History Determinator / Film

21st Jun '16 4:47:05 AM thatmadork
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** If none of his post-procedure feats do anything for you, having this [[https://cap-chronism.dreamwidth.org/6115.html?thread=30435 veritable laundry list]] of ailments during TheGreatDepression, a time when employment was hardly guaranteed and most of these conditions had no effective or affordable cure yet, certainly will. Steve, the shrimpy dork from Brooklyn, had to be a supreme Determinator ''just to live long enough to be Captain America''.
12th May '16 6:39:30 PM FordPrefect
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* ''Film/ThePrincessBride'': "JustForFun/{{Hello}}. {{My name is Inigo Montoya}}. {{You killed my father}}. {{Prepare to die}}.

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* ''Film/ThePrincessBride'': "JustForFun/{{Hello}}. {{My name is Inigo Montoya}}. {{You killed my father}}. {{Prepare to die}}."
5th May '16 6:38:45 PM Zeiss
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* ''Literature/BenHur'' is undoubtedly the archetype of this trope from Classic Hollywood.
29th Apr '16 11:54:31 AM MoonByte
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* Richie from ''Film/MarsAttacks''. Not wind, not rain and certainly not an invasion with a few million hostile aliens from Mars is gonna stop that boy from getting to the retirement home to save his grandma. Extra points for being pretty much like Luigi from ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'': he is scared, has no real way to defend himself, but while it sometimes slows him down, he never, ''ever'' stops on his way.

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* Richie from ''Film/MarsAttacks''. Not wind, not rain and certainly not an invasion with a few million hostile aliens from Mars is gonna stop that boy from getting to the retirement home to save his grandma. Extra points for being pretty much like Luigi from ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'': he is scared, has no real way to defend himself, but while it the attacks sometimes slows slow him down, he never, ''ever'' stops on his way.
29th Apr '16 11:53:47 AM MoonByte
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* Richie from ''Film/MarsAttacks''. Not wind, not rain and certainly not an invasion with a few million hostile aliens from Mars is gonna stop that boy from getting to the retirement home to save his grandma. Extra points for being pretty much like Luigi from ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'': he is scared, has no real way to defend himself, but while it sometimes slows him down, he never, ''ever'' stops on his way.
5th Apr '16 3:14:14 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* Rocky Balboa of the ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' films, as summed up in this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uASVzkrEKgs speech to his son]].

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* Rocky Balboa of the ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' films, as summed up in this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uASVzkrEKgs speech to his son]]. His claim to fame is surviving a full 15 rounds against an established professional boxer, [[SecondPlaceIsForWinners even though he lost]].
23rd Mar '16 4:59:31 PM vtarira
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* Many examples from ''Film/LordOfTheRings'', but particularly Sam. He wades into a river chasing Frodo even though he can't swim, resists the lure of [[ArtifactOfAttraction the Ring]], and literally carries Frodo through the last leg of the journey even though both are near death from exhaustion.
-->'''Sam''': I can't carry it for you... But I ''can carry you!''\\
(cue Reprise of Awesome of the Fellowship {{leitmotif}})



* ''Film/MadMax'' was made for [[NoBudget $400K]]. The director ''donated his own car'' to get smashed up in a chase scene.

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* On a meta level, ''Film/MadMax'' was made for [[NoBudget $400K]]. The director ''donated his own car'' to get smashed up in a chase scene.


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-->'''Sam''': I can't carry it for you... But I ''can carry you!''\\
(cue Reprise of Awesome of the Fellowship {{leitmotif}})


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* ''Film/TheForceAwakens'':
** Rey's belief that her family will come back for her someday is enough hope to convince her to make a sparse living scavenging incredibly dangerous junked spaceships for parts (she's introduced perched diagonally on part of a crashed Star Destroyer with nothing to stop her from falling hundreds of feet to the ground), then fighting off multiple enemies to protect her valuables before selling them to the hostile junkyard manager. And she's been doing this since she was five.
** Even after being [[spoiler:shot by Chewbacca, which up until then was invariably a [[OneHitKill one-hit killer]]]], Kylo Ren [[spoiler:walks out to track down Finn and Rey in the snow on Starkiller Base]]. He then [[spoiler:gets into a lightsaber duel with Finn and puts him a coma, then switches to dueling Rey instead,]] and only stops when he can no longer physically stand up--and he's still trying to get back on his feet.
12th Mar '16 7:38:54 PM Kartoonkid95
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* In 'Film/SoDearToMyHeart'', Jeremiah, inspired by a song about "Stick-to-it-ivity", tries to earn money for him and his family to travel by train to the county fair by chasing a bee through a swamp in hopes of finding wild honey to sell to the general store. Despite several wrong turns and setbacks, his perseverance pays off when he finds the honey tree and earns a lot of money with all the honey he found.

