Happy 50th Anniversary Goldfinger!

Fifty years ago today, the third James Bond film – Goldfinger – was released to the world. It was a smash hit, and while recognized by many as the “best” Bond film… it actually made less money than the follow-up Thunderball made a year later. I’ve written about Goldfinger before – here’s my critical appraisal – and so I won’t add too many words on top of that, except to say that I can’t believe it’s been half a century since it came out. Wow.

Here’s the title sequence, and the amazing Shirley Bassey belting out that classic theme song:


And here’s a great documentary on the making of the film: