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Ian Fleming's James Bond, Agent 007, attempts to prevent international gold smuggler Goldfinger and his pilot Pussy Galore from robbing Fort Knox. Features villainous assistant Oddjob and his deadly bowler hat. The third in the series is perhaps the most popular. Shirley Bassey sings the theme song.

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Available on Running time 117 minutes. Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Spies & Espionage, Martial Arts, Golf, Big Battles, Books to Film: Ian Fleming, Checkered Flag, James Bond, Top Grossing Films of 1964
Screenplay
Paul Dehn, Richard Maibaum
Cast
Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, Gert Frobe, Shirley Eaton, Tania Mallet, Harold Sakata, Cec Linder, Bernard Lee, Lois Maxwell, Desmond Llewelyn, Nadja Regin
Cinematography
Ted Moore
Director
Guy Hamilton
Music
John Barry
Producer
Harry Saltzman, Albert R. Broccoli, United Artists

Awards

Oscars 1964: Sound FX Editing.

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Vad Allen

WARNING: REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS – WE RECOMMEND TO WATCH MOVIE FIRST! VERDICT: Incredibly dynamic, especially for the 60’s. The plot is simple, but involving, which proves that a bank heist can be more entertaining than the idea of world domination. It also has a realistic feel because Bond-Connery is more of a spy and less of a Superman, and the villain is not a member of made-up SPECTRE. Goldfinger-Oddjob could be the best “villain-henchman” combo in a series. If only locations such as Kentucky and Texas were not so boring! COLL STUFF: - Great titles: here they really are a part of the movie theme - Legendary title song by Shirley Bassey - Bond’s own cameo: getting out of aqua-suit dressed in a tuxedo - Maybe the best “villain-henchman” combo: Mr. Goldfinger and “Oddjob” with the hat - Girls are hot (all 9 of them!) - Legendary scene: gold-painted dead girl (too bad they covered her butt!) - 1st appearance: Q-Branch workshop: always fun - 1st appearance: Aston Martin DB5 with tricks - beauty forever! - 1st time in series: laser gun - Again, Bond-Connery is natural in a fistfight NOT COOL: - Bond’s blue beach outfit: looks plain girlish - There are no gadgets outside of DB5: radio-transmitters don’t even count - 8 minutes of golfing: too long for an audience not obsessed with it - Pussy Galore is still a beauty at 37, but the age shows - C’mon guys, fat Goldfinger would sooner die than squeeze into that porthole on a plane (and the graphics are faulty)! - Locations are important, and Florida, Kentucky and Texas are NOT very exciting