Sean Connery was probably the first movie hero to linger over his vowels—stretching them out as if contemplating them—in a manner that was usually left to villains . . . or Europeans. This slouching towards nonchalance added elegant fun to all of Connery’s performances as James Bond; his vaguely imperturbable Agent 007 acted as if he left his license to kill in his other suit. In Goldfinger, Bond’s nemesis is the stubby, impatient Auric Goldfinger (Gert Frobe), and it may have been the first time in film that the fate of the world seemed to be the very stake. Subsequent Bond films—and pop movies forever after—strained to follow in the wake that Goldfinger left, which still exerts its influence today.
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