"The Third Man": A Remarkable Viewing Experience
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The paper discusses how "The Third Man" emphasizes an episode in Vienna consequent to the Second World War, employing an obsessed approach in describing the depravity present in a city that was already going through a very difficult period recovering from the war. The paper discusses the use of the zither to accompany the imagery and relates that it contributes to the overall feeling that a bombed city is the scene of shocking immoralities committed by people who were unlikely to behave this way. The paper analyzes the acting and plot of the film and asserts that the film is certainly a classic that contains little to no flaws and that was produced long before its time.
From the Paper:"The post-war city stands as a horrific landscape, waiting for immoralities to happen on its streets, particularly given that desperation makes people commit terrible crimes, with no regard to the consequences of their actions. People illegally selling all kinds of stuff, undercover agents, immigrants, robbers, and other countries struggling to seize control over Vienna make the city seem like anything but beautiful.
"The filming is unusual for a fiction film, given that there were sufficient techniques at the time to create a motion picture with more visual effects. It was obviously the film crew's choice to use alternative filming methods, most probably for the film to resemble a documentary, thus making it more communicative. The touch of authenticity in the movie is to a large degree owed to the fact that the director chose to film it on-location, rather than using sets in the back of a studio. The eccentric camera angles used by the film crew is likely to seem annoying for some, but it is visibly intended to add to the bleak feeling brought on by the desecrated city of Vienna and the depravity present in the people roaming its streets."
Sample of Sources Used:
- The Third Man. Dir. Carol Reed. With Joseph Cotten and Orson Welles. British Lion Films (UK) 1949, Selznick International Pictures (US) 1950.
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