History Film / GoldFinger

17th Dec '17 6:26:13 PM WaterBlap
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* MuteButNotSilent: Oddjob, Auric Goldfinger's BattleButler. Goldfinger says when he's introduced that Oddjob is mute, and indeed the only sound he ever makes is a wordless yell to tell his master he's "found" his missing golf ball (as in, planted a new one).
16th Dec '17 4:31:52 PM ClintEastwood
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* AdaptationalIntelligence: Goldfinger is a smart man in both the novel and the film, but the film version comes off as smarter for a simple reason: in the novel, the plan ''was'' to steal the gold, which as the film points out is impossible to do in the window of time that Goldfinger has. Film Goldfinger instead uses the gold's theft as a cover, and in fact wants to render it radioactive and thus useless.



* BattleButler: Oddjob.

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* BattleButler: Oddjob.Oddjob is a butler-cum-bodyguard and is a master martial artist whose whole body is covered in protective calluses.



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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Goldfinger.

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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Goldfinger. If you can't have the United States' gold reserves, you can always just destroy them. Wiping out the entire population of Fort Knox (civilian and military alike) in the process is just collateral damage.



* TheGhost: Mr. Ramirez, the South American drug lord whose operation Bond disrupted in TheTeaser.



%%* GoldMakesEverythingShiny

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%%* GoldMakesEverythingShiny* GoldMakesEverythingShiny: Jill dies by having her body completely covered in golden paint (based on a false assumption that merely painting skin can smother people).



* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: both played straight and subverted. In this case, one guard is fooled to allow Bond to escape, but he is recaptured and the guards intelligently make sure the spy stays put.

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* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: both Both played straight and subverted. In this case, one guard is fooled to allow Bond to escape, but he is recaptured and the guards intelligently make sure the spy stays put.



* TheSpeechless: Oddjob.

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* TheSpeechless: Oddjob.Oddjob doesn't speak English so he never talks, the only thing he ever says is "Ah, Ah!" when notifying Goldfinger during their golf game. And the only other sound he makes is him screaming as he's electrocuted while holding trying to grab his metal hat when he tries retrieving it from metal bars that's it's stuck in as bond electrocutes the metal bars.
** In the novel, the reason he cannot speak is because he has a cleft palate.


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** Auric Goldfinger is named after [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2005/jun/03/film.hayfestival2005 Erno Goldfinger]], an architect who whose buildings Creator/IanFleming hated. Apparently, Erno threatened to sue Fleming for unauthorized use of his name. In that event, Fleming would have changed the name to Goldprick. OUCH! This was later [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by the title of the third ''Austin Powers'' movie, ''[[Film/AustinPowersInGoldmember Goldmember]]''.
24th Nov '17 8:08:57 AM Mdumas43073
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''Goldfinger'' is the third film in the ''Film/JamesBond'' franchise and is possibly the most iconic of the series. Part of what made it so good is that it is a shining example of a PragmaticAdaptation that changed the title villain's improbable evil plan to literally rob Fort Knox in Creator/IanFleming's [[Literature/{{Goldfinger}} original novel]] into a plan that feels honestly and believably ingenious (not to mention cutting out the book's rather blatant [[ValuesDissonance racism, sexism, and homophobia]]).

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''Goldfinger'' is the third film in the ''Film/JamesBond'' franchise and is possibly the most iconic of the series. Part of what made it so good is that it is a shining example of a PragmaticAdaptation that changed the title villain's improbable evil plan to literally rob Fort Knox in Creator/IanFleming's [[Literature/{{Goldfinger}} original novel]] into a plan that feels honestly and believably ingenious (not (Not to mention cutting out the book's rather blatant [[ValuesDissonance racism, sexism, and homophobia]]).
24th Nov '17 8:08:09 AM Mdumas43073
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24th Nov '17 8:05:47 AM Mdumas43073
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22nd Nov '17 3:53:23 PM Kitchen90
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** All of Creator/GertFrobe's dialogue was dubbed by British actor Michael Collins, due to Fröbe's poor command of English. The looping was planned from the start, with Fröbe instructed to speak his lines quickly to make the process easier. Curiously, Fröbe's own voice can be heard in the movie's trailer, perhaps because the looped dialogue had not yet been recorded. Fröbe dubbed himself in the German version. ** Nikki Van der Zyl overdubbed Shirley Eaton's (Jill Masterson) voice, and Margaret Nolan's (Dink) voice.

