Guy Hamilton

Anniversary of Guy Hamilton’s death [2016]

April 20th, 2018 by

Guy Hamilton, who directed Goldfinger (1964) and three more James Bond films, died at his home in Mallorca on 20th April 2016. He was 93. After setting the template for the film series with Goldfinger, Hamilton returned to the series for Diamonds Are Forever (1971), Live And Let Die (1973) and The Man With The Golden Gun (1974). Among his other […]

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Director Guy Hamilton dies aged 93

April 21st, 2016 by

Today we learnt of the sad news that Guy Hamilton, who directed Goldfinger and three other James Bond films, died yesterday at the age of 93. Hamilton was born in Paris on 16 September 1922, where his English parents were living. His first exposure to the film industry came in 1938 when he was the clapper […]

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The gadgets of the DB5

September 30th, 2014 by

While Goldfinger is often considered iconic for many reasons, one of the elements that helps to keep it in the public eye is the first appearance of the gadget-laden Aston Martin DB5. Here we take a look at those gadgets. Although Ian Fleming had put 007 behind the wheel of an Aston Martin DB Mark […]

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Bringing Goldfinger to the big screen

September 9th, 2014 by

After the success of Dr No and From Russia With Love came Goldfinger, with a new director, a budget equal to the first two films combined, and a plot significantly improved from the novel. Here we look at how Goldfinger was brought to the big screen. After the success of the first two films, Terence […]

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50 years of Goldfinger

September 2nd, 2014 by

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Goldfinger, the most iconic Bond film and still often used as a benchmark for the series. To celebrate the film’s half centenary The James Bond Dossier is dedicating September to a series of articles about the third 007 adventure. The third 007 outing premiered in at the Odeon Leicester Square […]

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Goldfinger

March 13th, 2012 by

James Bond is sent to investigate the smuggling operation of gold magnate Auric Goldfinger. After first encountering him in Miami, Bond arranges a “chance” meeting at Goldfinger’s golf club, where they play a high stakes round for a gold bar during which Goldfinger and his henchman cheat. Trailing the millionaire to Switzerland in his Aston […]

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Guy Hamilton’s influence on the James Bond films

October 12th, 2011 by

In 1964, after Terrence Young turned down the opportunity to direct the third Bond movie, Albert Broccoli and Harry Saltzman turned to another young British director instead, Guy Hamilton. The choice of Hamilton was not a particularly surprising one; the producers of the bond movies had long considered him for the position and in fact […]

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Live And Let Die soundtrack

May 31st, 2010 by

Part of the charm of the Bond series is that although the basic ideas and characters have remained consistent throughout, aspects of the films have changed during its unprecedented forty year success. This was certainly the case in 1973.  Not only did the Bond series welcome a new lead actor in Roger Moore, but for […]

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Diamonds Are Forever soundtrack

April 27th, 2010 by

James Bond producers Harry Saltzmann and Cubby Broccoli decided to change direction for the seventh movie in the series, Diamonds Are Forever.

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