This book reveals the real Burt Munro - the man behind the movie. Roger Donaldson has been studying Burt Munro for many years. He made a documentary on him back in 1971, called 'Offerings to the God of Speed', as well as the international hit "The World's Fastest Indian' in 2005. During research for both films, he collected lots of material which has never been published, and Burt's son also released Munro family scrapbooks to Roger, allowing them to be published here for the first time. In preparation for the doco Roger interviewed Burt and also taped Burt chatting to several of his cronies and coworkers. These tapes have been transcribed for this book, presenting the real Burt Munro in his own words. A fascinating look at the real Burt Munro that includes: * highly illustrated with photos from private collections * pictures of Burt's real workshops, bikes, the Bonneville Salt Flats and Invercargill * lots of memorabilia (posters, newspaper clippings etc) * BONUS DVD with 2 hours of viewing: 'Offerings to the God of Speed' doco, plus interview with Roger Donaldson, plus "On the Set of TWFI ' and deleted scenes from TWFI.
Illustration: COLOUR THROUGHOUT
Availability: Sold Out
Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE NEW ZEALAND
Publication date: 01/07/2009
Country of publication: N/A 0000
Weight: 1394 g
Dimensions: 215mm X 299mm