1. DeeDee

    Hi! Tony…
    …I have already “retweeted” this post and send it over there to facebook too!
    Unfortunately, I have never watched this film…Therefore, after reading your post (very carefully!) I plan to seek the The Green Cockatoo out to watch…Thanks, for sharing!
    DeeDee :wink: :smile:

  2. Beautiful post in every sense, and one that considers an inportant film both historically and aesthetically. I’m afraid to say I haven’t yet watched this, but know of it well, and remember that New York Film Festival screening, which at the time I did hanker to attend. There is a convergence of great people here starting with one of the past century’s most venerated British writers.

    I see BRIGHTON ROCK as the second greatest British noir, and ironically the only film that rates ahead of it in my estimation was also based on a Greene novel (one of his best in fact), THE THIRD MAN (1949) which may well be my favorite British film of all-time in any genre. But as I know you love that one too, I suspect here that you may not consider THE THIRD MAN exclusively a noir. Fair enough. Greene of course wrote other novels that were tuned into fine films (THE QUIET AMERICAN, THE END OF THE AFFAIR) and others that made decent pictures (MINISTRY OF FEAR and TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT) Perhaps his most celebrated work is THE POWER AND THE GLORY.

    As you know I adored Green’s work on NIGHT AND THE CITY, and very much approciate the rhetorical and visual treatment you give it in this post, and Miklos Rosza is one of those few film composers, where I feel I must at some point in my life listen to everything he’s ever written.

    The result of all this is that’s it’s essential.

  3. Thanks and great contribution Sam. The Third Man is in a class of its own, yes I feel it goes beyond noir, and I have no problem ranking The Third Man ahead of Brighton Rock. We can also add Ministry of Fear to your list of Greene adaptations.

  4. Walker

    Film’s cinematographer Max Green (born name Mutz Greenbaum.) A German born cinematographer who emigrated to England and brought that expressionistic style with him.

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