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The Third Man, 1949

The Third Man
Directed by: Carol Reed
Written by: Graham Greene
Language:  English, German, Russian
Country:  UK
Runtime:  104 min
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The mood of The Third Man is clever, atmospheric, and captivating. The plot centers around uncovering the truth, an investigation, and murder. It is a thriller, mystery, and is a film noir movie. Stylistically, The Third Man involves twists and turns and includes a voice over. In approach, it is serious and realistic. The setting is Austria. The Third Man happens in the 20th century. Visually, it is black and white. The movie is known for being a Cannes festival winner, a classic, and a masterpiece.

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Visiting postwar Vienna, Austria, a writer (Joseph Cotten) probes a friend's (Orson Welles) death. more

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Language: English, German, Russian
Country: UK
Release date: 2 February 1950
Runtime: 104 min
Awards: Cannes,Academy Awards

Awards

Robert Krasker for Best Cinematography at the 1950 Academy Awards
Awarded Palme d'Or at the 1949 Cannes

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Orson Welles Orson Welles As Harry Lime
Joseph Cotten Joseph Cotten As Holly Martins
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Clicked on it on a whim, then watched open-mouthed as one of the best films Ive ever seen unfolded before my eyes. From start to finish, a noir masterpiece. The direction and cinematography is perfect, and Welles is riveting for the few minutes hes...
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30.April.2011 |  by: Brad
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CONTAINS SPOILERS. A great FILM NOIR; An out of work pulp fiction novelist, Holly Martins, arrives in a post war Vienna divided into sectors by the victorious allies, and where a shortage of supplies has lead to a flourishing black market. He...
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10.January.2011 |  by: Netflowers
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This film quite simply transcends the five star system. If there was any "classic" film that you must see in your lifetime this would be the one. Beautifully captured. Intriguing. It's like looking at someone you love naked for the first time.
14.November.2009 |  by: MrTangent
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Welles' Finest Performance
After receiving an invitation from an old friend, Holly Martins (Joseph Cotten) enters Vienna to find that his pal has died. Martins, author of detective stories, gathers information surrounding the death of his friend Harry Lime (Orson Welles) and...
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11.November.2009 |  by: Andrew
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Simply a marvel. Joseph Cotten hits the nior-hero nail on the head, while it is always exciting to see Welles jump off the screen at you. The artful and constructive usage of the black-and-white medium is especially exciting: characters half-lit...
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