In an attempt to decieve US troops during their counterattack on his forces at Fort Knox, Goldfinger changes into a general's uniform and carries a gold-plated revolver which he use to murder Red Chinese nuclear expert, Mr Ling.
Incredible as it may seem, back in 1964 the idea of an industrial laser was considered to be the stuff of science fiction. Therefore, Goldfinger has to launch into an explanation of the tool which will be used to dissect 007, who is spread-eagled on a metal table. As the beam slowly works its way up to his manhood, 007 tries frantically to talk his way out of the predicament. (He eventually does, but not before understandably sweating off a few pounds in a classic sequence that makes all the male viewers squirm) The laser effect was achieved by having technocian Burt Luxford hide under the table with a blowtorch and cut through the metal from below/ (The laser beam was added optically later.) Small wonder that Sean Connery's fear looks so realistic. The laser also plays a pivotal role in the break-in of Fort Knox when Goldfinger mounts it atop a military ambulance and uses it to cut through the metal doors of the gold depository.
Oddjob's Bowler Hat
When Goldfinger's mute henchman doffs his hat to a lady, it's generally not because he has good manners.. The unique item, which features a metallic brim, is used to deadly effect when Oddjob kills Tilly Masterson with it. Fittingly, the hat eventually proves to be the instrument of Oddjob's own destruction. Incidentally, the original hat is still displayed at various Bond events as was exhibited for several years at Planet Hollywood in London.
Bond receives one of the earliest prototypes of a homing device from Q. The small, metallic 'bug' is placed inside Goldfinger's Rolls-Royce by 007, thus allowing him to follow the billionaire through Switzerland. As Bond's Aston Martin features a hidden monitor which displays a map indicating Goldfinger's whereabouts up to a range of 150 miles, he rationalizes that the device would 'allow a man to stop off for a quick one en route'. Q also gives 007 a smaller version of the homer which Bond hides in a hollowed-out space in the heel of his shoe, thus allowing Felix Leiter to trace him.
This device signals to the audience that the Bond of Goldfinger will be far more humorous than the 007 of the first two films. The pre-credits sequence opens with a shot of a seagull gliding through murky waters near an industrial complex. The 'bird' suddenly rises up and we can see it is a decoy attached to the top of James Bond's scuba mask. Bond soon discards the phoney fowel as well as his drysuit, under which he reveals a sparkling white dinner jacket - complete with carnation. The joke is absurd, but it is also hilarious and more htan any other scene to date personifies the essence of the Bond character. Incidentially, the scene is replayed almost verbatim by Arnold Schwarznegger in True Lies