Monday, 17 August 2015
It's really important to get out there and experience stuff. Tonight, it was the remastered The Third Man on the big screen. An audience changes things; it reveals humour and makes you aware of those things not currently in your own repertoire. But tonight what really struck me about this film was the plot. The POV protagonist, Holly Martins, is belittled for being a writer of pulp Westerns and seeing tyheir plots everywhere: but The Third Man, essentially, has a pulp Western plot that is raised to the sublime by cinematography and screenplay. In fact, in every way. It doesn't put a foot wrong. Lessons in thrilling.