Goldfinger Movies & Media Adaptations

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Probably the most popular of the James Bond motion pictures is Goldfin ger, produced by Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman for United Artists and released in 1964. As Goldfinger, actor Gert Frobe deserves much of the credit for the film's success. His bravura performance conveys the fascination of Goldfinger's mania for gold. In the motion picture, Goldfinger is not an agent for SMERSH. Instead, he is a millionaire driven by lust for gold and allied with the Communist Chinese, who in 1964 were regarded by Americans as more menacing than the Russians. The screenplay by Richard Maibaum and Paul Dehn kept most of the novel's plot intact, with the only jarring note being the pointless gathering of gangster chieftains only to explain the scheme against Fort Knox and then to have them killed. Their scene does not fit into the movie's plot. Pussy Galore is played by Honor Blackman and...

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