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The Third Man

3.78 of 5 stars 3.78  ·  rating details  ·  32 ratings  ·  5 reviews
After "The Third Man", Carol Reed was hailed as one of the world's great directors. This title sets out to understand what kind of artist Reed was and whether he deserved such accolades. Rob White explores how the film came to be made and seeks to explain its fascination.
Paperback, 87 pages
Published October 8th 2003 by British Film Institute
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I'm a big fan of this series: brief monographs on some of the finest films made. Each book in the series is by a different author, so just as DVD spoken commentaries are variable in quality, so are the books. Rob White cuts between synopsis of The Third Man and enlightening background information.
Reading this through piqued my interest, and at last I found the DVD at the library. It was one of those cases where, all right, it was a good enough movie, but reading about it was the more gripping experience.
Mar 03, 2012 Diana rated it 3 of 5 stars
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Interesting background reading after finishing the book by Graham Greene but before watching the film.
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Well researched, nice supplement to a great movie.
read 07/2007. re-read 02/2013.
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