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Goldfinger: Live Blog

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Here it is the grandfather of Bond films. The film that truly started it all, it refined the formula and put Bond on the social sub conscience forever. I’m moving up the schedule though to 7:30 since I have to work in the morning. 

00:42 “hey steve you hear anything.” “nope do you” “nope is that james bond?” “maybe” “oh well”

1:15 why a duck? why anything? you were already underwater

1:57 it’s this sequence that really identifies bond as a superspy. blowing shit up and sneaking around. 

2:37 and the hidden tux helps

3:37 ok that’s three movies naked woman are just waiting in bond’s room. does he buy them in bulk?

4:31 these floors make it sound like godzilla is in a fist fight

4:57 that is one thing that is missing from connery’s bond. he’d rather quip than actually feel remorse that is why Craig’s bond feels so fresh

5:38 I genuiely like the theme song and the projections on the female bodies actually work here 

6:31 the only problem is that the images being projected actually spoil the film

7:25 does that mean goldfinger has to have a bar of gold every time he gets off. or is he actually married to gold.that would be an interesting marraige liscense.

8:39 “hey mom. MOM! watch me dive. WATCH ME!”

9:18 connery has the hairest legs in the universe. he’s the male version of rapunzel.

10:33 makes me sad they replaced the actor who plays felix

11:03 goldfinger looks constibapated not by the pool man

12:08 i love that bond’s first instinct is too immediately fuck with goldfinger. ontop of that is bond so charismatic that when entering woman’s hotel rooms they immediately don’t mind him being there

13:32 these are some amazing binoclars. they can see anywhere!

14:20 and bond gets laid. not even fifteen minutes in and even less time with the girl. he’s a goddamn superhero!

15:25 “and felix remember, you’re the man now dog!”

16:04 Bond look out! it’s an evil floating hand!

18:18 it’s nice to see Bond pissed off. of course it’s over a girl that he only new for five minutes but at least he’s human

18:50 do all the double O agents just get hand me down assignments?

20:27 “we also know when each of our bank presidents take a piss. irralvent but a bloody good time”

22:10 i like to think that all meetings in britian take place in giant halls at huge tables and everyone wears suits.

23:09 so begins the legacy of the Q seens. the dynamic between gadget maker and gadget user is always fun to watch

24:07 i like how the radar is just two guys rolling a map across the view screen

24:52 “and since i know you so well bond here is the condom dispenser”

26:10 if he’s not a good caddy why keep using him? the lovely conversation?

28:27 marco…..polo…….marco……

28:57 “ah, ah” what language is this?

29:32 Bond just keeps fucking with him. I would want to cut off his balls with a laser too. 

31:17 Three movies. Three fucking movies and Bond has been nothing but a dick to everyone he meets. I’m beginning to think on why I even like him.

32:35 who thought up deadly boomerang hat? I want to shake his hand

33:15 see the crushing of an object is a metaphor for his damage phyic it’s actually sad really

35:28 bond sees one chick and completely loses focus. 

36:20 hey kids play on the cliff it’s not dangerous. I’m sure you’re bounce right back up. 

37:40 Dude why would you do that to someone’s car? what did they do to you

38:13 A DEFECT! defect’s don’t rip the metal off of your car. one of the people in this scene is dangerously stupid

39:38 Q so put that sound effect on the radar just to drive Bond crazy

40:42 i guess bond forgot his hiking gear

41:02 and then he suddenly has sneaking gear. bond is used to hiding thing sin his ass

41:40 right now he’s telling his body the Aristocrats

42:13 the engine in that car must be insane in order to carry that weight

42:35 Operation Grand Slam, lol. when ever i have a project it’s going to be called that now

43:27 that is the smallest calliber sniper rifle ever made.

22:17 all of goldfingers henchmen are asian. there must have been an asian henchmen union in the sixties.

45:00 it’s a clown car but instead of clowns it’s similiarly dressed asian men. in retrospect not as funny.

46:28 stop shooting the obvious shield and just shoot the man off to the side.

46:50 good job bond now you’ve gotten a pair of sisters killed. 

47:16 does anyone actually understand oddjob or do they just feel bad and guess what he wants?

48:10 granny gatekeeper is the greatest henchman of all time. she will fuck you shit up.

48:45 Asain man bowling. Bond only got a spare

49:14 Go asain clown car Go

49:50 good thing bond drove into the foam house and not a real one. 

50:34 Greatest elaborate death trap ever.

51:20 i don’t think goldfinger is taking in the fact of the mess this would leave all over his floor

52:22 and that’s why Goldfinger is one of the best villians ever. he only cares about his objectives.

