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Carol Reed Overview:

Director, Carol Reed, was born on Dec 30, 1906 in Putney, London. Reed died at the age of 69 on Apr 25, 1976 in Chelsea, London and was laid to rest in Gunnersbury Cemetery in London, England.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Carol Reed was nominated for three Academy Awards, winning one for Best Director for Oliver! in 1968.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1949Best DirectorThe Fallen Idol (1948)N/ANominated
1950Best DirectorThe Third Man (1949)N/ANominated
1968Best DirectorOliver! (1968)N/AWon
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The Third Man (1949, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on Jul 16, 2016 From The Stop Button

The Third Man runs just over a hundred minutes and takes place over a few days. It’s never clear just how many; director Reed and writer Graham Greene are both resistant to the idea of making the film too procedural. Greene’s scenes, even when they’re expository, still strive again... Read full article


Odd Man Out, 1947,

By Aaron West on May 10, 2015 From Criterion Blues

May 10 Posted by aaronwest Odd Man Out was the first of a series of three films that essentially put into the conversation as a major auteur of the post-war period. The other two are The Fallen Idol and The Third Man, the latter of which is considered his masterpiece. It currently is #73... Read full article


Odd Man Out, 1947,

By Aaron West on May 10, 2015 From Criterion Blues

May 10 Posted by aaronwest Odd Man Out was the first of a series of three films that essentially put into the conversation as a major auteur of the post-war period. The other two are The Fallen Idol and The Third Man, the latter of which is considered his masterpiece. It currently is #73... Read full article


Odd Man Out, 1947,

By Aaron West on May 10, 2015 From Criterion Blues

May 10 Posted by aaronwest Odd Man Out was the first of a series of three films that essentially put into the conversation as a major auteur of the post-war period. The other two are The Fallen Idol and The Third Man, the latter of which is considered his masterpiece. It currently is #73... Read full article


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Carol Reed Quotes:

Opening narrator: I never knew the old Vienna before the war with its Strauss music, its glamour and easy charm. Constantinople suited me better.
[Scenes of black market goods changing hands]
Opening narrator: I really got to know it in the classic period of the black market. We'd run anything if people wanted it enough and had the money to pay. Of course a situation like that does tempt amateurs
[Dead body seen floating in the river]
Opening narrator: but, well, you know, they can't stay the course like a professional.
Opening narrator: Now the city is divided into four zones, you know, each occupied by a power: the American, the British, the Russian and the French. But the centre of the city that's international policed by an international patrol. One member of each of the four powers. Wonderful! What a hope they had! All strangers to the place and none of them could speak the same language. Except a sort of smattering of German.
Opening narrator: Good fellows on the whole, did their best you know. Vienna doesn't really look any worse than a lot of other European cities. Bombed about a bit.
Opening narrator: Oh, I was going to tell you, wait, I was going to tell you about Holly Martins, an American. Came all the way here to visit a friend of his. The name was Lime, Harry Lime. Now Martins was broke and Lime had offered him, some sort, I don't know, some sort of job.
Opening narrator: Anyway, there he was, poor chap. Happy as a lark and without a cent.


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Carol Reed Facts
Quit after several months as director of Mutiny on the Bounty (1962) because he found he was unable to handle Marlon Brando's ego. He was unaware that the studio had given Brando control of the picture.

In 1952 he became the first British film director to receive a knighthood for his craft.

His lovers included Daphne Du Maurier and Jessie Matthews.

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