History GrowingTheBeard / Film

10th Apr '17 12:14:09 PM nombretomado
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* While ''Film/DrNo'' was considered a good film, ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove'' is where things started to grow for Film/JamesBond. It was a stronger film and introduced many of the things we would think of with the series. It was an even greater hit and is among the fans often (and by SeanConnery himself) considered to be the greatest Bond of them all and put the series on the map. ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' is another strong contender and was the start for the Bond-fever.

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* While ''Film/DrNo'' was considered a good film, ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove'' is where things started to grow for Film/JamesBond. It was a stronger film and introduced many of the things we would think of with the series. It was an even greater hit and is among the fans often (and by SeanConnery Creator/SeanConnery himself) considered to be the greatest Bond of them all and put the series on the map. ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' is another strong contender and was the start for the Bond-fever.
5th Sep '16 7:05:12 AM erforce
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* ''ThePinkPanther'' is generally considered a comedy classic in its series, but the beard really started growing with ''A Shot in the Dark'' (which introduced us to Dreyfus and Cato) and had grown completely by the time ''Return'' came out. Once Creator/PeterSellers died and ''Trail'' was released, however, the beard was shaved off completely.

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* ''ThePinkPanther'' ''Film/ThePinkPanther1963'' is generally considered a comedy classic in [[Franchise/ThePinkPanther its series, series]], but the beard really started growing with ''A Shot in the Dark'' ''Film/AShotInTheDark'' (which introduced us to Dreyfus and Cato) and had grown completely by the time ''Return'' ''Film/TheReturnOfThePinkPanther'' came out. Once Creator/PeterSellers died and ''Trail'' ''Film/TrailOfThePinkPanther'' was released, however, the beard was shaved off completely.
13th Feb '16 2:10:47 PM Looneygamemaster
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* The first two ''Film/HarryPotter'' films were enjoyable enough, but suffered from [[CompressedAdaptation squeezing as much of the original books as possible]], with little in the way of cinematic imagination. ''[[Film/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' however, was a ''film'' first and foremost, and the rest of the series followed suit.
19th Dec '15 12:04:53 PM nombretomado
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* The original series of ''Franchise/{{Gamera}}'' movies made very little effort to be anything more than a cheap knockoff of the far superior ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' franchise (which had more than its fair share of [[SoBadItsGood bad movies]] to begin with), and today are most notable for providing ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' with some good comedic material. But thanks to such talents as director Creator/ShusukeKaneko, special effects director Creator/ShinjiHiguchi, writer Kazunori Ito, and composer Kow Otani (of later ''ShadowOfTheColossus'' fame),[[note]]all of whom, with the exception of Ito, worked on ''Film/GodzillaMothraKingGhidorahGiantMonstersAllOutAttack'', nigh-unanimously considered the best Godzilla movie of the "Millenium" era (1999-2004) by far[[/note]] the rebooted "Heisei-era" Gamera trilogy (released between 1995 and 1999) quickly became known as representative of the height of the {{kaiju}} genre alongside even [[Film/{{Gojira}} the original 1954]] ''[[Film/{{Gojira}} Godzilla]]'' [[Film/{{Gojira}} movie]]. This is all particularly true of [[Film/Gamera3AwakeningOfIrys the third film]].

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* The original series of ''Franchise/{{Gamera}}'' movies made very little effort to be anything more than a cheap knockoff of the far superior ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' franchise (which had more than its fair share of [[SoBadItsGood bad movies]] to begin with), and today are most notable for providing ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' with some good comedic material. But thanks to such talents as director Creator/ShusukeKaneko, special effects director Creator/ShinjiHiguchi, writer Kazunori Ito, and composer Kow Otani (of later ''ShadowOfTheColossus'' ''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus'' fame),[[note]]all of whom, with the exception of Ito, worked on ''Film/GodzillaMothraKingGhidorahGiantMonstersAllOutAttack'', nigh-unanimously considered the best Godzilla movie of the "Millenium" era (1999-2004) by far[[/note]] the rebooted "Heisei-era" Gamera trilogy (released between 1995 and 1999) quickly became known as representative of the height of the {{kaiju}} genre alongside even [[Film/{{Gojira}} the original 1954]] ''[[Film/{{Gojira}} Godzilla]]'' [[Film/{{Gojira}} movie]]. This is all particularly true of [[Film/Gamera3AwakeningOfIrys the third film]].
27th Aug '15 5:18:52 PM nombretomado
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* The original series of ''Franchise/{{Gamera}}'' movies made very little effort to be anything more than a cheap knockoff of the far superior ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' franchise (which had more than its fair share of [[SoBadItsGood bad movies]] to begin with), and today are most notable for providing ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'' with some good comedic material. But thanks to such talents as director Creator/ShusukeKaneko, special effects director Creator/ShinjiHiguchi, writer Kazunori Ito, and composer Kow Otani (of later ''ShadowOfTheColossus'' fame),[[note]]all of whom, with the exception of Ito, worked on ''Film/GodzillaMothraKingGhidorahGiantMonstersAllOutAttack'', nigh-unanimously considered the best Godzilla movie of the "Millenium" era (1999-2004) by far[[/note]] the rebooted "Heisei-era" Gamera trilogy (released between 1995 and 1999) quickly became known as representative of the height of the {{kaiju}} genre alongside even [[Film/{{Gojira}} the original 1954]] ''[[Film/{{Gojira}} Godzilla]]'' [[Film/{{Gojira}} movie]]. This is all particularly true of [[Film/Gamera3AwakeningOfIrys the third film]].

