History Trivia / Goldfinger

22nd Sep '17 10:39:33 AM JamesAustin
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** Originally, Creator/OrsonWelles was considered for the Goldfinger role, but proved too expensive. (He would later play Le Chiffre in the Bond satire ''[[Film/CasinoRoyale1967 Casino Royale]]''.) Folk singer and actor Theodore Bikel also tested for the role.

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** Originally, Creator/OrsonWelles was considered for the Goldfinger role, but proved too expensive. (He would later play Le Chiffre in the Bond satire ''[[Film/CasinoRoyale1967 Casino Royale]]''.''Film/CasinoRoyale1967''.) Folk singer and actor Theodore Bikel also tested for the role.
22nd Sep '17 10:37:21 AM JamesAustin
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** Pussy Galore, one of the most iconic Bond girls.

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** Pussy Galore, one of the most iconic Bond girls, particularly for setting the template of {{Punny Name}}s in Bond girls.
22nd Sep '17 10:32:16 AM JamesAustin
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* ActorAllusion: It may not be a good idea to let Creator/GertFrobe [[Literature/ThePledge anywhere near school-age children in the Swiss Alps]].

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* ActorAllusion: Creator/GertFrobe in the Swiss Alps? [[Literature/ThePledge It may not be a good idea to let Creator/GertFrobe [[Literature/ThePledge anywhere near school-age children in the Swiss Alps]].anywhere near there]].



* [[BannedInChina Banned in Israel]]: The film was initially banned in Israel, due to Gert Fröbe having been a member of the Nazi party. However, it was then revealed that he used his connections to save several would-be Holocaust victims, and everything was cleared up.

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* [[BannedInChina Banned in Israel]]: BannedInChina: The film was initially banned in Israel, due to Gert Fröbe having been a member of the Nazi party. However, it was then revealed that he used his connections to save several would-be Holocaust victims, and everything was cleared up.
13th Sep '17 5:20:06 PM ClintEastwood
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* CreatorsFavoriteEpisode: Cubby Broccoli named this as one of his favourite entries in the series.

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** Music/JohnBarry described his work on the film as a favorite of his, saying it was "the first time I had complete control, writing the score and the song".
13th Sep '17 5:18:33 PM ClintEastwood
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** The original choice for the spy car of the film was an E-Type Jaguar. Jaguar declined and the producers went to Aston Martin.



* YoungerThanTheyLook: Varley Thomas, who played the old lady, was only fifty at the time of the filming.
13th Sep '17 5:14:50 PM ClintEastwood
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* 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''.
11th Aug '17 11:31:10 AM ClintEastwood
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* CreatorsFavoriteEpisode: Cubby Broccoli named this as one of his favourite entries in the series.
25th May '17 9:27:28 PM Sylderon
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** The actor who played Oddjob was more of an athlete than an actor, and did not master the cinematic art of pulling back one's blows. When he injures James' neck in one scene, Creator/SeanConnery was actually hurt, and his discomfort was real.

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** The actor Harold Sakata, who played Oddjob was more of an athlete (Olympic weightlifter and professional wrestler) than an actor, and did not master the cinematic art of pulling back one's blows. When he injures James' neck in one scene, Creator/SeanConnery was actually hurt, and his discomfort was real.
14th Apr '17 5:13:30 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** German actor Creator/GertFröbe as Goldfinger. He was a member of the Nazi Party, and the film was consequently banned in Israel for many years until it was revealed that he secretly helped Jews flee the country. He was also uncomfortable at the idea of playing a German character who gasses to death a large number of people.

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** German actor Creator/GertFröbe Creator/GertFrobe as Goldfinger. He was a member of the Nazi Party, and the film was consequently banned in Israel for many years until it was revealed that he secretly helped Jews flee the country. He was also uncomfortable at the idea of playing a German character who gasses to death a large number of people.



* 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.
14th Apr '17 5:11:14 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* ActorAllusion: It may not be a good idea to let Creator/GertFröbe [[Literature/ThePledge anywhere near school-age children in the Swiss Alps]].

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* ActorAllusion: It may not be a good idea to let Creator/GertFröbe Creator/GertFrobe [[Literature/ThePledge anywhere near school-age children in the Swiss Alps]].



** Gert Fröbe's dialogue was dubbed due to his thick German accent.

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** Gert Fröbe's Creator/GertFrobe's dialogue was dubbed due to his thick German accent.
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