History Film / OneHundredAndTwentySevenHours

13th Dec '15 1:39:24 PM Discar
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While hiking in Blue John Canyon in Utah, Aron made a misstep when he grabbed on to a loose boulder while climbing down a narrow canyon. The boulder dislodged, and Aron and the boulder fell to the bottom, where the boulder crushed his right forearm against the canyon wall. The film dramatizes Ralston's experience of being trapped by the boulder for [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin 127 hours]], and the [[LifeorLimbDecision unthinkable choice he must make in order to survive]].
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While hiking in Blue John Canyon in Utah, Aron made a misstep when he grabbed on to a loose boulder while climbing down a narrow canyon. The boulder dislodged, and Aron and the boulder fell to the bottom, where the boulder crushed his right forearm against the canyon wall. The film dramatizes Ralston's experience of being trapped by the boulder for [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin 127 hours]], and the [[LifeorLimbDecision [[LifeOrLimbDecision unthinkable choice he must make in order to survive]].
6th Dec '14 9:24:16 PM zaphod
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* Artistic License: ** Geography, to some degree. Aron would not have traveled along any highway as large or as busy as those shown in the beginning of the film. Also, in that part of Utah, there is no place resembling the location of the swimming scene. Those familiar with the area will notice other minor discrepancies.
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* Artistic License: ** Geography, ArtisticLicense **ArtisticLicenseGeography, to some degree. Aron would not have traveled along any highway as large or as busy as those shown in the beginning of the film. Also, in that part of Utah, there is no place resembling the location of the swimming scene. Those familiar with the area will notice other minor discrepancies.

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* Artistic License: ** Geography, to some degree. Aron would not have traveled along any highway as large or as busy as those shown in the beginning of the film. Also, in that part of Utah, there is no place resembling the location of the swimming scene. Those GarnishingTheStory: Anyone familiar with the area book will notice other minor discrepancies.some extra plot features. The swimming scene, for example.
6th Dec '14 9:14:37 PM zaphod
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* Artistic License: ** Geography, to some degree. Aron would not have traveled along any highway as large or as busy as those shown in the beginning of the film. Also, in that part of Utah, there is no place resembling the location of the swimming scene. Those familiar with the area will notice other minor discrepancies. ** Those familiar with the [[https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/166562.Between_a_Rock_and_a_Hard_Place autobiographical book]] will notice some differences. It may be possible that Aron used some artistic license himself. Possible [[UnreliableNarrator Unreliable Narrator]] as well.
7th Nov '14 7:07:32 AM gallium
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* FightToSurvive: The main story, after Aron gets trapped between the rocks.
21st Oct '14 2:02:18 AM Morgenthaler
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5th Aug '14 7:06:53 PM creader
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* GallowsHumor: Inevitable. At one point, Aron rips into himself for getting into this situation by conducting a mock radio interview with himself. Not only that, but an audience track is heard (obviously in Aron's head). Aron makes a joke to the "host" about how he won't be reported as missing until Wednesday, when he will surely be dead, and the imaginary crowd bursts out laughing, making the scene more unsettling. * GoryDiscretionShot: Played straight many times. Unsurprising, given the subject matter. Of course, there's a few subversions thrown in, just to keep you on your toes.

