Was The Third Man a book?

Mr. Graham originally wrote this as a screenplay which was made into the legendary movie “The Third Man” starring the great Orson Welles and Joseph Cotton. He later wrote the book, which is slightly different than movie, but just as great.

Why is The Third Man considered a great movie?

Reminding of Orson Welles’ stylized pictures, The Third Man is a great example of a picture influenced by the German expressionism and American noirs since in the film, there is an intelligent use of lenses that distort figures and space, as well as, emphasized the shadows and darker tones of the sets and locations.

Who was The Third Man in the novel?

The Third Man is Graham Greene’s brilliant recreation of post-war Vienna, a ‘smashed dreary city’ occupied by the four Allied powers. Rollo Martins, a second-rate novelist, arrives penniless to visit his friend and hero, Harry Lime.

Did The Third Man win any awards?

BAFTA Award for Outstanding British Film
Palme d’OrAcademy Award for Best Cinematography, Black-and-WhiteNational Society of Film Critics Film Heritage Award
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What does Holly Martins do for a living?

Holly Martins, a hack American dime store novelist, broke, has just arrived in Vienna as his longtime friend, Harry Lime, offered him a job, the plane ticket on Harry’s dime.

Was The Third Man successful?

The film premiered in London on September 2, 1949, and went on to be a huge box office success in Europe, with great critical acclaim, winning the Palme d’or at the third edition of the Cannes Film Festival.

Who shot Harry Lime?

Yet, when Martins shoots Lime at the end, he is able to convince himself that he is acting out of the noblest of motives. Martins lacks the self-awareness to realize that his mediocrity conditions his sense of outrage at the evil deeds of a superior human force (op. cit., pp. 11-12).

What is The Third Man looking for Class 4?

Answer: Plot. The American Western writer Holly Martins arrives in post–Second World War Vienna (which has been divided between the Allies: the Americans, British, French, and Soviets) seeking his childhood friend, Harry Lime, who has offered him a job.

Where did they film The Third Man?

Carol Reed filmed The Third Man in Vienna in 1948, during that brief, uneasy truce between the end of the second world war and the onset of the cold war. It won an Oscar and the Golden Palm at Cannes but it wasn’t a hit in Vienna.

Was there a third man?

The third man is explained early on in the film, when we learn that when Harry Lime’s supposedly dead body was taken across the road there were two known people who carried him, but the porter at Lime’s apartment block is alone in saying he saw a third man (“There was a third man”), to be later murdered because of it.