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The Third Man: Ethics, Aesthetics, Irony

Deborah Knight

in Ethics at the Cinema

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195320398
eISBN:
9780199869534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320398.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Noël Carroll claims that The Third Man allows us to clarify our understanding of the ethical commitments of friendship. Was it right for Holly Martins (Joseph Cotten) to side with the police in ... More


Moral Intelligence and the Limits of Loyalty: The Third Man as Philosophy

Thomas E. Wartenberg

in Ethics at the Cinema

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195320398
eISBN:
9780199869534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320398.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter demonstrates how Carol Reed’s 1949 film, The Third Man, sheds light on Aristotle’s account of friendship in the Nichomachean Ethics. Aristotle raised the question of whether it was ever ... More


Do the Police have Dreams?

Con Coroneos

in Space, Conrad, and Modernity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187363
eISBN:
9780191674716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187363.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This chapter examines the 1949 film The Third Man in relation to Michel Foucault's concept of discourse relevant to the Enlightenment space of extension. It mentions Foucault's observation about the ... More


Justice, Mercy, and Friendship in The Third Man

Julia Driver

in Ethics at the Cinema

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195320398
eISBN:
9780199869534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320398.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This essay explores the role friendship played in the plot development of The Third Man and the philosophical issues raised. In particular, it examines the friendship between Harry Lime and the ... More


The Special Relationship and the British Hypothesis: The Black Laurel, The Third Man, Cold War Vienna and Berlin

Adam Piette

in The Literary Cold War, 1945 to Vietnam

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635276
eISBN:
9780748651771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635276.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter looks at two novels set in Vienna and Berlin during the Cold War. It studies Storm Jameson's The Black Laurel, which presents a Gothic symbolic and historical spatialization of Berlin. ... More


Running man 2: Carol Reed and his contemporaries

John Orr

in Romantics and Modernists in British Cinema

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640140
eISBN:
9780748671090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640140.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Carol Reed is part of a wider movement in which fugitive film is just one dimension, the historic moment of romantic realism in British film, which is over, we could argue, almost as soon as it has ... More


Selznick beyond Hollywood

Nathan Platte

in Making Music in Selznick's Hollywood

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780199371112
eISBN:
9780199371136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199371112.003.0014
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Selznick’s co-productions with elite European filmmakers contrast noticeably with his Hollywood work. The Third Man’s hyper-stylized cinematography and solo zither score by Anton Karas resemble no ... More


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