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Title: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 17, 2006, 11:19:14 AM
I saw this film last night. It was one of the greatest movies I've ever seen! It's funny how my favorite films list is constantly changing, I now rank this as my third favorite film.

The eerie black and white cinematography of Vienna's post-war underworld is just beautiful. Orson Welles plays the mysterious Harry Lime, a man everyone believes is dead. The first hour of the film is spent just talking about him and many questions are raised about not only the cause of his death but his personal life as well. When you meet him more questions are asked than answered.

The finale where Welles tries to escape the police through the sewer system under the city is very suspenseful and yet you feel sorry for Harry Lime even though he is the villain.


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: Tim on August 17, 2006, 11:21:15 AM
  I liked the trailer that TCM created to promote The Third Man, very moody, noir-esque, but forgot to set the VCR last night.  I'll have to check their scheduled listings for another showing.

  So Peacemaker, your list goes OUATITW, 2001, and The Third Man?  Just trying to keep track. ;D


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: Amaze on August 17, 2006, 11:21:44 AM
another movie I have yet to see. will try to do it this week.


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 17, 2006, 11:22:54 AM

  So Peacemaker, your list goes OUATITW, 2001, and The Third Man?  Just trying to keep track. ;D

You're doing a great job.  ;D

Even though my list constantly changes, I think I'm happy with the first three. As for OUATITW, that will always be my favorite film.


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: Leone Admirer on August 17, 2006, 11:34:56 AM
Same here, my top 10 constantly changes but is always anchored with OUATITW at No.1. Peace have you seen Blade Runner?


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 17, 2006, 11:42:21 AM
Peace have you seen Blade Runner?

Nope.


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: Leone Admirer on August 17, 2006, 11:49:11 AM
You should definatly check it out, great neo-noir story, fantastic SFX, a moody sountrack, awesome visuals and excellent perfs.


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 17, 2006, 11:50:09 AM
You should definatly check it out, great neo-noir story, fantastic SFX, a moody sountrack, awesome visuals and excellent perfs.

I heard a lot about it. I will definitely check it out.


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 18, 2006, 02:28:37 PM
Something else I forgot to mention, I love the film's soundtrack. I love the contrast between the melancholy look and feel to the film, and the happy upbeat Zither music.


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: marmota-b on August 18, 2006, 02:35:14 PM
This seems to be joining my list of films I must see one day... and, paradoxically, I even didn't know it existed, well, half a year ago? I'm getting more and more into cinema, I'm afraid... And who caused that? SERGIO LEONE! ;D


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 18, 2006, 02:37:31 PM
And who caused that? SERGIO LEONE! ;D

That's what happened to me.   ;D


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: marmota-b on August 18, 2006, 02:52:34 PM
That's what happened to me.   ;D

And maybe to other people around here. ;D I learned about The Third Man in one magazine, where there is a serie of reviews of films, that the author likes. It seems that he has quite interesting choice. Usually when he chose a film, it is such film, that other interesting (and reliable in this branch) people like.

So many films and so few possibilities to see them! (At least for me...) You mentioned something about travelling, when one is 15... well, when one is 18, has virtually no money and never knows when somebody wants to sit at computer instead of him, and has a family with slightly (and sometimes more than slightly) different taste in films... imagine the rest.  :'(
(But they cannot protest against OUATITW! It's classic and they know it! ;D)

Sorry. I'm afraid I'm starting to speak only to Peacemaker again. What's the matter?


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: dave jenkins on August 18, 2006, 05:44:52 PM
I've never been able to get too excited about this film. It isn't a bad flick, by any means, just not something I feel compelled to watch again. And I have the Criterion DVD, too...


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: cigar joe on August 18, 2006, 09:18:36 PM
I like the sewer chase in this flick a lot.


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: Amaze on September 05, 2006, 06:57:08 PM
saw it just now, an ok movie. dont think I'll watch it anytime soon tho, but it was pretty good for a movie from '49. I knew Lime would turn up alive tho as we never saw him or any pictures. the music was kinda cool, but it got annoying after a while.


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: The Peacemaker on September 06, 2006, 02:14:24 PM
saw it just now, an ok movie. dont think I'll watch it anytime soon tho, but it was pretty good for a movie from '49. I knew Lime would turn up alive tho as we never saw him or any pictures. the music was kinda cool, but it got annoying after a while.

