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'Goldfinger' still glitters as a James Bond movie soundtrack
Zap 2it.com ^ | 03.24.10

Posted on 03/24/2010 8:55:11 PM PDT by Perdogg

It's the adventure that made the James Bond series about the music as well as the movie.

If there's any doubt of the impact the sound of "Goldfinger" had, and still has, consider that the 1964 classic ranks eighth on Turner Classic Movies' recently issued list of 15 Most Influential Film Soundtracks -- behind "Psycho" and "A Hard Day's Night" but ahead of "The Graduate" and "Saturday Night Fever."

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KEYWORDS: bondjamesbond; goldfinger; johnbarry; moviemusic; soundtrack; soundtracks

1 posted on 03/24/2010 8:55:11 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Young Werther; Guenevere; SJSAMPLE; omega4179; Larry Lucido; fieldmarshaldj; Clemenza; potlatch; ...

My Favorites are:

Bond Back In Action

Main Theme

Into Miami

Apline Drive/Auric’s Factory


2 posted on 03/24/2010 8:56:50 PM PDT by Perdogg (Nancy Pelosi did more damage to America on 03/21 than Al Qaeda did on 09/11)
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To: Perdogg
That double naught spy music really delivered that sense of tension and urgency. The sound track to “”Thunderball” has to be classic.
3 posted on 03/24/2010 9:00:49 PM PDT by oyez (The difference in genius and stupidity is that genius has it limits.)
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To: Perdogg

I liked Odd Jobs hat. The other thing that stuck me was when they crushed Auric’s gold car into a square and put it in the back of the Falcon. That thing would have done a wheel stand with all that weight.


4 posted on 03/24/2010 9:01:51 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Borges

ping


5 posted on 03/24/2010 9:03:27 PM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: Perdogg
Who can forget (I was 15 when Goldfinger came out), Shirley Bassey (spelling?) belting out the theme song "GOLDFINGER, duh duh, duhhh..."
6 posted on 03/24/2010 9:03:34 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (Had God not driven man from the Garden of Eden the Sierra Club surely would have.)
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To: Inyo-Mono

I think my favorites are The World Is Not Enough by Garbage. It had a good video too.

Suprisingly, Nancy Sinatra’s You Only Live Twice was another good one because it was a very pretty song.


7 posted on 03/24/2010 9:07:02 PM PDT by Frantzie (McCain = Obama's friend McCain called AMERICANS against amnesty - "racists")
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To: Inyo-Mono

I’m with you. Shirley Bassey’s “Goldfinger” *is* the sound of Bond.


8 posted on 03/24/2010 9:08:09 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Parley Baer

Funny, saw the movie just last week and didn’t remember the falcon scene until the magnet drops a two ton block into the back, and the Falcon drives off perfectly level. I had the same thought you did.


9 posted on 03/24/2010 9:08:24 PM PDT by wita
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To: Perdogg
Pussy: My name is Pussy Galore.

James Bond: I must be dreaming....

10 posted on 03/24/2010 9:15:48 PM PDT by freebilly (No wonder the left has a boner for Obama. There's CIALIS in soCIALISt....)
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To: Parley Baer


11 posted on 03/24/2010 9:20:16 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Perdogg

Soundtrack to “Thief” by Tangerine Dream.


12 posted on 03/24/2010 9:23:20 PM PDT by pankot
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To: freebilly

:#2: Her name is Alotta. Alotta Fagina.
Austin: Come again?
Alotta: Alotta Fagina.
Austin: I’m sorry. I’m just not getting it. I thought you said your name was a lot of... um nevermind.


13 posted on 03/24/2010 9:31:55 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Perdogg
Top 15 list in chronological order:

KING KONG (1933)

ALEXANDER NEVSKY (1938)

THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL (1951)

BLACKBOARD JUNGLE (1955)

THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM (1955)

PSYCHO (1960)

A HARD DAY'S NIGHT (1964)

GOLDFINGER (1964)

THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY (1966)

THE GRADUATE (1967)

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)

SHAFT (1971)

AMERICAN GRAFFITI (1973)

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (1977)

STAR WARS (1977)


14 posted on 03/24/2010 9:32:39 PM PDT by Right_Wing_Madman
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To: bigbob; Inyo-Mono
Shirley Bassey’s “Goldfinger” *is* the sound of Bond.

