Saturday, July 5, 2014

Flick Pick: Goldfinger

(United Artists, 1964)

Third time out, triple the budget of the original, and commensurately raked in $124M, not least of which because it's rightly regarded as one of the best Bond movies ever. More locales, more gadgets, the iconic Aston Martin DB5 (with Q-Branch modifications), more locations, the best villains, and a great screenplay all pushed this one to the pinnacle, including the first film in the series to win an Oscar (for Best Sound Editing). If there is a perfect installment in the series, this one is it.

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