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Offline Kronalias

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The Italian Job
« on: March 29, 2011, 10:04:11 PM »
The original one with Messrs Monro singing On Days Like These and Caine moaning about doors being blown off ...

... beats seven bells out of the later (2003?) version ...

... or, come to that, any other version that may emerge in the future!

And now I come to think of it, I\'ve never had a Cooper S ... thinks ...

Offline Truthyness

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Re: The Italian Job
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2011, 10:58:07 PM »
Luckily haven\'t seen the 2003 cock up and recall only the divine Roman scenes and the beautiful Mini Coopers. Oh heaven!

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Re: The Italian Job
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2011, 11:12:50 AM »
I\'m not much of a film buff, but it would certainly be up there in my all-time top twenty. along with other crime capers such as \"Get Carter\" and \"The Long Good Friday\".

 And now I come to think of it, I\'ve never had a Cooper S.......

Nor me, but I did have a two wheel equivalent.....a BSA Gold Star 500 - like a tortoise with two legs for 20 yards, and then.......Zoooooooom!::o

Luckily haven\'t seen the 2003 cock up.....

Nor me Tru....and from what I hear I dont want to.
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Re: The Italian Job
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2011, 03:01:47 PM »
The remake isn\'t bad if you don\'t consider it as a remake, which it isn\'t really because it only uses part of the original story for part of the movie.

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Re: The Italian Job
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2011, 03:17:35 PM »
Quote from: Tepee
I did have a two wheel equivalent.....a BSA Gold Star 500


I tried to regain my lost youth a few years back and bought a Kawasaki Zephyr.

Frightened the living daylights out of myself, so I sold it...

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Re: The Italian Job
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2011, 05:39:53 PM »

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Re: The Italian Job
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2011, 04:18:50 AM »
Kronalias Wrote:
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> And now I come to think of it, I\'ve never had a
> Cooper S ... thinks ...

The Countryman looks like being our next car - a mini but with four wheel drive.

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Re: The Italian Job
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2011, 10:17:45 PM »
There\'s only one Italian Job. It was set in Italy; it does what it says on the tin. The star was Noel Coward

Ching, ching, ching-ching-ching, ching-ching-ching-ching England!

I\'ll have to make do with

 I never drove a Mini Cooper S - I struggled to get behind the wheel. My Dad had a BSA Gold Star 500 and I got to drive it - I was licensed. However, it was bolted to a sidecar, but we had to have somewhere to put Mum when we went on holiday.

... then we were able to afford another tent!

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Offline PAW

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Re: The Italian Job
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2011, 03:19:52 AM »
IvorThirst Wrote:
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> ... and the Duke must be spinning in his grave.
> How can they even contemplate a remake of True
> Grit; it was already the acme of the film-makers\'
> art.

Picky, but if someone adapts a novel which has been adapted previously then is it really a \"remake\"?

Offline Truthyness

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Re: The Italian Job
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2011, 06:55:21 PM »
Prolly more like an adaptation ...

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Re: The Italian Job
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2011, 03:59:11 AM »
That\'s my point, many of the films called \"remakes\" are really adaptations of novels which have been previously adapted, rather than being based on an earlier film.

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Re: The Italian Job
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2011, 05:48:15 AM »
That makes my brain hurt.
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