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Monday, April 16, 2007

Today in Stranger Suggests

posted by on April 16 at 9:23 AM

‘The Third Man’


(FILM) Exactly two years ago in this paper, I called Chinatown the greatest film of all time. I meant to say: except for The Third Man. Vertiginous expressionism, European accents, kinky intrigue, the Ferris wheel scene, Joseph Cotten, Trevor Howard, the kitty at Orson Welles’s feet, ORSON WELLES!!!—just a few highlights from the Carol Reed and Graham Greene masterpiece that yields new pleasures every time you see it. WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU HAVEN’T SEEN IT? (Grand Illusion, 1403 NE 50th St, 523-3935. 7 and 9 pm, $5—$8.) SEAN NELSON

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Fantastic film but the zither music really threw me I the only one?

Posted by Red Wendy | April 16, 2007 10:06 AM

Oh no way, the zither soundtrack rules!

Posted by Lisa | April 16, 2007 11:36 AM

I just got that on Netflicks a few weeks ago. Great movie for sure, but I still prefer Chinatown

Posted by gillsans | April 16, 2007 12:32 PM

Personally, I think Chinatown is overrated, mostly due to the location of the film (Cali near LA), and that The Third Man is far superior.

Not to be missed.

I liked the zithers.

Posted by Will in Seattle | April 16, 2007 1:13 PM

Saw it last night, it was gorgeous and thrilling and upsetting. Orson Welles' speech in the ferris wheel was one of the most chilling things I've ever seen in a movie, far scarier than any Hannibal Lecter slurping-at-fava-beans bullshit....

Posted by David Schmader | April 16, 2007 1:23 PM

I like the zither but I would have preferred a darker tone to the soundtrack.

Posted by Red Wendy | April 16, 2007 1:32 PM

eh...a good movie but my opinion...

and the zithers WERE annoying...

Posted by michael strangeways | April 16, 2007 2:17 PM

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