Week 6: Trailer Tuesday. What the heck is “The Third Man?”

If you’re like me, you’ve never heard of this film, “The Third Man.”  That’s why I’m hoping the trailers can enlighten us a little as to the plot and general tone.  If it’s like the trailers for “On the Waterfront,” though, then I’m afraid we might be out of luck.

Here we go!

He’ll have you in a dither with his zither?  That’s hilarious.  Contrived, but hilarious!

This trailer pretty much sucked.  Is it just that they didn’t have to sell movies as hard as they need to today?  Maybe I’m spoiled, but basically what we found out here was that this movie’s called “The Third Man” about 50 times, and then we find it’s a tale of suspense.

We won’t judge this book by its cover, but the cover, so far, has some wear and tear.  We’ll be checking out some more over the course of the week to see if we can’t pique interest a bit more.  In the meantime, does the trailer get you psyched to watch?  No, not particularly.  Does it convey what the movie is about?  It does, a bit.  We know we’re in Vienna.  We know there is a third man.  We know there is seduction.  I got little else from the trailer.

“On the Waterfront” has taught us to be patient, though.  Its trailer was similarly “meh.”


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Zach works as a medical writer in Atlanta, GA. In his spare time, he likes to play video games and Dice Masters.
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