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** All of Creator/GertFrobe's dialogue was dubbed by British actor Michael Collins, due to Fröbe's poor command of English. The looping was planned from the start, with Fröbe instructed to speak his lines quickly to make the process easier. Curiously, Fröbe's own voice can be heard in the movie's trailer, perhaps because the looped dialogue had not yet been recorded. Fröbe dubbed himself in the German version. version.
** Nikki Van der Zyl overdubbed Shirley Eaton's Creator/ShirleyEaton's (Jill Masterson) voice, and Margaret Nolan's (Dink) voice.
10th Oct '17 3:03:32 PM valar55
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* CoversAlwaysLie: [[http://www.zoom-cinema.fr/media/photos/4781/affiche-goldfinger.jpg French posters]] let the viewers think Oddjob is a physical match for Bond. In the film, Oddjob is MadeOfIron, [[NoSell none of Bond's attack work on him]] and Bond defeats him by electrocution.

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* CoversAlwaysLie: [[http://www.zoom-cinema.fr/media/photos/4781/affiche-goldfinger.jpg French posters]] let the viewers think Oddjob is a physical match for Bond. In the film, Oddjob is MadeOfIron, [[NoSell none of Bond's attack attacks work on him]] and Bond defeats him by electrocution.



* HighHeelFaceTurn: Pussy Galore, after being seduced by Bond. This is even crucial to the plot, since it got her to replace the nerve gas in her pilots' planes with a harmless placebo. Though it's implied his magic charms were officially all that made her turn, it's possible he later appealed to her logic that after having just witnessed Goldfinger murder a room full of powerful men he no longer needed he would have no problem killing Pussy when her job was done. Or he could've appealed to her conscience in that she was willing to participate in an enormous heist, but not commit mass murder. After all she didn't realize the nerve gas was fatal.

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* HighHeelFaceTurn: Pussy Galore, after being seduced by Bond. This is even crucial to the plot, since it got her to replace the nerve gas in her pilots' planes with a harmless placebo. Though it's implied his magic charms were officially all that made her turn, it's possible he later appealed to her logic that that, after having just witnessed Goldfinger murder a room full of powerful men he no longer needed needed, he would have no problem killing Pussy ''Pussy'' when her job was done. Or he could've appealed to her conscience conscience, in that she was willing to participate in an enormous heist, but not commit mass murder. After all all, she didn't realize the nerve gas was fatal.



** Averted in the main plot - Bond and Goldfinger independently realize that it would take far more time than the Grand Slam team would plausibly have to move ten thousand tons of gold out of the vault and into whatever vehicles they had acquired for the heist. So instead Goldfinger decided to render the Fort Knox gold valueless to increase the value of the gold he already possesses.

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** Averted in the main plot - Bond and Goldfinger independently realize that it would take far more time than the Grand Slam team would plausibly have to move ten thousand tons of gold out of the vault and into whatever vehicles they had acquired for the heist. So instead instead, Goldfinger decided to render the Fort Knox gold valueless to increase the value of the gold he already possesses.
21st Sep '17 11:36:17 AM DustSnitch
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* TheVoiceless: Oddjob, due to never having learned English. The only sound he ever makes in the film is him screaming in pain as he's electrocuted by Bond when he electrifies the metal bars that are holding Oddjob's hat.

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* TheVoiceless: HeWhoMustNotBeHeard: Oddjob, due to never having learned English. The only sound he ever makes in the film is him screaming in pain as he's electrocuted by Bond when he electrifies the metal bars that are holding Oddjob's hat.
13th Sep '17 5:16:48 PM ClintEastwood
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* OneBookAuthor: Despite her impressive film debut as Tilly, this was model Tania Mallet's only major film appearance. She had previously tested for Tatiana Romanova in ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove''.


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* PlayingGertrude: Varley Thomas, who played the old lady, was only fifty at the time of the filming.
3rd Sep '17 12:38:22 AM C2
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* SameLanguageDub:
** For some reason, Shirley Eaton (Jill Masterson) was dubbed. She has one line in her real voice ("Not too early").
** Creator/GertFrobe's dialogue was dubbed due to his thick German accent.
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