History Film / TheThirdMan

5th Sep '17 8:58:50 AM allium
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** Also, the front of Lime's apartment building has a graffito of the circle + three slashes symbol used by the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Front Iron Front]], a 1930s paramilitary arm of the German Social Democratic Party aligned against monarchists, Stalinists, and the Nazis.

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** Also, the The front of Lime's apartment building has a graffito of the circle + three slashes symbol used by the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Front Iron Front]], a 1930s paramilitary arm of the German Social Democratic Party aligned against monarchists, Stalinists, and the Nazis.
5th Sep '17 8:57:53 AM allium
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** Also, the front of Lime's apartment building has a graffito of the circle + three slashes symbol used by the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Front Iron Front]], a 1930s paramilitary arm of the German Social Democratic Party aligned against monarchists, Stalinists, and the Nazis.
17th Aug '17 9:13:52 PM Pallo
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* CreepyChild: Probably not the intent, but the fact that the little boy is smiling while he's yelling about how he thinks Holly killed his father is a little offputting.

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* CreepyChild: Probably not the intent, but the fact that the little boy is smiling while he's yelling about how he thinks Holly killed his father the porter is a little offputting.


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* OhCrap: The porter when he gets caught trying to help Martins with his investigation. It's the last time we see him alive.
9th Jul '17 10:33:46 AM nombretomado
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* FreezeFrameBonus: At one point in the Vienna sewer chase, a painted "O5" can be seen briefly on a wall. This was the sign of an [[LaResistance anti-Nazi resistance]] group in Austria during WorldWarTwo. Most likely, that was not put there by the filmmakers.

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* FreezeFrameBonus: At one point in the Vienna sewer chase, a painted "O5" can be seen briefly on a wall. This was the sign of an [[LaResistance anti-Nazi resistance]] group in Austria during WorldWarTwo.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. Most likely, that was not put there by the filmmakers.
29th Jun '17 6:36:16 PM AnotherGuy
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* POVSequel: The screenwriter (author Graham Greene) wrote a book that was published to coincide with the film release with the British officer's POV. There was also a radio serial with Lime's exploits entitled ''The Adventures of Harry Lime''.

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* POVSequel: The screenwriter (author Graham Greene) wrote a book that was published to coincide with the film release with the British officer's POV. There was also a radio serial with Lime's exploits entitled ''The Adventures of Harry Lime''.


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* {{Prequel}}: There was also a radio serial with Lime's exploits entitled ''The Adventures of Harry Lime'', starring Welles.
29th Jun '17 5:30:25 PM WillBGood
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* CultSoundtrack: The film boasts a memorable score courtesy of Anton Karas' famous zither music, which sold over millions.

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* CultSoundtrack: The film boasts a memorable score courtesy of Anton Karas' famous zither music, which sold over millions.



* GrammarNazi: See ItIsPronouncedTroPAY.
29th Jun '17 5:22:25 PM WillBGood
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* ComingOfAgeStory: Holly is something of a ManChild: the books he makes a living writing are escapist westerns with BlackAndWhiteMorality. His naive search for justice in the death of his best friend forces him to come to terms with a WorldHalfEmpty.

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* ComingOfAgeStory: Holly is something of a ManChild: the books he makes a living writing are escapist westerns with BlackAndWhiteMorality. His naive search for justice in the death of his best friend forces him to come to terms with a WorldHalfEmpty.CrapsackWorld.



* CrapsackWorld: What's really depressing is that it was shot on location in a bombed-out, post WWII-era Vienna. That's our WorldHalfEmpty.

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* CrapsackWorld: What's really depressing is that it was shot on location in a bombed-out, post WWII-era Vienna. That's our WorldHalfEmpty.



* [[ComingOfAgeStory Delayed Coming Of Age Story]]: Holly Martins is something of a ManChild: the books he makes a living writing are {{Escapis|m}}t westerns with BlackAndWhiteMorality. His naive search for justice in the death of his best friend [[BigBadFriend Harry Lime]] forces him to come to terms with a WorldHalfEmpty.

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* [[ComingOfAgeStory Delayed Coming Of Age Story]]: Holly Martins is something of a ManChild: the books he makes a living writing are {{Escapis|m}}t westerns with BlackAndWhiteMorality. His naive search for justice in the death of his best friend [[BigBadFriend Harry Lime]] forces him to come to terms with a WorldHalfEmpty.less-than-ideal world.



* WorldHalfEmpty
26th Jun '17 10:50:13 PM LawrenceofEh
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* ShooOutTheClowns: [[spoiler:Sgt Paine, who has primarily been used for comic relief, is killed just before Holly has to kill his best friend.]]
22nd Jun '17 9:07:35 AM Heroville
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** Moreover, for hundreds of years the Swiss were not only at war with only at war with one another but their main export was The Swiss Guard, some of the finest mercenaries Europe had ever seen who still serve as the Pope's personal bodyguards to this day.

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** Moreover, for hundreds of years the Swiss were not only at war with only at war with one another but their main export was The Swiss Guard, some of the finest mercenaries Europe had ever seen who still serve as the Pope's personal bodyguards to this day.
5th Jun '17 10:28:24 PM Supergenderbender
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* BulletHolesAndRevelations: Holly and Henry have a stand off on the stairs up to a manhole tunnel at each other, then it cuts to Captain Calloway hearing the gun go off [[spoiler: Holly comes walking down the sewer tunnel]].

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* BulletHolesAndRevelations: Holly and Henry Harry have a stand off on the stairs up to a manhole tunnel at each other, then it cuts to Captain Calloway hearing the gun go off [[spoiler: Holly comes walking down the sewer tunnel]].
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