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The Third Man (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [Bonus Track Version]

Anton Karas

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Mixrf feelings

Anton Karas' soundtrack for The Third Man is one of the great frusions of music and film. It adds an element to the film that does not manipulate the audience as most soundtracks are designed to do. A truly great soundtrack can stand seperate from the film and appreciated for it's musical quality. My "mixed feelings" are because this is not really a proper soundtrack. I could do without the dialogue and just listen to the music alone. The zither music creates a beautifully dreamy landscape in one's head. Hopefully someone will put out proper versiom and honor the music of Anton Karas and his contribution to this great film.

The Third Man

What has happened to the classic original musical score performed by Anton Karas? It used to be widely available. Now it’s only available underneath the dialogue and noise tracks of the movie, as if some buff sat in a midnight showing of the film with a tape recorder. They’re all like this. Does anyone want to listen to disconnected bits of dialogue more than once? We want the MUSIC performed by ANTON KARAS as advertised.


Born: July 7, 1906 in Vienna, Austria

Genre: World

Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s

By some reckoning, Anton Karas was the quintessential one-hit wonder, a man associated the world over with one song, and one song only, "The Third Man Theme" (also known as "The Harry Lime Theme.") Few musicians, however, ever did more to insinuate the sound of a single, relatively obscure musical instrument on the consciousness of the world — Karas and the "Third Man Theme" did for the zither what George Harrison and a handful of Beatles tunes did for the sitar, only in a much bigger...
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The Third Man (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [Bonus Track Version], Anton Karas
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Jazz, Music
  • Released: Sep 01, 2010

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