Bergman’s Silence of God (except the one about the priest, not a bad movie but weak compared to Silence and Through a Glass Darkly)
Antonioni’s (All three are great, probably the best Italian director)
Its more than a trilogy, but…the Adventures of Antoine Dionel (aka the one starting with 400 Blows, but really progresses to some great French Wave stuff. The guy has different wives, has an affair with an Asian lady…good stuff)
um i dont really care wether or not its necessary im not trying to publish my work and im not really thinking about the suffixes but if it really bothers you that much than feel free to keep commenting about it…
The one thing i can’t abide is the general decline in standards, like a monstrous carbuncle spreading across the face of civilised society. I didn’t get where i am today through rude and ungentlemanly conduct or sloppy English. I may not have appreciated them at the time but now i’m grateful for all those thrashings, cold showers and five mile runs in the snow for what i then considered in my youthful foolishness mere trifles. The maintenance of high standards is necessary for character building, without which i could never have cultivated this magnificent twirling handle-bar moustache.
Sorry, there’s another thing- make that two- i despise, and that’s controlling pedanticous misery-guts who are bloated with fault-finding and could do with a good laxative on a regular basis
No, not two, there’s a third; shallow egotists loooking for any opportunity to divert conversations for their own glorification and juvenile unoriginal wit.
Oh, there’s a fourth…
The Spanish Inquisition (not Python). Unadulterated rotters the lot of em.
And here’s the Bourgeoisie after their much-needed laxatives:
now how about a Bunuelian trilogy?
Can L’Age d’Or, Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie and The Phantom of Liberty count as a trilogy?
Patlabor – 3 is really good and very under-rated
Crappy films, but a guilty pleasure of mine is the Omen trilogy. They tell a complete story and have some decent visuals but i’m not recommending them, just confessing, so to speak.
Can’t believe I forgot to mention the Pusher trilogy!!
Apu…you look a while ago and am still shocked
I’m going with the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy. I just got back from the future and the third one was amazing! You’re not going to believe who the villain was!!
Why a trilogy?
I don’t mean to put a damper on things, but this is something that I’ve been wondering about. Why is there such an importance placed (film wise) on the trilogy? I realize there is the story structure of a beginning, middle and end. There is also that things happen in threes and that there is a certain balance to a set of three. But why in particular do films or filmmakers focus on trilogies (is it trilogies, trilogys or trilogi?)? Are filmmakers a slave to the three part structure? Some people feel that some trilogies would have been better left off at two films. If a filmmaker makes a set of two film (such as “Before Sunrise” & “Before Sunset”) of decides to do a fourth or more (such as the above mentioned “Alien” films) does that make them less important?
I echo your thoughts, D. If there really is a story to tell that requires three films (Star Wars OT, LOTR), then fine, and if the story requires one, two, or seven, then also fine.
But if the concept is being shoehorned into a trilogy just to capitalize on it (I’m kicking at your peg leg, Pirates of the Caribbean, and shrinking your tights in my dryer, Spiderman), then it’s a waste.
Find the story and makes films that fit it.
The Lord of the Rings (Jackson)
The Vengeance Trilogy (Park)
PD: What’s wrong with Star Wars?
That’s one video you should all see, it says with some kind of personal approach, why Star Wars Original Trilogy is important to cinema.
Lord of the Rings
and would you call the vengeance trilogy a trilogy? As it was the media and not Park who labeled it that.
But if so the Vengeance Triology
The Lord Of The Rings
Lord of the Rings and Three Colors Trilogy: without a question, But I do love Argento’s animal trilogy and witches trilogy. I do have to say that each film in the witches trilogy gets progressively worse.
I’ve yet to see another trilogy as good as Kiewlosky’s masterpiece.
Ditto Tros and Susan M. The Pusher Trilogy blows every UK underbelly/underworld film I’ve ever seen clean out of the water. Nicolas Winding Refn’s films (the sequels especially) have such an intelligence and empathy about them. The characterisation and the direction of the acting are impeccable and the performances, outstanding. Mads Mikkelsen’s Tonny is a damning indictment of negated parenting; something I’ve always believed to be true. So many men in his position arrive there because they just haven’t had the right sort of love in their lives. Beautiful films.
the three colours trilogy was so stupid, its all in like, a different language and i have to read the bottom of the screen the whole time. i cant even pronounce the directors name! It’s all about the Mummy trilogy. Cinema at it’s finest.
“I hate mummys!” is the greatest line ever.
The Godfather was cheesy, the Lord of the Rings is for nerds, Star Wars is ok, and Matt Damon is stupid and so is the Bourne trilogy.
((I’m giggling like a little girl at the back of class right now.)))
It’s a toss-up between The Evil Dead and Apu
Mummy Trilogy? Ur crazy man, I like you, but ur crazy. It’s gotta be the X-Men Trilogy.
Man, how did I forget? But thats more of a quadrilogy because of the new masterpiece that is Wolverine.
Gus Van Sant’s unofficial ‘Broken Dreams/Broken Youth’ Trilogy: Elephant (2003), Last Days (2005), Paranoid Park (2007).
Road Warrior Trilogy:
The Road Warrior
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (Who Run Bartertown?)
All the supposed trilogies mentioned are either three different films which could exist individually or are simply a continuation of the same story therefore they could one film.
Now how about this for a trilogy: SATANTANGO by Bela Tarr.
@Gelmaud – did you not see X3?? I’m not a comic book guy but even I thought that movie was bad.
If we can exclude the fourth, I’ll go with the first three Alien films. And if we’re talking about Gus Van Sant, how about his Death Trilogy? Gerry, Elephant, Last Days.
Park Chan-Wook’s Vengeance Trilogy is my favorite. I have to say I love Peter Jackson so the Lord of the Rings Trilodgy. Sergio Leone’s “The Man With No Name” Trilogy.
I will say that I think best or vs. threads are kind of silly, but I wasn’t going to start a new thread just to post this (itself being quite silly).
infernal affairs, the bourne trilogy, godfather
It’s a bit of an ongoing face off between Kieslowski’s Trois Couleurs, Fassbinder’s BRD, and the science/fantasy duo of Star Wars and Lord of the Rings. Kieslowski is currently leading. If the in-development Toy Story 3 manages to assert itself properly than Pixar’s series could likely supplant anything mentioned here.
I would very much like to get aquainted with the Samurai and Noriko trilogies, by Inagaki and Ozu respectively. Also Fritz Lang’s Mabuse films.
Antonioni’s trilogy and Rivette’s trilogy.