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« Reply #15 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.

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« Reply #16 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.

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« Reply #17 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

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« Reply #18 on: June 28, 2015, 04:44:27 PM »

The title of this thread should have a year

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« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2015, 02:43:05 PM »

Yeah.

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« Reply #20 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.

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« Reply #21 on: July 03, 2015, 12:43:49 PM »

One of my favourites too.

One of the 50 or 100 best I ever watched.

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« Reply #22 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.

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« Reply #23 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...

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« Reply #24 on: February 27, 2017, 08:52:14 PM »

That guitar constantly clucking was worse. 

I think you mean "zither"  Wink

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


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« Reply #25 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.

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« Reply #26 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...

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« Reply #27 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.

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« Reply #28 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..Smiley   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...

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« Reply #29 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.

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