Arguably one of Britain's greatest post-war thrillers, The
Third Man managed to top the British Film Institute's
Top 100 list between 1999/2000.
movie sees Holly Martins, a down on luck pulp western author,
searching for his old school friend Harry LIme. The story
draws its characters into the dark world of ruined and rubble-strewn
post war Vienna. Here morality is lax, and illegal trafficking
of all kinds pervades - from smuggling shoes and tires to
watered-down penicillin that can kill or mentally maim its
Anton Karas, was discovered performing on his zither in a
Viennese tavern and the producers envisaged his style as the
right feel for the movie music of the streets, sidewalk cafes
and once proud boulevards.
new digital recording comes complete with a number of samples
quotes from the move - which can be removed from your playlist
if you think these might detract from the music.
Screen's release of the soundtrack also comes equipped with
some video footage of Gertrud Huber performing the Harry
Lime Theme. There are also a number of orchestral renditions
of some of the more popular tracks.
music does exactly what it is supposed to for the film. However,
more traditional soundtrack enthusiasts may become weary of
the sound of the zither rather quickly.
beautiful album which deserves a place in any serious film
buff's soundtrack collection.
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