Carol Reed’s The Third Man is an unassailable classic: the pretzelly Graham Greene script, the haunting cobblestone streets and long shadows of postwar Vienna, and, of course, Orson Welles’ bravura performance as a dodgy black marketer who fakes his own death. His speech comparing the ruthless Borgia family and the peace-loving Swiss (whose contribution to the world was the cuckoo clock) still raises goose bumps. EXTRAS Insightful, hilarious commentary from Steven Soderbergh and writer Tony Gilroy that’s almost as fun as the film. A
Posted May 18 2007 — 12:00 AM EDT
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