Goldfinger

Continuity mistake: In the barn, after being flipped over, Bond's hair swaps from messy to brushed between shots.

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Continuity mistake: In the opening, Bond finds the button to let open the secret hatch in the oil tank. This hatch looks very heavy and is driven by a motor or something; you can hear the humming sound of it as well. When Bond is inside, now he can close it by hand. Also when he leaves the oil tank, he uses the same hatch, and can now open and close the hatch again with his hands.

Vince van Riet

Continuity mistake: At the card game in Miami, before Goldfinger joins his opponent at table, the card backs are blue, but when he sits down and they begin the game, the card backs are red.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene in Miami, when Goldfinger comes down the stairs, you can see on the shadows cast by the other persons that the scene is shot in the studio. All the persons walking around cast multiple shadows from floodlights and not just one from the sun.

Jacob La Cour

Continuity mistake: The suit Bond is wearing in the teaser - after he comes out of the water - is not a wetsuit, but some sort of nylon suit. The clip of him climbing out of the water is very short, but you can tell its not the same suit.

Jacob La Cour

Continuity mistake: When Bond first sees golden Jill on the bed she is lying diagonally across the bed with her right foot on the bed and pointed like a ballerina on points. As Bond approaches the bed her right foot is pointing towards the camera. The last shot of Jill's legs show both her feet hanging over the end of the bed meaning that she has changed position and is now lying straight along the bed.

Matty W

Continuity mistake: Goldfinger's crew uses a giant truck-mounted laser to burn their way through the Fort Knox entrance. Several shots of the truck show the laser beam being moved across the entrance extremely rapidly; however, when these shots are intercut with views of the entrance itself, the beam inches across the entrance door very, very slowly.

Matty W

Continuity mistake: At the Miami resort, when Goldfinger walks towards the card table, on the far left you can see Bond and Leiter standing watching Goldfinger in the background. In a close up shot of Bond and Leiter we see Bond reaching for a towel and putting it on his shoulder, but then in the wide shots there is no towel over his shoulder and he never moves.

Matty W

Continuity mistake: Bond is in bed with Jill. He goes to get some ice and she faces forward at him. A shot later she is facing upwards and her head is tilted sideways.

Continuity mistake: When Oddjob throws his steel-rimmed hat to kill Tilly, you can see the hat falling in a downwards direction, yet it still manages to hit Tilly on her neck.

Continuity mistake: When drinking with Bond, Goldfinger's julep alternates between being in his hand and on the table, between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Bond is picking a bottle from the fridge and is knocked down by Oddjob, he lies with both arms extended, yet the left one moves down between shots.

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Continuity mistake: In Fort Knox, Bond throws Oddjob's hat and gets it tucked between the metal bars. A frame later, the hat is tucked further in between the bars.

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Continuity mistake: After Bond speaks with Felix on the phone, the escort is lying on the bed looking at Bond, her hair all around her left cheek. In the next shot it's brushed backwards.

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Continuity mistake: When Bond enters Goldfinger's hotel room in Miami we see that the transmitter is on the table next to Jill. Bond turns it off but when Jill turns around and says, "Who are you?" we see that Bond is too far away from the table to have just turned off the transmitter.

Matty W

Continuity mistake: In the scene when Bond is in Goldfinger's suite he hears voices and sees Jill for the first time, lying on her front. In the next shot she is on her back, then on her front again.

Continuity mistake: When Goldfinger and Tilly are having a drink, the mint leaves in her glass change position between shots.

Sacha Premium member

Continuity mistake: While Bond is strapped onto a table while talking to Goldfinger, the distance the laser beam travels up the table towards Bond varies from one shot to the next.

Larry Koehn

Continuity mistake: The T-Bird following Oddjob to the junkyard does not have fender skirts but does when they give up the chase and head back to the farm. (01:16:25 - 01:20:30)

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Trivia: Goldfinger's first name is Auric. Au is the chemical symbol for gold on the table of elements.

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Question: Why did Goldfinger go through the hassle of telling the other gangsters his plan, only to kill them right after?

Answer: Goldfinger wants to keep the charade going up until the end so the others suspect nothing unusual. It is also a means of exposition to explain the plot to the audience.

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Answer: I believe that Goldfinger is a showman / show off and wanted to boast for the pure hell of it. Also I think that he had to string them along so they wouldn't suspect he was about to do what he ultimately did to them.

Alan Keddie
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