Shot in 1949
Directed by Carol Reed
Rated 8.4 stars out of 10 from 70,603 users
In the opening weekend it made:
$13,576 (USA) (9 May 1999) (1 Screen) (reissue)
During the opening to The Third Man, the use of non diegetic is well presented because the theme is aimed at 'Harry Lime' or 'Orson Welles'.Throughout the Third Man there are various types of shots used and one that is used effectively is the high angle shot. Here is 'Holly Martins' as he looks for Harry Limes. And this shot is meant to be from a German who looks at him in this way. It suggests that he is small and isn't noticed as he is new to the country from the USA. In turn, this connatates that he is seen as a nobody.
There are also a good range of Tilt shots used within this film. The tilt shot is used in thrillers and many other genres which attempts to disorientate the audience but also makes it seem scary and provide that sense of nightmare. The shot also attempts to add the aesthetic interest to the scene from the audience.
In this film, there are so many close ups used which help to identify either objects used within a certain scene or to show characters emotions.
This shot magnifies what would be shown in a regular shot. It shows the certain object, in this case the cat.