53:38 at least castrate Bond it will slow him down a little 

54:25 galor is a great character but not very hot. has a kate mulgrew thing going on

55:35 he was thinking of sex. in case you didn’t get it

56:36 that’s a toy plane. i think the wires give it away

57:32 to this day i don’t understand why this scene is here. so she’s spying on him in the bathroom. unless she has a pissing fetish no one gives a shit.

58:30 oh right the bug. but that’s it. the rest of the scene is still pointless

59:24 Bond your a jackass, she knows the gun would be a stupid thing to do

1:00:24 a flying circus. to bad they had that tragic clown accident a year back. more people might have shown up

1:01:15 at this point i could find one of these asaian henchmen outfits for a halloween costume

1:02:20 and then pussy galor is chopped up in the propellar by one of her students.

1:02:50 why isn’t it that whenever there is a group of women working together in these movies they all seem like a lesbian sex club

1:03:55 “I really hate that asshole”

1:04:22 sorry bond there is no man sized air vent to sneak through this time

1:05:19 so mobsters are fucking children. good to know. I’ll bring candy next time

1:06:00 you know what’s better than a million dollars. Ten million dollars

1:07:37 someone had to build this room. how cool is that

1:08:40 what’s really going through the henchmen’s head is how damn sexy bond is. 

1:09:19 dude it’s not like bond is chris angel. he’s still in the room there is no reason to go looking for him. 

1:10:40 this model must exist somewhere in a studio back lot.

1:11:20 the voice actor for Goldfinger was amazing. that’s right folks the actor didn’t speak a word of english

1:12:07 so dynamite beats electric fence. i see a new version of rock paper scissors coming on here

1:13:27 he actually enjoyed saying that. i have a feeling everyone was getting a good laugh saying pussy in an internationally released film

1:14:20 if you were going to kill them than why explain the master plan. not just explain the master plan but lie to them about it. bond villians just need an audience some times. it’s not like bond actually cares.

1:15:47 i wish oddjob was in every frame of the movie. just in the background looking longingly into the camera

1:16:30 i’ve always been curious why older films used rear projection for the most mundane parts in films when they were obviously on set.

1:17:17 Blind no, deaf yes. so complaining about it won’t really get you anywhere

1:18:58 don’t crush it with the body inside. it’ll just getting all gooey and leak out the sides. 

1:20:50 goldfinger fucking loves the name Operation Grand Slam. He’s said it like five times now

1:21:42 he just asked her to have sex with bond. my god these movies had problems.

1:22:00 isn’t this a little over kill guys. I hope your getting overtime for this

1:23:01 i just don’t buy bond as a brilliant mathematic. he’s never been that smart.

1:23:56 and yet Goldfinger tells Bond the truth. classic villian

1:25:12 “What did you do oddjob? now we have to clean out the entire trunk. there’s blood everywhere.”

1:26:44 just have sex. the play fighting is just redundant

1:27:35 so Bond is raping her now. and she then likes it. and people say the movies have bad role models.

1:28:15 Operation rock a bye baby? does goldfinger have all these written down. i bet he comes up with them on the toilet.

1:29:09 i’m pretty sure fort knox is restriced airspace. fighters would be all over their ass already

1:29”52 oh it’s rock a bye baby because it puts them to sleep. i get it. do you? DO YOU?

1:30:20 and this is why i think these women are men haters. they’re enjoying putting all these soldiers to death

1:31:23 IT’S A CONVOY! GET YOUR CB RADIO’S OUT THIS IS GOING TO BE A HELLAVUA GOOD TIME!

1:32:55 their so cute in their matching outfits and hats.

1:34:00 it’s laser time. they ain’t got shit on moonraker though

1:35:25 oddjob is confused and curious about the flying machine. is it magic? Oddjob don’t know

1:37:20 goldfinger wants to shower in gold bricks. He wants them so bad. i can’t imagine the bruises though

1:38:32 how would you know to prepare for that unless you knew something like this would happen. 

1:39:53 go oddjob go and you’re a crappy shot

1:40:09 that’s the only bad part of the hat you have to go fetch it everytime.

1:40:47 my god what is this man made of. diamonds? cast iron? 

1:41:33 you see he’s actually just toying with Bond. he’s getting a good laugh out of all of this.

1:42:38 oh, he’s made of fireworks. hence all the sparks.

1:44:15 bond is a brilliant improvisor, staragatist, mathmatician, and can charm the panties off a nun but he can’t find the right wire to pull

1:45:10 “blew a fuse” because he’s dead. get it? GET IT!

1:46:00 and this is the story of how Bond saved America forever

1:46:23 “this won’t do for my puppet show at all!”

1:47:20 and goldfinger gets flushed out a window. there isn’t really anything i can say about that

1:47:55 when the pilot says your dead. you’re probably dead. you can stop trying now.

