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The Self Preservation Society - 50 Years of The Italian Job

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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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