© 2012

Film Trilogies

New Critical Approaches

  • Claire Perkins
  • Constantine Verevis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction: Three Times

    1. Claire Perkins, Constantine Verevis
      Pages 1-31
  3. Industry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Constantine Verevis
      Pages 68-87
    3. Claire Perkins
      Pages 88-108
  4. Auteurs

  5. Critics

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 243-250

About this book


Drawing on a wide range of examples, this book – the first devoted to the phenomenon of the film trilogy– provides a dynamic investigation of the ways in which the trilogy form engages key issues in contemporary discussions of film remaking, adaptation, sequelization and serialization.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Claire Perkins
    • 1
  • Constantine Verevis
    • 1
  1. 1.Monash UniversityAustralia

About the editors

DAVID BOYD ConjointAssociate Professor of English and Film at the University of Newcastle, UK NICOLE BRENEZ teaches Cinema Studies at the University of Paris-1/Panthéon-Sorbonne, France SUSAN FELLEMAN Associate Professor of Cinema Studies and Women's Studies at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, USA DANIEL HERBERTAssistant Professor in Screen Arts and Cultures at the University of Michigan, USA NIKKI J. Y. LEELecturer in Culture & Gender Studies at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea ADRIAN MARTINAssociate Professor in Film and Television Studies at Monash University, Australia LUCY MAZDONProfessor in Film Studies at the University of Southampton, UK PHILIPPE METProfessor of French at the University of Pennsylvania, USA R. BARTON PALMERCalhoun Lemon Professor of Literature and Director of Film Studies at Clemson University, USA MURRAY POMERANCE Professor in the Department of Sociology at Ryerson University, USA JULIAN STRINGERAssociate Professor in Film and Television Studies at the University of Nottingham, UK

Bibliographic information


'This collection is interesting, informative and much-needed. It will act as a key resource within the field and cross-over with a number of related subjects within film studies, such as adaptation, sequels and remakes.'

- Jamie Sexton, Northumbria University, UK

'Film Trilogies is a timely and welcome addition to recent studies of what has been described disparagingly as commercial cinema's financially motivated compulsion to repeat, but with this marked difference; contrary to its association with remakes, series, and sequels, the trilogy, as this volume ably demonstrates, is generally the work of an auteur, and its repetitions are aesthetic and thematic, not formulaic. The essays in this book represent an important contribution to the continuing exploration of the richness of returning to earlier cinematic material.'

- Jennifer Forrest, Texas State University-San Marcos, USA