Main Cheshire Cat Grin Discussion

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04:55:21 PM Apr 4th 2014
Just wondering: does there have to be teeth showing for it to be considered a Cheshire cat grin?
12:28:17 AM Apr 5th 2014
No, I'd say. The mouth-opening angle seems to be more important.
06:32:44 PM Apr 5th 2014
so it's basically just an ear-to-ear grin then?
08:50:22 AM Sep 25th 2012
I'm not sure this fits in this category, but there's an action movie trope where it seems like the crazy one always pulls off a CCG right before pulling some stupid stunt that his partner is trying to talk him out of.

I'm thinking like in whichever Lethal Weapon movie where Riggs has some idea for them to avoid getting blown up - he just looks at Murtaugh with a crazy grin - who immediately starts saying "no" - and then there's a quick countdown, a screamed "oh shit" and a slow-mo jump away from an explosion.
07:22:26 PM Sep 19th 2010
I think that the current image is inadequate to the article: sure, that's the cheshire cat, and he is grinning; it's just that his smile is not a cheshire cat grin, just a regular smile. Even if in the Tim Burton movie there where a lot of instances where he gave the cheshire cat grin to alice, the mad hatter, etc...
01:47:49 PM Sep 19th 2010
who exactly wrote this article about the cheshire cat grin