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Topic: The gatekeeper Goldfinger

Did this piece of casting strike anybody else as a bit erm...odd?

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I think Afred Hitchcock said he wish he's thought of that one himself.

Last edited by Number24 (3rd Jul 2020 20:18)

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It's only odd because this scene doesn't take place in 'murica.

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Not odd at all. I'd rather have her as my gatekeeper than 20 guys in para-military clothing any day!

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It's one of the funniest gags of the film. She looks so harmless and old-maid-ish when she curtsies as Bond first drives past her, then when she pulls out a machine gun later on, it's priceless  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol

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It’s a brilliant turn of events, one of the highlights of an all time great Bond movie.

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Charmed & Dangerous wrote:

It's one of the funniest gags of the film. She looks so harmless and old-maid-ish when she curtsies as Bond first drives past her, then when she pulls out a machine gun later on, it's priceless  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol

I agree. But she wouldn' t have been able to lift a machine gun - that's  a submachine gun  ajb007/smile

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I don't know, N24, I think she could have handled a 50 cal in one hand and a plate of cookies in the other!  ajb007/biggrin

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The Domino Effect wrote:

I don't know, N24, I think she could have handled a 50 cal in one hand and a plate of cookies in the other!  ajb007/biggrin

ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol

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One of Guy Hamilton's tropes as a Bond director. He liked having characters who look like nice old ladies on the outside, but have something villainous about them.

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