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* GallowsHumor: Inevitable. At one point, Aron rips into himself for getting into this situation by conducting a mock radio interview with himself. Not only that, but an audience track is heard (obviously in Aron's head). Aron makes a joke to the "host" about how he won't be reported as missing until Wednesday, when he will surely be dead, and the imaginary crowd bursts out laughing, making the scene more unsettling. * GoryDiscretionShot: Played straight many times. Unsurprising, given the subject matter. Of course, there's a few subversions thrown in, just to keep you on your toes.
5th Aug '14 7:04:42 PM creader
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* DuelingMovies: With ''Film/SoulSurfer'', a film about Bethany Hamilton (another athlete who loses a limb).
10th Mar '14 6:59:43 PM Jeduthun
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* SafetyGearIsCowardly: Demonstrates why [[TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs this trope is a very bad idea]]. If Aron had followed basic safety protocol such as letting people know where he was going, the story might have played out a lot differently.
1st Mar '14 1:55:07 PM fq
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-->'''-Aron Ralston''', to himself (and the audience) ''127 Hours'', is a 2010 film directed by Creator/DannyBoyle, and stars JamesFranco as real-life mountain climber [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aron_Ralston Aron Ralston,]] and the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aron_Ralston#Accident horrific 5-day incident]] Aron endured in April 2003. While hiking in Blue John Canyon in Utah, Aron made a misstep when he grabbed on to a loose boulder while climbing down a narrow canyon. The boulder dislodged, and Aron and the boulder fell to the bottom, where the boulder crushed his right forearm against the canyon wall. The film dramatizes Ralston's experience of being trapped by the boulder for [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin 127 hours]], and the [[LifeorLimbDecision unthinkable choice he must make in order to survive.]]
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-->'''-Aron -->'''-- Aron Ralston''', to himself (and the audience) ''127 Hours'', Hours'' is a 2010 film directed by Creator/DannyBoyle, and stars JamesFranco as real-life mountain climber [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aron_Ralston Aron Ralston,]] and the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aron_Ralston#Accident horrific 5-day incident]] Aron endured in April 2003. While hiking in Blue John Canyon in Utah, Aron made a misstep when he grabbed on to a loose boulder while climbing down a narrow canyon. The boulder dislodged, and Aron and the boulder fell to the bottom, where the boulder crushed his right forearm against the canyon wall. The film dramatizes Ralston's experience of being trapped by the boulder for [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin 127 hours]], and the [[LifeorLimbDecision unthinkable choice he must make in order to survive.]]survive]].

* AnAesop - No man is an island. Nobody exists in isolation, and everyone needs help sometimes. Also, always tell people where you're going. ** And don't buy cheap knives. ** And prioritize: emergency equipment (like a PHONE) first, camera last. * AllJustADream - [[spoiler:A sudden storm comes, Aron moves the boulder under the flooding water, and runs off to meet his girlfriend.]] As below, it is unclear whether this is a dream, hallucination, fantasy, or something else entirely. * {{Badass}}: Say what you will about how Aron got himself into his predicament, but cutting off your own arm ''with a pen knife'' takes ''balls.''
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* AnAesop - AnAesop: ** No man is an island. Nobody exists in isolation, and everyone needs help sometimes. Also, always tell people where you're going. going. ** And don't Don't buy cheap knives. knives. ** And prioritize: Prioritize: emergency equipment (like a PHONE) ''phone'') first, camera last. * AllJustADream - AllJustADream: [[spoiler:A sudden storm comes, Aron moves the boulder under the flooding water, and runs off to meet his girlfriend.]] As below, it It is unclear whether this is a dream, hallucination, fantasy, or something else entirely. * {{Badass}}: Say what you will about how Aron got himself into his predicament, but cutting off your own arm ''with a pen knife'' takes ''balls.''''balls''.

* CoversAlwaysLie: The DVD cover doesn't have a single picture showing Aron in the position he spends most of the movie in. There's a few pictures of him climbing, several of him cavorting with the girls, and even one of him on a snow-covered mountain. While all of those are seen in the movie, it's hardly representative of the action in the film. * {{Determinator}} - Engineers in the audience will get a kick out of Aron's thought processes. * DuelingMovies - With ''Film/SoulSurfer'', a film about Bethany Hamilton (another athlete who loses a limb).
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* CoversAlwaysLie: The DVD cover doesn't have a single picture showing Aron in the position he spends most of the movie in. There's There are a few pictures of him climbing, several of him cavorting with the girls, and even one of him on a snow-covered mountain. While all of those are seen in the movie, it's hardly representative of the action in the film. * {{Determinator}} - {{Determinator}}: Engineers in the audience will get a kick out of Aron's thought processes. * DuelingMovies - DuelingMovies: With ''Film/SoulSurfer'', a film about Bethany Hamilton (another athlete who loses a limb).

* GallowsHumor: Inevitable. At one point, Aron rips into himself for getting into this situation by conducting a mock radio interview with himself. ** Not only that, but an audience track is heard (obviously in Aron's head). Aron makes a joke to the "host" about how he won't be reported as missing until Wednesday, when he will surely be dead, and the imaginary crowd bursts out laughing, making the scene more unsettling.
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* GallowsHumor: Inevitable. At one point, Aron rips into himself for getting into this situation by conducting a mock radio interview with himself. ** himself. Not only that, but an audience track is heard (obviously in Aron's head). Aron makes a joke to the "host" about how he won't be reported as missing until Wednesday, when he will surely be dead, and the imaginary crowd bursts out laughing, making the scene more unsettling.

