toys began its decades-long relationship with the Bond franchise, producing a toy of the car. It became the biggest selling toy of 1964.[5] The film's success also led to licensed tie-in clothing, dress shoes, action figures, board games, jigsaw puzzles, lunch boxes, toys, record albums, trading cards and slot cars.[3]

The film was both a critical and financial success. The film's $3 million budget was recouped in two weeks, and it broke box office records in multiple countries around the world.[3] Goldfinger went on to be included in the Guinness Book of World Records as the fastest grossing film of all time.[3] The film grossed a total of $51,081,062 in the United States.[19] At the 1965 Academy Awards, Norman Wanstall won the Academy Award for Sound Editing for his work on Goldfinger.[20] Barry was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Score for a Motion Picture. Ken Adam was nominated for the BAFTA for Best British Art Direction.[21] The American Film Institute has honoured the film four times: ranking it No. 90 for best movie quote ("A martini. Shaken, not stirred."), No. 53 for best song ("Goldfinger"), No. 49 for best villain (Auric Goldfinger), and No. 71 for most thrilling film. In 2006, Entertainment Weekly and IGN both named Goldfinger as the best Bond movie, while MSN named it as the second best, behind its predecessor,[22] and also named Pussy Galore as the second best Bond girl as did IGN.[23][24] In 2008, Total Film named Goldfinger as the best film in the series.[25] An Internet Movie Database poll in 1999, based on 665 votes, named Goldfinger as the most sinister Bond villain.[26] Another poll in 2006, based on 16416 votes also named Goldfinger the best Bond villain.[27] The Times placed Goldfinger and Oddjob second and third on their list of the best Bond villains in 2008.[28] They also named the Aston Martin DB5 as the best car in the films.[29]

Danny Peary wrote that Goldfinger is “the best of the James Bond films starring Sean Connery…There’s lots of humor, gimmicks, excitement, an amusing yet tense gold contest between Bond and Goldfinger, thrilling fights to the death between Bond and Oddjob and Bond and Goldfinger, and a fascinating central crime…Most enjoyable, but too bad Eaton’s part isn’t longer and that Frobe’s Goldfinger, a heavy but nimble intellectual in the Sydney Greenstreet tradition, never appeared in another Bond film.”[30]

Based on 47 reviews which were mostly published after the film's release on Rotten Tomatoes, 96% of critics gave the film positive reviews,[31] better than every James Bond film except From Russia with Love, which received a 97%,[32] and Dr. No, with a 98% score.[33]

The distributor Park Circus theatrically re-released Goldfinger in the UK on 27 July 2007 at one-hundred-and-fifty multiplex cinemas, on digital prints.[34][35] The re-release put the film twelfth at the weekly box office.[36]

Impact

Goldfinger's popularity led to parodies of James Bond appearing in the form of "secret agent" comics, television programmes, and a spoof of Ian Fleming's first Bond novel, Casino Royale, in 1967.

Several particular scenes have been parodied:

  • The opening scene, when Bond removes his drysuit to reveal a dry tuxedo underneath has been parodied in the film True Lies, and an episode of the animated series Kim Possible, among others.
  • The laser scene was parodied in The Simpsons episode "You Only Move Twice" - in which spy James Bont is strapped to a table and is about to be cut by a laser, and makes his escape, only to be foiled by Homer.[37] - The Corner Gas episode Seeing Things where Brent envisions the scene as how laser eye surgery works[38] - and in Dexter's Laboratory has Dexter on the Photo Finisher, which mirrors the scene from the film.[39]

The 1965 Italian spoof films, Due mafiosi contro Goldginger, starring George Hilton as 007 and Fernando Rey as Goldginger and James Tont operazione U.N.O with Lando Buzzanca as Tont and Loris Gizzi as Goldsinger were released soon after Goldfinger as part of a rash of Eurospy films. The rest of Fleming's Bond novels also gained popularity as a result of the success of Goldfinger.[3] In the last years of the Troubles in Northern Ireland and according to Toby Harnden, the South Armagh sniper was dubbed ironically Goldfinger by the tabloid press.

