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Bond & b e y o n d Jaguar will soon take a bow in the latest hotly anticipated Bond Film Spectre but its celluloid CV stretches back much further. To celebrate, J-Magazine takes a look at Jaguar’s rich and illustrious film history from Vertigo and Get Carter, to Furious 7 and Spectre 1930 1950 SWEET DEVIL (1938) Model: SS Jaguar Jill (Jean Gillie) thinks her boss Tony Brent (Bobby Howes) no longer loves her and plans to jump off a bridge as his Jaguar SS passes, so he’ll save her and realise how much he loves her. But when the car arrives it is his friend in the borrowed Jaguar. Comedy complications ensue. TWIST OF FATE (1954) Model: Mk VII The Mk VII is driven off the road in this film noir as lead character Joan Victor (Ginger Rogers), storms away from her lover. KISS ME DEADLY (1955) Model: XK120 Protagonist and detective Mike Hammer (Ralph Meeker) picks up an almost nude female hitchhiker after she runs out in front of his XK120 in the opening scene, nearly causing him to crash. OUR MAN IN HAVANA (1959) Model: Mk VIII The car appears at the end of this spy comedy with Milly (Jo Morrow), daughter of the lead, Jim Wormold (Alec Guinness). VERTIGO (1958) Model: Mk VIII Driven by the complex and suicidal Madeleine (Kim Novak) in this Hitchcock-directed classic. 28 j THE BLOCKBUSTER ISSUE

CULTURE This page: James Stewart plays detective in Hitchcock’s 1958 classic Vertigo with a Mk VIII and Kim Novak. Opposite page: Things get icy for Bond villain Zao’s XKR convertible in 2002’s Die Another Day 1960 1970 THE IPCRESS FILE (1965) Models: E-Type, S-Type, Mk II These iconic Jaguars feature throughout this equally iconic thriller starring Michael Caine. MISUNDERSTOOD (1966) Model: Mk IX This classic car is used by the widowed John Duncombe (Sir Anthony Quayle) in this Italian film and Cannes Festival finalist. HOW TO STEAL A MILLION (1966) Model: E-Type Series 1 Private detective-cumburglar, Simon Dermott (Peter O’Toole), employs this stunning Jaguar to seduce his counterpart, Nicole (Audrey Hepburn), by letting her drive him home. THE ITALIAN JOB (1969) Models: E-Type Series 1s According to Charlie Croker (Michael Caine) the E-Types were two of the “three fast cars if anything goes wrong” in the film. However, they are sadly crushed by the mob’s caterpillar tractor and pushed down the Italian mountainside. LE MANS (1971) Model: D-Type One of the racecars in the film. Star of the film Steve McQueen, was well known for his classic car collection and personally owned a 1956 Jaguar XKSS Le Mans racer. Fitting. THE BLOCKBUSTER ISSUE j 29





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