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* In 'Film/SoDearToMyHeart'', ''Film/SoDearToMyHeart'', Jeremiah, inspired by a song about "Stick-to-it-ivity", tries to earn money for him and his family to travel by train to the county fair by chasing a bee through a swamp in hopes of finding wild honey to sell to the general store. Despite several wrong turns and setbacks, his perseverance pays off when he finds the honey tree and earns a lot of money with all the honey he found.
12th Mar '16 7:38:47 PM Kartoonkid95
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* ''Film/{{Suffragette}}'': Most suffragettes. Emmeline Pankhurst is on the run from the police, but still gives speeches at secret locations. Maud is imprisoned twice, the second time she goes on hunger strike to enforce treatment as political prisoner (which the suffragettes don't get). When Maud's husband [[spoiler: throws her out on the streets she rents an apartment with the help of the suffrage movement]] and continues to participate in the protests. When she loses her job, [[spoiler: fellow suffragettes give her blankets and everything else she needs to sleep in a nearby church]] ... at this point, continuing the fight is the most sensible choice, as she has nothing to lose, but many would have given up regardless. Maud ... does not. There's also Edith, whose husband is worried that, with her already damaged health, another instance of PoliceBrutality might kill her, but Edith refuses to stay home. This is even more impressive as there's no pressure from the leaders; Emmeline Pankhurst expresses understanding for women's difficult situations and the risks they take by participating in the movement, and Edith, the leader of the local group, at one time says that everyone who doesn't want to take extreme risks can leave and she'll think no worse of them for it. Maud decides to stay. There's also Emily Davison, who [[spoiler: attempts to attach the suffrage movement's flag to the king's horse in a horse race, and is trampled to death. Her last words imply she was very aware of that risk or might even have intended a HeroicSacrifice.]]

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* ''Film/{{Suffragette}}'': Most suffragettes. Emmeline Pankhurst is on the run from the police, but still gives speeches at secret locations. Maud is imprisoned twice, the second time she goes on hunger strike to enforce treatment as political prisoner (which the suffragettes don't get). When Maud's husband [[spoiler: throws her out on the streets she rents an apartment with the help of the suffrage movement]] and continues to participate in the protests. When she loses her job, [[spoiler: fellow suffragettes give her blankets and everything else she needs to sleep in a nearby church]] ... at this point, continuing the fight is the most sensible choice, as she has nothing to lose, but many would have given up regardless. Maud ... does not. There's also Edith, whose husband is worried that, with her already damaged health, another instance of PoliceBrutality might kill her, but Edith refuses to stay home. This is even more impressive as there's no pressure from the leaders; Emmeline Pankhurst expresses understanding for women's difficult situations and the risks they take by participating in the movement, and Edith, the leader of the local group, at one time says that everyone who doesn't want to take extreme risks can leave and she'll think no worse of them for it. Maud decides to stay. stay.
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There's also Emily Davison, who [[spoiler: attempts to attach the suffrage movement's flag to the king's horse in a horse race, and is trampled to death. Her last words imply she was very aware of that risk or might even have intended a HeroicSacrifice.]]]]
* In 'Film/SoDearToMyHeart'', Jeremiah, inspired by a song about "Stick-to-it-ivity", tries to earn money for him and his family to travel by train to the county fair by chasing a bee through a swamp in hopes of finding wild honey to sell to the general store. Despite several wrong turns and setbacks, his perseverance pays off when he finds the honey tree and earns a lot of money with all the honey he found.
4th Mar '16 1:25:14 PM MarkLungo
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* Judy Hopps, the RighteousRabbit star of ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}''. Fighting a bully who's twice her size? Training to become a cop despite everyone telling her it's impossible? Taking on a case that her more experienced colleagues have failed to solve? Whatever the goal, once Judy decides to take action, nothing can stand in her way. She means it when she says she doesn't know when to quit.



* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'''s Malcolm Reynolds proves himself to be The Determinator over and over again in his BigDamnMovie. At one point in Film/{{Serenity}} he takes a sword to the gut and keeps on fighting. That's determination. His antics can also be found on the [[Determinator/LiveActionTV Live Action TV page]].

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* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'''s Malcolm Reynolds proves himself to be The Determinator over and over again in his BigDamnMovie. At one point in Film/{{Serenity}} ''Film/{{Serenity}}'' he takes a sword to the gut and keeps on fighting. That's determination. His antics can also be found on the [[Determinator/LiveActionTV Live Action TV page]].
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