History Film / GoldFinger

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.
27th Nov '15 9:36:26 PM MikeW
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* PragmaticAdaptation: Over the original book.

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* PragmaticAdaptation: Over the original book.book, mostly the tone of racism and sexism abounding in it.
** Most notably is the novel has Goldfinger planning to slowly poison the water supply of the troops as if they won't notice and truly remove all the gold physically. The movie not only solves the poison issue but also the far more ingenious idea of nuking the gold (with a scene of Bond openly relating how stealing it all would be impossible.)
27th Nov '15 9:32:21 PM MikeW
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* RealityEnsues: The point of Bond's speech to Goldfingers pointing out how it's physically impossible to remove the gold from Fort Knox in anything less than a week and a half and he's going to have the Army and every police agency in the country on him in two hours. Of course, it's right then Goldfinger reveals he has no plans of removing anything.
** Even better given how the novel ''did'' try to push the idea of stealing the gold.
11th Nov '15 2:24:24 AM ecuvulle6267
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* RollInTheHay: This is where Bond coerces Pussy Galore to have sex with him.
6th Nov '15 12:35:46 PM JamesAustin
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-->'''James Bond:''' Do you expect me to talk?
-->'''Goldfinger:''' [+No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to ''die!''+]

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-->'''James Bond:''' Do you expect me to talk?
-->'''Goldfinger:'''
talk?\\
'''Goldfinger:'''
[+No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to ''die!''+]



* YouLookFamiliar: Burt Kwouk, who plays Goldfinger's Chinese nuclear bomb expert, will play "Spectre 3" in ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice''.
** Also known for his work in the PinkPanther series as Cato/Kato, Clouseau's housekeeper and training partner.
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