9 Reasons Why Goldfinger (1964) Is Pretty Awesome

Quicknotes: Goldfinger

• Another badass opening credits excerpt featuring the fabulous original song performed by Shirley Bassey.
• The intensity—that From Russia With Love introduced—is indebtedly, still there.
• The action has fiercely improved with more practical approaches to filming the warfare. The car chase sequences are absolutely meticulous and seem far beyond there time especially for a movie birthed from the 60s.
“No Mr. Bond. I expect you to die.” It’s no Casino Royale “the family jewels” torture scene, but it will make you squirmy for all you men out there.
• I prefer the first half over the second. The first half’s grittiness—all though, not fully shaken or stirred—is still present and drawing. The second half is merrymaking, but it becomes instinctively over-the-top, but in a good-natured, more cinematic sort of craze. Not 100% my cup of tea though.
• What. A. Twist.
• The deceased chick-count has doubled. This movie isn’t disinclined to kill off folks. Jeez.
• Hats alarm me now.
• Goldfinger is the undiluted definition of the exemplar “Bond Movie” (From Russia With Love is, well, quite the opposite). 

I thoroughly savored this Bond flick, but I can’t seem to wrap my head around why most fans prefer this over From Russia With Love—which I find significantly more profound, iconic, and timely. Who knows? Maybe I’ll end up preferring Goldfinger one day. Only time can tell. (Verdict: B+)

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