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Exhibitions and Shows
Saturday 6 April
4:00pm - 6:00pm
76 Wingewarra Street, Dubbo, NSW 2830
About this event

This year’s Smokescreen series ‘Scene Stealing Style’ looks at how art direction, the look and feel of a film can help to tell the story. You may not have heard of the films on the list but each is iconic, and in its own way set standards and shaped later generations of film making.

The Third Man is a film that embraces an expressionist cinematography, assisted by filming in the devastated landscape of post war Vienna, a landscape of rubble and bomb craters. A Noir film made by men who knew the devastation of war, the use of tilted camera angles, distorted faces and locations ‘suggest a world out of joint,’ as our protagonist Holly Martins (played by Joseph Cotten) desperately strives to unravel the mystery around his friend Harry Limes death in post war city full of treachery, and corruption. As reviewer Robert Egbert noted it was a film that embodied the disillusionment of post war Europe, ‘it was weary and knowing, it’s glorious style was an act of defiance against the corrupt world it pictures.’

Director: Carol Reed

Starring: Joseph Cotton, Alida Valli, Orson Welles, Trevor Howard

Run Time: 104mins

Rating: PG

In partnership with The Establishment Bar Dubbo. Tickets include a 'Buy one, get one free offer' at the Establishment following the film.

Don’t miss out on this year’s Smokescreen Series get your season pass for $75:

Smokescreen runs from February to November on the First Saturday of the month at WPCC.

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