Friday, February 24, 2006

Best movie ever

Birgitte Timmerman has written a book the making of my favorite movie, the Third Man. The article opens with this line. All film schools should be closed down, Michael Winner once remarked, and aspiring directors simply made to watch Carol Reed's The Third Man over and over again. So true. This is the movie I have seen the most times, even more than Star Wars. I managed to catch it at a theatre in Cambridge, MA once which was nice. The article has some nice details from the book including the fact that Reed had to fight to keep the ending which is one of the finest of any film. Damn, I need to break out the DVD again soon.

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