Goldfinger

Bond, James Bond

Goldfinger DVD Goldfinger is a classic not only because it's the third Bond film, but because of Austin Power's parody of it, Goldmember. In this version Bond gets a little over-the-top with his "Manliness" and prowess!

We start out with Bond coming to the US for the first time in the movie series - down in Miami. He hooks up with Goldfinger's girl and promptly seduces her away. He has 2 bottles of Dom Perignon '53 chilling for her, which was the vintage he said he loved back in Dr. No. In a classic line that is both funny and shows that Bond was a little out of touch with 99% of the US, he says:

"My dear girl, there are some things that just aren't done. Such as drinking Dom Perignon '53 above a temperature of 38 degrees Farenheight. That's as bad as listening to the Beatles without earmuffs."

Bond also knows his brandy. He and M are invited to an elegant dinner with a banker. The banker offers them a crystal decanter of brandy, saying, "Have a little more of this rather disappointing brandy."

M replies, "Why, what is the matter with it?"

Bond, always ready to show off, lectures "I'd say it was a 30 year old fined and indifferently blended, with an overdose of bon bois." He pronounces fined as "Feeened". Bon Bois is a Cognac region known for its lime and clay soils. It is a very strong Cognac.

From visitor Brian Tholke:
When they were having brandy and Colonel Smithers suggested that they have some more of the rather disappointing brandy – it was because it was not “top shelf”. It was not a Cognac that was not a “Grande Champagne” or a “Petite Champagne”, not even “Borderies”. Bond said it was “a 30 year old Fins (Bois), indifferently blended, with an overdose of Bon Bois.” In other words, a class 4 cognac overblended with a class 5 cognac, not a class 1 “Grande Champagne” cognac.

He goes through his shaken-not-stirred Martini and some Brandy. When hitting Kentucky, he has a "mint julep - some ice but not too sweet please". Mint Julep is a sugar-and-mint concoction with a Kentucky Bourbon base.

Pussy Galore, the second enemy woman he seduces away from the Dark Side, is "Champagne Leader" for her group of pilots. Bond, of course, ends up with the girl in the end!



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