Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The cuckoo clock

CrimeReads selects "The 20 Best Speeches in The History of Crime Cinema" and it's a good selection if you have the time. I know most of them. For example, from The Third Man:
“Holly, I’d like to cut you in, old man. There’s nobody left in Vienna I can really trust, and we’ve always done everything together. When you make up your mind, send me a message—I’ll meet you any place, any time, and when we do meet old man, it’s you I want to see, not the police. Remember that, won’t ya? Don’t be so gloomy.

After all it’s not that awful. You know what the fellow said—in Italy, for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, they had five hundred years of democracy and peace—and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock. So long Holly.”—Harry Lime, played by Orson Welles
The extended scene as found on YouTube:

The 20 Best Speeches in The History of Crime Cinema | CrimeReads

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