{4/5} “This isn’t a personal vendetta, 007. It’s an assignment, like any other. And if you can’t treat it as such, coldly and objectively, 008 can replace you.”

Goldfinger, released in 1964

Bond is assigned to figure out how Auric Goldfinger is smuggling gold between countries. When Goldfinger kills a woman Bond was involved with, Bond has extra reason to want Goldfinger brought to justice. Q gives Bond a tracking device, and Bond tracks Goldfinger to the factory where he’s melting the gold. He eventually discovers that Goldfinger is planning on robbing Fort Knox.

This is the most iconic James Bond movie — the theme song sung by Shirley Bassey, the character of Goldfinger telling Bond he expects him to die, the woman painted gold, the henchman with the deadly hat, the car that spits out oil.

I enjoyed the movie quite a bit. Goldfinger’s plan is more interesting than most villains’ plans. There’s some speeded up footage in some fight scenes and car chases, which is a tiny bit annoying.

This was the first movie to depict a laser beam. Gert Fröbe, who played Goldfinger, spoke little English and his voice was dubbed.

Stars Sean Connery and Honor Blackman. Directed by Guy Hamilton. John Barry hits his musical stride with this amazing soundtrack.

This is probably the 2nd time I’ve seen it. I previously reviewed the 2nd movie in the series, From Russia with Love.

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