1:48:35 “this is the time for fucking.” yeah read that in Connerys voice and tell me that’s not funny.

and that’s Goldfinger. I’ll be back at 7:30 tommorrow. This was fun and i forgot how much better paced this film was. 

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Lois Maxwell (1927-2007)

She originated the role of Miss Moneypenny in the James Bond franchise, playing  the character in fourteen films, from Dr. No (1962) until her final performance of the  character in A View to a Kill (1985).
Maxwell lobbied for the role in James Bond, as her husband had had a  heart attack and they needed the money. Director Terence Young, who once had turned  her down on the grounds that she looked like she “smelled of soap”,  offered her either Moneypenny or the recurring Bond girlfriend, Sylvia  Trench, but she was uncomfortable with a revealing scene the latter  had in the screenplay. The role as M’s secretary guaranteed just two days’ work at ₤100 per day;  Maxwell supplied her own clothes. The Trench character, however, was eliminated after From Russia With Love.
In 1967, Maxwell angered Sean  Connery for a time by appearing in the Italian spy spoof Operation Kid Brother with the star’s brother Neil Connery and Bernard  Lee. In 1971, Maxwell was nearly replaced for Diamonds Are Forever after  demanding a pay raise; her policewoman’s cap disguises hair she had  already dyed for another role. In 1975, she plays Moneypenny weeping for the death of James Bond in a  short scene with Bernard Lee as M in the French comedy Bons baisers de Hong Kong. For  the filming of A View to a Kill, her final appearance, Bond producer Cubby Broccoli told her that the two  of them were the only ones from Dr. No still working on the series. Maxwell asked that  her character be killed off, but Broccoli recast the role instead. She was succeeded by Caroline Bliss and later Samantha  Bond.
As Moneypenny, according to author Tom Lisanti, she was seen as an  “anchor”, with her flirtatious repartee with Bond lending the films realism and humanism.  For Moneypenny, Bond was “unobtainable”, freeing the characters to make  outrageous sexual double entendres. At the same time, her character did  little to imbue the series with changing feminist notions.
Although she is world famous for this role, her total screen time as  Moneypenny in 14 films was less than twenty minutes, and she spoke fewer  than 200 words.

from her Wikipedia page
// her filmography on IMDb
// Miss Moneypenny’s Wikipedia page

Lois Maxwell (1927-2007)

She originated the role of Miss Moneypenny in the James Bond franchise, playing the character in fourteen films, from Dr. No (1962) until her final performance of the character in A View to a Kill (1985).

Maxwell lobbied for the role in James Bond, as her husband had had a heart attack and they needed the money. Director Terence Young, who once had turned her down on the grounds that she looked like she “smelled of soap”, offered her either Moneypenny or the recurring Bond girlfriend, Sylvia Trench, but she was uncomfortable with a revealing scene the latter had in the screenplay. The role as M’s secretary guaranteed just two days’ work at ₤100 per day; Maxwell supplied her own clothes. The Trench character, however, was eliminated after From Russia With Love.

In 1967, Maxwell angered Sean Connery for a time by appearing in the Italian spy spoof Operation Kid Brother with the star’s brother Neil Connery and Bernard Lee. In 1971, Maxwell was nearly replaced for Diamonds Are Forever after demanding a pay raise; her policewoman’s cap disguises hair she had already dyed for another role. In 1975, she plays Moneypenny weeping for the death of James Bond in a short scene with Bernard Lee as M in the French comedy Bons baisers de Hong Kong. For the filming of A View to a Kill, her final appearance, Bond producer Cubby Broccoli told her that the two of them were the only ones from Dr. No still working on the series. Maxwell asked that her character be killed off, but Broccoli recast the role instead. She was succeeded by Caroline Bliss and later Samantha Bond.

As Moneypenny, according to author Tom Lisanti, she was seen as an “anchor”, with her flirtatious repartee with Bond lending the films realism and humanism. For Moneypenny, Bond was “unobtainable”, freeing the characters to make outrageous sexual double entendres. At the same time, her character did little to imbue the series with changing feminist notions.

