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FILM CLUB: The Third Man@Boa 11/27

Posted by Omar / November 25, 2006

Thirdman3.jpgThe Third Man is one of the great post-WWII films of all time. Part pulp/film noir, part absurdist comedy, part je n'est sais quoi, the film is all about strange intersections. British filmmaker Carol Reed, paired with Orson Welles and his protegee Joseph Cotton all end up in dark, historical Vienna, and amidst the gorgeous black and white yet modern cinematography is the great Zither score by Anton Karas.

As Roger Ebert puts it, "The sound is jaunty but without joy, like whistling in the dark. It sets the tone; the action begins like an undergraduate lark and then reveals vicious undertones."

So come check out The Third Man. Why? Because as MP contributor Mike puts it "because it's good, that's why." Screening at Boa Taverne Modern (5301 St. Laurent). Free Admission. Popcorn and drinks available. Come by anytime after 8:30.


The story concerns a an out-of-work pulp novelist, Holly Martins (played by the brilliant actor Joseph Cotton), who arrives in a war torn Vienna looking to solve the mysterious death of his ex-school friend, Harry Lime (Orson Welles). As the story unravels a dark underground labyrinth of corruption and cynicism emerges.

The film also features one of the finest performances of Orson Welles career, despite his brief appearance.

And all you film distributors and studio heads who are wondering about rights et al...meet me on top of the Ferris Wheel at the town fair, I'll set the record straight for you.

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mike / November 25, 2006 at 07:42 pm
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er...yeah, i was supposed to come up w/ a reason why i wanted to have this filmed screened. um...how's about "cuckoo-clock"?
mike / November 25, 2006 at 07:44 pm
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but seriously, this not only my favourite all-time movie but it's not even close. Chinatown and Dr. Strangelove are a distant second for those who care.
t'cha / November 27, 2006 at 11:44 am
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that trailer is hilarious.
Ahmad / February 5, 2015 at 02:04 am
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MD, nice to hear from you from the other side of the pond. I have a big request (or qsioteun). Remember you took a photo of the New Castle juniors the evening they served dinner. Do you still have that picture? I had send the copy I had to the SOARING editor and I just an e-mail telling me, that the resolution is too low to publish it. I have to see what it is before I cropped it. Maybe that will do. I can't find the picture in your posts only the one you took at the Tavern.We are off to Chilhowee on Tuesday.Can you get some women in Rumania interested in WSPA?Frauke
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Kanchipuram sarees / March 21, 2019 at 04:06 am
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Herbal Powder / March 21, 2019 at 04:06 am
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