Paperback ð The Third Man Epub É The Third PDF \

Paperback ð The Third Man Epub É The Third PDF \

The Third Man [PDF / Epub] ☀ The Third Man By Rob White – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk After The Third Man Carol Reed was hailed as one of the world's great directors This title sets out to understand what kind of artist Reed was and whether he deserved such accolades Rob White explores After The Third Man Carol Reed was hailed as one of the world's great directors This title sets out to understand what kind of artist Reed was and whether he deserved such accolades Rob White explores how the film came to be made and seeks to explain its fascination.


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6 thoughts on “The Third Man

  1. Jeff Miller Jeff Miller says:

    Another excellent edition to the BFI Classics seriesso why only three stars? Because I liked it but nothing In this instance we're dealing with a very special film one with many layers of interest and characters Carol Reed Graham Greene Orson Welles Alexander Kordathen you have Vienna the zither music and immediate post war cinemano book of this size can cope with what The Third Man brings to the table Rob White presents an excellent book although I did feel the 'running plot' through the book a little unnecessaryIf you can have a 'passing interest' in this film then this will probably do enough to sate your curiosityotherwise head for 'In Search Of The Third Man' Charles Drazin


  2. Mark Mark says:

    White delivers a book about The Third Man that skirts mostly around talking about the film as a finished product instead offering a by the numbers rundown of the making of process and historical context admittedly with a few telling and choice new tidbits thrown in for flavoring; some of the interesting snippets however are compelling on their own but don't shed much if any light on the final film Intercut between the above are White's efforts to reproduce the cinematic medium in a straightforward way that has never yet proven successful or enlightening; rather than discuss any emotional response to the way sound and image fuse White drily recounts plot mostly sometimes commenting on shot selection and scoring He never seeks to ascend to the level of criticism happy to settle snugly into a reportorial style; this is possibly attributable to White's Britishness generally as pertaining to the stoicism of the British especially in print but also specifically in that The Third Man holding an even greater status at cultural touchstone on that side of the Atlantic might have unconsciously induced a boredom and overfamiliarity with the product Except for a couple of glimpses there's no sense of White's feelings toward the film positive or negative and there's little focus on the many true oddities of a picture that has reason to be such a canonical force; as a result this book serves primarily to make The Third Man seem far stodgier than it is simply acknowledging the film for the canonical object it is instead of exploring how and why it rose to that status White shows far interest in discussing the literature and fine art he cross references; this combined with his apparent greater comfort level with distilling the film down into its disparate elements rather than addressing it as a whole would seem to suggest a marked discomfort in film writing were it not for his Sight Sound background and of course the fact that he chose this assignment There are a few artifacts of laziness authorial and editorial failures to introduce subjects with first names word mis usages but none as disappointing as the simple fact that White seemed content to meekly rubber stamp The Third Man as a classic and avoid the challenge of saying something new andor personal about it


  3. David David says:

    I'm a big fan of this series brief monographs on some of the finest films made Each book in the series is by a different author so just as DVD spoken commentaries are variable in uality so are the books Rob White cuts between synopsis of The Third Man and enlightening background information


  4. Karl Karl says:

    Reading this through piued my interest and at last I found the DVD at the library It was one of those cases where all right it was a good enough movie but reading about it was the gripping experience


  5. Diana Diana says:

    Interesting background reading after finishing the book by Graham Greene but before watching the film


  6. Ken Ken says:

    Well researched nice supplement to a great movie


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6 thoughts on “The Third Man

  1. Jeff Miller Jeff Miller says:

    Another excellent edition to the BFI Classics seriesso why only three stars? Because I liked it but nothing In this instance we're dealing with a very special film one with many layers of interest and characters Carol Reed Graham Greene Orson Welles Alexander Kordathen you have Vienna the zither music and immediate post war cinemano book of this size can cope with what The Third Man brings to the table Rob White presents an excellent book although I did feel the 'running plot' through the book a little unnecessaryIf you can have a 'passing interest' in this film then this will probably do enough to sate your curiosityotherwise head for 'In Search Of The Third Man' Charles Drazin

  2. Mark Mark says:

    White delivers a book about The Third Man that skirts mostly around talking about the film as a finished product instead offering a by the numbers rundown of the making of process and historical context admittedly with a few telling and choice new tidbits thrown in for flavoring; some of the interesting snippets however are compelling on their own but don't shed much if any light on the final film Intercut between the above are White's efforts to reproduce the cinematic medium in a straightforward way that has never yet proven successful or enlightening; rather than discuss any emotional response to the way sound and image fuse White drily recounts plot mostly sometimes commenting on shot selection and scoring He never seeks to ascend to the level of criticism happy to settle snugly into a reportorial style; this is possibly attributable to White's Britishness generally as pertaining to the stoicism of the British especially in print but also specifically in that The Third Man holding an even greater status at cultural touchstone on that side of the Atlantic might have unconsciously induced a boredom and overfamiliarity with the product Except for a couple of glimpses there's no sense of White's feelings toward the film positive or negative and there's little focus on the many true oddities of a picture that has reason to be such a canonical force; as a result this book serves primarily to make The Third Man seem far stodgier than it is simply acknowledging the film for the canonical object it is instead of exploring how and why it rose to that status White shows far interest in discussing the literature and fine art he cross references; this combined with his apparent greater comfort level with distilling the film down into its disparate elements rather than addressing it as a whole would seem to suggest a marked discomfort in film writing were it not for his Sight Sound background and of course the fact that he chose this assignment There are a few artifacts of laziness authorial and editorial failures to introduce subjects with first names word mis usages but none as disappointing as the simple fact that White seemed content to meekly rubber stamp The Third Man as a classic and avoid the challenge of saying something new andor personal about it

  3. David David says:

    I'm a big fan of this series brief monographs on some of the finest films made Each book in the series is by a different author so just as DVD spoken commentaries are variable in uality so are the books Rob White cuts between synopsis of The Third Man and enlightening background information

  4. Karl Karl says:

    Reading this through piued my interest and at last I found the DVD at the library It was one of those cases where all right it was a good enough movie but reading about it was the gripping experience

  5. Diana Diana says:

    Interesting background reading after finishing the book by Graham Greene but before watching the film

  6. Ken Ken says:

    Well researched nice supplement to a great movie

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