Goldfinger

Continuity mistake: When Colonel Smithers says "That's not quite fair" during the dinner sequence with Bond and M, the position of Smithers' hand/cigar jumps between shots.

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: When Bond is knocked unconscious by Oddjob in Goldfinger's suite, the robe-knot on his dressing gown changes when he regains consciousness.

Continuity mistake: As the vault door closes the shadow of the running man can be seen at the door, which was still open enough to get through. Inside the vault, he just reaches it as it shuts.

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Continuity mistake: When Bond gets in the car outside the hangar in Kentucky, we see Oddjob open his door to get in. In the close up of Bond in the next shot, however, we see the car door is now closed, but we still hear it closing in the shot.

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.

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Revealing mistake: When they're in the barn, Bond and Pussy take turns tossing each other in the hay. On her second attempt to throw Bond, he reverses it and throws Pussy. After the camera looks to where she will land, you can see the distinct outline where she had been thrown before.

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Continuity mistake: When the cube of metal that was the Lincoln comes out, the electromagnet comes in and grabs it as it sits close to the exit. When the camera cuts to a wider shot, the cube is being lifted from a further distance out from the exit.

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Revealing mistake: When Oddjob throws his hat at the statue and the camera cuts a close up of it, as the hat goes by the head, you can see the seam (in a freeze frame) where the head is propped up by the filler used to disguise the break. Also, the brim of the hat where the blade is, passes about two inches above the break. Therefore, were it possible, the brim doesn't cut the statue.

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Revealing mistake: When the car containing Goldfinger's henchmen explodes after careering down a hill after spinning on an oil slick, look at the car and you can see that the back seat is empty.

Continuity mistake: After Shirley Eaton is painted gold, Bond looks at her legs. The shot shows a pair of short, heavyset legs. These are a stand-in's legs or artificial ones. Shirley's were long and perfectly shaped, as seen at the beginning of the bedroom scene.

Continuity mistake: In Fort Knox, after Oddjob cuts the cables, his hat and the cable change positions on the floor.

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Continuity mistake: While Bond drives in Geneva, the landscape differs between the blue-screen shots inside the car and the ones outside.

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Continuity mistake: When Goldfinger first strikes the ball, it is an awful hit and the ball flies flat close to the ground for a few meters; however, the shot changes and the ball is seen flying high.

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Trivia: In the closing credits, the words "Tosh Togo" appear under Harold Sakata's name. This was Sakata's ring name when he was a professional wrestler from the early 1950s to the early 1960s.

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Answer: Security and guest privacy was less of a concern in this era. Often someone could merely inquire at the desk which room a guest was staying in. Another ploy often used in movies was to leave a note for the guest and then watch which numbered mailbox the concierge placed it in.

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Answer: He deduced that Goldfinger was using a partner to spy on his opponent's hand, and to check his theory he went to the room with the best line of sight. Alternatively, he went (off-screen) to the desk and used his charm, which was utterly irresistible in the Bond films of the '60s, to find out where Goldfinger was staying.

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