Goldfinger

Considered by some to be best of the James Bond movies, our hero is sent to spy on an eccentric millionaire who might be plotting to monopolize the world's gold supply.

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 periodic table of elements.

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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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