9.17.2014

Thursday, September 17, 1964: 'Goldfinger'


The third and most memorable of the James Bond movies premieres in London. It marked any number of firsts in the Bond canon:
     * First Bond movie to win an Academy Award (Best Sound Effects Editing).
     * First movie in which Bond himself orders a martini, "shaken, not stirred."
     * First Bond movie to include a pre-mission briefing from gadget master Q (who says, "Now pay attention, please.")
     * First in which Bond drives a heavily modified Aston Martin DB5 (including a passenger ejector seat).
     * First movie to feature the Ford Mustang, which had just debuted in April.

* Entry from www.mi6-hq.com: @
* Entry from BFI Screenonline: @
* Entry from Turner Classic Movies: @
* www.007.com: @
* Film locations, movie stills and production notes (from mitteleuropa): @
* Trailer: @
* "The Making of 'Goldfinger'" (2000 documentary): @
* The Telegraph (UK) review: @
* The Guardian (UK) review: @
* New York Times review: @
* Roger Ebert review (1999): @
* Life magazine cover story (November 6, 1964): @ 

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