Podcast: The Italian Job (1969) and The Italian Job (2003)

The Italian Job
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In this episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, a much-loved original, and its subsequent remake.

1969’s The Italian Job came about in part due to Paramount Pictures wanting to make movies in the UK. But it was tough to get cooperation from the manufacturer of Mini cars, its famous ending came about very late in the day, and apparently – 30 years after its release – the film was still in debt!

Still, a planned remake went ahead, but the story of it for a long time was that of one of its co-star – Edward Norton – who famously didn’t want to appear in the film (but ended up having to do so, under threat of legal action). 2003’s The Italian Job was not without one or two other stories behind it too…

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