Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Vintage 1960s Movies Goldfinger


Vintage 1960s Movies


Goldfinger is a 1964 spy film and the third installment in the James Bond series produced by Eon Productions, starring Sean Connery  as  MI6 agent James Bond. It is based on the novel of the same name by Ian Fleming. Produced by Albert Broccoli and Harry Saltzman, Directed by Guy Hamilton and production designer Ken Adam. Written by Ian Fleming,

Johanna Harwood, and Berkely Mather, with music by John Barry

          The film's plot has Bond investigating gold smuggling by gold magnate Auric Goldfinger and eventually uncovering Goldfinger's plans to contaminate the United States Bullion Depository at Fort Knox.  Goldfinger was the first Bond blockbuster, with a budget equal to that of the two preceding films combined. Principal photography took place from January to July 1964 in the United Kingdom, Switzerland and the United States.

          Many of the elements introduced in the film appeared in many of the later James Bond films, such as the extensive use of technology and gadgets. Goldfinger was the first Bond film to win an Oscar and opened to largely favorable critical reception. The film was a financial success, recouping its budget in two weeks.

          In 1999, it was ranked #70 on the BFI Top 100 British films list compiled by the British Film Institute.


Added Notes:

Orson Welles was considered as Goldfinger, but his financial demands were too high. Theodore Bikel auditioned for the role, but failed.


Here is the theme music to the movie.




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