Movie Clip Wednesday

“Oscar Winner” the boxer saied.
Since 1929 a lot of Academey Awards were thrown out, the first for “Leading Role” to Emil Jannings 1927/28. I have to confess that it never was of real interest to me, there are a lot of film awards in the world, seven in Germany as I learned from this site, and whether one lady wears Prada or not on the red carpet – who cares? Savannah, our Danish friend and gazillions of people around the globe, but me honestly not.
Recently I looked at a lot of black-white-photographs and I will start to play around with a picture editing program to make my own b/w images. And I found that the AMPAS gave awards for black/white and for colour cinematography from 1939 until 1967.
Robert Krasker (Eng., Ger.) received the oscar 1950 for his work on “The Third Man” (Ger., Eng.) by Carol Reed. Krasker is influenced by the German expressionists and film noir. And I guess that can be seen when Mr. Lime is chased through the sewers of Vienna. The end of the film is worth another look, makes me long for a cigarette.

Originally here was link to a video on youtube showing scenes from the famous chase through the sewers of Vienna.

17 thoughts on “Movie Clip Wednesday

  1. Jospeh Cotton and Orson Welles, what a great combo. The music is something that has always stayed with me from this movie. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen this movie, maybe college? But film noir is a big fav with me and I think the British did it better than American Filmmakers .

    Now, I’ll have that zither in my head for the rest of the evening!

    Great pick and I’m very happy you participated.Thank you!

  2. That was a very svelt Orson Welles and one ofthe cleanest sewers I’ve ever seen. I’m not a big film noir fan and I have never seen this movie (although I have heard of it). Thanks for showing me something new.

    Happy MCW!

  3. i am really glad you participate in this movie clip game. this was an unexpected treasure. i think its cool you chose an oscar from the production side of film making. the film is like a graphic novel: all shadows and light and heavy. really beautiful to look at. thanks so much and happy movie clip wednesday!

  4. Boxer
    Anton Karras played the zither. It became something of a curse for him, I guess he must have played this melody a million times in his life. No need to thank me Boxer, I like to have a look at the movies.

    Mr. Kill
    I still have to go over and look what you put up – ? And exactly that is all about, see something new. By the way one can book tours of the Vienna sewers and follow Harry on his last run.

    chikory
    Hello, welcome and thank you for your first comment here.
    Cichorium intybus, die Wegwarte, was the “Flower of the Year 2009”. I read somewhere (or at least think I did) that a graphic novel was produced after this film.

    KAZ
    Glad you liked it.

    Amanda
    Ah come on, it’s not all “damals war alles besser”! A lot of nonsense was produced too, but thankfully it is mostly forgotten. Time separates the forgettable trash from the lasting works. And I am sure that today films are produced that will last and stay. What definitely stands the test of time are attractive women in festive gowns on a red carpet.

  5. Leni Qinan
    La Valli – I did not know that she was a Baronesse.

    Amanda
    There you are right!

    Tomorrow in the damndarkmorning … arrrggg … the last archive-visit, on the countryside, im “Weltbad”, bad kiss the GIs called the place, best thing was the autobahn to Frankfurt, but I do not want to complain: The end is in sight, I will finish in time and all will be good. The next contract should show up …

  6. I love that piece of music and have always wondered where it came from. The clip is great as i have not seen the movie, so thankyou dear Mago for brightening my day…

    The opening shot of that building is spectacular

  7. Leni Q.
    Ha!

    Sewa Mobil
    If I ever make it to Surabaya I will be sure to not rent a car from this company.

    Princess
    Glad you enjoyed it. In the years after 1945 some interesting films were made in Europe, namely in Italy.

  8. CM
    You stopped completely? LAst year or so when you mentioned smoking you saied you’d be down to three a day – or a night – what I find totally amazing: Night work would me bring back to tabacco, guess I’d roll them mysself again …

  9. Pvt. Joe Bowers: [addressing Congress]

    … And there was a time in this country, a long time ago, when reading wasn’t just for fags and neither was writing. People wrote books and movies, movies that had stories so you cared whose ass it was and why it was farting, and I believe that time can come again!

  10. Austere, I do not know nothing about the Indian film production. As I saw by a quick glance on some sites regarding the two men you mentioned, there was a phase of (neo-)realism in the time after WWII. But I confess that I have not seen an Indian film, be it a Hindi film or an other – are there others? If I understand it right “Hindi” refers to the language?
    It is a very interesting theme! I have an idea about the European film history and the American, but what happened in India and Russia is to be discovered!

    Only after when these dreaded sheep-project will be over … next week.

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