On Frazier, there was an amusing episode where Frasier, Niles and Martin Crane sing Goldfinger (from `` Shutout In Seattle'' in season 6).

15 posted on 03/24/2010 9:47:00 PM PDT by re_nortex
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To: Right_Wing_Madman
Top 15 list in chronological order: [...]

Maybe just because it's top-of-mind since it was on last weekend but I'd add Lawrence of Arabia to the list as a personal favorite for the music which still lingers. On the other, considering the the metric is ``influential'', perhaps not.

16 posted on 03/24/2010 9:51:57 PM PDT by re_nortex
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To: re_nortex
Maybe just because it's top-of-mind since it was on last weekend but I'd add Lawrence of Arabia to the list as a personal favorite for the music which still lingers

Lawrence, Lawrence of Arabia
He was an English guy
He came to fight the Turkish

17 posted on 03/24/2010 9:53:47 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: FrPR
I will second Nino Rota as a great film composer! He has the ability to create hauntingly beautiful music based on simple themes. La Strada just might be the best movie ever made. Of course, I am biased, since Anthony Quinn is my favorite actor.

I am wondering how Henry Mancini got left out of the list. Doesn't anyone remember Breakfast At Tiffany's?

19 posted on 03/24/2010 10:57:57 PM PDT by ARepublicanForAllReasons (Give 'em hell, Sarah!)
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To: FrPR

Did Rota write anything for Cinema Paradiso? I’ve always thought it was Morricone alone. The kiss scene in the rain in CP with the fully-orchestrated theme = heaven.


20 posted on 03/24/2010 11:16:08 PM PDT by IdeeFixe
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To: Perdogg; blue-duncan

Shirley Bassey ping.


21 posted on 03/25/2010 12:05:49 AM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: potlatch; Perdogg


















22 posted on 03/25/2010 5:27:08 AM PDT by devolve ( . . . . . . . . . PAINT HER GOLD . . . . . . .)
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To: dfwgator; Perdogg

Anytime I hear “American Woman” (Guess Who) I think of Heather Graham.


23 posted on 03/25/2010 6:26:08 AM PDT by Envisioning (Proud "Right Wing Extremist" per the DHS.......)
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To: Envisioning

“No Time Left for You” was good, too.


24 posted on 03/25/2010 9:43:28 AM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: FrPR

The two of them would have done better than David Arnold although I do like the TWINE OST.


25 posted on 03/25/2010 9:51:02 AM PDT by Perdogg (Nancy Pelosi did more damage to America on 03/21 than Al Qaeda did on 09/11)
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To: Right_Wing_Madman

I cannot believe On Her majesty’s secret service is not on that list.


26 posted on 03/25/2010 9:51:45 AM PDT by Perdogg (Nancy Pelosi did more damage to America on 03/21 than Al Qaeda did on 09/11)
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To: Parley Baer

That was the maffia guys Lincoln Continental that was crushed (with him in it), not Auric’s Rolls Royce.


28 posted on 03/25/2010 11:04:38 AM PDT by SuItan
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To: Perdogg

thanks for post...I’m a movie soundtrack junkie and a fan of the
real James Bond (Connery)!!!


29 posted on 03/25/2010 12:04:16 PM PDT by VOA
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To: devolve

Very pretty graphics devolve!


30 posted on 03/26/2010 5:09:15 PM PDT by potlatch (~~"Where secrecy or mystery begins, vice or roguery is not far off. "~~)
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To: potlatch

31 posted on 03/27/2010 3:58:12 PM PDT by devolve ( . . . . . . . . . play the music . . . . . . .)
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To: devolve

Neat, you’ve shown me picts of these before. Did you buy yourself one?

[play the music]
No music to play. Hard to make out the names of a couple of the songs.


