History Film / TheThirdMan

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]].
31st May '17 7:40:57 PM 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.
26th May '17 5:59:33 PM Az_Tech341
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* TheAdjectivalMan

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* TheAdjectivalManTheAdjectivalMan: The title of the film.



* ArchEnemy: Harry Lime to Holly Martins

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* ArchEnemy: Harry Lime [[spoiler:Harry Lime]] to Holly Martins



** For starters, the Borgia did not rule Italy for thirty years. They only ever ruled Rome and UsefulNotes/ThePapalStates and even then UsefulNotes/PopeAlexanderVI only had a term for 9 years and with his death, [[BrieferThanTheyThink the Borgia were finished as a political entity]] in European politics. The Renaissance had begun and been ongoing for a hundred years at that point and it was centered in Florence under the Medici which ''was'' a republic (albeit corrupt and oligarchical) and that's where Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael and others all came from[[note]]The speech might have been better served if Lime substituted the Medici for the Borgia and made 30 years 160 years[[/note]]. The Renaissance only spread to Rome after the Borgia were toppled and while Leonardo did fraternize with Cesare Borgia, his best work [[note]]The Last Supper, the Mona Lisa[[/note]] were commissions that preceded and succeeded that association.
** Switzerland wasn't quite a cultural wasteland drudged by peace. It was the birth place and residence of mathematics geniuses like Leonard Euler and the Bernouli family as well as thinkers like Creator/JeanJacquesRousseau, Benjamin Constant, Germaine de Staël, UsefulNotes/CarlJung.

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** For starters, the Borgia did not rule Italy for thirty years. They only ever ruled Rome and UsefulNotes/ThePapalStates and UsefulNotes/ThePapalStates, and, even then then, UsefulNotes/PopeAlexanderVI only had a term for 9 years and years; with his death, [[BrieferThanTheyThink the Borgia were finished as a political entity]] in European politics. The Renaissance had begun and been ongoing for a hundred years at that point point, and it was centered in Florence under the Medici which ''was'' a republic (albeit corrupt and oligarchical) and oligarchical); that's where Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael and others all came from[[note]]The speech might have been better served if Lime substituted the Medici for the Borgia and made 30 years 160 years[[/note]]. The Renaissance only spread to Rome after the Borgia were toppled and toppled, and, while Leonardo did fraternize with Cesare Borgia, his best work works [[note]]The Last Supper, the Mona Lisa[[/note]] were commissions that preceded and succeeded that association.
** Switzerland wasn't quite a cultural wasteland drudged by peace. It was the birth place and residence of mathematics geniuses like Leonard Euler and the Bernouli family as well as thinkers like Creator/JeanJacquesRousseau, Benjamin Constant, Germaine de Staël, and UsefulNotes/CarlJung.
26th May '17 5:55:35 PM Az_Tech341
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The story takes many of the tropes commonly associated with FilmNoir and plays with them. The film is also notorious for Orson Welles stealing the show in the final act, and for its hypnotic music score by zitherist Anton Karas (whose title theme became a huge hit).

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The story takes many of the tropes commonly associated with FilmNoir and plays with them. The film is also notorious for Orson Welles stealing the show in the final act, and famous for its hypnotic music score by zitherist Anton Karas (whose title theme became a huge hit).
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