The Third Man


Holly Martins’ futile wait for Anna at the end of The Third Man must rank as one of the most poignant conclusions to a film.

Leaning back against a truck, cigarette in hand, he waits, motionless as she approaches.

Striding purposefully along the cedar-lined avenue, Anna draws level with Holly . . . and carries straight on, utterly unmoved.

What might have been, say Holly’s eyes.


1 Response to “The Third Man”

  1. 1 Chaz February 22, 2007 at 8:57 pm

    Great film, great book. They changed Rollo Martins’ to Holly Martins in the book because the film company thought that Rollo was ‘too homosexual sounding’..! Can’t beat that music either, the world says hello to the zither..

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