Although she is world famous for this role, her total screen time as Moneypenny in 14 films was less than twenty minutes, and she spoke fewer than 200 words.

from her Wikipedia page

// her filmography on IMDb

// Miss Moneypenny’s Wikipedia page

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Bernard Lee (1908-1981)

M played by Bernard Lee appears in eleven James Bond films from Dr No up  to and including Moonraker. In Dr No, M establishes his superiority  over Bond that would last for the next seventeen years.

from James Bond Multimedia: Bernard Lee page

In the Bond films, Lee’s character, M, is Admiral Sir Miles Messervy (only ever named, besides as  ‘M’, as ‘Admiral’ and ‘Miles’ on screen in his appearances), Bond’s  irascible boss who sends him out on assignments. He also portrays M  along with Lois Maxwell as Moneypenny in the 1975 French comedy Bons baisers de Hong Kong. Lee  was succeeded by Robert Brown, though not necessarily  playing the same character (Brown had played another admiral in the  series previously). Judi Dench, a friend of Lee’s, would later take  over the role of a brand-new M, starting in 1995 with some references to  her predecessor, including an oil painting of Lee in the role seen in  MI6’s secondary HQ (a Scottish castle).

from Bernard  Lee’s Wikipedia page

M was played by Bernard Lee from the first Bond movie, Dr. No, until Moonraker (1979). Lee died of cancer in  January 1981, four months after the filming of For Your Eyes Only began. He  had been too ill to appear in the film (which was released later in  1981), and the character was written out of it, with his lines given to  either his Chief of Staff or the Minister of Defence, Sir Fredrick Gray.
In the first Bond film, Dr. No, M boasts about his ability to  reduce the number of operative casualties since taking the job, implying  someone else held the job recently before him. In the earlier films, he  has Bond’s field equipment replaced by newer devices, such as replacing  his Beretta  with a Walther PPK and his Bentley  with an Aston Martin DB5. Ian Fleming made a  reference to a predecessor by stating in The Man with the Golden Gun “My predecessor died in that chair.” Gardner also makes references to  M’s predecessors in Scorpius, again suggesting that Messervy is not the  first. Also, in the film version of Dr. No, M is heard to call  himself head of MI7  which actually was the department in charge of propaganda and  censorship (the actor originally said MI6, but for reasons unknown was  overdubbed with the no-longer-extant MI7 prior to the film’s release,  the DVD subtitles also state that M is head of MI6); this contradicts  later films that state he is in charge of MI6. Curiously, earlier in the  film, the department was actually referred to as MI6 by a radio  operator. This M refers to Bond by his first name, James, in both The  Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker, and is referred to by his first name, Miles, only in The Spy Who Loved Me.

from M (James Bond) Wikipedia page
// Bernard Lee’s filmography on IMDb

Bernard Lee (1908-1981)

M played by Bernard Lee appears in eleven James Bond films from Dr No up to and including Moonraker. In Dr No, M establishes his superiority over Bond that would last for the next seventeen years.

from James Bond Multimedia: Bernard Lee page

In the Bond films, Lee’s character, M, is Admiral Sir Miles Messervy (only ever named, besides as ‘M’, as ‘Admiral’ and ‘Miles’ on screen in his appearances), Bond’s irascible boss who sends him out on assignments. He also portrays M along with Lois Maxwell as Moneypenny in the 1975 French comedy Bons baisers de Hong Kong. Lee was succeeded by Robert Brown, though not necessarily playing the same character (Brown had played another admiral in the series previously). Judi Dench, a friend of Lee’s, would later take over the role of a brand-new M, starting in 1995 with some references to her predecessor, including an oil painting of Lee in the role seen in MI6’s secondary HQ (a Scottish castle).

from Bernard Lee’s Wikipedia page

M was played by Bernard Lee from the first Bond movie, Dr. No, until Moonraker (1979). Lee died of cancer in January 1981, four months after the filming of For Your Eyes Only began. He had been too ill to appear in the film (which was released later in 1981), and the character was written out of it, with his lines given to either his Chief of Staff or the Minister of Defence, Sir Fredrick Gray.

In the first Bond film, Dr. No, M boasts about his ability to reduce the number of operative casualties since taking the job, implying someone else held the job recently before him. In the earlier films, he has Bond’s field equipment replaced by newer devices, such as replacing his Beretta with a Walther PPK and his Bentley with an Aston Martin DB5. Ian Fleming made a reference to a predecessor by stating in The Man with the Golden Gun “My predecessor died in that chair.” Gardner also makes references to M’s predecessors in Scorpius, again suggesting that Messervy is not the first. Also, in the film version of Dr. No, M is heard to call himself head of MI7 which actually was the department in charge of propaganda and censorship (the actor originally said MI6, but for reasons unknown was overdubbed with the no-longer-extant MI7 prior to the film’s release, the DVD subtitles also state that M is head of MI6); this contradicts later films that state he is in charge of MI6. Curiously, earlier in the film, the department was actually referred to as MI6 by a radio operator. This M refers to Bond by his first name, James, in both The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker, and is referred to by his first name, Miles, only in The Spy Who Loved Me.

from M (James Bond) Wikipedia page

// Bernard Lee’s filmography on IMDb

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