Zippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5117 posts, RR: 13 Posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2740 times:
On a website that gave an historical overview of MIA during the 60's and 70's stated that MIA was in the James Bond movie Goldfinger. I've seen this great Bond flick several times and the only scene I think could be MIA is when ODDJOB is driving the ill fated gangster to the airport. It is supposed to be in Kentucky. But, I could tell, the approach with the highway sign saying International Airport is one that takes you onto that distinctive onramp to MIA. And, after ODDJOB snuffs the thug and drives the Lincoln to the auto wrecking junk yard, the scenery looks like the areas that used to border Corrosian Corner! Scrub pines and flat. Doesn't look like Kentucky to me!
Zippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5117 posts, RR: 13 Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2684 times:
Quoting Homer71 (Reply 1): I'm a big James Bond fan, and in the hundreds of times I've seen Goldfinger,
Homer, next time you watch Goldfinger, pay special attention to the scene where OD-JOB drives that thug with the New York accent to the airport with his share of gold. Of course ODD-JOB gives the Brooklyn gangster a shit eating grin and snuffs him, then drives the shiny new 1965 Lincoln Continental to the compacting wrecking yard. Look at that sign that says International Airport. You may also notice an advertisement for Delta or Eastern. Then, there is the scene where Felix Lighter and another swinging 60s American agent are stopping for Colonel Saunders KFC and using a 1960s directional tracker. I'm sure, this is one of the roads near MIA in one of Miami's seamier sections.
AeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20322 posts, RR: 64 Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2677 times:
There are a ton of flubs in Goldfinger, so I wouldn't doubt what you're saying, especially since palm trees aren't known to naturally inhabit Kentucky.
Quoting Zippyjet (Reply 2): then drives the shiny new 1965 Lincoln Continental to the compacting wrecking yard.
A bit of trivia on this. It's actually a '64 Continental that suddenly becomes an engineless '63 when it's in the crusher. Also, the car weighed a bloody couple of tons, but it and all the gold were lifted into the back of a Ranchero that could barely haul a half ton.
Quoting Homer71 (Reply 1): Maybe, near the end, when Bond boards a private jet on his way to meet the President, was shot at MIA (although it takes place near SDF or Fort Knox).
Sean Connery actually never set foot in the U.S. while filming Goldfinger. (I read that somewhere a while back, and keep looking for clues when I watch it, and there are several.)
Zippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5117 posts, RR: 13 Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2663 times:
Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 3): Sean Connery actually never set foot in the U.S. while filming Goldfinger. (I read that somewhere a while back, and keep looking for clues when I watch it, and there are several.)
Look at the TV set in Bond's hotel room. It is a European mode;. Note the funny looking "Outey" picture tube!
9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2639 times:
Filming began on January 20, 1964 at Miami's Fountainbleau Hotel, but Sean Connery, who was filming Marnie at the time didn't join the film until a few weeks later. His Fountainbleau scenes were shot at Pinewood studios in London then combined with the location footage through rear projection techniques and clever editing.