Episode 37 – Carol Reed’s The Third Man

This is the podcast dedicated to The Criterion Collection. Rudie Obias, Ryan Gallagher & James McCormick discuss Criterion News & Rumors and Criterion New Releases, they also analyze, discuss & highlight CC #064, Carol Reed’s 1949 film, The Third Man, along with ‘Variations On a Theme’.

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This Week’s Variation on a Theme: Betrayal in Movies

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Show Notes:

(00:00 – 00:20; Carol Reed’s The Third Man – CC #064)

(00:21 – 00:36; “A United Theory” by God Help The Girl)

(00:37 – 02:09; The CriterionCast – Episode 037 – The Third Man – CC #064)


(02:15 – 12:04; Guillermo Del Toro Is Leaving The Hobbit)

(12:05 – 21:52; RedBox CEO Sees Large Netflix Library As Uninteresting and Irrelevant)

(21:53 – 29:39; Le Cercle Rouge Remakes In The Works, John Hillcoat To Direct?)


(29:40 – 36:53; Rumor: Criterion To Release New Hollywood Boxed Set This November?)

(36:54 – 38:04; Break Music by Carlos Segovia)


(38:05 – 1:18:01; Carol Reed’s The Third Man – CC #064)

(1:18:02 – 1:18:47; Break Music by Carlos Segovia)

[Variations On a Theme]

(1:18:48 – 1:20:03; Variations On a Theme – Betrayal in Movies)

(1:20:04 – 1:27:07; No Way Out – Eric Vespe)

(1:27:08 – 1:33:04; The Empire Strikes Back – Ryan Gallagher)

(1:33:05 – 1:41:00; Reservoir Dogs – James McCormick)

(1:41:01 – 1:47:45; L.A. Confidential – Rudie Obias)


(1:47:46 – 1:49:34; Wrap Up, Contact Info & Credits)

(1:49:35 – 1:49:49; Next – Steve McQueen’s 2008 film, Hunger)

(1:49:50 – 1:50:03; Follow Along With Us @

(1:50:04 – 1:50:26; Goodbyes)

(1:50:27 – 1:51:09; “Working Poor” by Horse Feathers)

(1:51:10 – 1:52:48; Outtakes!!)

Music Credits:

Intro Music by God Help The Girl. Learn more on iTunes and their website,

Break Music by Carlos Segovia. Learn more @

Outro Music by Horse Feathers. Learn more on iTunes and their MySpace Page,

Ryan Gallagher

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  • Hey, YAY for mentioning Tony Arzenta! I saw this from the screen coupla years ago, and the damn ending was cut from the start of the wedding. Some shooting was visible, but when the titles suddenly came everybody was thinking there must have been an ending massacre – very mismatching and odd viewing experience.

    Recommended, if you just find a dvd/vhs copy or screening. I did some googling and there seems to be options, some adequate quality (bootlegs?) and OOP Japan edition. And this:… . French dvd seems to be cut:… .