The ITALIAN JOB (1969) - MICHAEL CAINE Movie Posters (Part 6)
MICHAEL CAINE starred in one of the movies who undoubtedly defined Britain in the 60’s, the Italian Job directed by Peter Collinson in 1969 (movie trailer here). The heist movie - where a bunch of English robbers mastermind a plan to steal gold from an italian bak and defying the local Mafia don played by Raf Vallone - combines the quintessence of British humor - old and new (Noel Coward and a young Benny Hill), the coolest cars this side of the Fiat 500, ie the Austin Mini Coopers and another fantastic soundtrack by Quincy Jones.
The 2003 remake with Donald Sutherland, Edward Norton and Charlize Theron was very good but sadly Mark Walhberg cannot come close to Caine as Charlie.
The posters designed for the movie are incredibly cool including the unique design of the German movie poster (my favorite) then the Japanese poster obviously showing the surging Mini Cooper and then the Yugoslavian poster with the more traditional yet erotic image of the map drawn on the back of the submissive woman kneeling in front of the tough gangster
The Italian Job German, Italian and Yugoslavian movie posters courtesy of ILLUSTRACTION GALLERY