The Third Man, director Carol Reed’s classic thriller starring Citizen Kane players Orson Welles and Joseph Cotten, will open Friday, July 3 at Landmark’s Nuart Theatre for an exclusive one-week engagement.
The feature’s 4K restoration had its world premiere May 2015 as part of the “Cannes Classics” section of the Cannes Film Festival, and now movie buffs can check out the haunting beauty of cinematographer Robert Krasker’s imagery. Though he didn’t direct the film, Orson Welles’ aesthetic stamp is infused throughout the narrative, as black marketeer Harry Lime (Welles) is often hidden amidst the shadows, a seemingly faint illusion that continues to evade two-bit writer Holly Martins (Cotten).
Filled with memorable dialogue (most notably Lime’s monologue about civilization and the cuckoo clock), Anton Karas’ iconic, zither driven “Third Man Theme,” and a knockout ending (which Martin Scorsese lovingly paid homage during one of the final sequences in The Departed), The Third Man is an undisputed classic.
For showtimes of The Third Man, please check out the Nuart Theatre’s schedule.