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A window is thrown open and the sudden light illuminates the face of Orson Welles. Harry Lime's return from the dead in The Third Man (1949), Carol Reed's unique thriller set in occupied Vienna, is one of the most famous scenes in all cinema. But there is more besides: the zither score, the tilted shots, the cuckoo-clock speech, the desperate manhunt in the city sewers. A British-American co-production overseen by Alexander Korda and David O. Selznick, The Third Man was written by Graham Greene, photographed by Robert Krasker and featured, along with Welles, Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli and Trevor Howard. All of them did superb work under Reed's subtle direction.

After The Third Man Reed was hailed as one of the world's great directors. Rob White sets out to understand what kind of artist Reed was and whether he deserved such accolades. He explores how the film came to be made and in so doing unearths new material from the archives. Above all he seeks to explain the fascination of The Third Man, which is personified in the charismatic antihero Harry Lime--an endlessly beguiling figure even though he is an amoral killer.

Synopsis:

Stylishly written, a significant new interpretation of Carol Reed's unique thriller.

Synopsis:

After "The Third Man", Carol Reed was hailed as one of the world's great directors. This title sets out to understand what kind of artist Reed was and whether he deserved such accolades. Rob White explores how the film came to be made and seeks to explain its fascination.

About the Author

Rob White joined the staff of the British Film Institute in 1995. He writes the 'Channelling' column for Sight and Sound.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780851709635
Author:
White, Rob
Publisher:
British Film Institute
Location:
London
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
Third Man
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Film - Reference
Subject:
General Performing Arts
Subject:
Film - Guides & Reviews
Subject:
Film
Subject:
Video, History
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Video - Reference
Subject:
Film and Television-History and Criticism
Subject:
Film & Video - Reference
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
BFI Film Classics
Series Volume:
3273
Publication Date:
20031031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
87
Dimensions:
7.16 x 5.72 x 0.255 in

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