What are your favorite trilogies?

Reply Fri 17 Mar, 2017 09:41 am
The problem with Moorcock is he did write a load of crap and he admits it. In order to prop up New Worlds magazine he was pumping out formulaic S&S books every three days. He did work incredibly hard but those books are hardly great literature.
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Reply Wed 26 Apr, 2017 11:13 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
Books : The Lord of The Ring Series
Movies: The Godfather (Part 1 - 3)
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Reply Thu 27 Apr, 2017 01:58 am
The Lord of the Rings, of course; The Sherston trilogy: Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man, Memoirs of an Infantry Officer, and Sherston's Progress, by Siegfried Sassoon; the Mars trilogy by Kim Stanley Robinson: Red Mars, Green Mars and Blue Mars--these are my favorite trilogies in print. I was seriously unimpressed with The Lord of the Rings motion picture trilogy. Jackson took it upon himself to re-write the story. This was not just a case of cutting it down to fit into a cinematic vehicle. He seems to have decided that he could tell a better story than Tolkien did--such as Aragorn son of Arathorn not initially wishing to be king, Arwen Evenstar heading to the Grey Havens and then changing her mind and Elrond traveling to Dunharrow to convince Aragorn that he must travel the Paths of the Dead. Jackson's tinkering did nothing for the movies, confused the narrative and frequently made no sense.

I don't know that I've ever seen any other motion picture trilogies (the Pirates of the Caribbean movies were too incoherent to qualify.) I certainly can't think of any trilogy of musical recordings. That's probably a fault of age--I keep forgetting things.
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Reply Mon 3 Jul, 2017 12:31 am
The Lord of the Rings.
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Reply Fri 22 Feb, 2019 05:58 am
I have one favorite trilogy of books. It's a novels about Molloy by Samuel Beckett.
Reply Fri 22 Feb, 2019 06:02 am
Molloy...yup, I came here to post that. I read Beckett on the edge of a cliff.

Three Novels by Samuel Beckett

Reply Fri 22 Feb, 2019 06:56 am
hightor wrote:

Molloy...yup, I came here to post that. I read Beckett on the edge of a cliff.

Three Novels by Samuel Beckett

Dr. Samuel Beckett from Quantum Leap wrote a trilogy?!
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Reply Fri 22 Feb, 2019 07:14 am
I liked the first two books in the Gormenghast trilogy by Mervyn Peake but I lost interest in the third volume half way through.

Not sure if this counts as a trilogy even though it's released as one.


The first three Bernie Gunther books, there are others, and they're all v good, unfortunately Phillip Kerr died quite recently so there won't be any more.
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Reply Fri 22 Feb, 2019 07:43 am
This triptych is kind of cool, but I kind of got a thing for octopuses.

Reply Fri 22 Feb, 2019 07:52 am
Tryptychs in art always fascinate me in the subject depicted and their three part form as painterly storytelling at its finest.
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Reply Mon 25 Feb, 2019 07:24 pm
tsarstepan wrote:
What is your favorite trilogy of books?
Foundation and Empire
Second Foundation

Startide Rising
The Uplift War

Brightness Reef
Infinity's Shore
Heaven's Reach

The Diamond Throne
The Ruby Knight
The Sapphire Rose

Domes of Fire
The Shining Ones
The Hidden City

tsarstepan wrote:
Was there such a thing as a music album trilogy?
Ride the Lightning
Master of Puppets
...And Justice for All
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Reply Sun 14 Apr, 2019 03:31 pm
I agree, The Dark Elf by Salvatore is amazing
Reply Sun 28 Apr, 2019 06:55 am
I really like Divergent trilogy. It's teen adult))
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Dark phoenix
Reply Mon 13 May, 2019 02:50 pm
Oh yes! Totally agree with your list
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Reply Tue 14 May, 2019 06:35 am
In movies, the first Star Wars trilogy is the absolute best.

In music, anything Vivaldi wrote is tripartite. Hard to chose from them.

In paintings, Bosh's depiction of hell and heaven in triptic form (title?). I've seen it in Madrid years ago, hard not to love.

In literature, the little-known Buru Quartet by Indonesian writer Ananta Toer (though it's a tetralogy) is among the absolute best.
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