GOLDFINGER – Decoding the Pre-Title Sequence

Contributed by: Dan Silvestri, Tom Pizzato, Vicky Hodges - Spy Movie Navigator

Join Dan, Tom and Vicky as we dig for the gold in the pre-title sequence of GOLDFINGER!

Drug Lords! Latin America!  Miami Beach! Seagulls! Nitro!  Grappling hooks! Ramirez! Plastic explosives!  Dr. No?!  Tuxedos and dry suits and the Dutch resistance!

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Video Notes

Our discussion of the Goldfinger pre-title sequence looks at:

  • The tie-ins of the pre-title sequence to the rest of the movie
  • The use of sound to take us into the environment of the scene
  • The seagull headgear and where fake animals have been used a camouflage in other Bond movies.
  • How did that gun that fired the grappling hook work?
  • Bond’s leather shoes
    The wonderful Ken Adam set and its links to Dr. No
  • Bond’s facial expressions
  • The white dinner jacket and its subsequent use in a Steven Spielberg movie.
  • How the dinner jacket was inspired by a real agent named Peter Tazelaar
  • and more …