--> "No Number Twos yet... which will disappoint my insect friends." * FromBadToWorse - In so many ways.
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--> "No Number Twos number twos yet... which will disappoint my insect friends." * FromBadToWorse - FromBadToWorse: In so many ways.

* LifeOrLimbDecision - The most famous, literal, and ultimate real-life example.
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* LifeOrLimbDecision - LifeOrLimbDecision: The most famous, literal, and ultimate real-life example.

* OhCrap - During the first day, when the camera slowly pulls back to reveal how remote the canyon is and how futile his screams for help are. ** Plus, when his thirst starts getting to him, there's a zoom all the way back to his car, and the Gatorade bottle he left there.
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* OhCrap - OhCrap: ** During the first day, when the camera slowly pulls back to reveal how remote the canyon is and how futile his screams for help are. ** Plus, when When his thirst starts getting to him, there's a zoom all the way back to his car, and the Gatorade bottle he left there.

* PermaShave - Aron spends the better part of a week in the canyon, but his moustache/goatee does not grow at all. ** Justified. Some people have the same type of stubbly, uneven beard growth and no matter how long they wait, just doesn't grow more than that. ** And if you look at the pictures Aron took of himself (they're in his book,) you'd see he really didn't have much visible beard growth. * ProlongedPrologue - Though the opening credits start right away, the actual title doesn't appear onscreen until Aron traps himself, about 15 minutes in. * RealPersonCameo - RealLife Aron Ralston appears at the very end.
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* PermaShave - PermaShave: Aron spends the better part of a week in the canyon, but his moustache/goatee does not grow at all. ** Justified. Some all. It is justified, however, in that some people have the same type of stubbly, uneven beard growth and no matter how long they wait, just doesn't grow more than that. ** And if you look at which is indeed the case for Aron, as the pictures Aron he took of himself (they're in his book,) you'd see he really didn't have much visible beard growth. book) show. * ProlongedPrologue - ProlongedPrologue: Though the opening credits start right away, the actual title doesn't appear onscreen until Aron traps himself, about 15 minutes in. * RealPersonCameo - RealPersonCameo: RealLife Aron Ralston appears at the very end.

* SickeningCrunch - You know the part. [[spoiler: When he breaks his own bone to amputate his arm.]] * SoundtrackDissonance: Bill Withers' "Lovely Day" appearing in the scene where Aron builds a pulley system in an attempt to get out from under the boulder. ** Inverted with the sound design when Aron has to sever the nerve and just ''touching it'' causes a loud buzz/screech (ala the Operation board game) falling somewhere between microphone feedback and a chainsaw. The result is a downright [[HellIsThatNoise visceral reaction]] that one can imagine is only a iota of what Aron actually felt. * UnreliableNarrator - Which events really take place, which are memories, which are premonitions, which are fantasies, and which are hallucinations?
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* SickeningCrunch - SickeningCrunch: You know the part. [[spoiler: When he breaks his own bone bones to amputate his arm.]] * SoundtrackDissonance: SoundtrackDissonance: ** Bill Withers' "Lovely Day" appearing in the scene where Aron builds a pulley system in an attempt to get out from under the boulder. ** Inverted with the sound design when Aron has to sever the nerve and just ''touching it'' causes a loud buzz/screech (ala ( la the Operation board game) falling somewhere between microphone feedback and a chainsaw. The result is a downright [[HellIsThatNoise visceral reaction]] that one can imagine is only a iota of what Aron actually felt. * UnreliableNarrator - UnreliableNarrator: Which events really take place, which are memories, which are premonitions, which are fantasies, and which are hallucinations?
21st Feb '14 10:09:37 AM m8e
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''127 Hours'', is a 2010 film directed by DannyBoyle, and stars JamesFranco as real-life mountain climber [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aron_Ralston Aron Ralston,]] and the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aron_Ralston#Accident horrific 5-day incident]] Aron endured in April 2003.
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''127 Hours'', is a 2010 film directed by DannyBoyle, Creator/DannyBoyle, and stars JamesFranco as real-life mountain climber [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aron_Ralston Aron Ralston,]] and the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aron_Ralston#Accident horrific 5-day incident]] Aron endured in April 2003.
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