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The Third Man 1949 is a visually stylish thriller a story of social economic and moral corruption in Vienna following World War II It was produced and directed by Carol Reed and based upon screenwriter Graham Greenes mystery tale of a love triangle nightmarish suspense betrayal guilt and disillusionment filmed expressionistically in a decadent 20th century Vienna Within this backdrop is a naive writer of pulp westerns Holly Martins a frivolous name to define the nature of his character It is evident that through out the course of the narrative Hollys naivety is transformed but at the cost of his innocence Hollys naivety takes the form of him refusing to accept that his long time boyhood friend was about the worst racketeer that ever made a dirty living in this city this unwillingness to believe the bitter truth about his friend is where the innocence which Holly harbours stems from Along with this Hollys approach to situations in that he has no sense of danger this can be seen and is also highlighted after the porters death With the gathering outside the building and Holly blindly walks into the midst of the people after Anna urged him to leave as she could see the danger however Holly rushed into the situation Also when discussing Harry with Baron Krutz Holly ignores danger once more Youd do better to think of yourself in reply Holly answers Ill be all right Once more ignoring self-danger The major characters within the narrative Calloway and Lime influence the loss of Hollys innocence This is achieved not only through their actions but also their demeanour mainly Limes Calloway confronts Holly with Harrys file This show of finger prints surveillance photos and other evidence slowly influences Hollys perception and brings about the first stages of his transformation These were murders Men with gangrened legs women in childbirth And there were children too They used some of this diluted penicillin against
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