mokes in the italian job film

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mokes in the italian job film

Post by woodypup59 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 17:03

Chatting to a moke owner today, he reckoned his car had been used as a camera platform for the "sewer" film sequences.

This was reported in the Coventry local papers at the time.

Anyone know more ?

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Post by Tim » Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:31

I think its true that a Moke was used as the camera car to shoot that scene. There's a 'making of' documentary that is one the DVD and a book as well called "Making of the Italian Job" by Matthew Field. It might have come from there.

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Re: mokes in the italian job film

Post by Pandora » Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:55

I think they were quite popular as camera cars, weren't they?

There is photo of one just outside my work on Lauriston Place, Edinburgh during the filming of 'the prime of Miss jean Brodie'

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Post by woodypup59 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:37

Pandora - can you post up that picture for me ?
Thanks

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Post by Tim » Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:24

This is interesting. A Moke camera car, in a movie ("The Games", 1970) where it is filming a marathon.

http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_1020196-Au ... -1967.html

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Post by Pandora » Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:21

(Photo taken from Lost Edinburgh Facebook page)

ImagePrime of miss jean brodie moke lost edinburgh

I wonder how many 6 wheeled Mokes there were in the film industry, or did someone make a fortune hiring out a couple to the entire industry?
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Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Mon Aug 28, 2017 13:16

I don't know about numbers made but the reg numbers in the two pics look similar
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Post by Doug G » Mon Aug 28, 2017 21:29

I watched that movie on TV yesterday. Some bits a little dated, but I enjoyed it.
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Post by Tim » Tue Aug 29, 2017 0:19

You know, I don't think I'd like to drive a moke through a sewer with the top down.

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Re: mokes in the italian job film

Post by grantourer » Fri Sep 01, 2017 18:27

Tim wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2017 0:19
You know, I don't think I'd like to drive a moke through a sewer with the top down.

Tim
Hi Tim. the Sewer only had water in it. They used it for the film just prior to the Sewer being commissioned, so the water would have been reasonably clean. I remember it all happening, as I grew up just outside Coventry.
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Re: mokes in the italian job film

Post by Tim » Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:29

To paraphrase Neil from The Young Ones "Its a bit cloudy" :roll:

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There's some more excellent pictures here, but no Mokes.
http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/incomi ... y-10133405

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