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The Third Man: The Official Story of the Film

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The official retrospective for the British cinematic masterpiece The Third Man, directed by Carol Reed, written by Graham Greene, and starring Joseph Cotton and Orson Welles, on its 75th anniversary. On its release in 1949, Carol Reed's atmospheric film noir thriller The Third Man instantly became a classic, winning the Palm d'Or at Cannes, a BAFTA for Best British Film, and the Oscar for Best Cinematography. Featuring some of cinema's most memorable set pieces and quotable lines, the film's war-torn Viennese locations quickly etch themselves in the memory the vast sewers, the Ferris wheel, the tree-lined cemetery. It marks one of those unusual conjunctions of script, director, subject, cast, and setting and, of course, music in which everything works. In time for the movie's 75th anniversary, this beautiful, illustrated book comprehensively covers the making of the movie, acknowledged as the masterwork of many of its key players: Carol Reed as director; cast members including Joseph Cotton and Orson Welles; novelist/screenwriter Graham Greene; and composer of the instantly recognisable zither score Anton Karas. The battle for ownership of the film between US producer David O. Selznick and the British producer Alexander Korda, which developed into protracted legal proceedings, is explored, as is the lasting influence the movie has had on modern filmmakers, such as Martin Scorsese. This stunning book features original versions of the script and behind-the-scenes photography making it a must-have for any film fan.

Author Biography:

John Walsh is an award winning filmmaker with a focus on social justice. His work ranges from television series to feature films. He is a double BAFTA and double Grierson Awards nominee for his groundbreaking work. John's 1989 documentary on Ray Harryhausen (Movement Into Life) is held in the Ray and Diana Foundation's archive. John also produced HD audio and film commentary recordings with Ray in his final years. Based in London, UK.
Release date Australia
September 3rd, 2024
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Pages
192
Audience
  • General (US: Trade)
ISBN-13
9781835410011
Product ID
38564638

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