I loved the music! I do agree that they should've used some other songs instead of Lime's theme over and over, but it's still good.


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: Silenzio on September 06, 2006, 04:14:37 PM
saw it just now, an ok movie. dont think I'll watch it anytime soon tho, but it was pretty good for a movie from '49. I knew Lime would turn up alive tho as we never saw him or any pictures. the music was kinda cool, but it got annoying after a while.

I think it's one of my all-time favorite noirs, I really dig it.


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: dave jenkins on June 28, 2015, 04:08:59 PM
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/features/martin-scorsese-on-the-third-man-the-best-revelation-in-all-cinema-10340553.html


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: drinkanddestroy on June 28, 2015, 04:44:27 PM
The title of this thread should have a year


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: Dust Devil on June 30, 2015, 02:43:05 PM
Yeah.


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: Novecento on July 03, 2015, 12:01:34 PM
I think it's one of my all-time favorite noirs, I really dig it.

Yes - quite possibly my all-time favorite as well.


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: stanton on July 03, 2015, 12:43:49 PM
One of my favourites too.

One of the 50 or 100 best I ever watched.


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: PowerRR on July 03, 2015, 11:19:01 PM
I think The Third Man is a solid 8/10, but it's also more of a movie of excellent moments and scenes than a great movie overall. Welles' entrance is unforgettable, as is the cuckoo clock speech, the ending shot, and the tunnel chase. However, I've seen it several times and have trouble remembering the rest of the movie. A lot of it is pretty forgettable, but the great specific moments is what makes it significant.


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: Moorman on February 27, 2017, 08:44:55 PM
I didn't like this movie at all.  The plot was stupid.  I hate to use that word, but nothing else fits.  That guitar constantly clucking was worse.  

3 out of 10...


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: Novecento on February 27, 2017, 08:52:14 PM
That guitar constantly clucking was worse. 

I think you mean "zither"  ;)

As I mentioned above, this is one of my very favorite noir films, if not my absolute favorite. Each to his own I guess...



Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: drinkanddestroy on February 27, 2017, 09:45:32 PM
I would not quite go as low as 3/10, but this is indeed an extremely overrated movie.


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: Moorman on February 28, 2017, 05:45:46 AM
I would not quite go as low as 3/10, but this is indeed an extremely overrated movie.

I HAD high expectations because Orson Welles is in it.  Seemed like the whole script just winged it just to set up the sewer chase scene.  Nothing else mattered in that movie...


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: stanton on February 28, 2017, 06:01:02 AM
Hardly ...

... and the score is excellent. When I first watched it I needed half an hour to get used to that unusual music for this dark thriller, but then I loved it.


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: Moorman on February 28, 2017, 06:30:27 AM
Hardly ...

... and the score is excellent. When I first watched it I needed half an hour to get used to that unusual music for this dark thriller, but then I loved it.

Everybody will  like the same movies..:)   I just couldn't find anything about that script that was solid.  The whole premise was stupid.  The director wanted SOMETHING that would last long enough to set up the chase scene at the end, which was the ONLY good thing about that movie outside of some pretty solid cinematography... The guitar clucking was pretty awful also...


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: dave jenkins on February 28, 2017, 06:41:38 AM
Seemed like the whole script just winged it just to set up the sewer chase scene.  Nothing else mattered in that movie...
And the sewer chase scene, although nicely filmed and edited, is a bust. Harry Lime is the bad guy, after all. We don't want him to get away. There's no suspense if we aren't rooting for the character to escape his trap. And since we know the villain is going to have to pay up, the ending is never in doubt. Very dull filmmaking.


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: Moorman on February 28, 2017, 07:07:29 AM
And the sewer chase scene, although nicely filmed and edited, is a bust. Harry Lime is the bad guy, after all. We don't want him to get away. There's no suspense if we aren't rooting for the character to escape his trap. And since we know the villain is going to have to pay up, the ending is never in doubt. Very dull filmmaking.

IS he the bad guy?  IS there a bad guy? Thats part of the problem of the film.  A lot of people would say that Lime was a good guy.  The stuff he was doing was wrong on the surface, but at the same time, he was providing medication that otherwise wouldn't have been available to people that needed it.  During the chase scene, i initially didn't know whether i wanted him caught or not, because, like i said, the director wasn't clear on this thing.  WHERE was the director going with all this?  What was his point?  I finally decided i wanted Lime caught because SOMEBODY had to pay for me sitting thru almost 2 hours of this nonsense...lol...


