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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old Apr 15th, 2010, 1:27 am Thread Starter
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"The Italian Machine" - and other Ducati Movies

OK guys, I just now discovered the movie "The Italian Machine" and must say this is an awesome movie that is all about a Supersport!!!

If you have 23 mins to spare - here's a link to the movie -

http://www.indiemoviesonline.com/wat...talian-machine

That said, do you know of any other movies that feature Ducati motorcycles?

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old Apr 15th, 2010, 3:23 am
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the italian machine is indeed a great movie, i discovered it some months
ago, a buddy gave me the record they are listening to in the beginning, i
got no record player left unfortunately.



as nice, with a norton, the tunnel of love:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qB6porWPmuY


more norton stuff, pretty great too:

http://www.wikio.com/video/norton-co...-twist-1344172


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I've seen it too thanks to someone on this site. Sent it to all my friends. Good stuff.

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OK guys, I just now discovered the movie "The Italian Machine" ....
It's an oldie but a goodie....a short feature produced in 1976 by Michael Cronenberg, The Italian Machine has a bit of a cult following up here in Canada with the Vintage crowd. The story is not only about a 900SS but it's about THE 900SS. The original 1975 limited production 900SS. Rarest and fastest of the Bevels, still with the fiberglass tank and right hand shift. Plot is a bunch of guys try to save this SS from the clutches of an art collector who has no intention of riding the thing. A bit of an age old debate amoungst collecotors some of whom feel you should "ride 'em don't hide 'em" and others want prisitine, concours garage queens.

It's shown on CBC TV here in Canada every few years the last airing being in early 2009. By the virtues of the connnected world, the word just got around more this time.

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The Italian Machine has a bit of a cult following up here in Canada with the Vintage crowd.
Thanks for sharing the history a bit. I wonder what happened to the original bike after the filming...

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Can't get the link down here in little ol NZ. apparently we're not in the right territory.

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Bummer. Might have to Google an alternate location and post your findings...

I would like to be able to download the movie at some point.

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Can't get the link down here in little ol NZ. apparently we're not in the right territory.
Perhaps try torrents? They can be your best friend for hard to find media

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OK guys, I just now discovered the movie "The Italian Machine" and must say this is an awesome movie that is all about a Supersport!!!

If you have 23 mins to spare - here's a link to the movie -

http://www.indiemoviesonline.com/wat...talian-machine

That said, do you know of any other movies that feature Ducati motorcycles?
Thankfully our bikes' performance are inversely proportional to the acting skills in this movie and I dearly hope your own riding skills are better as well.

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