One yardstick of a film’s greatness is how well it survives repeat viewings. Carol Reed’s The Third Man is championed as a movie not only withstanding familiarity but actually improving upon multiple sittings. After a fourth time this writer remains in the chorus of those cherishing their return visits to the gargantuan Ferris wheel and labyrinthine sewer system of post-WWII Vienna, though on this engagement the abundance of assembled talent is frankly less impressive than the thrilling courting of failure through ambition.
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Set in military occupied Vienna shortly after WWII, 1949’s The Third Man stars Joseph Cotten as Holly Martins, a writer of pulp Westerns, who travels to the Austrian capital to visit his friend Harry Lime, played by Orson Welles, about an offer of a job. Once there, Martins learns of Lime’s recent death by speeding truck. Against the advice of British Army Police, Martins decides to stay in Vienna and begins to investigate the circumstances behind Lime’s vehicular demise. Unsurprisingly, intrigue follows.
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Here is a full list of upcoming screenings with Film Club at our local Alamo Drafthouse Cinema for the month of August 2015.
REMEMBER, our Summer of Indie Cinema concludes with our LOST WEEKEND IV title announcement from 6-7pm on Wednesday August 26th. Tickets for our coveted weekend will be on sale at 6pm that night! Limited Supply.
Click the link of the title below to purchase tickets! Enjoy!
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