New this month Continuity mistake: The first time we see Goldfinger by the pool, in the wide angle there's a girl with an orange bathing suit, and a man with a striped shirt next to her. In the close-up, the man now has a white T-shirt with a blue print, and the girl has a white bikini and an orange skirt.
Continuity mistake: The bomb is disarmed with 007 seconds left on the conveniently placed timer with big white numbers. Then, Bond says "Three more ticks and Mr. Goldfinger would've hit the jackpot." What? Well, originally, the timer would've stopped at 003, and the line would make sense, but later the powers that be decided to stop it at 007 instead for a good old Bond joke, and apparently never forgot to delete that line in editing. [The 3 clicks mistake is an interesting one as there are still in existence cuts of the film with the original 003 on the nuclear device timer. One contributor saw the 003 version in 1970 and was puzzled when the 007 version turned up on TV years later.]
Continuity mistake: When Bond is first put in the truck, it shows both of the larger trucks as 1964 Internationals, lead by a new Jeep CJ series with curved front fenders. In the next few shots, the Jeep becomes a 1950s version with flat front fenders, and the larger trucks are now darker green 1956 Fords. When they arrive at Fort Knox, the Jeep and trucks have changed back to the newer models.
Continuity mistake: When Bond ejects the car seat with the Korean from his Aston Martin, the Korean leaves through the roof of the car with his legs straight (as seen inside the car). The scene changes outside the car and now the Korean can be seen fully seated in the car seat.
Add timeLarry Koehn
Continuity mistake: After the game of golf between Goldfinger and Bond, Goldfinger gets Oddjob to show off his usually dangerous hat. He throws the hat at the statue and we see it fly off to the right of the screen, well away from the statue. Yet in the following shot, the decapitated head falls down next to the hat on the ground right by the statue.
Continuity mistake: In the first shots of the golf course, you see Goldfinger's Rolls parked to the far left of the main building, with Bond's car in the lot in the background. When the scene changes to the inside of the clubhouse store, the Rolls is now very close to the front of the store. At the end of the golf game the Rolls is back to the left of the main building and as the camera pans back you can see that the store is to the far right of the main building.
Continuity mistake: The first time they show Johnny in the T-bird looking at the radar, you can see from the driver's window an orange 1958 Chevrolet pulling out into traffic. A few seconds later he is talking and you can see the same 1958 Chevrolet driving up to pull out in the street.
Continuity mistake: After Oddjob has knocked Bond out whilst he was looking for some cold champagne, Bond is seen lying in front of an open refrigerator door which has five small and one large bottle on the lower shelf. When Bond awakes there are now six small and one large bottles there.
Continuity mistake: When entering Fort Knox we see the laser cutting from left to right across the metal door, which is subsequently pulled out. But when we see the door from the inside, it looks as if the laser has cut also both sides. There was no time for that - and we do not see the laser make such movements as going up or down.
Add timeJacob La Cour
Continuity mistake: In the opening sequence, Bond sets some explosives, then checks his watch. A closeup shot shows he wears the watch on the outside of his black long-sleeve outfit. He rushes outside, and the following shot he peels off the top to reveal a white smoking jacket. But he never removes the watch first, as it is now *inside* his jacket sleeve.
Continuity mistake: When Bond and Tilly Masterson stop at the garage after her car is ruined by the Aston, we see her wooden case on the rear parcel shelf of the DB5. She gets out and so does Bond, yet when he reaches in to give her back the case he only just reaches in with his arm. There is no way he could reach the case.
Continuity mistake: In the teaser, when Bond has come out of the water and climbed up the cliff, right after he kicks the guard he is seen running away. In that frame you can see he is wearing leather shoes with light brown leather soles - which are completely dry. He was not wearing those in the water.
Add timeJacob La Cour
Continuity mistake: After we first see Tilly Masterson's car overtaking Bond's Aston, the next few shots of the scenery are inconsistent. What is seen through Bond's car windows does not match the scenery in the subsequent long shots. And Tilly's car is shown leaving the village, then after getting out on the open road, the shot through her rear window shows her leaving the village again.
Continuity mistake: When Oddjob drives into the junkyard, watch his shadow as he exits the car. Then look at the shadows while he drives off. Some hours have passed between the shootings, perhaps the missing hours are the ones it took for the engine to be removed from the car? (Check the other mistake from this scene).
Continuity mistake: When Bond is talking to his contact in the bar after the heroin plant explosion, look in the mirror behind him and you can see Bonita the dancer talking to some other men in the middle of the room. But in the next shot Bonita is on her own walking up the stairs, and the men are no longer in sight.
Continuity mistake: The complex in Switzerland (Auric Enterprises) when seen from the hills beyond is a few widely spaced buildings of sheet metal construction. After nightfall when Bond goes down to investigate, the site has turned into a veritable city of closely spaced buildings of brick construction.
Add timeLarry Redfield
Continuity mistake: When Bond and Oddjob are fighting to the death at Fort Knox, Bond retrieves Oddjob's lethal steel-brimmed derby hat and takes aim, preparing for a backhand throw with his left hand. Camera cuts to a startled Oddjob for a split-second. When the camera cuts back to Bond, he is executing a much more difficult forehand throw with his right hand.
Add timeCharles Austin Miller
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.
Add timeVince van Riet
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.
Add timeMatty W
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.
Add timeMatty 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.
Add timeMatty 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.
Add timeMatty W