Shadowing the Third Man
Frederick Baker, Franz Grabner, Ron Halpern, Nobuo Isobe, Avril MacRory
In the year 2000, Graham Greene's classic thriller The Third Man was voted the
best British film of the 20th Century in a bfi poll. Shadowing the Third Man is
the first documentary made exclusively about the making of The Third Man. It
shadows The Third Man, in the sense that it uses sequences from the original film
to tell the story of the film's own making. At its heart are the amazing parallels
between the on and off-screen action's mix of fact and fiction.