Hi.In the movie " Goldfinger" , who is lying on the floor in the airplane after Auric Goldfinger has gone out the window.....? best regards jimmy
It's the uniform of one of Goldfinger's guards who you see on the plane as Goldfinger comes through the curtain with his golden gun. Here's a screenshot of the moment you see a brief glimpse of the guard:
Presumably the guard was knocked unconscious or killed during the turbulence in a pressurised plane caused by the bullet going through the window.
So maybe a longer fight scene once existed? Peter Hunt being a bit over censorious with his editing ?
Yes, it could well be. It was (perhaps necessarily) a rather truncated version of what happened on the plane in the original novel. The scene in the novel was much longer with Oddjob being sucked out of the window and Goldfinger meeting a different end at Bond's hands than in the film version. There could well have been a slightly longer sequence in the original edit of the film which had to be cut to better meet the running time. The guard suddenly being seen lying on the floor points strongly to this possibility. Perhaps one of the many books on the Bond films could provide us with a definitive answer?
Such continuity errors are not uncommon at all in all films. Nowadays, a lot of those errors can be 'fixed in post' by painting things out using CGI, but you'll see them a lot in films that are 20+ years old.
A big example is in BLADE RUNNER. After Deckard kills Zhora, he meets Leon and gets his face beaten up. The original intention was to have Deckard killing Zhora, getting beat up by Leon, getting saved by Rachel, and then getting the bottle of booze. When editing, they rearranged things so that Deckard kills Zhora, gets the bottle of booze, gets beat up by Leon, and then gets saved by Rachel. Because of this re-arrangement, Deckard's face has a continuity error regarding the condition of his face while buying the booze. The FINAL CUT fixes this with CGI (along with other continuity errors), but this is a prime example of how a film is directed twice: once while filming and again while editing.
IMO the henchman would have heard the fight and joined in and Bond dealt with him - obviously before Goldfinger was killed. For what ever reason that part of the scene was removed. It's a shame.