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The Self Preservation Society - 50 Years of The Italian Job - Reviews & Testimonials

Mail Online UK, June 6, 2019

'Written by Matthew Field, the world's leading authority on the film, the new book The Self Preservation Society: 50 Years of the Italian Job runs to 335 pages and is pretty hard to put down.'

Best of British, July 2019

'Matthew Field has done great justice to this fine film in a blockbuster book that represents a lifetimes a lifetime's interest. A classic in its own right.'

New Zealand Classic Car, July 2019

'How on earth do you create a large and weighty 335-page book on a film that first screened 50 years ago? Easy, apparently, when you have a movie that was, and still is, as fascinating as The Italian Job and acclaimed authority on the film Matthew Field as author.

'Loaded with '60s swagger and famed for its endlessly quotable dialogue, The Italian Job is the ultimate celebration of Cool Britannia.

'As a lasting coffee-table tribute to the film, this book is brilliant, and Matthew Field was just the man to write it.'

Yahoo! UK and Ireland, July 2019

'It's not cheap but if you are an aficionado of The Italian Job then this book is definitely for you. Apart from anything else it's a great read and has numerous images never seen before.'

Auto Tradition, July 2019

'this definitive book will explode some myths, include a few revelations and tell the fascinating full story of this perennially popular movie'

Home Cinema Choice, August 2019

'hundreds of stills and rare behind-the-scenes photos, plus individual profiles of some of the key players in the film and the cars that appear, and you have a book that no fan of The Italian Job should be without.'

New Zealand Classic Car, October 2019

'This is as much a motoring book as the generously illustrated story of a great movie.'

Octane, October 2019

'Packed with period stills and beautifully produced by Porter Press International, this is a must-have for anyone who loves the film.'

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