Can I get in on this? Happened to be rewatching Bond over the holidays.
Last edited by noir_solitude - on 24 December 2019
Long time lurker on the site for sales updates and I saw this thread the other day and thought I’d sign up as a result. Hopefully catch up with you all soon...
Wow, what an introduction to Bond, Connery has it spot on from the very start. Its surprising how good this films looks despite a relatively small budget.
More beautiful Bond girls played by more famous actresses will come along but Ursulla Andrews remains the most memorable, her introduction being so iconic.
I like Dr No as the villain but ending is a little boring.
The Opening credits and music a little bland.
Overall, a great introduction to the series, let down by the a dull final act.
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The theme tune is a bit more jazzy and an improvement on Dr No, as are the credits. However its used far too much needlessly throughout the film.
Nice introduction to Q without the humour that usually accompanies it.
A great array of villains, Robert Shaw menacingly intimidating, he looks like he’ll be a silent henchman for most of the film only to get some great dialogue with Bond on the carriage. I like the whole structure of SPECTRE. Disappointed that Klebb was killed off, she could have been used in a couple more films.
The train scenes drag on a bit, and I can’t help but think of Agatha Christie after a while.
Loved the helicopter sequence, reminiscent of the crop duster in North By Northwest.
Overall, Bond at its best, even if this was just a standalone film it would still be considered a classic of the spy genre.
Our first proper film-specific theme tune, and what a theme tune! The opening credits the best so far.
Goldfinger is of one Bonds more famous adversaries, it’s a bit of change from the previous two films where he is very much a main character and introduced early. I like Frobe’s portrayal but don’t like that he’s humiliated by Bond twice in his opening scenes. It reduces his credibility as a villain.
Oddjob makes a good silent villain but Pussy Galore is only really memorable for her name.
The execution of the fort knox plan is ridiculous but the fight with Oddjob makes up for it.
The locations are a bit drab, especially compared to the first two.