“I Never Knew the Old Vienna”: Cold War Politics and “The Third Man.”

Arden Henley
Tuesday 12 April 2022

Carpenter, Lynette. 1986. Film criticism 11, no. 1/2: 56-65.

Lynette Carpenter argues the 1949 film The Third Man serves as a warning to European political powers about the dangers of the Cold War mentality, which was setting in on political leaders at the time. Carpenter offers the world of the film as a microcosm of the West, and argues the film serves as a warning to Western powers in the Cold War: that hanging on the verge of war can be just as dangerous as war itself.

Link: https://www.jstor.org/stable/44075775 

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