$5 Classic Movie Night: “Goldfinger” | Paramount Theatre
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Paramount Theatre | 2025 Broadway, Oakland, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Friday, April 29, 2016
$5 Classic Movie Night | Paramount Theatre
James Bond, Agent 007, is back! His assignment this time is to track millionaire gold smuggler Auric Goldfinger who has hatched a plot to “neutralize” the United States gold reserve at Fort Knox. Goldfinger won’t put up with Bond’s interference with his nefarious plans and unleashes one of the most memorable of all of Agent 007’s adversaries – the mute Korean strongman, Oddjob. Just as unforgettable as the villains are the Bond women – the 24-karat Jill Masterson, and the (unattainable?) Pussy Galore.
Sean Connery’s performance of Agent 007 achieves brutally suave perfection in this, the third Bond film, which set the standard for the entire series and established the hallmarks of the succeeding movies: the action-packed pre-title sequence, the memorable title song, and the incredible gadgets. Bond’s Aston Martin makes its film debut, with its bulletproof windows, front-mounted machine guns, oil slicks, smoke screens, and passenger ejector seat. Goldfinger deservedly took home the Oscar for Special Sound Effects.
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