History Film / OneHundredAndTwentySevenHours

15th Aug '16 9:38:47 AM dlchen145
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* {{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''.
30th Apr '16 4:01:39 PM KJMackley
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The movie was highly regarded, being nominated for Best Picture, Actor, Adapted Screenplay, Original Score, Original Song and Editing.



* {{Determinator}}: Engineers in the audience will get a kick out of Aron's thought processes.

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* {{Determinator}}: Engineers in the audience will get a kick out of Aron's thought processes. Even after he frees himself, there is still the matter of getting to safety and finding help. This includes a one-handed rappel off a cliff and drinking dirty, stagnant water.



** [[spoiler: After freeing himself, Aron snaps a picture of where he was, leftover arm and all. Similarly, the end credits say that he remained an avid climber and mountaineer, and that he leaves notes in every location to mark where he goes]].



* {{Irony}}: The circumstances he found himself in was a freak accident, Aron himself comments on how simple changes could have made the situation much better. Early in the film he is seen grabbing random items, but missing his expensive, and likely very sharp, Swiss Army Knife. The knife he ended up working with was a cheap, dull multi-tool that came in a two-pack with a flashlight.

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* {{Irony}}: The circumstances he found himself in was a freak accident, Aron himself comments on how simple changes could have made the situation much better. Early in the film he is seen grabbing random items, but missing his expensive, and likely very sharp, Swiss Army Knife. The knife he ended up working with was a cheap, dull multi-tool that came in a two-pack with a flashlight. He had also left a bottle of Gatorade in his truck for when he returned.
30th Apr '16 3:12:36 PM KJMackley
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* ApocalypticLog: Aron has both a camera and camcorder with him, which he uses to catalog what happened and keep himself sane. At a few points [[IfIDontMakeIt he issues apologies and goodbyes to his family]].

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* ApocalypticLog: Aron has both a camera and camcorder with him, which he uses to catalog what happened and keep himself sane. At a few points [[IfIDontMakeIt [[IfIDoNotReturn he issues apologies and goodbyes to his family]].
30th Apr '16 3:06:39 PM KJMackley
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* ApocalypticLog: Aron has both a camera and camcorder with him, which he uses to catalog what happened and keep himself sane. At a few points [[IfIDontMakeIt he issues apologies and goodbyes to his family]].
* 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.
** 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.



%%* BabiesEverAfter
* 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.
** 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.

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%%* BabiesEverAfter
* ArtisticLicense
** ArtisticLicenseGeography, to some degree.
BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler: The end credits show the real life Aron would not have traveled along any highway as large or as busy as those shown getting married 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.
2009 and having a child]].



* DiggingYourselfDeeper: Done literally. Aron tries chipping away at the side of the boulder, but realizes his arm is actually partially supporting the rock, so the more he chips away the tighter the rock is on his arm.



* GeniusBruiser: Aron is a talented rock climber and carried plenty of gear with him to try and work something out. After several attempts, ranging from just yanking and kicking the boulder to finding leverage with his climbing gear. Once all that proved fruitless, he made a thorough analysis of why it wasn't enough (insufficient space to work in and the climbing rope has a lot of stretch) and what it would take to pull the rock off.



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

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* IneffectualLoner: One of the major themes of the film. Aron notes that much of his problem could have been solved had he been hiking with someone. [[spoiler: When he finally comes across some hikers after freeing himself, his exclamation of "I need help!" means everything]].
* {{Irony}}: The circumstances he found himself in was a freak accident, Aron himself comments on how simple changes could have made the situation much better. Early in the film he is seen grabbing random items, but missing his expensive, and likely very sharp, Swiss Army Knife. The knife he ended up working with was a cheap, dull multi-tool that came in a two-pack with a flashlight.
* LifeOrLimbDecision: The most famous, literal, and ultimate real-life example. About half way through he admits that his hand is likely lost anyway, it was mostly a matter of psyching himself up to perform the act.
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: His initial reaction to getting his hand smashed under the boulder is at most a grim perplexity. Implied to be the shock. [[spoiler: Completely averted when it came to cutting his arm off, which is played short, graphic and painfully. Once freed he has enough motivation to not think too much about his injury and just keeps looking for help]].



* PermaShave: Aron spends the better part of a week in the canyon, but his moustache/goatee does not grow at 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, which is indeed the case for Aron, as the pictures he took of himself (they're in his book) show.

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* PermaShave: Aron spends the better part of a week in the canyon, but his moustache/goatee does not grow at all. It is justified, however, in that some he starts with quite a bit of scruff and most people have the same type of stubbly, uneven beard growth over several days, somewhere between the light stubble and no matter how long they wait, which is a full fledged beard. This was indeed the case for Aron, as the pictures he took of himself (they're in his book) show.



* UnreliableNarrator: Which events really take place, which are memories, which are premonitions, which are fantasies, and which are hallucinations?

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* UnreliableNarrator: Done to reflect his mental state in the crevice. Which events really take place, which are memories, which are premonitions, which are fantasies, and which are hallucinations?
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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* GarnishingTheStory: Anyone familiar with the book will notice 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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* [[spoiler:BabiesEverAfter]]

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* [[spoiler:BabiesEverAfter]]%%* BabiesEverAfter
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.
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