The Third Man is perhaps the best known film from British director Carol Reed. Set in an atmospheric, tired and cynical post-war Vienna, the film tells the tale of an American novelist who arrives to meet a friend, only to find that he has recently died; hit by a car. He stays to investigate his death which soon becomes a search for a “Third Man” who was present at his death. Continue reading
Oliver Stone gives us a film that is completely over the top in style, but completely brilliant. He barely gives us time to get used to one style or angle before he’s on to the next one. Now black and white, now colour, this angle, that angle; filmed through a camcorder; animation and a whole section done as a naff 70s sitcom (complete with canned laughter) about child abuse and wife-beating.