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: Novecento on February 28, 2017, 07:19:24 AM
Dare I say, the best "British" film ever....

Then again, as we've discussed before, assigning specific countries to films is a complicated topic.


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: stanton on February 28, 2017, 08:29:46 AM
And the sewer chase scene, although nicely filmed and edited, is a bust. Harry Lime is the bad guy, after all. We don't want him to get away. There's no suspense if we aren't rooting for the character to escape his trap. And since we know the villain is going to have to pay up, the ending is never in doubt. Very dull filmmaking.

I wanted him to get away.

Now check what you have written for all the genre films you like. For 98 % the ending is never in doubt.


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: dave jenkins on February 28, 2017, 09:52:49 AM
IS he the bad guy?  IS there a bad guy? Thats part of the problem of the film.  A lot of people would say that Lime was a good guy.  The stuff he was doing was wrong on the surface, but at the same time, he was providing medication that otherwise wouldn't have been available to people that needed it.
But in so doing he deprived the orphans in the hospital of the medication they so desperately needed (at least, I think that was the point Trevor Howard was trying to make).

Lime is clearly doing bad things and profiting by it. But he's charming. Apparently, if you're a crypto-fascist like stanton, charm trumps everything (in America, Trump trumps charm, but that's another matter).

Generally, in films with bad guys at the center, we root for them because they're fighting other bad guys who have less going for them. But by making Holly Martins the center (he's there at the beginning, he's there at the end, his quest is what drives the film), we are given a very obvious contrast between good and evil, charming as the latter may be. That visit to the hospital is dispositive. Sympathizing with Lime is like sympathizing with Hitler.


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: Moorman on February 28, 2017, 11:38:01 AM
But in so doing he deprived the orphans in the hospital of the medication they so desperately needed (at least, I think that was the point Trevor Howard was trying to make).

Lime is clearly doing bad things and profiting by it. But he's charming. Apparently, if you're a crypto-fascist like stanton, charm trumps everything (in America, Trump trumps charm, but that's another matter).

Generally, in films with bad guys at the center, we root for them because they're fighting other bad guys who have less going for them. But by making Holly Martins the center (he's there at the beginning, he's there at the end, his quest is what drives the film), we are given a very obvious contrast between good and evil, charming as the latter may be. That visit to the hospital is dispositive. Sympathizing with Lime is like sympathizing with Hitler.

Well. You cleared that up.  Lime was a bad dude.  So, it was more clear cut than i thought...


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: Dust Devil on February 28, 2017, 12:44:53 PM
I never had sympathies for Lime. Not only because of the fact that he's a rascal (from other people's stories) with petty charm and the dealing of the bad medicine to kids, but because of the context of his actions and the psychological profile of the character (as well as everything around him). That together says clearly he on some level must have known it was a very realistic scenario that something could/might/will get wrong, but he did it anyway. Why many can't shake off the feeling of him being good - and thus explore the movie with the adequate lenses - is because we first experience him through the person of his (best) friend. Which is only mildly flavored, cautionally flawed, but not in a obvious, blatant way, thanks mostly to J. Cotten's appearance and acting skills. That's overall a great maneuver, or a psychological trap if you will, because from the entry point his image slowly crumbles and it becomes obvious as the story progresses that he will not be able to survive in such form (or any), and that he will have to either explain his action, reverse them or change in the future - all of which he can not.

It's a great movie because of n other things, but I did not like it the first time I saw it.


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: Jessica Rabbit on February 28, 2017, 02:44:02 PM
I think there is no doubt about the fact that Harry Lime is the bad guy.
He’s not just embroiled in shady business dealings, he stole penicillin from hospitals, diluted it and sold it back on the black market. This adulterated penicillin crippled and deformed children and “the lucky children died, the unlucky ones went off their heads.”

It’s all there in his quote:
“Victims? Don't be melodramatic. Look down there. Tell me. Would you really feel any pity if one of those dots stopped moving forever? If I offered you twenty thousand pounds for every dot that stopped, would you really, old man, tell me to keep my money, or would you calculate how many dots you could afford to spare?”

