Monday, April 12, 2010

The Third Man

The Takeaway: It's a real big pain in the ass tracking down how your friend died, but apparently it helps if you're a mystery writer. And Orson Welles could turn me gay with that mischievous smile.

Format: Netflix Instant Streaming

First Time Screening. The Third Man is known as the greatest film noir ever produced. I'll go one further - it's the greatest film noir I've ever watched. One follows the next of course, but that's just semantics - and I'm always up to some antics. Welles and Cotton are at the top of their game here and they just keep you glued to whatever gleaming flat screen television you happen to be watching on. Or god-willing, if you're really lucky, the sticky melted candy/spilled soda combo of a movie theater floor has glued you down already. Sure, you'll need to clean your shoes, but you get to watch The Third Man on the big screen, which I'm sure is quite a treat with its gorgeous black and white cinematography. This is a thrilling film owing quite a bit to Hitchcock and certainly can't be missed by fans of noir or mystery flicks. Enjoy, kiddies!


  1. One. Of. The. Best. Ever.
    Man---Welles and Cotton and zitomer music. What more could you ask for?

  2. Forgot to mention the music, Mark. Yeah - it was incredible.