The Third Man
Ah, film noir. When you are done right, I adore you. And as far as I’m concerned, film noir should always include Orson Welles. This was really good and a classic I’m very glad to have seen. The cinematography and general mise-en-scene are terrific, as are the performances and much of the dialogue. Well worth seeing if you like classic black and white films of intense cinematic merit.
“Like the fella says, in Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love - they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.” - Harry Lime