This quote together with his cuckoo clock speech expresses his philosophy. Evil is justifiable when it produces greatness. Or simply money.

Yes, he’s charming, fascinating, handsome and charismatic but pure evil nevertheless. He is simply supremely selfish. Other peoples’ lives do not matter.
When we see him the first time there is an almost child-like but very seductive smile on his face and his playful personality invites the audience to dismiss all of the accusations against his character right away.
That we can’t hate Welles is simply due to his brilliance, he manages to almost capsize the film with his charisma.
He certainly has Holly fooled, but then Holly is naive and pure of heart. His perspective on life has been simplified to match the structure of the pulp Westerns he writes. With his notions of fairness and morality he is no match for a true Noir villain.

I love this movie. On a scale from 1 to 10, I'd give it a 15. The only other 40s movie that comes close to this is Citizen Kane.


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: cigar joe on February 28, 2017, 03:36:05 PM
It's not overrated think about it, English, German, and Russian spoken no subs, a great International Noir if there ever was one. One of my faves too upping previous rating to 10/10


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: drinkanddestroy on February 28, 2017, 06:04:25 PM
It's not overrated think about it, English, German, and Russian spoken no subs, a great International Noir if there ever was one. One of my faves too upping previous rating to 10/10

You are upping your rating based on a few posts on a message board?????


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: Novecento on February 28, 2017, 06:14:47 PM
Dare I say, the best "British" film ever....

Then again, as we've discussed before, assigning specific countries to films is a complicated topic.

It certainly does get my vote for the best noir ever - quite an achievement for a British film in what is essentially an American genre (albeit having visual roots in Germany)


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: cigar joe on February 28, 2017, 06:57:07 PM
You are upping your rating based on a few posts on a message board?????

Fuck no, you should know me better than that, I've watched numerous times on my Criterion Collection DVD since I've posted my original rating.


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: drinkanddestroy on February 28, 2017, 07:05:29 PM
To me this movie is like a slightly better version of the excruciating MR. ARKADIN. Just a bunch of endless weird-angle shots of people talking that seem to exist for no purpose other than being weird-angle shots. Yeah, I get it, you can hold the camera  at a weird angle and get an unusual  shot of someone talking. Gets tiresome very quickly.


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: Jessica Rabbit on February 28, 2017, 07:17:11 PM
Quote
Gets tiresome very quickly.
I weep.  :'( :'( :'( >:(


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: cigar joe on February 28, 2017, 07:33:40 PM
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Gets tiresome very quickly.

Sadly coming from a supposed appreciator of fine art, the cinematography is sublime, fuck off you philistine.  :(  ;)


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: Moorman on February 28, 2017, 10:55:32 PM
Show me this movie is like a slightly better version of the excruciating MR. ARKADIN. Just a bunch of endless weird-angle shots of people talking that seem to exist for no purpose other than being weird-angle shots. Yeah, I get it, you can hold the camera  at a weird angle and get an unusual  shot of someone talking. Gets tiresome very quickly.

lol...


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: drinkanddestroy on February 28, 2017, 11:15:58 PM
Sadly coming from a supposed appreciator of fine art, the cinematography is sublime, fuck off you philistine.  :(  ;)

Sub-Lyme  :P


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: Dust Devil on March 01, 2017, 01:33:55 AM
To me this movie is like a slightly better version of the excruciating MR. ARKADIN. Just a bunch of endless weird-angle shots of people talking that seem to exist for no purpose other than being weird-angle shots. Yeah, I get it, you can hold the camera  at a weird angle and get an unusual  shot of someone talking. Gets tiresome very quickly.

I do not think these two are in the same sport, or contest. :-\


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: stanton on March 01, 2017, 02:34:07 AM
But in so doing he deprived the orphans in the hospital of the medication they so desperately needed (at least, I think that was the point Trevor Howard was trying to make).

Lime is clearly doing bad things and profiting by it. But he's charming. Apparently, if you're a crypto-fascist like stanton, charm trumps everything (in America, Trump trumps charm, but that's another matter).

Generally, in films with bad guys at the center, we root for them because they're fighting other bad guys who have less going for them. But by making Holly Martins the center (he's there at the beginning, he's there at the end, his quest is what drives the film), we are given a very obvious contrast between good and evil, charming as the latter may be. That visit to the hospital is dispositive. Sympathizing with Lime is like sympathizing with Hitler.

