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24th Nov '16 3:20:15 AM Hjortron18
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* ''Film/WarHorse'', set during WWI, has a scene where the British cavalry attacks a German camp, only to find out that they are terrible outmatched by the German machine guns. When Cpt. Nicholls, who is in possession of Joey the horse at this moment, gets shot, we don't actually see it on screen. The noises of the battle get turned down and get replaced by desolate music and the sound of Nicholls panicked breathing when he realises that he will not survive it. We see a shot of him staring forward in pure terror followed by a closeup of a machine gun being fired. And after that, we only see Joey running through the forest without an rider.
9th Nov '16 10:32:37 AM ItsaMeRBN
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9th Nov '16 10:32:17 AM ItsaMeRBN
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9th Nov '16 10:30:48 AM ItsaMeRBN
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9th Nov '16 10:13:37 AM nombretomado
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* This is the undercurrent running through "Gethsemane (I Only Want to Say)" in ''JesusChristSuperstar''. It's not the torture and death that awaits him that disturbs Jesus the most; it's the uncertainty of what will happen ''after'' his death, which is guaranteed by [[{{God}} his Father's]] silence on the matter. Definitely an unspoken acknowledgment of CessationOfExistence, not only for Jesus but, by extension, the entire human race.

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* This is the undercurrent running through "Gethsemane (I Only Want to Say)" in ''JesusChristSuperstar''.''Theatre/JesusChristSuperstar''. It's not the torture and death that awaits him that disturbs Jesus the most; it's the uncertainty of what will happen ''after'' his death, which is guaranteed by [[{{God}} his Father's]] silence on the matter. Definitely an unspoken acknowledgment of CessationOfExistence, not only for Jesus but, by extension, the entire human race.
3rd Nov '16 9:25:09 AM falcon2484
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** This trope is heavily used (on all levels) in the opening chapter of ''Literature/{{It}}''. Little Georgie Denbrough is nearly mad with fear during the seemingly endless minute he's searching for the box of paraffin at the top of the cellar stairs, imagining that something hairy and clawed crouched down there will grab and eat him at any second. But nothing bad happens to him; he gets the box and his fear sloughs off once he closes the cellar door. Then later, when he's sailing the boat he and Bill made and it's sucked down the stormdrain, he sees the clown Pennywise inside. As he sticks his hand into the drain to get the boat (and his balloon), he's not ''expecting'' anything bad to happen[[note]]not true for the reader, who knows poor Georgie is doomed the second he puts his hand down there[[/note]], because all his senses are telling him "it's OK, everything is all right." Then Pennywise seizes his arm, he turns his head, sees the clown's face change into what Pennywise ''really'' looks like...and King refuses to tell the ''readers'' exactly what it is that Georgie sees in his final moments, only that it "was terrible enough to make his worst imaginings of the thing in the cellar look like sweet dreams; what he saw destroyed his sanity in one clawing stroke."

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** This trope is heavily used (on all levels) used, played straight, played with and subverted in the opening chapter of ''Literature/{{It}}''. Little Georgie Denbrough is nearly mad with fear during the seemingly endless minute he's searching for the box of paraffin at the top of the cellar stairs, imagining that something hairy and clawed crouched down there will grab and eat him at any second. But nothing bad happens to him; there's no monster, he gets the box and his fear sloughs off once he closes the cellar door. Then later, when he's sailing the boat he and Bill made and it's sucked down the stormdrain, he sees the clown Pennywise inside. As he sticks his hand into the drain to get the boat (and his balloon), he's not ''expecting'' anything bad to happen[[note]]not true for the reader, who knows poor Georgie is doomed the second he puts his hand down there[[/note]], because all his senses are telling him "it's OK, everything is all right." Then Pennywise seizes his arm, he turns his head, sees the clown's face change into what Pennywise ''really'' looks like...and King refuses to tell the ''readers'' exactly what it is that Georgie sees in his final moments, only that it "was terrible enough to make his worst imaginings of the thing in the cellar look like sweet dreams; what he saw destroyed his sanity in one clawing stroke."
3rd Nov '16 9:21:21 AM falcon2484
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** This trope is heavily used (on all levels) in the opening chapter of ''Literature/{{It}}''. Little Georgie Denbrough is nearly mad with fear during the seemingly endless minute he's searching for the box of paraffin at the top of the cellar stairs, imagining something hairy and clawed crouched down there that will grab and eat him at any second. But nothing bad happens to him; he gets the box and his fear sloughs off once he closes the cellar door. Then later, when he's sailing the boat he and Bill made and it's sucked down the stormdrain, he sees the clown Pennywise inside. As he sticks his hand into the drain to get the boat (and his balloon), he's not ''expecting'' anything bad to happen[[note]]not true for the reader, who knows poor Georgie is doomed the second he puts his hand down there[[/note]], because all his senses are telling him "it's OK, everything is all right." Then Pennywise seizes his arm, he turns his head, sees the clown's face change into what Pennywise ''really'' looks like...and King refuses to tell the ''readers'' exactly what it is that Georgie sees in his final moments, only that it "was terrible enough to make his worst imaginings of the thing in the cellar look like sweet dreams; what he saw destroyed his sanity in one clawing stroke."

