History Film / GoldFinger

22nd May '16 11:16:26 AM Gideoncrawle
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* BondVillainStupidity: More or less averted. While Goldfinger does keep Bond alive, it's because he prefers keeping Bond under his thumb rather than MI-6 just sending another agent in Bond's place and wants to trick the good guys into thinking Bond is doing better than he actually is (in reality, had Bond not turned Pussy in the eleventh hour, Goldfinger almost certainly would have won). Goldfinger is also incredibly GenreSavvy for a Bond villain, opting not to underestimate Bond's craftiness.

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* BondVillainStupidity: More or less averted.Subverted. While Goldfinger does keep Bond alive, it's because he prefers keeping Bond under his thumb rather than MI-6 just sending another agent in Bond's place and wants to trick the good guys into thinking Bond is doing better than he actually is (in reality, had Bond not turned Pussy in the eleventh hour, Goldfinger almost certainly would have won). Goldfinger is also incredibly GenreSavvy for a Bond villain, opting not to underestimate Bond's craftiness.



* ContinuousDecompression: Averted. After the window of his jet is shattered by a bullet, Goldfinger is almost instantly sucked out, but in only a few seconds the pressure drops and Bond is able to easily move to the cockpit.



* CutLexLuthorACheck: Averted. Goldfinger acquired most of his wealth through legitimate and profitable jewelry interests, and the illegal operation - the smuggling - happens through the smelting facilities his legal businesses entitle him to. Further averted in that he never intended to use his vast resources to acquire more wealth, but rather increase the value of what he already has.



* GroinAttack: Just barely averted. How do you get Bond to stop cracking wise? Slowly inch a laser closer and closer to his manly parts.

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* GroinAttack: Just barely averted. How do you get Bond to stop cracking wise? Slowly inch a laser closer and closer to his manly parts.



** And the scene in which Bond explains why stealing the gold would be impractical (following which Goldfinger explains his ''real'' plan) is probably the most famous aversion in cinema. And also a nod to [[Literature/{{Goldfinger}} the book]]'s plot, where it was really Goldfinger's plan. [[AdaptationDistillation The screenwriters consciously changed it.]]



* MayDecemberRomance: Averted. Honor Blackman (Pussy Galore) is the second-oldest Bond girl.



* ProductPlacement: By Aston Martin and Ford (who provided Tilly's Mustang and the Lincoln Continental which gets crushed). Averted when Guy Hamilton thought using the scene Bond's in the bathroom (and uses all he can to hide the "magic eyes") to showcase Gilette products was silly.

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* ProductPlacement: By Aston Martin and Ford (who provided Tilly's Mustang and the Lincoln Continental which gets crushed). Averted when Guy Hamilton thought using the scene Bond's in the bathroom (and uses all he can to hide the "magic eyes") to showcase Gilette products was silly.



* {{Zeerust}}: Totally averted, at least compared to Bond gadgets in other films. Industrial lasers and radio trackers (although now equipped with GPS) are still common technology. Also one of the first mentions of a 'dirty bomb' in media: Goldfinger even calls his device "small, but particularly dirty."
17th May '16 9:24:27 PM SubbyP
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* ArtisticLicenceBiology: Being covered from head to foot in gold paint is certainly not good for you, but there is simply no such thing as "skin suffocation". The lungs are for breathing, not the skin.

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* ArtisticLicenceBiology: Being covered from head to foot in gold paint is certainly not good for you, but there is simply no such thing as "skin suffocation". The lungs are for breathing, not the skin. Instead, being covered in latex paint would kill you through severe heatstroke, since you would no longer be able to regulate your body temperature through sweating.
14th May '16 6:45:25 AM Movienut376
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* WhyDon'tYouJustShootHim: As noted, Goldfinger fully intends to kill Bond, and only spares him for pragmatic reasons, but one has to wonder, if he originally had no plans to let Bond live, why he just didn't use a gun instead of a slow-moving laser that gives Bond enough time to talk his way out of the situation.

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* WhyDon'tYouJustShootHim: WhyDontYouJustShootHim: As noted, Goldfinger fully intends to kill Bond, and only spares him for pragmatic reasons, but one has to wonder, if he originally had no plans to let Bond live, why he just didn't use a gun instead of a slow-moving laser that gives Bond enough time to talk his way out of the situation.
14th May '16 6:44:19 AM Movienut376
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* WhyDon'tYouJustShootHim: As noted, Goldfinger fully intends to kill Bond, and only spares him for pragmatic reasons, but one has to wonder, if he originally had no plans to let Bond live, why he just didn't use a gun instead of a slow-moving laser that gives Bond enough time to talk his way out of the situation.
14th Mar '16 3:10:29 AM PaulA
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* FixingTheGame: When playing cards at a resort, Goldfinger has an employee in a nearby balcony using binoculars to read the opponent's cards. Later when playing golf with Bond, he has Oddjob cheat so lower his score. Both times, James turns the tables (first by seducing the employee, then by cheating even harder at golf). This goes a long way to help establish Goldfinger's character; he's already extraordinarily wealthy, but is still greedy and petty enough to cheat to win (ultimately rather minor) sums of money in friendly bets.
9th Mar '16 1:53:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheVillainSucksSong: ShirleyBassey would like to remind you that Goldfinger does, in fact, love gold. A lot.

