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Goons, Gals and Gadgets

A LOT OF THE MAGIC OF THE JAMES BOND MOVIES COMES FROM THE UNIQUE AND EXOTIC CONTENT. THIS INCLUDES BAD GUYS, FEMME FATALES AND COOL MACHINES. HERE’S A MORE IN-DEPTH LOOK INTO THE HISTORY OF THE JAMES BOND FILMS.

James Bond

Goons and supervillains

Richard Kiel

Bond has encountered his share of evil, but one of his most memorable adversaries is Jaws, played by Richard Kiel. Jaws is over two metres tall and battled with Roger Moore’s Bond in The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker. He is an unstoppable, steel-toothed killing machine and often finishes off his enemies by biting through their throats. Jaws has survived all kinds of dangerous situations, including falling several thousand metres from a plane into a circus tent. He has even survived a crash into a fish tank that contained a shark. In Moonraker, he turns good, and even gets a girlfriend. They float off into the cosmos together in a spaceship, to live happily ever after.

Gert Fröbe

Goldfinger (Gert Fröbe) was another great villain. He is helped by several others, including his Korean bodyguard, Oddjob. Goldfinger’s role involved making the gold supply at Fort Knox radioactive, which ended up devaluing it. Consequently, his own gold would become more valuable, and the Chinese would have more power in the west. In one scene, Bond (Sean Connery this time) is tied up, and asks Goldfinger if he expects information from him. Goldfinger replies, “I don’t expect you to talk, I expect you to die!” Goldfinger then directs a laser at our hero. But of course, supercool Bond doesn’t die that easily.

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The latest issue of Hot English (171 – the August issue) is out now! Learn over 300 useful words and expressions and improve your listening skills with Learn Hot English! This month: 8 songs to motivate you to learn in English – learn English by listening to these fantastic songs... and get motivated to learn even more! Plus, 6 useful verbs for talking about transport, 8 useful sports words, 12 words and expressions for talking about the cinema, 6 ways for describing time, 8 useful phrasal verbs, 8 idioms... plus: • Unusual news – home wreckers. • Health – losing weight with Richard Simmons. • Phone English – making reservations. • Language – confusing words. • TV – Frasier. • Business – Adidas versus Puma. • Food – casserole. • Culture – charities. • Film – 007. • Philosophy – good versus evil. • Celebrities – memorabilia sales. • Language – the meaning of “wicked”. • Slang – learn some slang with our dictionary of slang. AND LOTS, LOTS MORE! By reading and listening to all this great content, you'll improve your English reading and listening skills and learn up to 300 useful words or expressions. Plus, you'll get a better job and pass English-language exams more easily. Guaranteed!
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