32 posted on 03/27/2010 5:07:03 PM PDT by potlatch (~~"Where secrecy or mystery begins, vice or roguery is not far off. "~~)
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To: potlatch

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That is the “Pop-o-Matic” version of the classic 50’s “Wall-o-Matic” that I ran across, found and bought

Trying to find a Song Selector (or make one) I can fit inside the front clear section - and rig a small low-wattage lightbulb source inside it

Mine is 99.90% exactly the same in size, appearance, details as that original booth or table remote coin-operated jukebox Seeberg Wall-o-Matic in the photo I just posted


33 posted on 03/27/2010 5:26:48 PM PDT by devolve ( . . . . . . . . . play the music . . . . . . .)
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To: devolve

Can you drill a hole in the back of it? They make a plug in cord for one Christmas tree light bulb. I have drilled holes and put them in Manger Scenes over the years.


34 posted on 03/27/2010 5:32:42 PM PDT by potlatch (~~"Where secrecy or mystery begins, vice or roguery is not far off. "~~)
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To: potlatch

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It actually is an electric popcorn popper

There is an electric cord/plug and a rocker switch on the back of it

I plan to remove the back panel and remove the heating element part and use the switch and the existing cord to control a small lightbulb socket

No big rush -

I grabbed it just before someone else spotted it

The area behind the front clear center panel where you view and select the songs is a satin black right now

I’ll have to take a good look and make some sketches and approximate measurements of the (CD retro coin-operated booth Seeberg Wall-o-Matic wall units at Lucky’s downtown


35 posted on 03/27/2010 5:50:57 PM PDT by devolve ( . . . . . . . . . play the music . . . . . . .)
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To: devolve
Yes, you had told me about that before. Guess you talked about it, showed me the picture and then bought it.

Pretty cute for a popcorn popper. You would have to buy a socket to put on the cord but most take large bulbs. The kind I spoke of with a white light works well and is cheap.

36 posted on 03/27/2010 6:01:43 PM PDT by potlatch (~~"Where secrecy or mystery begins, vice or roguery is not far off. "~~)
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To: potlatch

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I am thinking that perhaps the small plug-in night lights would light it up enough inside behing the song selector panels

I have a few here already - easy to rig and no heat problemos - one is adjustable as far aa light output and turns on when it is dark - but that can be adjusted too - the other one has a 6 watt light equivilent to a 30 watt stard bulb

The lights in them last forever - and they are El-Cheapo to begin with -


37 posted on 03/27/2010 6:37:20 PM PDT by devolve ( . . . . . . . . . play the music . . . . . . .)
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To: Frantzie

Oddly I like Wing’s ‘Live and Let Die’.


38 posted on 03/27/2010 6:41:54 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (Pray for my soul. More things are wrought by prayer Than this world dreams of.-- Idylls of the King)
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To: Right_Wing_Madman

What, no ‘Vertigo’?


39 posted on 03/27/2010 6:46:21 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (Pray for my soul. More things are wrought by prayer Than this world dreams of.-- Idylls of the King)
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To: devolve

Yes, nightlights are the same size as the old fashion Christmas bulbs.
That’s the kind I was meaning. We sure get off topic!!


40 posted on 03/27/2010 6:46:30 PM PDT by potlatch (~~"Where secrecy or mystery begins, vice or roguery is not far off. "~~)
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To: Perdogg

Goldfinger in on today at 5pm Pacific on BBC America.


41 posted on 03/28/2010 11:34:17 AM PDT by racing fan
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To: devolve

Gold? All over?


42 posted on 03/28/2010 11:40:19 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

I have the expanded, remastered soundtrack of LALD, at times George Martin is almost as good as John Barry, much better than Dave Arnold, although George Martin did not write the theme.

I think the OST to “The Man With The Golden Gun” is good, but I wish we could get an expaned version of that, and an expanded version of “A View To A Kill”.


43 posted on 03/28/2010 1:53:38 PM PDT by Perdogg (Nancy Pelosi did more damage to America on 03/21 than Al Qaeda did on 09/11)
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To: VOA

I have 12 hours and ten minutes worth of soundtrack music from the James Bond movies. I also have the full OST from Barry’s “Somewhere in Time”.


44 posted on 03/28/2010 1:55:14 PM PDT by Perdogg (Nancy Pelosi did more damage to America on 03/21 than Al Qaeda did on 09/11)
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To: Perdogg
“Somewhere in Time”.

Gorgeous!

45 posted on 03/28/2010 9:29:04 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (Pray for my soul. More things are wrought by prayer Than this world dreams of.-- Idylls of the King)
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