Car Tailing Scene and Iron and Metal Yard - In this clip, Oddjob is supposedly driving Mr. Solo to the airport somewhere in Kentucky (USA). In the trunk of the Lincoln is Mr. Solo’s million dollars worth of gold. As we recall, Mr. Solo did not want any part of Operation Grand Slam (the Fort Knox plan) and Goldfinger let him out. Bond in the meantime had wrapped his homing device into a piece of paper that warned of the attack on Fort Knox, and slipped it into Mr. Solo’s suit pocket thinking Felix Leiter would track him and discover the plan in time. But time is pressing, and short for Mr. Solo. This is a critical scene for several reasons:
- we see again how ruthless Goldfinger is;
- Bond’s message will not get through to the authorities, because his homing device will cease to work when the Lincoln is crushed along with Solo and the gold; and
- Oddjob is a direct follower of orders – shooting Mr. Solo on order and crushing him in the Lincoln. Oddjob is happy to kill for Goldfinger.