So that’s almost it for Goldfinger Weekend
One more time!…
Thanks to Scot
Gert Fröbe (1913 – 1988), was a German actor who starred in many films. He was brilliant as the arch villain, Auric Goldfinger, and in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang as Baron Bomburst.
Due to his thick German accent, Fröbe was dubbed in some of his classic roles, including by British actor Michael Collins in Goldfinger.
The song was composed by John Barry, with lyrics by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse and is widely acknowledged as a classic of its genre. Famously, co-producer Harry Saltzman hated the song and only agreed to use it when persuaded by Cubby Broccoli.
John Barry’s score included instrumental arrangements of the title theme, as well as the Bond theme from Dr. No. He made heavy use of brass. The distinctive music for Goldfinger’s henchman, Oddjob, makes use of repeated strokes on a metallic anvil. Metallic chimes are also heard in many scenes associated with Oddjob or gold, notably that in which the dead golden girl is discovered. The very effective use of music and various sound effects in the film won it an academy award for sound editing.