Now that's your second D&D mind control statement. You are in trouble.

Actually I can easily distinguish between the real world and the other world (I maybe later explain which is the real world), and in films I have no problem to give my sympathies to the bad guy, which Harry is, as long as he is more fascinating than our hero.
I repeat me, in GBU I want every time that LvC wins the triello and in OuTW that Fonda shoots this boring Bronson guy. I still hope that the Leone family has the real DCs in their vaults, but as long as that does not happen I'm sure that god (that one in heaven) isn't a good guy either, or at least there is indeed something going wrong in this world (which not necessarily is the real one).

Still 11/10 for The Third Man, and the film is better than the novel.


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: drinkanddestroy on March 01, 2017, 02:44:26 AM
 There is no simple answer of why in some  movies we root against the bad guy and in some movies we root for the bad guy. Depends on many factors. We generally root for the main character, whether he is good or bad. We are ok rooting for murderers but not rapists or child-beaters, even though in real life a murderer is worse.  Also, it depends how "real" the movie feels. If it feels like a real-life situation, we often do not like the criminal. But if it is movie-fantasy, we do. Doesn't mean we like real-life crooks. These are movie crooks - nothing to do with real life.

I agree that THE THIRD MAN is not as clear as other movies in that regard. Harry Lyme is a terribly evil human being, but we all love watching Orson Welles on the screen and he is not the main character - Joseph Cotten is, and we experience the movie through Cotten. Also, Lyme harmed children - a big No No, even for movie villains.


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: dave jenkins on March 01, 2017, 05:47:19 AM
the film is better than the novel.
You mean the treatment. Greene later published it as if it were a novel, but it was originally written as a treatment for the film. There aren't many treatments that are better than the films that come from them.


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: stanton on March 01, 2017, 06:33:02 AM
You mean the treatment. Greene later published it as if it were a novel, but it was originally written as a treatment for the film. There aren't many treatments that are better than the films that come from them.

It was not really a treatment, he wrote it as a novel, because he thought it was easier for him to write the screenplay as adaptation. So the novel preceded the film, but was released afterwards. At least some of the best ideas of the film are not in the novel because these were invented in the process of filming.

Whatever, the intent of the novel was indeed only to serve as source for the screenplay.


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: dave jenkins on March 01, 2017, 07:30:53 AM

Whatever, the intent of the novel was indeed only to serve as source for the screenplay.
Why then is it worth noting that the film is better than the proto-screenplay? What example can you offer of a treatment/screenplay source that is better than the film produced? You made an empty observation.


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: stanton on March 01, 2017, 12:43:22 PM
Why then is it worth noting that the film is better than the proto-screenplay?

Because it could be the other way round?

And it is a novel, it was always a novel, and it will be a novel for all times.


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: dave jenkins on March 01, 2017, 01:05:29 PM
Because it could be the other way round?

And it is a novel, it was always a novel, and it will be a novel for all times.
If you'd ever read one of Greene's real novels, you'd never dare make such a statement.


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: stanton on March 01, 2017, 01:24:26 PM
If you'd ever read one of Greene's real novels, you'd never dare make such a statement.

I've read some, still I don't know what you mean? (don't bother to explain)

And The 3rd Man is a good novel.


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: dave jenkins on March 01, 2017, 02:00:49 PM
I won't bother to explain, but there's no way in hell you're gonna get the last word.


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: greenbudgie on March 16, 2017, 06:13:30 AM
I like the atmospheric zither music to 'The Third Man' although this becomes a bit strident at times. It helps to jangle the nerves to intensity in parts of the score.

This film has a great closing scene. It is so bleak with that great long avenue of leafless trees where any chance of a human relationship is given a cold snub.


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: Moorman on February 11, 2018, 06:01:29 PM
I'm gonna give this movie another view.  I saw the last few scenes again on TCM.  Sometimes a second viewing allows me to see some things i missed the first time around...


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: dave jenkins on February 12, 2018, 12:45:09 PM
This film has a great closing scene. It is so bleak with that great long avenue of leafless trees where any chance of a human relationship is given a cold snub.
It has several good scenes. But those scene do not cohere as a satisfactory film. For the reasons stated above, the movie is dramatically inert.


