History Film / Goldfinger

26th Jul '16 1:18:38 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.

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* RealityEnsues: The point of Bond's speech to Goldfingers Goldfinger, 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.


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* VillainRespect: Bond is forced to give Goldfinger props when he realizes the man's plan to nuke Fort Knox and thus increase his own gold reserves tenfold.
-->'''Bond''': I apologize, Goldfinger, it's an inspired scheme.
12th Jul '16 12:10:02 PM Premonition45
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* XanatosSpeedChess: Bond spends much of the movie trying to bluff Goldfinger, who's outwitting him at almost every turn.
6th Jul '16 12:02:19 AM TheWildWestPyro
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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 rather ridiculous plot 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 changing 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 rather ridiculous plot 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 changing cutting out the book's rather blatant [[ValuesDissonance racism, sexism, and homophobia]]).



* PragmaticAdaptation: Over the original 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.)

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* PragmaticAdaptation: Over the original book, mostly the tone of racism racism, homophobia 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 in Fort Knox 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.)impossible) so Goldfinger's own stocks can rise in profits.
3rd Jul '16 10:27:32 PM UrthWyrm
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* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: One character says "Goldfinger's British but he doesn't sound like it." That's the only mention of his inexplicable German accent.
22nd Jun '16 7:11:28 PM TheWildWestPyro
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[[caption-width-right:330:His heart is '''COOOOOOOOOLD!!''']]

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[[caption-width-right:330:His [[caption-width-right:330:''His heart is '''COOOOOOOOOLD!!''']]
'''COOOOOOOOOLD!!''''']]
20th Jun '16 2:15:22 PM HamburgerTime
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* BlackComedyRape: Bond's martial arts sparring and wrestling with Pussy Galore before forcing himself upon her. It's thankfully subverted since she returns his kiss while they're still fully clothed, but it's still uncomfortable to watch.



* PunnyName: Pussy Galore. In the film this was supposed to be lampshaded, with Bond's response to her telling him her name being "I'm sure you are, but what's your name?" but this was considered likely to annoy the censors. Bond's incredulous "I must be dreaming" is lampshading enough.

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* PunnyName: Pussy Galore. In the film this was supposed to be lampshaded, with Bond's response to her telling him her name being "I'm sure you are, but what's your name?" but this was considered likely to annoy the censors. Bond's incredulous "I must be dreaming" is lampshading enough.lamp shading enough. Honor Blackman for her part gleefully annoyed the censors by using the character's full name at press conferences and the like.
* QuestionableConsent: Bond's martial arts sparring and wrestling with Pussy Galore before forcing himself upon her. It's thankfully subverted since she returns his kiss while they're still fully clothed, but it's still uncomfortable to watch.
19th Jun '16 7:13:00 AM Bissek
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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 Goldfinger decided to render the Fort Knox gold valueless to increase the value of the gold he already possesses.
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.
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