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The Self Preservation Society - 50 Years of The Italian Job

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£ 45.00 GBP
Motoring book awards winner

 

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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the British cult classic movie The Italian Job. Loaded with sixties swagger, and famed for its endlessly quotable dialogue and one of the most impressive car chases in movie history, The Italian Job is the ultimate celebration of ‘cool Britannia’.

Based on more than 50 in-depth interviews with the cast and crew, and lavishly illustrated with hundreds of never-before-seen photographs and production documents, this new book takes a fascinating, behind-the-scenes look at how the film made its way to our screens.                     

Awarded the prestigious Motoring Book of the Year by the Royal Automobile Club. Judge Mick Walsh from Classic & Sports Car said “A remarkable celebration of this cult movie classic that author Matthew Field has researched passionately since his teenage years. Bloody brilliant!”.

Foreword by Sir Michael Caine and an introduction by Oscar-winning producer Michael Deeley.

Italian Job book collector's edition

With a foreword by Sir Michael Caine and an introduction by Oscar-winning produced Michael Deeley.

An unmissable opportunity - This landmark anniversary presents a unique opportunity to celebrate the coolest British movie ever made with a coffee table book packed full of images, insights and revelations.

Wide appeal - The book will appeal to cinephiles, car enthusiasts and fans of the movie alike.

Cool cars - From the opening sequence of Rossano Brazzi gliding through the Alps in an orange Lamborghini Miura, to the high-speed getaway across the city of Turin in three Mini Coopers, The Italian Job is a petrolhead's dream. The book will detail how all these cars, including the Aston Martin DB4 and E-type Jaguar were found and ultimately where they are today.

Access all area - Over the last 20 years, author Matthew Field he has interviewed all the key people involved in the 1969 production. Through him, their stories are revealed, often for the first time.

Myth-busting - This important, definitive book will explode some myths, include a few revelations and tell the fascinating full story of this perennially popular movie.

Author: Matthew Field

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MW
06/26/2020
Malcolm W.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product
The Italian Job

Absolutely delighted with this book, which provides a wealth of new information about my favourite film of all time.

RT
11/30/2019
Roy T.
Get the wheels in line

I saw the offer to purchase The Self Preservation Society by Matthew Field and have always been a massive fan of The Italian Job. I previously had a book on the history of the film but never one that so was well researched, so involved and so in-depth when it came to the ideas, the script, the writer, the director, the actors and everything involved. I got really immersed in just looking through the book the first couple of times and with Matt Monro's On Days Like These and other songs from the film playing in my head. Thoroughly recommended for any dedicated fan of Michael Caine or The Italian Job and I look forward to reading it in full.

M
11/04/2019
Meyrick
The Self Preservation Society

A long-term Italian Job fan, this book ticks a lot of boxes I needed to be ticked, and a lot of boxes I didn't know I wanted ticked but I am very glad indeed that the book ticks. Dedication and affection permeates the book. Really good.

AE
11/02/2019
An e.
Exceptionally well written

This book is a fantastically detailed account of every aspect concerning this iconic film. I learnt many very interesting facts about the making of the film that I did not know previously. Although highly detailed, the book is written in a highly entertaining and easy to read manner. The photography, engaging narrative and excellent design of the book are a real credit to Matthew Field and Porter Press.

PD
10/08/2019
Peter D.
FAB BOOK

Quite simply if you, or any loved one, have any interest in the original Italian Job movie buy this book. An excellent Birthday or Christmas present.