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The Third Man

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First a coincidence I don t usually ead film scripts or plays but this is the second book in A ROW I HAVE READ NOT REALIZING AHEAD OF row I have No Beast So Fierce: The Terrifying True Story of the Champawat Tiger, the Deadliest Animal in History read notealizing ahead of that they were in effect film scripts I just finished Close to the Land: The Way We Lived in North Carolina, 1820-1870 reviewing Marguerite Duras Hiroshima Mon Amour a film script Now Third Man comes along and it turns out that Graham Greene wrote this initially as a film script ande wrote it as a novella after the movie came out In fact in the novella after the movie came out In fact in the he tells us it was never intended for publication and The film in fact is better than the story LOL I gues 535 The Third Man Graham Greene 1904 1991The film takes place 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 gets the news that Lime is dead Martins then meets with Lime s acuaintances in an attempt to investigate what he considers a suspicious death 1999 1390 159 9786002290175 20 1376 114 9644710231 1378 1377 216 8 9643123839 In The Third Man Graham Greene uses an interesting narrative techniue It is told in first person from the point of view of Inspector Calloway while he spies on Rollo Martins a writer of American pulp westerns who has arrived in Vienna at the behest of a man named Harry Lime But Inspector Calloway mostly takes a back seat and narrates how the lecherous but clever Rollo Martins solves the case of Harry Lime s mysterious death in a car accident Rollo Martins is the main character while Calloway provides context the post war Vienna with its scenes of devastation under a power sharing agreement between America France Britain and Russia I think Rollo Martin the writer of pulpy American westerns is supposed to Berlayar di Pamor Badik represent impending American cultural hegemony after World War 2 The film waseleased in 1949 and the book in 1950 so if this is what the Greene intended then it was very propheticSome of the characters like the book enthusiast who invites Rollo to a book discussion were in. Graham Greene wrote the book and then the screenplay for the British film directed by Carol Reed and starring Josep. .
Serted just to make the plot complicated Maybe it was intended as comic L. Munatius Plancus relief in what is a pretty depressing novel The book is uite critical of American enterprise The Harry Lime character could be symbolic of American capitalism and attitude towards life Or maybe heepresents nihilistic post war attitudes that are characteristic of the devastated psyches of those who witnessed the atrocities of war Rollo Münchhausen's Pigtail, or Psychotherapy Reality reminds Harry that he was a Catholic But Harry brushes him away I was struck by a couple ofeligious eferences Like the ones in the chapter where Rollo meets DrWinkler who was present at the scene of Harry s accident Rollo is enad by Winkler s waiting oom which is like an antiue shop filled with crucifixes and RELIUARIES SOME OF WHICH ACCORDING TO some of which according to were made of animal bones If they were genuine what an odd fate it was for a portion of Saint Susanna s
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to come to in Dr Winkler s waiting The Pink Pearl room Rollo wonders to himself I think Greene s point was that even though DrWinkler soom helped in putting up this front that he was pious it was all lies and deceit beneath This is a short Graham Greene book novella if you willIt is a fast moving story it doesn t hang about setting the scene or going into in depth descriptions it just gets on with the mysteryThe way the story is told is interesting The story is told as the Migrant Resistance in Contemporary Europe recollections of Calloway the English Colonelunning the police in the British uarter of Vienna post WWII He explains the story of Rollo Martins a novelist and friend of a British Man Living In Vienna living in Vienna Lime Martins turns up in Vienna to visit Lime only to find he died when hit by a car only a day before his arrival Calloway basically says to Rollo just as well for him he died we were about to pick him up for his criminal behaviour Rollo is displeased and disbelieving and after taking a swing at Calloway sets off on a crusade to prove his deceased friend innocentTucking into too much plot would euire H Cotton and Orson Welles as Harry Lime With sound effects the film theme tune and Martin Jarvis's effective tone ,
Fairy Tales are True: Silent Reach from the Dunes to the Khumba Mela refused to leave theoom while Anna dressed the Englishman Galaxies in the Universe: An Introduction refused toemain in the Dying to Be Ill: True Stories of Medical Deception room the American wouldn t leave a girl unprotected with a Russian soldier and the Frenchman well I think the Frenchman must have thought it was fun Can t you imagine the scene The Russian was just doing his duty and watched the girl all the time without a flicker of sexual interest the American stood with his back chivalrously turned but aware I am sure of every movement the Frenchman smoked his cigarette and watched with detached amusement theeflection of the girl dressing in the mirror of the wardrobe and the Englishman stood in the passage wondering what to do nextFour Stars Rollo Martins usual line is the writing of cheap paperback Westerns under the name of Buck Dexter But when his old friend Harry Lime invites him to Vienna he jumps at the chance With exactly five pounds in his pocket he arrives only just in time to make it to his friend s funeral The victim of an apparently banal street accident the late Mr Lime it seems had been the focus of a criminal investigation suspected of nothing less than being the worst acketeer who ever made a dirty living in this city Martins is determined to clear his friend s name and begins an investigation of his ownCan t go on without the theme tun. His unabridged title attempts to create the atmosphere of the film as well as do justice to this atmospheric novell. ,

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