Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Wed, Nov 7, 2018
7:30pm

GREG PROOPS FILM CLUB
Greg Proops In Person!
THE THIRD MAN

35mm! THE THIRD MAN, 1949, Rialto Pictures, 93 min. Dir. Carol Reed.

Post-war Vienna is a scary place. Friends like Harry Lime invite you to come over and offer you a job but then they turn up dead. Or do they? You go to his funeral and visit the police, who tell you to go home. You give a hazy lecture, are chased by punks, interview Harry’s girlfriend, who appears to still be fond of him, and the truth is still elusive. All the while Vienna broods - cracked and corrupt, controlled by/for occupying countries. THE THIRD MAN may be the greatest British film of all time. Written by bi-polar super spy Graham Greene with plenty of paranoia, shot moodily by Robert Crasker with more Dutch angles than an opiated dream, directed by the master Carol Reed, whose resume includes OUR MAN IN HAVANA, FALLEN IDOL and OLIVER! A cracking turn by Joseph Cotten as the Western writer Holly Martins, who delves deeper into an endless chain of lies and creeping violence while trying to believe somebody, anybody. This is arguably Orson Welles' best role as the face of urbane evil, Harry Lime. He brings a terrible morbidity and ruthless calm to drive this tale of perfidy to a climatic finale. Anton Karas was playing the zither in a wine tavern when he was plucked by Carol Reed and basically forced to write the score. You will never forget the music. Top-notch all around. It is redolent with echoes of today’s caged babies and utter, depraved profiteering. We smoke outside after.

Program begins with a live recording of the Greg Proops Film Club podcast. Feature starts at 8:00 PM.
Egyptian Theatre • Wed, Nov 7, 2018 • 7:30pm

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