|Cast: Sean Connery,
Harold "Odd Job" Sakata,
Director(s): Guy Hamilton
Genre: Action / Disaster
Hands down, my favorite Bond film. I loved this one. Bad guy was excellent. Odd Job is a classic bond villain (honestly, who throws a shoe..come on). The scene where he's strapped down to the table with the golden "laser" slowly creeping up towards his twig n berries...this is one of the most memorable Bond moments for me.
Fantastic bond film. Probably the best of the lot. I saw this againa few months ago and found myself wishing they made the more recent bonds closer to this one. Perfect bad guys and the music is always thrilling.
My favorite scene is the little old gate lady who later comes out with a full machine gun!
Yes, without a doubt the best of the bond films, with one possible exception. CTV has been running all the bond movies each saturday night for past whatever number of weeks. I have caught them all except Dr. No, and On Her Majesty's Secret Service. (They were up to Goldeneye this past saturday).
Goldfinger is definitely the quintessential Bond flick. Great car, great villian, great henchman, great Bond, great women, the whole nine yards. (Plus I have to say, the grey three piece suit Connery wears in the film may be the nicest suit I have ever seen. I need to buy a new suit; I feel like taking a still from the film and bringing it to a tailor...).
BUT, I have to say there is one James Bond movie that is slightly better than Goldfinger. And that is From Russia with Love. Now the reasons, most of you I am sure will not agree with. But FRWL is the most restrained of the Bond films. It is very serious in tone. There is minimal action. There is no megalomaniac villian. And almost none of that tongue in cheek humour so characteristic of the series. In a sense FRWL is almost not a Bond film. Nonetheless, its serious, restrained tone makes it my favourite Bond film... followed VERY closely by Goldfinger.
This is probably the most memorable Bond flick for me. I love the character and (most of) the series, but they all kinda meld together after a while. I don't remember much about 'You Only Live Twice', for example, except that it took place in Japan. But this one stands out for sure. It'll be hard for me to rate the other Bond flicks, save for a few, unless I get some new viewings going....
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