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"The Italian Job" Celebration, 6 October At Town Hall, Cheltenham, UK

Author Matthew Field has released a new, updated edition of his definitive book about the 1969 comedy crime classic "The Italian Job". The book is titled "The Self Preservation Society: 50 Years of The Italian Job". The profusely illustrated book features a foreword by Sir Michael Caine. Field will appear with special guests at a panel discussion about the film and book at Town Hall in Cheltenham on 6 October. Here is the official blurb:

"You’re only supposed to blow the bloody doors off’ is one of the most iconic lines in British cinema. The Italian Job is 50 years old this year, the Mini is 60, and to celebrate Matthew Field (The Italian Job) is joined by the film’s producer Michael Deeley, widow of the director Peter Collinson, Hazel Collinson, and David Salamone, who drove the red Mini and sourced all the cars for the film. ‘Hang on a minute lads, I’ve got a great idea…

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