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Found this video that takes you on a TOUR of VIENNA to the places where HARRY LIME was seen located in the film:


It also begins by having someone play the THEME SONG on the instrument that was used.

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Beautiful city!

I like that the video starts with a lime (wink, wink!) over in the left side of the shot. lol

I visited Austria (including Vienna) when a teenager. The video of sights brings back fond memories.

Here's still another THIRD MAN video:


It explains how they had 3 CREWS:




and how ORSON REFUSED to keep filming in the SEWER so they had to build a REPLICA of it in the STUDIO.

It also explains how the MUSIC became a BIG HIT and how the man who plays it did a WORLD TOUR and opened up a BAR called THE THIRD MAN (in GERMAN).

Clip here of him performing the song:


Anton Karas - Der Dritte Mann (The Third Man) (HQ Audio

Still more location shots (in color) here:


Regarding The Third Man, its night-shot cinematography is I think easily the most top notch that appears in the film. It's really striking, and beautifully, crisply lit. Ditto the sewers cinematography. Who'd ever think the words "sewers" and "cinematography" could actually be used in the same sentence? Yet the sewers of Vienna, as seen in this movie, they actually seem like an appealing place to be! (No doubt, if opting to go for a leisurely stroll, you'd want to do a combination of hold your nose and not look too closely at the water!)

Yep, Welles refused to personally participate in scenes shot in the sewers, therefore sets duplicating portions of the actual sewer interiors had to be constructed, to match the location footage. I can't say I blame him for refusing to work down there, as no doubt the stench and the germs would be horrendous.

By the way, this thread has me remembering Ultravox's "Vienna" (1981), a song I've always loved:


Its vibe and overall essence actually is sorta generally evocative of Anna, when you think about it.

Poor Anna.

That PSYCHOPATH Harry really did a number on her didn't he???

Here's hoping she let go of her FOOLISH PRIDE at being wrong about HARRY and let HOLLY in before he leaves town.

There's some actress who starred in the CLUELESS FILM on MSNBC now who's running for office and is DEFENDING the NEO NAXI'S in Charlottesville who killed the woman with the car.

She was also talking about GOD and how we should listen to them and shouldn't JUDGE them.

Just what we need still more TRUMP MOONIES in office.


Anyhow thanks for the LINK.

The opening of the VIDEO is WONDERFUL.

Great ATMOSPHERIC effects OUTSIDE, and also LOVE the chandeliers INSIDE.

Across the street they have 2 of them hanging up in a WINDOW DISPLAY that stays lit all night long.

They're so GORGEOUS.

I want one but could also NEVER AFFORD it.

But at least I also get to live VICARIOUSLY by looking at them in the window each night (which is also a PLUS when one also doesn't have to pay the ELECTRIC BILL).


When I was in Prague, an American friend I made during the trip actually purchased a crystals-laden chandelier and had it shipped home. (Czechoslovakia is famous for its crystal.) Musta cost an arm and a leg! I purchased a couple relatively simple (but still beautiful) crystal bowls and that was my limit. lol

Took a look at a website but can't find one like the one in the window.

The one on the LEFT SIDE is COVERED with CRYSTAL and must also cost THOUSANDS of dollars (also found one that cost $40,000).

The one with the CRYSTAL is also quite a FEAST for the eyes.

The other one on the RIGHT side of the other window is in a more basic frame and isn't covered with Crystal.

Did you ever get to see the one the friend purchased on display in their home?

Cleaning them must also not be very much fun either.


I never saw what she picked out, though she told me of her purchase after the fact. Although I'm sure it was decidedly costly, it would have been probably a "reasonable" sort of costly as prices (actually USD to koruna exchange rate) in Czechoslovakia were excellent back then. (Ditto the case when I was in Poland, Yugoslavia [was there just months before the tragic ethnic wars started; my Dubrovnik seaside hotel wound up destroyed, as was much of the city, when the Serbian navy bombed it while laying siege to the city in late '91], and Bulgaria, in various other years leading up to the reunification of Europe.)

Sorry to hear what happened to the Sea Side Hotel. Man's INHUMANITY to MAN just never seems to cease. And today Serbia's also still at war with itself.

Here's the closest thing I can find to what the CYRSTAL Chandelier that's on display in the WINDOW looks like:


But it's a LARGER 3 TIER (this one's only a 2 TIER), and it also doesn't have any GOLD TINT in it. And the CRYSTALS are also NOT BEADED like the one's in this one. They're more plain looking and CLEANER or MORE CLEAR CUT sort of like the one's you see in these:



And here's the closest thing to what the other one on display in the other window looks like:


Strange how the 2nd one cost more than 2 times as much as the first one.

And here's a much more reasonably priced MINI one for $89 that would better fit into our budgets:



All of those certainly are beautiful. Sure wouldn't want to be the person having to clean either of them though! :hushed:

Maybe if you keep dusting them you wouldn't need to clean them???

What if you had a CRYSTAL VASE that you dusted on a regular basis???

Would it eventually still need washing if no one picks it up or touches it???

Sticking fingers are probably also not going to be an issue with the CHANDELIER hanging up???

Wonder how they get up there to clean the ones that we see in the VIDEO you posted the link to???


Tried to find one but no EMOTICON came up for one.

I know I've seen (in movies and the such) that in palaces and other grand residences that have very high ceilings, chandeliers hang on chains, or perhaps on strong wires, that are able to be lowered, so a person can do cleaning (or change bulbs/candles) at regular living level. Then the chandelier is raised back up. In whatever productions I've seen that done in, it was stories where you see the servants doing their chores, perhaps preparing for a banquet or whatever.


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