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Third Man musical

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Third Man musical#1
Posted: 6/28/13 at 5:24am
The classic Oscar-winning film The Third Man is to be made into a musical in Vienna.

A major Austrian production company, Vereinigte Buehnen Wien (VBW), says it has secured the rights to make the first musical version of the cult film, set in Vienna just after World War II.

The novelist Graham Greene wrote the screenplay for the 1949 film, which features haunting zither music.

American movie star Orson Welles played the sinister racketeer Harry Lime.

The German-language musical is expected to be premiered in 2016.

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Third Man musical#2
Posted: 6/28/13 at 1:01pm
Only the Germans could make a musical about a black marketeer who's business denies children penicillin.
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Third Man musical#2
Posted: 6/28/13 at 1:08pm
If they get Michael Kunze and Sylvester Levay to write the show, expect the "haunting zither music" to be replaced by "clanging 80s synths"...

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Third Man musical#3
Posted: 6/28/13 at 1:33pm
The Third Man is one of my favorite films. Initially, I just can't see it as a musical. That said, if it were to come around here, I'd go.

http://patriciagay.wordpress.com/2013/04/14/desert-island-films/