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Top 5 Auteur Trilogies
« on: August 28, 2017, 01:28:27 PM »
Because we have not split all the hairs yet.

Auteur is an imperfect term but the only other opposite to blockbuster that I can think about is arthouse and that is equally problematic. The long form of the question is:

What are the Top 5 auteur-driven trilogies, or trilogies of a non-blockbuster nature?

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Re: Top 5 Auteur Trilogies
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2017, 01:37:05 PM »
The Apu trilogy (Pather Panchali, Aparajito, Apur Sansar)
Bergman's "Faith trilogy" (Through a Glass Darkly, Winter Light, The Silence)
Three Colours (Blue, White, Red)
Satyajit Ray's Calcutta trilogy (The Adversary, Company Limited, The Middleman)
The Orked trilogy (Sepet, Gubra, Mukhsin)


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Re: Top 5 Auteur Trilogies
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2017, 01:37:49 PM »
Transformers? Oh, that's more than three films.
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Re: Top 5 Auteur Trilogies
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2017, 01:53:54 PM »
Actually, now that I think about it, since the Godfather turned out to be a blockbuster it is perhaps maybe better to ignore that part of the sentence. Auteurs can sometimes make money.

Transformers? Oh, that's more than three films.

I would love it if someone found a reason why some combination of those could be considered a trilogy. But then. does anyone like them enough to actually list them?
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Re: Top 5 Auteur Trilogies
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2017, 02:43:37 PM »
1. The Human Condition (Kobayashi)
2. Dollars (Leone)
3. Imagination (Gilliam)
4. Three Colors (Kieślowski)
5. Coronetto (Wright)
6. Dead (Romero)
7. Vengeance (Park)
8. Hollywood (Lynch)
9. Time and Memory (WKW)
10. Red Curtain (Luhrmann)

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Re: Top 5 Auteur Trilogies
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2017, 04:08:10 PM »
Sam, if you write a list of 5 blockbusters, I swear to Mithra...
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Re: Top 5 Auteur Trilogies
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2017, 05:48:43 PM »
Three Colors
Golden Heart Trilogy (Von Trier)
The Human Condition
The Before Trilogy
Wong Kar Wei Trilogy (Wild, Mood, 2046)
Cornetto Trilogy

Tsai's Walker films really has four: Walker, Walking on Water, Journey to the West and No No Sleep, but I'd count the first three as a trilogy.  Still, I won't put it on my list because who knows how many he'll make in his "retirement".
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Re: Top 5 Auteur Trilogies
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2017, 06:16:47 PM »
Hal Hartley: Long Island trilogy (The Unbelievable Truth, Trust, Simple Men)
Edgar Reitz: Heimat trilogy (A Chronicle of Germany, ... of a Generation, ... of Endings and Beginnings)
Kieslowski: Three Colors trilogy (Blue, White, Red)
Wenders: Road trilogy (Alice in the Cities, Wrong Move, Kings of the Road)
Bergman: Faith trilogy (Through a Glass Darkly, Winter Light, The Silence)


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Re: Top 5 Auteur Trilogies
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2017, 06:53:14 PM »
9. Time and Memory (WKW)
Wong Kar Wei Trilogy (Wild, Mood, 2046)

For the record, these are the same trilogy.

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Re: Top 5 Auteur Trilogies
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2017, 07:01:47 PM »
1SO which films make up Gillian's Imagination trilogy?

 

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