Gus Van Sant paying homage to The Third Man in Mala Noche.

The Third Man // dir. Carol Reed

Huw Wheldon: The fact is, you’re in love with the movies, aren’t you?
Orson Welles: That’s my trouble! You see, if I’d only stayed in the theater, I could have worked steadily, without stopping for all these years. But, having made one film, I decided that it was the best and most beautiful form that I knew and one that I wanted to continue with. I was in love with it as you say, really tremendously so.

The Third Man // dir. Carol Reed

The Third Man // dir. Carol Reed

"Oh, Holly, you and I aren’t heroes. The world doesn’t make any heroes outside of your stories."

"Oh, Holly, you and I aren’t heroes. The world doesn’t make any heroes outside of your stories."

Carol Reed + Orson Welles on the set of The Third Man.

Carol Reed + Orson Welles on the set of The Third Man.

The Third Man // dir. Carol Reed

The Third Man // dir. Carol Reed

The Third Man // Carol Reed

The Third Man // Carol Reed