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Fri Mar 23, 2018, 09:03 PM

While recovering from a hoagie I watched "The Third Man", 1949 British version, TCM...good stuff

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Reply While recovering from a hoagie I watched "The Third Man", 1949 British version, TCM...good stuff (Original post)
dameatball Mar 2018 OP
Honeycombe8 Mar 2018 #1
longship Mar 2018 #4
dameatball Mar 2018 #7
Honeycombe8 Mar 2018 #8
Honeycombe8 Mar 2018 #11
dameatball Mar 2018 #5
Honeycombe8 Mar 2018 #9
dameatball Mar 2018 #12
Straw Man Mar 2018 #21
Honeycombe8 Mar 2018 #22
Straw Man Mar 2018 #34
Kilgore Mar 2018 #2
dameatball Mar 2018 #6
Kilgore Mar 2018 #14
davekriss Mar 2018 #3
dameatball Mar 2018 #10
dameatball Mar 2018 #13
jalan48 Mar 2018 #15
dameatball Mar 2018 #16
jalan48 Mar 2018 #17
smirkymonkey Mar 2018 #25
jalan48 Mar 2018 #27
smirkymonkey Mar 2018 #28
jalan48 Mar 2018 #29
smirkymonkey Mar 2018 #30
jalan48 Mar 2018 #31
appalachiablue Mar 2018 #18
smirkymonkey Mar 2018 #26
dameatball Mar 2018 #33
eleny Mar 2018 #19
Sneederbunk Mar 2018 #20
dameatball Mar 2018 #23
Sneederbunk Mar 2018 #24
Tracer Mar 2018 #32

Response to dameatball (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2018, 09:11 PM

1. I've never seen that. It's streaming for free on Myretroflix.com (channel on Roku)....

I think I'll watch it.

It's about someone who had been a Nazi, I think, but now living as a "normal" person somewhere?

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 23, 2018, 09:23 PM

4. It's about a black market operator in post WWII Vienna.

And his friend's arrival for a visit.

It has a stellar cast, a fantastic script, and cinematography that's a wonder to behold.

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Response to longship (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 23, 2018, 09:28 PM

7. Very true. In my mind it "IS" Vienna as us baby boomers saw it

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Response to longship (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 23, 2018, 09:30 PM

8. +1. nt

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Response to longship (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 23, 2018, 09:35 PM

11. I found a synopsis.

An out of work pulp fiction novelist, Holly Martins, arrives in a post war Vienna divided into sectors by the victorious allies, and where a shortage of supplies has lead to a flourishing black market. He arrives at the invitation of an ex-school friend, Harry Lime, who has offered him a job, only to discover that Lime has recently died in a peculiar traffic accident. From talking to Lime's friends and associates Martins soon notices that some of the stories are inconsistent, and determines to discover what really happened to Harry Lime.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 23, 2018, 09:25 PM

5. nope...a writer from USA.....Joseph Cotten

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Response to dameatball (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 23, 2018, 09:31 PM

9. Oh.... Hmmmm. Guess that's why I haven't watched it.

Doesn't sound like an enthralling plot. But I'll watch, anyway.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #9)

Fri Mar 23, 2018, 09:35 PM

12. Joseph Cotten, Orson Welles

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 24, 2018, 12:33 AM

21. Close.

It's about someone who had been a Nazi, I think, but now living as a "normal" person somewhere?

That's The Stranger, also starring Orson Welles, and directed by him as well. Excellent film noir.

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Response to Straw Man (Reply #21)

Sat Mar 24, 2018, 08:08 AM

22. Ohhhhh...so in my mind I was confusing two Orson Welles movies. Thanks. nt

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #22)

Sat Mar 24, 2018, 02:40 PM

34. Two wonderful movies: I highly recommend them both.

You're welcome!

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Response to dameatball (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2018, 09:14 PM

2. What kind of Hoagie?

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Response to Kilgore (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 23, 2018, 09:26 PM

6. There were two and shared with my g/f and her mom.....Philly cheese steak and Italian

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Response to dameatball (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 23, 2018, 09:56 PM

14. Nice!

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Response to dameatball (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2018, 09:15 PM

3. That is my favorite film !

There are so many great scenes and great acting throughout.

