OUT NOW, THE THIRD MAN OST
Posted on January 31, 2013 by admin
Milan Music is releasing some Digitally Re-Mastered Selections of Classic Film Soundtracks. One of them is 1949’s “Le Troisieme Homme”: Orson Welles starred as Harry Limes in a film that is widely considered to be one of the finest examples of film noir. The Third Man was an international sensation, further cementing Welles’ status as a legend of American cinema and winning the Grand Prize at the 1949 Cannes Film Festival. Filmed in Vienna, this masterpiece was applauded for its atmospheric cinematography and complex plot. The film’s climactic confrontation in the sewers of Vienna is one of the must-see moments in the history of cinema. The pioneering original musical score, composed by Viennese musician Anton Karas, was only performed on the zither, the harrowing sound perfectly complementing this dark classic. This release also features instrumental pieces from Welles’ lengthy career as actor, director, writer and producer, with the best tracks taken from the soundtracks to Citizen Kane (1941), The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) and Jane Eyre (1943), all composed by Bernard Hermann; and The Lady From Shanghai (1947), Macbeth (1948), Mr Arkadin/Confidential Report (1955) and Touch of Evil (1958) by Henry Mancini. This ost is a true must have for old and new cinema fans.