Goldfinger's name was borrowed from Ian Fleming's neighbour in his home, architect , and his character bears some resemblance.
And he doesn't even figure out that she's a lesbian until 63 pages later.
The golf scene proved longwinded and a bit of a bore.
The acting We were pleasantly reminded of the Elvis movie Fun in Acapulco, a family favourite.
He wants the Finer Things of Life, and we as readers are seduced as Bond is seduced I admit I have noted some brands of alcohol Bond orders! Bond intended to stay alive on his own terms.
Mr DuPont says he's lost several thousand to a Mr Goldfinger in cards, and would Bond like to sit in and tell him how he's doing it? But to be honest, I don't think the three S's are more priminent in this book than in the previous adventures of J.
Benson agrees that Bond is shown as a bigot in the passage quoted, and observes that this is the only point in all the works in which Bond disparages a whole race.
You might remember the terrific laser beam scene in the film where Goldfinger, played by Gert Frobe, threatens to slice James Bond, played by the great Sean Connery, in half.
Have mercy on your poor readers.
|I must confess I have only seen parts of this cinematic Sean Connery classic, and the parts I have seen did offer up a slight sense of endearment for yours truly||The story It sounded strangely familiar|
|James Bond: The Man and His World||In common with his other Bond stories, Fleming used the names of people he knew, or knew of, throughout his story, including the book's eponymous villain, who was named after the architect|
|That is no good if I wish to stay alive||Bond believes he can psychoanalyze every villain|
|It was quite frightening — they had machine guns on the roof||Twice a year, Goldfinger drives his vintage car from England to Enterprises Auric|
|It's all there, it's all appalling by today's lights, but it wasn't put there to shock or edify as it would be today||Goldfinger threatens that should the Americans attempt to locate the bomb or interfere with his plan, he will simply have it detonated somewhere else of significance in the United States|
|I don't know what he'll do to me||It was the first of the series showing Bond relying heavily on technology, as well as the first to show a pre-credits sequence with only a tangential link to the main story —in this case allowing Bond to get to Miami after a mission|
|I am adding a whole extra star just for this scene||Odd Job in the movie was scary, but physically, not like the book version, save he was Asian|
|Of course, Fleming then spoils this by having her fall for Bond again idiotic notions||Especially since he was a refugee from Riga, a Balt who was fleeing the Russians as they swallowed his country up|
|Now, from the minute Bond enters the room where Jill is helping Goldfinger cheat people, she's already dead||They pose as doctors to incapacitate crew and passengers including Bond with drugged inoculations|
|Did the spy aspects feel authentic to you? It is fast, it is most entertainingly preposterous and it is exciting||The James Bond in these books though, don't feel like the same James Bond on the silver screen|