Studying The Third Man

BookStudying The Third Man

Studying The Third Man

Instructor's Edition

Studying Films


March 19th, 2008





"This guide scores well on all points—well-prepared and helpful."—In the Picture

A British cinema classic reinterpreted for twenty-first century students of film and media studies. On its release in 1949, The Third Man received near-universal acclaim, and its reputation is, if anything, even higher today—it was voted the Best British Film by a British Film Institute poll of critics and film-makers in 1999. Studying The Third Man applies the key concepts of film and media studies to the film and considers:
The complex Anglo-American production process Whether it is a genre film or indeed 'genre defying' The ideology behind the film, and whether this has contributed to its lasting appeal The distinctive application of film-making techniques, with numerous illustrated examples Critical responses to the film Ways in which the The Third Man can be used to introduce students to black and white film

Author Information

Lynne Hibberd is a freelance lecturer in film and is currently researching a PhD in Film Studies.