An episode of the US television program MythBusters considered the scenario of an explosive depressurisation in a plane at high altitudes. Their investigation concluded that a sudden depressurisation as described in the film would not occur.[40] Mythbusters also twice investigated if death could be caused by full body painting, as was suggested in the film. While this was proved to be possible — likely from heat stroke and not epidermal suffocation as mentioned in the film — it was found that such a death would be very slow, unlike in the film.[41][42] The MythBusters also recreated the ejector seat of the DB5. Although their car was not an Aston Martin, they concluded that such an ejector seat could work nearly identically to what was seen on film.

In Quantum of Solace, the director, Marc Forster, decided to pay homage to the gold body paint death scene by having another female character, MI6 operative Strawberry Fields, dead on a bed nude in a similar pose as Jill Masterson's, but instead of being covered in gold paint, her entire body was daubed in crude oil. Her cause of death was given as drowning in crude oil with her lungs completely filled with the sticky substance, rather than dying from skin suffocation. Forster wanted the scene to show that oil has replaced gold as the most precious substance.[43]

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Preceded by
From Russia With Love
James Bond Films
1964
Succeeded by
Thunderball

Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

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Goldfinger is a 1964 film in the James Bond series. Agent Bond attempts to stop Auric Goldfinger, a gold-obsessed smuggler who plans to invade the U.S. Bullion Depository at Fort Knox.

Directed by Guy Hamilton. Written by Richard Maibaum, based on the novel by Ian Fleming.
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James Bond

Auric Goldfinger

  • Man has climbed Mount Everest. Gone to the bottom of the ocean. He has fired rockets at the Moon. Split the atom. Achieved miracles in every field of human endeavour... except crime!
  • Choose your next witticism carefully, Mr Bond — it may be your last.
  • Mr Bond, they have a saying in Chicago: "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."
    • Viewers should note...this line is generally cut from British showings of Goldfinger on advice from British security services, as it is one of their own training maxims.

Dialogue

M: Gold? All over?
Bond: She died of skin suffocation. It's been known to happen to cabaret dancers. It's all right as long as you leave a small bare patch at the base of the spine to allow the skin to breathe.
M: Someone obviously didn't.
Bond: And I know who.

Bond: What do you know about gold Moneypenny?
Moneypenny: The only gold I know about is the sort you wear. You know on the third finger of your left hand.
Bond: One day we really must look into that.
Moneypenny: Well how about tonight? You come round to dinner and I'll cook you a beautiful Angel Cake.
Bond: Nothing would give me greater pleasure but I'm afraid I have a business appointment.
Moneypenny: That's the flimsiest excuse you've ever given me. Ah well some girls have all the luck. Who is she James?
M: [Over the intercom] "She" is ME Miss Moneypenny and if you forego the customary byplay with 007, he's dining with me this evening.

Q: Now this one I'm particularly keen about. You see the gear lever here? Now, if you take the top off, you will find a little red button. Whatever you do, don't touch it.
Bond: Yeah, why not?
Q: Because you'll release this section of the roof, and engage and then fire the passenger ejector seat. Whish!
Bond: Ejector seat? You're joking!
Q: I never joke about my work, 007.

[Goldfinger shows off his industrial laser by having it slowly track toward Bond, lying prone and lashed to slab of gold.]
Bond: Do you expect me to talk?
Goldfinger: [looks back, laughing] No, Mr Bond, I expect you to die! There's nothing about you that I don't already know!

[After his laser encounter, Bond awakens to find a woman staring at him.]
Bond: Who are you?
Pussy Galore: My name is Pussy Galore.
Bond: [looks away, and smiles] I must be dreaming.

Taglines

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  • Miss Honey and Miss Galore Have James Bond Back For More!
  • Mixing business and girls! Mixing thrills and girls! Mixing danger and girls!

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