Goldfinger – 1964 – English
Film directed in 1964 by Guy Hamilton, and starring Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, Gert Fröbe, Shirley Eaton, Tania Mallet, Harold Sakata, Bernard Lee, Cec Linder, Lois Maxwell, Martin Benson, Desmond Llewelyn…
Synopsis: James Bond (Sir Sean Connery) is back and his next mission takes him to Fort Knox, where Auric Goldfinger (Gert Fröbe) and his henchman are planning to raid Fort Knox and obliterate the world economy. To save the world once again, Bond will need to become friends with Goldfinger, dodge killer hats, and avoid Goldfinger’s personal pilot, the sexy Pussy Galore (Honor Blackman). She might not have feelings for Bond, but will 007 help her change her mind?
Review: Always had been a great fan of the 007 movies (especially the Sean Connery and Roger Moore ones), and this is maybe, along with Dr. No and Thunderball, the best of the Sean Connery as James Bond movies.
The story is simply one of the best for a Bond movie, the movie is full of action sequences, the acting is great, and the theme song by Shirley Bassey is just a delight to hear at. And there are lots of great gadgets too!
The characters are the best in a 007 movie. James Bond is charming and womanizer as ever, Pussy Galore is stunning and so Jill Masterson. And the villains, Goldfinger and henchman Oddjob are top-notch, and Goldfinger is bizarre because he is obsessed with gold objects.
I liked in particular the gadgets, like Oddjob’s hat that cuts everything, and liked also Shirley Eaton’s silver death, the fight between Bond and Oddjob, and Goldfinger’s death (sucked from a plane!!).
And the acting is great. Sean Connery is great as always, Honor Blackman and Shirley Eaton are very SEXY and perfect for their roles, and Gert Frobe is a perfect villain!
In the end, a masterpiece and one of the best movies ever in the James Bond franchise!