Classic Thoughts: Goldfinger

Sorry for the lateness of this week’s Classic Thoughts. While James Bond is still on everyone’s mind, I thought I would take a look at what is probably my favourite of the handful of Bond films I’ve seen.

Goldfinger was the third film of the series and it firmly establishes all the elements we relate to Bond. This includes visits to Q-Branch, a megalomaniac of a villain, a memorable henchman, and a Bond girl, whose name is a pun.

Sean Connery’s career was created with James Bond, even though he only appeared in three more (official) Bond films after this film.

Goldfinger is definitely worth checking out.

10/10

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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).