The Self Preservation Society

50 years of The Italian Job

The Self Preservation Society
Format: Hardback, 176 Pages
ISBN: 9781907085864
Publisher: Porter Press
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Description

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the British cult classic movie The Italian Job. This landmark anniversary presents a unique opportunity to celebrate the film with a coffee table book packed full of images, insights and revelations. 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’.

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 Self Preservation Society will detail how all these cars, including the Aston Martin DB4 and E-Type Jaguars were found and ultimately where they are today.

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

The author

Matthew Field is the world's leading authority on The Italian Job. In 2009, he co-produced and directed a feature-length documentary about the film for Paramount Pictures. Field has written numerous books on cinema, including the autobiography of Oscar-winning film producer, Michael Deeley. Most recently he co-authored Some Kind Of Hero: The Remarkable Story of the James Bond Films. He has worked on feature films around the world producing behind-the-scenes marketing materials, and in 2019 completed work on Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again for Universal Pictures.

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Specs

Format: Hardback, 176 Pages
ISBN: 9781907085864
Illustrations: 400+ color & b-w photos
Size: 11.8 in x 9.8 in / 299.72 mm x 248.92 mm
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