A Conversation for 'The Third Man' - the Film - and Vienna, Austria
Demon Drawer Started conversation Aug 18, 2000
Demon Drawer Posted Aug 22, 2000
jqr Posted Sep 8, 2000
It does add a nice unconventional feel to the Guide. My neighborhood gets used lots for those "gritty street scenes" that you see so often in NYC movies; I should perhaps mention them in forthcoming guide entries. I loved the movie and I really like your entry.
Fantastic entry, Phil!
I love those old films from 30s and 40s. For me, they had a special flair, maybe because they were black&white, and that created a very special light.
PhilFogg Posted Sep 11, 2000
You know what's interesting in regard to New York City and movies? Many scenes of more recent movies that supposedly take place in the Big Apple were in fact filmed in Vancouver! Funny, isn't it.... I guess it's like this rain thing. The real thing just doesn't look real on film.... Canada of all places (oops... Sorry!).....
Would love to see your entry though! What were the movies for which your neighbourhood was abused??
PhilFogg Posted Sep 11, 2000
Thank you Kasia!!
I totally agree with you! Think they also spent a little more time thinking about what they were doing. I don't mean to say that today's totally different (don't think so at all), but some of the s*#$ they make today.... (Hello there Coyote Ugly! Hello Gone in 60 Seconds!)
Have you ever seen The Big Sleep? Of course you have! Wasn't that great??
Yes, of course, I did - it's a must for every cineast, no?
But, to be honest, I always prefered 'The Maltese Falcon', a classic 40s (released 1941) crime movie.
PhilFogg Posted Sep 12, 2000
Yes, I love that one, too!!
And did you know that The Big Sleep doesn't make any sense plot-wise whatsoever??
I forgot who said it, I think it was Howard Hawks, who said that before the movie was made, he read through the script, picked up the phone, called Raymond Chandler, and said: "Howard Hawks here. I have a problem. This guy who's killed in the beginning... Who did it?" - Silence. - "Well?" - "I think it was dontremeberwhathesaidnow." - "Couldn't be. He was at the beach at the time." - "Oh. Well, guess I just don't know, then. Good-bye."
Orson Welles too said, laughing his head off: "I NEVER understood the cult around The Big Sleep. It just doesn't make any sense at all!!"
Funny, isn't it?
jqr Posted Sep 12, 2000
I heard that the reason lots of movies are filmed in Vancouver (or Toronto) is that the Canadian dollar makes filming there more affordable.
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