This week on Alcohollywood, we grab our zithers and wander back to post-WWII Vienna for Carol Reed’s noir classic The Third Man! Starring Joseph Cotten and Orson Welles, the film follows writer Holly Martins (Cotten) who works to unravel the mystery behind the assumed death of his friend Harry Lime (Welles), finding romance, mystery and intrigue along the way. The film’s cinematography is second to none, and Anton Karas’ inimitable zither score has become one of the most recognizable pieces of music in cinema history; Welles, Cotten and the rest of the cast are equally superb. If you haven’t seen it, the film is well worth a watch. When you do, be sure to listen to our review and try out our custom cocktail and drinking rules!
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THIS EPISODE’S DRINK: Holly Would End Lime
Combine and stir.
DRINKING RULES FOR THE THIRD MAN:
- Whenever you see Dutch angles
- Whenever Anton Karas’ zither starts back up again
- Every time a character starts speaking German
FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:
Holly Martin says, “One can’t just… leave.”
Join us next week as we delve into the mysteries of the David Fincher thriller The Game!