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Old 03-21-2007, 08:57 PM   #1
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Just wondering...

Was GL some kind of pioneer coming up with the whole Trilogy concept for movies, or was it done before him?

I'm asking because I can't think of a single movie Trilogy that came out before the Star Wars OT, but maybe someone else can...



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Old 03-21-2007, 10:40 PM   #2
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Sergio Leone's trilogy about "The Man with No Name"...

A Fistful Of Dollars (1964)
For a Few Dollars More (1965)
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966)

Just off the top of my head...


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Old 03-21-2007, 11:04 PM   #3
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Old 03-22-2007, 01:35 AM   #4
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Of course not. Trilogies in movies originated from books, of which there are plenty, the Lord of the Rings or the Neuromancer series being a notable example.


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Old 03-22-2007, 02:07 AM   #5
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Lucas wasn't the first person to write a Trilogy, but was he the first person to invent a Trilogy of events before his Trilogy, aka the Prequel Trilogy?
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Of course not. Trilogies in movies originated from books, of which there are plenty, the Lord of the Rings or the Neuromancer series being a notable example.
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Was GL some kind of pioneer coming up with the whole Trilogy concept for movies, or was it done before him?
As RH pointed out, he's not a pioneer for that but even though he seems to be money obsessed these days, i still believe him to be the most unique and talented director of all time.


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Old 03-22-2007, 06:22 AM   #7
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About 95% came out after Star Wars though...But it has a few interesting ones...So he might not have been the first one, but he was definitely one of the first to do so...


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Sergio Leone's trilogy about "The Man with No Name"...

A Fistful Of Dollars (1964)
For a Few Dollars More (1965)
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966)

Just off the top of my head...
Forgot about those!
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Old 03-22-2007, 10:21 AM   #8
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I never got around to seeing the first two, tGtBatU is one of the bestestest movies ever though


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Old 03-22-2007, 12:53 PM   #9
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Sergio Leone's trilogy about "The Man with No Name"...

A Fistful Of Dollars (1964)
For a Few Dollars More (1965)
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966)

Just off the top of my head...
The Godfather in the early 70's


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The Godfather in the early 70's
But it wasn't a completed trilogy at the time Star Wars OT came out...

The Godfather (1972)
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
The Godfather: Part III (1990) Well after the OT had been completed.

Star Wars EP IV (1977)
Star Wars EP V (1980)
Star Wars EP VI (1983)



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Old 03-23-2007, 08:22 AM   #11
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Good point there RedHawke, and I've been looking through that list Commander Obi-Wan posted, and it seems to me that GL was the first American director to make a movie trilogy...



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Old 03-23-2007, 10:08 PM   #12
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Good point there RedHawke, and I've been looking through that list Commander Obi-Wan posted,
That list while a good start is completely missing the older classic movies, it has a few but not nearly the amounts it should have.

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and it seems to me that GL was the first American director to make a movie trilogy...
Nope... movies having sequels is not a 'new' thing. Been happening since the days of the silent films and the old classic monster movies.

Examples: (Frankenstein only after a quick search) Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, Ghost of Frankenstein, Son of Frankenstein, The Curse of Frankenstein. From the 1930's and 40's.


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Old 03-23-2007, 10:22 PM   #13
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Examples: (Frankenstein only after a quick search) Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, Ghost of Frankenstein, Son of Frankenstein, The Curse of Frankenstein. From the 1930's and 40's
...All those movies about an mad scientist who's trying to kill his monster?


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