Wednesday, November 12, 2008


I was inspired to watch this by the James Bond blogathon -Licensed To Blog: The James Blog-A-Thon.

Goldfinger (1964) is the 3rd in the James Bond film series, and is based on Ian Fleming's novel with the same name. Sean Connery stars. (I still think of him when the name of James Bond comes up.) The Younger Son suggested I watch this one next since it is one of the most popular of all the Bond films. I have seen it more than once, but it has been a long time since I saw it last. I'm struck by how quickly women fall in bed with 007. Even if they start off indifferent or actively fighting him off they soon -quite soon- are responding with passion and kissing him madly. Products of their time, I'm sure, and it'll be interesting to see how (if?) this changes as we work through selected films in chronological order.

This film has 1 exploding car -that's one exploding car in each of the two Bond films we've watched so far as part of this fun blogathon.

The BBC review notes that Goldfinger is "consistently voted the most popular Bond film among users of the IMDB" and says, "there's never a dull moment and the film flies by".

Roger Ebert says,
Of all the Bonds, "Goldfinger" (1964) is the best, and can stand as a surrogate for the others. If it is not a great film, it is a great entertainment, and contains all the elements of the Bond formula that would work again and again.


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