Monday, 15 October 2012

Goldfinger Review


Release Date: 1964 - Australia

Production Companies
EON Productions

United Artists (Australia)

Genre: Action

Rating: M

Runtime: 110 minutes

Budget: $3,000,000

Box Office Gross: $124.900,000

Plot Summary
Special agent 007 has just
come face to face with one
of the most notorious villains
of all time. And now he will
have to outwit and outgun
this powerful tycoon to
prevent him from cashing
in on a devious scheme
to raid Fort Knox - and
obliterate the world

Sean Connery - James Bond
Honor Blackman - Pussy Galore
Gert Frobe - Auric Goldfinger
Harold Sakata - Oddjob
Bernard Lee - M
Lois Maxwell - Miss Moneypenny
Desmond Llewelyn - Q
Cec Linder - Felix Leiter
Shirley Eaton - Jill Masterson
Tania Mallet - Tilly Masterson
Martin Benson - Mr Solo
Michael Mellinger - Kisch
Burt Kwouk - Mr Ling

Director - Guy Hamilton
Based on Novel "Goldfinger"
& Characters "James Bond"
- Ian Fleming
Screenplay - Richard Maibaum
& Paul Dehn
Producers - Albert R. Broccoli
& Harry Saltzman
Production Designer - Ken Adam
Director of Photography -
Ted Moore
Action Sequences - Bob Simmons
Special Effects - John Stears
Film Editor - Peter Hunt
Titles Designer - Robert Brownjohn
Composer: James Bond Theme -
Monty Norman
Lyrics: Goldfinger - Leslie
Bricusse & Anthony Newley
Singer: Goldfinger - Shirley
Music - John Barry


1965 Academy Awards
Best Sound Effects - Norman Wanstall (Won)

Hello, this is Film Guru Lad, as you heard from my review of FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE (click here), I will be reviewing the James Bond film which brings us to the third instalment GOLDFINGER. Yes, this classic has perfected all the right elements for the formula and it really keeps the punches rolling with its action set-pieces and innovative gadgets. While this picture still has Connery as James Bond, I loved the features that were in GOLDFINGER. Some of them are iconic such as the favourite line said by Bond and Goldfinger "You expect me to talk?", "No, Mr. Bond! I expect you to die!" and the title song by Shirley Bassey.

I would have to say that GOLDFINGER in my opinion is not only the best of all movies of the Bond-mania, but is pure gold (no pun intended).

Star rating: (5/5) Best Movie Ever

1 comment:

  1. I agree, this is the best Bond film. It really set the mark for all of the Bond movies to come. Unfortunately the franchise only went downhill from here, only Casino Royale was matched it in quality.