“I expect you to die, Bond!”-Goldfinger, the Man with the Midas Touch!

June 29, 2010  
Filed under Movies/TV, Music

Well, on Sunday I picked up a pristine VHS copy of Goldfinger at Cheapos. It was just $3.95 and the quality is perfect. So many things are classic about this film, but FAB-BEST for me are the Shirley Bassey theme song and the ‘golden girl’ over there on the right. The actress that got painted with gold paint was Shirley Eaton playing Jill Masterson, an assistant to Mister Goldfinger.

At the time (December 1964) of the James Bond Spy Thriller`s release, there were rumors that the actress (Shirley Eaton) had actually died when painted gold. This wasn`t true, but that was going around my elementary school. The music and the theme were written by John Barry. The silver Aston Martin DB5 that Sean Connery buzzes around in is way up there in contention with other screen-grabbers, such as OddJob (Harold Sakata), Miss Moneypenny (Lois Blackwell) or Pussy Galore (Honor Blackman).

Yes, Goldfinger is my favorite James Bond film with Thunderball as a strong contender. The two themes are the greatest also. Fantasies of all that gold bullion from Fort Knox helps a lot too! *(source-Wikipedia, memories, and the VHS box cover.)

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