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You know what the fellow said: In Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love--they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.

                 The Third Man

7 comments:

Collin said...

This is on my list of must-buy Criterion DVDs. As I slowly go for broke...

:)

sam of the ten thousand things said...

It's a great package, and film. You won't regret it, Collin.

Nick said...

Great movie - not to mention the haunting musical score.

Pris said...

I have to see this again. It's been a lifetime since the first time. That quote....what can one say??

sam of the ten thousand things said...

Thanks Nick & Pris for the comment. Orson Welles' quote, which he wrote for the film, is an amazing one.

Liz said...

Amazing quote - definitely need to see that film again.

sam of the ten thousand things said...

I appreciate your stopping by, Liz.