Letterboxd Season Challenge 2018-19
Week 9: Pre-50's Noir Week
Noir is not a genre that I explore frequently but The Third Man certainly has a lot to offer. At its core a mystery it also has some romance, plot twists, intrigue, a charming ethereal score, and a thrilling climax.
Perhaps my favorite aspect of the film however is its function as a time capsule. Due to when and where it was filmed The Third Man captures post-war Vienna at an impeccable level. It digs into post-wart politics in the city and also features many beautifully shot outdoor scenes showing war damage and reconstruction efforts.