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Bond Villains And Their Monologues
'No Mr. Bond, I expect you to listen while I explain the plot'

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Bond Villains And Their Monologues | Goldfinger
Goldfinger

Big villain: Auric Goldfinger
The plan: To destroy the US gold reserve, thus sending the value of his own gold into the stratosphere. Cunning beggar.

Every Bond villain likes a grandstand moment but Goldfinger has two. This is greedy, especially when Bond eavesdrops on his first run-through of Operation Grand Slam and then eeks out the remaining details (location of bomb, end game, plans for spending the loot etc.) not by torture or sleight of hand but BY ASKING HIM.

Giveaway speech: “Once the population, including the military, has been immobilised my task force will approach Fort Knox in motorised equipment along Bullion Boulevard, which runs past the depository here and intersects with Gold Vault Road. This fence surrounding the depository, as Mr. Strap reminded us, is electrified. It will be dynamited!”

What he should have done: Asked Oddjob to shoot him.

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1
Drax does not want to destroy the earth in a nuclear holocaust – which is pointed out later in THE SAME ARTICLE! More

Posted by overkongen on Thursday November 1, 2012, 16:28

2 View/Gold
yeah, with a steal from 'superman-the movie' too. More

Posted by spark1 on Thursday November 1, 2012, 13:10

3 RE: ?
So "A view to a kill" is basically a remake of "Goldfinger"... More

Posted by grucl on Wednesday October 31, 2012, 14:15

4 RE: ?
It is because the new Bond "is smart and has great plot and the vilains aren't silly" so they couldn't find such a moment in the new bond films... More

Posted by smakris04 on Wednesday October 31, 2012, 07:26

5 ?
Where's Casino and Quantum? More

Posted by Grimm on Tuesday October 30, 2012, 17:06

6 Please dont give potential spoilers
Thanks for your opening line regarding goldeneye have managed to avoid a lot of spoilers/hints/information regarding Skyfall More

Posted by paulmag on Tuesday October 30, 2012, 14:42

7 Copycat
orlov's plan in OP is similar to the plot of 'the fourth protocal' which stars pierce brosnan as the russian out to set off the bomb. More

Posted by spark1 on Tuesday October 30, 2012, 13:04


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