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The Best Three-way Relationships In Film - 7/6/2011 12:42:33 PM   
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I've just been thinking about the presentation of three-way relationships in film. Be it a friendship or romantic relationship between the three characters, I'd imagine it's difficult for film-makers to allocate certain amounts of screen time and dialogue to characters in order to have them develop as individuals as well as a significant members of the group (three's a crowd etc.)

A few examples of brilliance come to mind:

Down By Law

Y Tu Mama Tambien

La Haine


Can anyone think of any more decent examples of a three-way relationship in film?
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RE: The Best Three-way Relationships In Film - 7/6/2011 12:53:20 PM   
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RE: The Best Three-way Relationships In Film - 7/6/2011 12:57:10 PM   
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Gabriel Byrne has an interesting three-way relationship in End Of Days. Short lived, but interesting.

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RE: The Best Three-way Relationships In Film - 7/6/2011 1:09:43 PM   
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RE: The Best Three-way Relationships In Film - 7/6/2011 2:03:58 PM   
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The Daddy of then all is surely Jules et Jim?

Another French film called "Love Etc" based on Julian Barnes' novel Talking it over was pretty good too.

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RE: The Best Three-way Relationships In Film - 7/6/2011 2:09:44 PM   
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Ghidorah The Three headed Monster could be a prime example with a difference.

Back in the 60's Toho with the success of Godzilla under their belt were making sequels and spin offs. They pretty much either consist of monsters being born from the nuclear fallout to science gone bad. However Ghidorah The Three Headed Monster is the tenth anniversery of Godzilla. The film is about a giant alien creature attacking Earth and no Earth monster or guardian could go to toe to toe with it. So the main Earth guardian called Mothra has to put her difference aside with Godzilla and enlist Rodan as well who hate Godzilla. The three teamed up and were able to drive Ghidorah from Earth.

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RE: The Best Three-way Relationships In Film - 7/6/2011 2:23:37 PM   
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RE: The Best Three-way Relationships In Film - 7/6/2011 2:54:40 PM   
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Keeping The Faith with Ed Norton, Jenna Elfman and Ben Stiller is a good one IMHO.

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RE: The Best Three-way Relationships In Film - 7/6/2011 3:11:07 PM   
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quote:

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The Daddy of then all is surely Jules et Jim?

Another French film called "Love Etc" based on Julian Barnes' novel Talking it over was pretty good too.


Of course! I totally forgot about Jules Et Jim. I think it was at the back of my mind as the one I was forgetting.

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RE: The Best Three-way Relationships In Film - 7/6/2011 5:27:02 PM   
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Shallow Grave comes to mind.

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RE: The Best Three-way Relationships In Film - 7/6/2011 6:17:15 PM   
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RE: The Best Three-way Relationships In Film - 8/6/2011 6:09:21 PM   
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RE: The Best Three-way Relationships In Film - 9/6/2011 12:55:53 PM   
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surely that should be Han, Luke and Leia.

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RE: The Best Three-way Relationships In Film - 12/6/2011 4:12:05 PM   
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RE: The Best Three-way Relationships In Film - 13/6/2011 11:01:28 AM   
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RE: The Best Three-way Relationships In Film - 13/6/2011 11:39:28 AM   
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RE: The Best Three-way Relationships In Film - 14/6/2011 6:58:18 AM   
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Good 3 way relationships are always complex on screen but many directors seem adept and handling them well.
I've got a lot of favourite films, at least two of which have got unconventional '3 wayers' - Easy Rider and Some Like It Hot
In Easy Rider Jack Nicholson's relationship with Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda is a meeting of coventional versus alternative society. Both sides are driven by drugs or alcohol but for a brief time Nicholson's character starts to see that the alternative society is more in tune with his boozing and whoring tastes. But before he can explore this new scenario he gets murdered by the very people whose deep personal insecurities have driven them to 'defend' the rigid conventions of American life by maiming or killing those with alternative views. The film was Jack's big break and in my opinion he's never been better - he rapidly became too much a combination of acting techniques and huge personality for my liking.
The 3 way relationship in Some Like It Hot is the only one I know of that only involves two people. You could argue that it's really a 4 way relationship if you include jack Lemon's female character or even a 5 wayer, giving Jack and Tony Curtis full credit for their male and female roles although, as I'm a simple person, I prefer the  Tony Curtis (female) - Marylin Monroe - Tony Curtis (male) relationship.
I believe Billy Wilder both wrote and directed.


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RE: The Best Three-way Relationships In Film - 14/6/2011 9:09:48 AM   
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RE: The Best Three-way Relationships In Film - 15/6/2011 11:06:55 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: jonson

Jaws
Y Tu Mama Tambien
Three Amigos
Ghostbusters (I don't consider Winson to be one of them really)


Racist

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RE: The Best Three-way Relationships In Film - 15/6/2011 1:12:12 PM   
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RE: The Best Three-way Relationships In Film - 15/6/2011 4:04:07 PM   
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Is that Aragorn, Ed and the ginger? what movie is that? and who's the guy looking over?

semi-edit: forgive my lack of knowledge

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RE: The Best Three-way Relationships In Film - 15/6/2011 4:19:58 PM   
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Guy Pearce, Russell Crowe and Kevin Spacey in L.A Confidential - although they never have a big three scene together, it's one of the best three-lead cast assembled.


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RE: The Best Three-way Relationships In Film - 15/6/2011 7:04:22 PM   
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quote:

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Guy Pearce, Russell Crowe and Kevin Spacey in L.A Confidential - although they never have a big three scene together, it's one of the best three-lead cast assembled.



Ok, my first comment was a little different, bad gaz, bad! I shall leave you with 'did we walk in something here?'
Jokes aside, it is a fantastic film (from one of my face authors, even if he can be a total arse) and a great 3-way

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RE: The Best Three-way Relationships In Film - 15/6/2011 7:19:48 PM   
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RE: The Best Three-way Relationships In Film - 15/6/2011 11:42:44 PM   
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quote:

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Is that Aragorn, Ed and the ginger? what movie is that? and who's the guy looking over?

semi-edit: forgive my lack of knowledge


The film is Appaloosa.

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RE: The Best Three-way Relationships In Film - 16/6/2011 7:53:44 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: bub


quote:

ORIGINAL: jonson

Jaws
Y Tu Mama Tambien
Three Amigos
Ghostbusters (I don't consider Winson to be one of them really)


Racist


Yes, that could have been mistaken for racism but sadly no.
If I was going to go down that road I woud have left out Spengler for being a Jew.

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RE: The Best Three-way Relationships In Film - 16/6/2011 12:01:46 PM   
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RE: The Best Three-way Relationships In Film - 16/6/2011 12:04:24 PM   
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RE: The Best Three-way Relationships In Film - 24/6/2011 3:56:59 PM   
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RE: The Best Three-way Relationships In Film - 24/6/2011 4:13:20 PM   
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