Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Third Man (1949): review: 10/10

Just after the war an Amercan  writer of Westerns goes to occupied Vienna to take from emploment from his old friend Harry Lime, a racketeer.

The themes of friendship, evil, love, and loss are pursued though Graham Greene's witty script- the film wears its messages lightly, it's seriousness countered by playful aesthetic effects of lighting, music and an almost insoucient acting style.

4 comments:

  1. I haven't seen this film in a long time but you do describe it adeptly.
    ~Carmen

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  2. Hi Carmen,

    It's an odd picture, in that the themes are so dark, yet it contains this glib humour.

    If you get the chance see it at the cinema, because the photography is quite amazing.

    TD

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  3. This one has been on my waiting list for a while but I've never really had the drive to sit down and watch it. You giving it a 10 definetly makes me wanna see it, I'll trust your ranking!

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  4. That's flattering- do let us know what you think of it.

    TD

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