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** This trope is heavily used (on all levels) in the opening chapter of ''Literature/{{It}}''. Little Georgie Denbrough is nearly mad with fear during the seemingly endless minute he's searching for the box of paraffin at the top of the cellar stairs, imagining that something hairy and clawed crouched down there that will grab and eat him at any second. But nothing bad happens to him; he gets the box and his fear sloughs off once he closes the cellar door. Then later, when he's sailing the boat he and Bill made and it's sucked down the stormdrain, he sees the clown Pennywise inside. As he sticks his hand into the drain to get the boat (and his balloon), he's not ''expecting'' anything bad to happen[[note]]not true for the reader, who knows poor Georgie is doomed the second he puts his hand down there[[/note]], because all his senses are telling him "it's OK, everything is all right." Then Pennywise seizes his arm, he turns his head, sees the clown's face change into what Pennywise ''really'' looks like...and King refuses to tell the ''readers'' exactly what it is that Georgie sees in his final moments, only that it "was terrible enough to make his worst imaginings of the thing in the cellar look like sweet dreams; what he saw destroyed his sanity in one clawing stroke."
3rd Nov '16 9:20:02 AM falcon2484
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** This trope is heavily used (on all levels) in the opening chapter of ''Literature/{{It}}''. Little Georgie Denbrough is nearly mad with fear as he's searching for the box of paraffin at the top of the cellar stairs, imagining something hairy and clawed crouched down there just waiting to grab and eat him. But nothing happens; he gets the box and his fear sloughs off once he closes the cellar door. Then later, when he's sailing the boat he and Bill made and it's sucked down the stormdrain, he sees the clown Pennywise inside. As he sticks his hand into the drain to get the boat (and his balloon), he's not ''expecting'' anything bad to happen[[note]]not true for the reader, who knows poor Georgie is doomed the second he puts his hand down there[[/note]], because all his senses are telling him "it's OK, everything is all right." Then Pennywise seizes his arm, he turns his head, sees the clown's face change into what Pennywise ''really'' looks like...and King refuses to tell the ''readers'' exactly what it is that Georgie sees in his final moments, only that it "was terrible enough to make his worst imaginings of the thing in the cellar look like sweet dreams; what he saw destroyed his sanity in one clawing stroke."

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** This trope is heavily used (on all levels) in the opening chapter of ''Literature/{{It}}''. Little Georgie Denbrough is nearly mad with fear as during the seemingly endless minute he's searching for the box of paraffin at the top of the cellar stairs, imagining something hairy and clawed crouched down there just waiting to that will grab and eat him. him at any second. But nothing happens; bad happens to him; he gets the box and his fear sloughs off once he closes the cellar door. Then later, when he's sailing the boat he and Bill made and it's sucked down the stormdrain, he sees the clown Pennywise inside. As he sticks his hand into the drain to get the boat (and his balloon), he's not ''expecting'' anything bad to happen[[note]]not true for the reader, who knows poor Georgie is doomed the second he puts his hand down there[[/note]], because all his senses are telling him "it's OK, everything is all right." Then Pennywise seizes his arm, he turns his head, sees the clown's face change into what Pennywise ''really'' looks like...and King refuses to tell the ''readers'' exactly what it is that Georgie sees in his final moments, only that it "was terrible enough to make his worst imaginings of the thing in the cellar look like sweet dreams; what he saw destroyed his sanity in one clawing stroke."
3rd Nov '16 9:16:28 AM falcon2484
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** This trope is heavily used (on all levels) in the opening chapter of ''Literature/{{It}}''. Little Georgie Denbrough is nearly mad with fear as he's searching for the box of paraffin at the top of the cellar stairs, imagining something hairy and clawed crouched down there just waiting to grab and eat him. But nothing happens; he gets the box and his fear sloughs off once he closes the cellar door. Then, when he's sailing the boat he and Bill made and it's sucked down the stormdrain, he sees the clown Pennywise inside. As he sticks his hand into the drain to get the boat (and his balloon), he's not ''expecting'' anything bad to happen[[note]]not true for the reader, who knows poor Georgie is doomed the second he puts his hand down there[[/note]], because all his senses are telling him "it's OK, everything is all right." Then Pennywise seizes his arm, he turns his head, sees the clown's face change into what Pennywise ''really'' looks like...and King refuses to tell the ''readers'' exactly what it is that Georgie sees in his final moments, only that it "was terrible enough to make his worst imaginings of the thing in the cellar look like sweet dreams; what he saw destroyed his sanity in one clawing stroke."

