Film Review: GF Part 1 – The real world but with extra kick.

It has been argued many times over that Goldfinger (1964), directed by Guy Hamilton and the third film in the 007 series, is the one that sent the Bond brand through the stratosphere of popularity and monetary success. The first two entries, DR and FRWL, had met considerable recognition worldwide (Russia’s budget was doubled from that of DN given how well the first turned out), but several factors led to GF becoming, for lack of better term, the gold standard of Bond films.