History Film / GoldFinger

24th May '18 10:23:33 AM LtFedora
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** Afterwards, Bond gets another when he manages to pry the bomb open, and upon seeing just how complex it is, realizes he has ''no clue'' how to disarm it.
18th Apr '18 8:04:26 PM AndyLA
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Not to be confused with the ska band of the same name.

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Not to be confused with the ska punk band of the same name.name, though they ''did'' get the name from here.
14th Apr '18 11:55:25 PM DavidCowie
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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, 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 Bond's manly 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 are the nerve gas was fatal.only reason the film gives for Pussy's change of allegiance.
18th Mar '18 7:13:12 AM AndyLA
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[[caption-width-right:300:''[[Music/ShirleyBassey His heart is]] '''[[Music/ShirleyBassey COOOOOOOOOLD!!]]''''']]

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[[caption-width-right:300:''[[Music/ShirleyBassey His This heart is]] '''[[Music/ShirleyBassey COOOOOOOOOLD!!]]''''']]
25th Feb '18 3:49:37 PM Angeldeb82
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* HeWhoMustNotBeHeard: Oddjob, due to never having learned English. The only sounds he ever makes in the film are variations of "Ah-ah!" to accompanied gestured orders or to acknowledge when Goldfinger calls him, and later his screaming in pain as he's electrocuted by Bond when he electrifies the metal bars that are holding Oddjob's hat.



* HeWhoMustNotBeHeard: Oddjob, due to never having learned English. The only sounds he ever makes in the film are variations of "Ah-ah!" to accompanied gestured orders or to acknowledge when Goldfinger calls him, and later his screaming in pain as he's electrocuted by Bond when he electrifies the metal bars that are holding Oddjob's hat.
26th Dec '17 6:52:20 PM TheSaddleman
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** At one point, Bond refers to Felix Leiter's time in Jamaica, referring to the events of ''Film/DrNo''.

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** At one point, Bond refers to Felix Leiter's time in Jamaica, referring to the events of ''Film/DrNo''. This is actually a necessary callback as not only is Leiter now played by a different actor, but the new actor is also considerably older than Jack Lord, who played the role previously.
26th Dec '17 6:50:51 PM TheSaddleman
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* BavarianFireDrill: Goldfinger successfully executes one, impersonating a US army officer to escape Fort Knox by acting like a general.



* 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.

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* HeWhoMustNotBeHeard: Oddjob, due to never having learned English. The only sound sounds he ever makes in the film is him are variations of "Ah-ah!" to accompanied gestured orders or to acknowledge when Goldfinger calls him, and later his screaming in pain as he's electrocuted by Bond when he electrifies the metal bars that are holding Oddjob's hat.



** The DB5's tire slashers make mincemeat out of the side of Tilly's car.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: When Goldfinger emerges from the cockpit during the epilogue, a second man is clearly visible behind him, but this individual vanishes during the final fight between Bond and Goldfinger (with no indication of him aiding his boss), only to return as an unconscious or dead body on the floor after Goldfinger exits the plane. Likely the victim of deleted footage, as far as the finished film is completed what happened to this man remains a mystery.



* WouldHitAGirl: Or in the case of opening teaser, allow a girl to be hit by '''someone else'''. Even though Bond has no qualms about hurting women himself.

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* WouldHitAGirl: Or in the case of opening teaser, allow a girl to be hit by '''someone else'''. Even though Bond has no qualms about hurting women himself.himself if the mission demands it. (At least she exits the encounter with little more than a bump on the head, unlike her mook.)
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.



* CoolCar

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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]]).
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