During the shooting of the film, the final scene was the subject of a dispute between Greene, who wanted the happy ending of the novella, and Reed and David O.
And what have they produced? Back on the ground, he notes: For this did Gessler die! William Whitebait, New Statesman and Nation  Anton Karas composed the musical score and played it on the zither. According to Guy Hamilton, Reed met Karas by coincidence at a party in Vienna, where he was playing the zither.
His devilishly mischievous humor also runs lightly through the film, touching the darker depressions with little glints of the gay or macabre. Selznickwho stubbornly refused to end the film on what they felt was an artificially happy note. There is also a difference of ending.
He worked around the clock, using Benzedrine to stay awake. Crabbin was a single character in the novella. Smolka gave Greene the stories about the black market in Vienna. Roger Ebert added the film to his "Great Movies" list and wrote, "Of all the movies that I have seen, this one most completely embodies the romance of going to the movies.
In Vienna one night Reed listened to a wine-garden zitherist named Anton Karas, [and] was fascinated by the jangling melancholy of his music. There the people have everything in the form of natural advantages — mountains, valleys and blue sky. What more worthy people!
It became a best-seller; by November, records had been sold in Britain, with the teen-aged Princess Margaret a reported fan.
A new restored version of the film was released in the United Kingdom on 26 June Bogdanovich also stated in the introduction to the DVD: He caught her up and they walked side by side. Looking down on the people below from his vantage point, Lime compares them to dots, and says that it would be insignificant if one of them or a few of them "stopped moving, forever".
Carol Reed, I think, was definitely influenced by Orson Welles, the director, from the films he had made. In he met Elizabeth Montagu in Vienna. Writer John McPhee pointed out that when the Borgias flourished in Italy, Switzerland had "the most powerful and feared military force in Europe" and was not the peacefully neutral country it would later become.
You know what the fellow said — in Italy, for 30 years under the Borgiasthey had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced MichelangeloLeonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance.
For this was Tell a hero! Yet old myths die hard, and some viewers persist in believing otherwise. Some use was made of the Sievering Studios facilities in the city.Carol Reed's "The Third Man," with a script by Graham Greene, is a noir thriller set in post-World War II Vienna, which was divided into four zones for each of.
The Third Man is a British film noir directed by Carol Reed, written by Graham Greene, and starring Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Orson Welles, and Trevor Howard. The film is set in post–World War II Vienna. It centres on Holly Martins, an American who is given a job in Vienna by his friend Harry Lime, but when Holly arrives in Vienna he Production company: London Films.
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