History Film / Goldfinger

24th Nov '17 8:08:57 AM Mdumas43073
Is there an issue? Send a Message


''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]]).

to:

''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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/poster_bond_goldfinger.jpg]]

to:

[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/poster_bond_goldfinger.jpg]]org/pmwiki/pub/images/edafa323_576b_4404_a187_0115216c2adc.jpeg]]
24th Nov '17 8:05:47 AM Mdumas43073
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[quoteright:330:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/poster_bond_goldfinger.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:330:''[[Music/ShirleyBassey His heart is]] '''[[Music/ShirleyBassey COOOOOOOOOLD!!]]''''']]

to:

[[quoteright:330:http://static.[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/poster_bond_goldfinger.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:330:''[[Music/ShirleyBassey [[caption-width-right:300:''[[Music/ShirleyBassey His heart is]] '''[[Music/ShirleyBassey COOOOOOOOOLD!!]]''''']]
22nd Nov '17 3:53:23 PM Kitchen90
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** 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.

to:

** 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.

to:

* 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.

to:

* 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.

to:

** 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.

to:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* 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''.


Added DiffLines:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.
3rd Aug '17 10:40:50 AM nightkiller
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* TargetAudience: Comes out a bit when Bond says "Like listening to the Beatles without the earmuffs on". At the time the film came out the Beatles were only a few years old, mostly known for cover songs and catered to a younger crowd than the older spy-thriller audience "Martini and black tie" crowd. The movie came out before "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band", etc.

to:

* TargetAudience: Comes out a bit when Bond says "Like listening to the Beatles without the earmuffs on". At the time the film came out the Beatles were only a few years old, mostly known for cover songs Beatlemania was just starting and their music catered to a younger crowd than the older spy-thriller audience "Martini and black tie" crowd. The movie came out before "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band", etc.Many older residents in the U.K. and the U.S. still associated them with screaming teenagers.
10th Jun '17 9:57:55 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* BondVillainStupidity: 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.
** Goldfinger was also perfectly willing to just let Bond be cut in half by his laser, and it's only because he realizes he can't afford to risk the chance that Bond's bluff is not a bluff that Bond survives.

to:

* BondVillainStupidity: 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.
**
Goldfinger was also perfectly willing to just let Bond be cut in half by his laser, and it's only because he realizes he can't afford to risk the chance that Bond's bluff is not a bluff that Bond survives.
This list shows the last 10 events of 265. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Film.Goldfinger