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DisneyStitch

I don't think I can name another Bond film (except for maybe Dr. No) that holds so many images that stick with you from the first time you see it. A lady killed with gold paint, a man who kills people with his razor-lined hat, "No Mr. Bond, I expect you to die..." This one is chock full of great Bond lines and also one of the most heavily favorited villains of all the films, Auric Goldfinger.
3 years 7 months ago
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Siskoid

Guy Hamilton replaces Terence Young as director with Goldfinger, a film that re-energizes the franchise and really defines the genre as it is still known today. For good or ill, I should say, since of Goldfinger's features were taken to abominable extremes in the Roger Moore era. From now on, the Bond films are more outrageous and comedic (the laser table scene is only the best known example), are full of neat gadgets, and we can really call them action films as opposed to spy thrillers. Auric Goldfinger and Oddjob are iconic, Pussy Galore has that name and a squadron of Amazon pilots, there's a weird murder that leaves a girl painted gold, and the villain builds a huge model of Fort Knox's environs because, well, because Ken Adam is the god of production design. We also get the first proper teaser before the story begins, and it's as sharply written, violent, sexy and witty as the rest, and the first proper "hit song" with credits rolling around on girls. There are only two things missing from the formula and that's exotic location work (Kentucky highways are really a step down, though I appreciated the Swiss Alps), and James Bond actually being effective. This is a story in which he spends most of his time as a captive, he rebuffed by two Bond girls, stupidly crashes the Aston-Martin, and is shown up by an unnamed extra in the climactic atomic bomb scene. But we're almost there!
10 months 1 week ago
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fkos

I really don't understand some of the comments. As an avid Bond fan, I can easily say that this is one of, if not the, best Bond film.
6 years 4 months ago
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RoastMutton10

Definitely not the weakest of the Connery Bond films! That would go to You Only Live Twice, although the Blofeld scenes are great.
6 years 10 months ago
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Runar

Why is that a problem? It is actually very plausible that he don't get to use all the gadgets that are made for him.
7 years 8 months ago
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Dieguito

One of the 3 best Bond movies
7 years 2 months ago
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tigh66

The most entertaining Bond film, though not the best as it sometimes gets called.
8 years 4 months ago
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vishnu

Perfect - the beginning, the middle and the ending.
5 years 10 months ago
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saydin7

very entertaining, easy to watch.
6 years 4 months ago
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RiD

Entertaining yet insipid with respect to content -- like (almost) all the Bond movies.
6 years 8 months ago
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MathianSim

My favourite bond film
7 years 3 months ago
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muddi900

Probably one of the worst action movies ever. It doesn't even work as a piece of propaganda that it was supposed to be. Our capitalist hero stumbles into trouble everywhere, getting his allies killed and failing in every endeavour he sets out for, and saving the day by raping a lesbian.

The soviet machinery must shaking in their boots.
4 years 4 months ago
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nicolaskrizan

oldie but goldie

http://beyond1001movies.wordpress.com/2014/10/12/backtrack-goldfinger-1964/
4 years ago
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Rohit

Man, this is so stupid
7 years ago
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Ninjagodzilla

Maybe the weakest of the connery Bond films.
6 years 11 months ago

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