(I have a top 10 list with 100 films on it, I can't limit it to 10. But that is number 1 with me! I highly, highly recommend for anyone with more than a casual interest in the art.)

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Response to davekriss (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 23, 2018, 09:31 PM

10. I think it is a darker and less publicized Casablanca.

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Response to davekriss (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 23, 2018, 09:39 PM

13. The interactions of the four powers in Vienna is intriguing....might lead to a good remake

Hopefully without Tom Cruise

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Response to dameatball (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2018, 10:03 PM

15. Great movie. I rode on the Ferris Wheel when I visited Vienna years ago.

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Response to jalan48 (Reply #15)

Fri Mar 23, 2018, 10:26 PM

16. Was it the same?? I actually thought CottenWells would have a fight on it the first time I saw it

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Response to dameatball (Reply #16)

Fri Mar 23, 2018, 10:36 PM

17. I think so. The cabins held at least 6-8 people as I remember.Not at all like a typical Ferris Wheel

I haven't seen the movie in a long time-I like it better than Citizen Kane. Lady of Shanghai is a good one too.

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Response to jalan48 (Reply #15)

Sat Mar 24, 2018, 10:10 AM

25. Yes, in the Prater. The Wiener Riesenrad (the name of the Ferris Wheel)

I rode that too when I studied there. I love Vienna and I can't wait to go back. The Third Man is a great film, but I haven't seen it in years. I think I will watch it again this weekend.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #25)

Sat Mar 24, 2018, 10:31 AM

27. Thanks for the name of the device. I was a little scared at first at the thought of being so far up

in the air in a cabin. I went to Vienna by chance and feel the same way about it. I found the people to be friendly and not at all stuck-up considering their incredible history.

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Response to jalan48 (Reply #27)

Sat Mar 24, 2018, 10:38 AM

28. They are friendly when you get to know them, but not at all stuck up.

They are just very proud of their city. The family I lived with was lovely and loved American music. The mother was from Sweden and they were quite liberal. It is a beautiful city with so much to offer. I think it is so overlooked as a tourist destination.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #28)

Sat Mar 24, 2018, 10:43 AM

29. I was struck by how understated the people seemed to be while I was walking around amidst the life

size statues of its famous citizens. Plus, the food was great.

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Response to jalan48 (Reply #29)

Sat Mar 24, 2018, 10:58 AM

30. It's an amazing city. I am so glad I had the opportunity to live there for a

semester. The music, the art, the architecture, the food - all of it was just wonderful! It's nice to know that you appreciated it as well!

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #30)

Sat Mar 24, 2018, 11:03 AM

31. Glad you were able to experience it as you did though I admit to be a bit envious.

I plan to watch The Third Man as soon as basketball is over..

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Response to dameatball (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2018, 10:41 PM

18. Theme song by Anton Karas on zither, No. 1 on charts in 1950.

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #18)

Sat Mar 24, 2018, 10:11 AM

26. I like it!



Thanks for that!

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #18)

Sat Mar 24, 2018, 11:45 AM

33. The music was great and set the tone.

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Response to dameatball (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2018, 10:54 PM

19. "Victims? Don't be melodramatic."

"Look down there. Tell me. Would you really feel any pity if one of those dots stopped moving forever?"

Chilling stuff, always.

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Response to dameatball (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2018, 10:56 PM

20. What is the 1949 British version? Differences?

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Response to Sneederbunk (Reply #20)

Sat Mar 24, 2018, 08:54 AM

23. It is 11 minutes longer, so must have been edited somewhere along the line.

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Response to dameatball (Reply #23)

Sat Mar 24, 2018, 09:32 AM

24. Thank you.

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Response to dameatball (Original post)

Sat Mar 24, 2018, 11:17 AM

32. I've seen this movie about 3 times, but...

... I switched channels to catch the ending ---- which is about the best ending of any movie I've ever seen.

And I love the zither music!!!

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