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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Weekly Movie Recommendations : 29th November 2008 - 6th December 2008

The Third Man(1949)

Genre - Mystery/Thriller

Directed By - Carol Reed

Cast - Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Orson Welles

Whats It About - Arriving in Vienna, Holly Martins learns that his friend Harry Lime, who has invited him, recently died in a car accident. But the real thing is much different and sinister.

Why To Watch It - THE THIRD MAN is a masterpiece of melancholia featuring extraordinary writing, acting, and directing, as well as a classic zither score by Anton Karas. Welles is memorable as the seductive villain, but the true star may be the camera work of Robert Krasker, which transforms Vienna into a coruscating, expressionist nightmare.

After watching Citizen Kane, i have become a huge fan of Orson Welles and even here he has not disappointed me one bit.

This film-noir is a must watch for any film loving creature.

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