History Film / TheThirdMan

28th Mar '16 3:34:28 PM jeez
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* MultinationalTeam: The International Police patrolling Vienna centre was this by necessity. Each of the British, American, Soviet and French had to be represented, so no MP could roam around without being accompanied by the other three. In the movie, it becomes especially comical when several of those 'squads' are tasked with a simple and straightforward search of Anna's apartment; more than a ''dozen'' policemen end up crowding her small abode.

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* MultinationalTeam: The International Police patrolling Vienna centre was this by necessity. Each of the British, American, Soviet and French occupying forces had to be represented, so no MP could roam around without being accompanied by the other three. In three (In the movie, it becomes especially comical when several of those 'squads' are tasked with a simple and straightforward search of Anna's apartment; more than a ''dozen'' policemen end up crowding her small abode.abode). And that's not even counting in the native ''Austrian'' police.
28th Mar '16 3:31:12 PM jeez
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* MultinationalTeam: The International Police patrolling Vienna centre was this by necessity. Each of the British, American, Soviet and French had to be represented, so no MP could roam around without being accompanied by the other three. In the movie, it becomes especially comical when several of those 'squads' are tasked with a simple and straightforward search of Anna's apartment; almost _dozens_ of policemen end up crowding her small abode.

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* MultinationalTeam: The International Police patrolling Vienna centre was this by necessity. Each of the British, American, Soviet and French had to be represented, so no MP could roam around without being accompanied by the other three. In the movie, it becomes especially comical when several of those 'squads' are tasked with a simple and straightforward search of Anna's apartment; almost _dozens_ of more than a ''dozen'' policemen end up crowding her small abode.
28th Mar '16 3:29:57 PM jeez
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* MultinationalTeam: The International Police patrolling Vienna centre was this by necessity. Each of the British, American, Soviet and French had to be represented, so no MP could roam around without being accompanied by the other three. In the movie, it becomes especially comical when several of those 'squads' are tasked with a simple and straightforward search of Anna's apartment; almost _dozens_ of policemen end up crowding her small abode.
24th Mar '16 1:28:55 PM eroock
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* OpeningNarration: Done in the original UK release by director Carol Reed, and in the US version by Joseph Cotten.

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* OpeningNarration: OpeningMonologue: Done in the original UK release by director Carol Reed, and in the US version by Joseph Cotten.
2nd Feb '16 2:50:45 PM MRAustin
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* DutchAngle: Possibly the best use ever in film.

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* DutchAngle: Possibly the best use ever in film. Although the crew allegedly presented director Carol Reed with a spirit level at the end of production, so that he could get his shots level next time.
23rd Jan '16 8:38:07 AM JulianLapostat
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1949 British FilmNoir set in post-war Vienna, directed by Carol Reed from a story by Graham Greene and starring Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Creator/TrevorHoward, and Creator/OrsonWelles.

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1949 British FilmNoir set in post-war Vienna, directed by Carol Reed from a story by Graham Greene Creator/GrahamGreene and starring Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Creator/TrevorHoward, and Creator/OrsonWelles.
1st Jan '16 7:23:20 PM AllenbysEyes
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1949 British FilmNoir set in post-war Vienna, directed by Carol Reed from a story by Graham Greene and starring Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Trevor Howard, and Creator/OrsonWelles.

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1949 British FilmNoir set in post-war Vienna, directed by Carol Reed from a story by Graham Greene and starring Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Trevor Howard, Creator/TrevorHoward, and Creator/OrsonWelles.
3rd Dec '15 6:59:17 AM TywinLannister
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3rd Dec '15 6:59:15 AM TywinLannister
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* AntiHero: Both Holly Martins and Major Calloway. Martins is a ClassicalAntiHero, he wants to solve the mystery of his best friends's death and bring justice to the world. However, he's overly idealistic and is a ManChild and a IdiotHero, though he does grow wiser at the end of the film. Major Calloway, on the other hand, is a PragmaticHero, he wants to capture criminals and bring an end to crime. However, he's willing to blackmail innocents, use people as pawns and kill in cold blood if it's necessary. He's also TheCynic and a KnightInSourArmour, rejecting all of Holly's notions of heroism.


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* KnightInSourArmour: Major Calloway is a dedicated policeman but is also a very cynical and pessimistic pragmatist who rejects Holly's idealistic heroism.
27th Oct '15 11:27:00 AM pratchettgaiman
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** Later on we get Calloway, Paine, and another soldier emerging from the shadows [[spoiler: as they wait for Lime]]
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