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* TheVillainSucksSong: ShirleyBassey Music/ShirleyBassey would like to remind you that Goldfinger does, in fact, love gold. A lot.
24th Feb '16 9:21:35 PM foxley
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* LovesOnlyGold: Goldfinger. Obsessed with gold, he plans to increase the value of his own gold by irradiating the US gold reserve, rather than stealing it. The movie (via its theme song) is the TropeNamer.
3rd Feb '16 1:24:13 AM AdamC
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* EvilIsPetty: Goldfinger is petty enough that he cheats during friendly games of cards or golf just so he can win (what's to him) rather tiny sums of money.
23rd Dec '15 2:47:20 AM AndIntroducingALeg
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* ArtisticLicenceBiology: Being covered from head to foot in gold paint is certainly not good for you, but there is simply no such thing as "skin suffocation". The lungs are for breathing, not the skin.
20th Dec '15 8:43:17 PM Angeldeb82
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[[TheOneWith The one]] pop culture parodies the most.

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[[TheOneWith The one]] {{The one|With}} pop culture parodies the most.



* AMillionIsAStatistic: Discussed. Bond points out that Goldfinger's nerve gas attack on Ft. Knox will kill thousands, military and civilian alike, for no greater cause than what is essentially, robbery. Goldfinger dismisses the casualties as no greater than the number of deaths that occur every year due to auto accidents.



* AwesomeMcCoolName: It's only in passing, but the American gangsters in on Operation: Grand Slam have names like "Mr. Solo", "Mr. Strap" and "Mr. Midnight". They get a bit more background and personality in the novel.

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* AwesomeMcCoolName: AwesomeMcCoolname: It's only in passing, but the American gangsters in on Operation: Grand Slam have names like "Mr. Solo", "Mr. Strap" and "Mr. Midnight". They get a bit more background and personality in the novel.



** Goldfinger himself gets sucked out of a plane before "[[BondOneLiner playing his golden harp.]]"

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** Goldfinger himself gets sucked out of a plane before "[[BondOneLiner playing his golden harp.]]"harp]]."



** [[IncrediblyLamePun "Shocking, positively shocking."]]
** Also, [[PunnyName Pussy Galore.]]

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** [[IncrediblyLamePun [[{{Pun}} "Shocking, positively shocking."]]
** Also, [[PunnyName Pussy Galore.]]Galore]].



* ElectrifiedBathtub: Which even burned the actor. "[[BondOneLiner Shocking. Positively shocking]]."

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* ElectrifiedBathtub: Which even burned the actor. "[[BondOneLiner Shocking. Positively shocking]]."shocking.]]"



** In fact, Bond spends the bulk of the third act thinking he's failed and has nothing but desperate [[IndyPloy IndyPloys]] left as chance allows him. He even appears surprised that Pussy changed sides.

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** In fact, Bond spends the bulk of the third act thinking he's failed and has nothing but desperate [[IndyPloy IndyPloys]] {{Indy Ploy}}s left as chance allows him. He even appears surprised that Pussy changed sides.



** TheBigBad: Goldfinger, natch.

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** TheBigBad: BigBad: Goldfinger, natch.



** TheEvilGenius: Mr. Ling
** TheDarkChick: Pussy Galore

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** TheEvilGenius: EvilGenius: Mr. Ling
** TheDarkChick: DarkChick: Pussy Galore



* GreaterScopeVillain: Mr. Ling appears to think he's this. [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness He's very wrong]].

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* GreaterScopeVillain: Mr. Ling appears to think he's this. [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness He's very wrong]].wrong.]]



** And the scene in which Bond explains why stealing the gold would be impractical (following which Goldfinger explains his ''real'' plan) is probably the most famous aversion in cinema. And also a nod to [[Literature/{{Goldfinger}}the book]]'s plot, where it was really Goldfinger's plan. [[AdaptationDistillation The screenwriters consciously changed it.]]

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** And the scene in which Bond explains why stealing the gold would be impractical (following which Goldfinger explains his ''real'' plan) is probably the most famous aversion in cinema. And also a nod to [[Literature/{{Goldfinger}}the [[Literature/{{Goldfinger}} the book]]'s plot, where it was really Goldfinger's plan. [[AdaptationDistillation The screenwriters consciously changed it.]]



* IconicOutfit: Bond's [[TuxedoAndMartini white dinner jacket,]] [[BadassInANiceSuit grey three-piece suit,]] and [[NeverLiveItDown duck hat.]] Goldfinger's gold-trimmed dinner jacket and Oddjob's butler get-up and bowler hat count, too.

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* IconicOutfit: Bond's [[TuxedoAndMartini white dinner jacket,]] jacket]], [[BadassInANiceSuit grey three-piece suit,]] suit]], and [[NeverLiveItDown duck hat.]] hat]]. Goldfinger's gold-trimmed dinner jacket and Oddjob's butler get-up and bowler hat count, too.



* InstantSedation: Kisch uses a tranquillizer dart gun on a helpless Bond after Goldfinger decides to keep him alive.

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* InstantSedation: Kisch uses a tranquillizer tranquilizer dart gun on a helpless Bond after Goldfinger decides to keep him alive.



* JustBetweenYouAndMe: {{Subverted}} and {{inverted}}

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* JustBetweenYouAndMe: {{Subverted}} and {{inverted}}{{inverted}}.



* AMillionIsAStatistic: Discussed. Bond points out that Goldfinger's nerve gas attack on Ft. Knox will kill thousands, military and civilian alike, for no greater cause than what is essentially, robbery. Goldfinger dismisses the casualties as no greater than the number of deaths that occur every year due to auto accidents.



* MrExposition: Goldfinger explaining how the laser works. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that laser technology was just a few years old at the time.

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* MrExposition: Goldfinger explaining how the laser works. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] {{Justified|Trope}} in that laser technology was just a few years old at the time.



* NoKillLikeOverkill: Having been thwarted in his attempt to bisect Bond with an industrial laser, Goldfinger decides to blow him up with an atomic bomb.


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* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: Having been thwarted in his attempt to bisect Bond with an industrial laser, Goldfinger decides to blow him up with an atomic bomb.
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