For the mid season finale of Hit Me With Your Best Shot, and since we've been revisiting 1964 for its 50th, we're looking at the James Bond classic Goldfinger (1964). After selecting the movie I began to worry that perhaps the early image of a dead beauty suffocated in gold paint was too iconic to have people looking elsewhere but trust this crowd to keep their eyes open and receptive to varying beauties. Or maybe the Best Shot club (open to all -why haven't you joined?) was just purposefully avoiding it due to its fame?
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GOLDFINGER'S BEST SHOTS
9 shots chosen by 12 secret agents of blogging
(in chronological order within the film)
The image, created by Robert Brownjohn is nearly prophetic and totally inadvertently so...
-The Movie Scene *new participant* welcome!
Girls, Girls, Girls..."
-The Film's The Thing
The all-time perfect collision of the things that, to my mind, make Bond Bond..."
-Antagony & Ecstasy
Margaret: Sexy, sexy violence.
Anne Marie: I suppose that’s what happens when you bring your work into the bedroom.
-We Recycle Movies
What I always loved about James Bond is his ability to get under the skin of his opponent - to instinctively know which buttons to push..."
A cramped space that nonetheless is full of detail...
-Drew Byrd *new participant* - welcome!
Hamilton and director of photography Ted Moore shoot much of this film from wide-angles, which makes the film look "big"..."
There's something beautiful about the Bond movies when they slow down..."
-Basket of Kisses via TFE *new participant* - welcome!
Three layers of depth here..."
One of the most fascinating things about this iteration of James Bond is how ineffective he is...
Goldfinger, however, does know how to pop some colors..."
-Coco Hits NY
We need to talk about James Bond's cock in Goldfinger..."
-The Film Experience
Please check out these fine articles. I really enjoyed this finale - some really funny and interesting pieces this time. This is our midseason finale. If you'd like 'Hit Me' to return in July, please do comment and support the series through comments, shares, tweets, and likes.