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: kjrwe on February 23, 2018, 11:55:57 PM
The first time I saw this film, I loved it. Since then, I've tried to watch it and haven't been able to finish it. Sadly, I can think of several other movies which are like that with me...I could only finish them once.

I do love this movie's soundtrack.


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: drinkanddestroy on March 20, 2018, 03:41:33 PM
Third Man music, Andre Reiu-style https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjmU_J50xSo


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: Novecento on March 20, 2018, 07:41:28 PM
After reading "The Other Side of the Wind", I moved on to "My Lunches with Orson". Regarding the generally debunked myth about Welles directing some of the movie, there is a quite an in-depth discussion between Jaglom and Welles about The Third Man and not once does Welles ever suggest he lent a hand in directing. He does however dole out praise on Reed as a director and comment on the well-known fact that Reed asked him to write his own dialogue as appropriate.


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: stanton on March 21, 2018, 06:44:48 AM
Third Man music, Andre Reiu-style

Is Rieu (a nadir of music) known in the USA?


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: dave jenkins on March 21, 2018, 10:21:05 AM
Is Rieu (a nadir of music) known in the USA?
Yes. His schlocky product is routinely advertised on certain cable TV networks.


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: drinkanddestroy on March 21, 2018, 11:40:06 AM
Reiu is great, though I figure that stuffy purists wouldn't like him  ^-^

Here is a great version of Once Upon a Time in the West https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yf_KXyMaoB8

He is coming to Nassau Coliseum on Long Island in September. (Unfortunately, I can't make it that night). My Hungarian friend who lives in Florida is coming up specially to New York for that show  :)


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: stanton on March 21, 2018, 02:18:54 PM
Reiu

Rieu


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: drinkanddestroy on March 21, 2018, 02:28:12 PM
Rieu

dank je


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: Dust Devil on April 02, 2018, 03:12:43 AM
Is Rieu (a nadir of music) known in the USA?

Not enough to get his surname right.

Nevertheless, what you have against him? :P


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: stanton on April 02, 2018, 04:55:19 AM
dank je

Danke


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: stanton on April 02, 2018, 04:56:27 AM
Not enough to get his surname right.

Nevertheless, what you have against him? :P

He makes music for people who don't like music.


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: drinkanddestroy on April 02, 2018, 07:50:46 PM
Danke

No, it’s “dank je.” I was saying it in Dutch, Rieu’s language.


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: XhcnoirX on April 03, 2018, 01:33:39 AM
No, it’s “dank je.” I was saying it in Dutch, Rieu’s language.

That's okay, we like to pretend he isn't Dutch. He's from the southern most part of the Netherlands anyways, what they speak there barely passes for Dutch anyways ;D


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: cigar joe on April 03, 2018, 03:37:50 AM
That's okay, we like to pretend he isn't Dutch. He's from the southern most part of the Netherlands anyways, what they speak there barely passes for Dutch anyways ;D
  ;D ;D


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: stanton on April 03, 2018, 04:11:49 AM
That's okay, we like to pretend he isn't Dutch.


We are glad he is not from Germany ...

... and would be even more glad if he stayed always in the Netherlands. Couldn't you steal his pass and burn it?


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: XhcnoirX on April 03, 2018, 07:37:18 AM

We are glad he is not from Germany ...

... and would be even more glad if he stayed always in the Netherlands. Couldn't you steal his pass and burn it?

We could but then we'd be stuck with him... No thank you :P


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: stanton on April 03, 2018, 09:01:05 AM
We could but then we'd be stuck with him... No thank you :P

Ok, that's pretty reasonable ...


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: Dust Devil on April 03, 2018, 12:20:25 PM
He makes music for people who don't like music.

Enjoy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Qe7n9PkCvE


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: Dust Devil on April 03, 2018, 12:24:10 PM
That's okay, we like to pretend he isn't Dutch. He's from the southern most part of the Netherlands anyways, what they speak there barely passes for Dutch anyways ;D

Sounds like he's almost... ehm... French! :D


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: Dust Devil on April 03, 2018, 12:25:42 PM
Btw, you snobs are full of it, lemme tell ya, this is great stuff: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuMDjNQrdjY


Title: Re: The Third Man (1949)
Post by: cigar joe on April 03, 2018, 03:42:54 PM
Btw, you snobs are full of it, lemme tell ya, this is great stuff: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuMDjNQrdjY

agree O0 O0 O0