The third film in our “20 days of 007” is 1964’s Goldfinger starring Sean Connery, Honor Blackman and Gert Frobe.
Goldfinger completely blitzed the other two films in terms of box office takings, it also took the series in a different direction. The Aston Martin DB5 needs no introduction whether you are a Bond fan or not this car is infamous, the ejector seat, all the gadgets on that car were a huge milestone for the films. As was Bond girl Pussy Galore (Honor Blackman), she set the stage for a different kind of Bond girl, a tough, sexy, dominant woman who Bond actually has to work hard on to woo her.
As is now becoming a staple of the Bond series, 007 is sent to investigate Auric Goldfinger; an international bullion dealer who is suspected of breaching shipping laws and transporting gold illegally. Bond soon uncovers an outrageous plot to gas Fort Knox and make the gold there radioactive (therefore untouchable for 100 years) and making Goldfingers gold worth ten times its original value. With great action, a great plot, great girls, a great villain and a great car, Goldfinger has it all. This is my personal favourite Bond film; I love everything about it, including the gold painted Jill Masterson and the infamous lines:
James Bond: Do you expect me to talk?
Auric Goldfinger: No Mr. Bond, I expect you to die!