The Third Man: Criterion Collection 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,…
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The Third Man: Two-Disc Edition (1999)

ALL IS WELLES The two-disc DVD of the classic Third Man is enhanced by a worthy commentary by Steven Soderbergh and Tony Gilroy
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ALL IS WELLES The two-disc DVD of the classic Third Man is enhanced by a worthy commentary by Steven Soderbergh and Tony Gilroy

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

Originally posted May 15, 2007 Published in issue #935 May 25, 2007 Order article reprints
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