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Reel Britannia

Jun 23, 2021

Welcome to Reel Britannia-a very British podcast about very British movies ...with just a hint of professionalism.

A very special episode this week as we celebrate our 4th birthday as well as our 100th episode. Joining us is our good friend Anthony from the Glass Onion: On John Lennon podcast to chat about one of the greatest British movies of all time
Join us we take a look at The Third Man (1949) starring Joseph Cotton, Trevor Howard and Orson Welles

Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, black-market opportunist Harry Lime—and thus begins this legendary tale of love, deception, and murder. Thanks to brilliant performances by Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, and Orson Welles; Anton Karas's evocative zither score; Graham Greene’s razor-sharp dialogue; and Robert Krasker’s dramatic use of light and shadow, The Third Man, directed by the inimitable Carol Reed, only grows in stature as the years pass.

“Don't be so gloomy. After all, it's not that awful. Like the fella says, in Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love - they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock. So long, Holly.”

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Scott and Steven