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** This trope is heavily used (on all levels) in the opening chapter of ''Literature/{{It}}''. Little Georgie Denbrough is nearly mad with fear as he's searching for the box of paraffin at the top of the cellar stairs, imagining something hairy and clawed crouched down there just waiting to grab and eat him. But nothing happens; he gets the box and his fear sloughs off once he closes the cellar door. Then, Then later, when he's sailing the boat he and Bill made and it's sucked down the stormdrain, he sees the clown Pennywise inside. As he sticks his hand into the drain to get the boat (and his balloon), he's not ''expecting'' anything bad to happen[[note]]not true for the reader, who knows poor Georgie is doomed the second he puts his hand down there[[/note]], because all his senses are telling him "it's OK, everything is all right." Then Pennywise seizes his arm, he turns his head, sees the clown's face change into what Pennywise ''really'' looks like...and King refuses to tell the ''readers'' exactly what it is that Georgie sees in his final moments, only that it "was terrible enough to make his worst imaginings of the thing in the cellar look like sweet dreams; what he saw destroyed his sanity in one clawing stroke."
3rd Nov '16 9:15:36 AM falcon2484
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** This trope is heavily used (on all levels) in the opening chapter of ''Literature/{{It}}''. Little Georgie Denbrough is nearly mad with fear as he's searching for the box of paraffin at the top of the cellar stairs, imagining something hairy and clawed crouched down there just waiting to grab and eat him. But nothing happens; he gets the box and his fear sloughs off once he closes the cellar door. Then, when he's sailing the boat he and Bill made and it's sucked down the stormdrain, he sees the clown Pennywise. As he sticks his hand into the drain to get the boat (and his balloon), he's not ''expecting'' anything bad to happen[[note]]not true for the reader, who knows poor Georgie is doomed the second he puts his hand down there[[/note]], because all his senses are telling him "it's OK, everything is all right." Then Pennywise seizes his arm, he turns his head...and King refuses to tell the ''readers'' exactly what it is that Georgie sees in his final moments, only that it "was terrible enough to make his worst imaginings of the thing in the cellar look like sweet dreams; what he saw destroyed his sanity in one clawing stroke."

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** This trope is heavily used (on all levels) in the opening chapter of ''Literature/{{It}}''. Little Georgie Denbrough is nearly mad with fear as he's searching for the box of paraffin at the top of the cellar stairs, imagining something hairy and clawed crouched down there just waiting to grab and eat him. But nothing happens; he gets the box and his fear sloughs off once he closes the cellar door. Then, when he's sailing the boat he and Bill made and it's sucked down the stormdrain, he sees the clown Pennywise.Pennywise inside. As he sticks his hand into the drain to get the boat (and his balloon), he's not ''expecting'' anything bad to happen[[note]]not true for the reader, who knows poor Georgie is doomed the second he puts his hand down there[[/note]], because all his senses are telling him "it's OK, everything is all right." Then Pennywise seizes his arm, he turns his head...head, sees the clown's face change into what Pennywise ''really'' looks like...and King refuses to tell the ''readers'' exactly what it is that Georgie sees in his final moments, only that it "was terrible enough to make his worst imaginings of the thing in the cellar look like sweet dreams; what he saw destroyed his sanity in one clawing stroke."
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