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* The original series of ''Franchise/{{Gamera}}'' movies made very little effort to be anything more than a cheap knockoff of the far superior ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' franchise (which had more than its fair share of [[SoBadItsGood bad movies]] to begin with), and today are most notable for providing ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'' ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' with some good comedic material. But thanks to such talents as director Creator/ShusukeKaneko, special effects director Creator/ShinjiHiguchi, writer Kazunori Ito, and composer Kow Otani (of later ''ShadowOfTheColossus'' fame),[[note]]all of whom, with the exception of Ito, worked on ''Film/GodzillaMothraKingGhidorahGiantMonstersAllOutAttack'', nigh-unanimously considered the best Godzilla movie of the "Millenium" era (1999-2004) by far[[/note]] the rebooted "Heisei-era" Gamera trilogy (released between 1995 and 1999) quickly became known as representative of the height of the {{kaiju}} genre alongside even [[Film/{{Gojira}} the original 1954]] ''[[Film/{{Gojira}} Godzilla]]'' [[Film/{{Gojira}} movie]]. This is all particularly true of [[Film/Gamera3AwakeningOfIrys the third film]].
4th Aug '15 1:58:07 AM CamMangels
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* In ''Film/ThePixarStory'', John Lasseter said that ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'' was the film that defined what Pixar is perhaps best known for: the ability to dive a story with interesting [[FunnyMoments hilarious comedy]], [[TearJerker poignant pathos]] and interesting characters.

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* In ''Film/ThePixarStory'', John Lasseter said that ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'' was the film that defined what Pixar is perhaps best known for: the ability to dive drive a story with interesting [[FunnyMoments hilarious comedy]], [[TearJerker poignant pathos]] and interesting characters.
22nd Mar '15 7:14:38 PM AlanPalgut
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* ''ThePinkPanther'' is generally considered a comedy classic in its series, but the beard really started growing with ''A Shot in the Dark'' (which introduced us to Dreyfus and Cato) and had grown completely by the time ''Return'' came out. Once Creator/PeterSellers died and ''Trail'' was released, however, the beard was shaved off completely.
28th Oct '14 6:26:59 PM HellKillUsAll
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\n----* In ''Film/ThePixarStory'', John Lasseter said that ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'' was the film that defined what Pixar is perhaps best known for: the ability to dive a story with interesting [[FunnyMoments hilarious comedy]], [[TearJerker poignant pathos]] and interesting characters.
13th Aug '14 2:03:04 PM tropicalbeaches
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* ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' served as this for Film/TheDarkKnightSaga, which in turn is considered one of several instances of this trope for the Batman franchise as a whole (not all of which, similarly, [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries were limited to the comics]]). ''Film/BatmanBegins'' was well-received - and rightly so - but it was nothing in comparison to how just well HeathLedger pulled off SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker and how ''The Dark Knight'' delved into even more complex themes.

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* ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' served as this for Film/TheDarkKnightSaga, which in turn is considered one of several instances of this trope for the Batman franchise as a whole (not all of which, similarly, [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries were limited to the comics]]). ''Film/BatmanBegins'' was well-received - and rightly so - but it was nothing in comparison to how just how well HeathLedger pulled off SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker and how ''The Dark Knight'' delved into even more complex themes.
30th Jul '14 10:29:58 PM WarriorEowyn
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* While ''Film/DrNo'' was considered a good film, ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove'' is where things started to grow for Film/JamesBond. It was a stronger film and introduced many of the things we would think of with the series. It was an even greater hit and is among the fans often (and by SeanConnery himself) considered to be the greatest Bond of them all and put the series on the map. ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' is another strong contender and was the start for the Bond-fever. ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe'' is often considered the film where RogerMoore grew the beard, but many also consider him to have lost it soon afterwards.

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* While ''Film/DrNo'' was considered a good film, ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove'' is where things started to grow for Film/JamesBond. It was a stronger film and introduced many of the things we would think of with the series. It was an even greater hit and is among the fans often (and by SeanConnery himself) considered to be the greatest Bond of them all and put the series on the map. ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' is another strong contender and was the start for the Bond-fever. ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe'' is often considered the film where RogerMoore grew the beard, but many also consider him to have lost it soon afterwards.



* Taken as isolated works, Film/TheFellowshipOfTheRing is generally seen as the best film of its trilogy, but cumulatively, Film/ReturnOfTheKing delivers the payoff to 6-8 hours worth of buildup.
* ''Film/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban''; while it was a more contentious example with the fandom due to being a PragmaticAdaptation, it was the best reviewed Harry Potter movie (up until Deathly Hallows Part 2 came out), and it was regarded by critics as an improvement over the first two films. The remainder of the films would actually go on to mimic Azkaban's tone and pragmatic cuts.



* The ''Franchise/StarTrek'' film series itself grew the beard between its first and second installments. ''The Motion Picture'' was devised as a grand meditation on man's place in the universe, but ended up as a shallow light show filled with wooden actors playing cardboard characters. In contrast, ''The Wrath of Khan'' was a swashbuckling adventure in space that dealt far more successfully with weightier themes than its predecessor. The film series went through the exact same cycle with ''The Final Frontier'' and ''The Undiscovered Country''; the former film was a self-conscious epic that fell on its face, whereas the sequel was superficially a detective mystery, but one that dealt with dark and complex themes (in the form of a political fable about the end of the ColdWar) in an entertaining way. The cycle repeated itself once again with the DarkerAndEdgier ''Nemesis'', which was such a disaster that the series needed a reboot.
** In an amusing inversion of this trope, Riker shaves off the [[TropeNamer Trope Naming]] beard in ''Film/StarTrekInsurrection''. He grew it back for ''Film/StarTrekNemesis'', but the damage was done for the Trek franchise.
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