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14th Feb '17 11:35:25 AM Tightwire
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Someone is [[LiteralCliffhanger hanging on a ledge]] for dear life. An inconsequential object falls, and the camera moves into position to show it falling hundreds of feet. This is used to emphasize just how high the hero is, and how horrifying his fate will be if he isn't saved quickly. It's also the perfect time for somebody to reveal they're secretly [[FaceYourFear afraid of heights.]] Or not.

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Someone is [[LiteralCliffhanger hanging on a ledge]] for dear life. An inconsequential object falls, and the camera moves into position to show it falling hundreds of feet. This is used to emphasize just how high the hero is, and how horrifying his fate will be if he isn't saved quickly. It's also the perfect time for somebody to reveal they're secretly [[FaceYourFear [[FaceYourFears afraid of heights.]] Or not.
14th Feb '17 11:34:13 AM Tightwire
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Someone is [[LiteralCliffhanger hanging on a ledge]] for dear life. An inconsequential object falls, and the camera moves into position to show it falling hundreds of feet. This is used to emphasize just how high the hero is, and how horrifying his fate will be if he isn't saved quickly.

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Someone is [[LiteralCliffhanger hanging on a ledge]] for dear life. An inconsequential object falls, and the camera moves into position to show it falling hundreds of feet. This is used to emphasize just how high the hero is, and how horrifying his fate will be if he isn't saved quickly.
quickly. It's also the perfect time for somebody to reveal they're secretly [[FaceYourFear afraid of heights.]] Or not.
3rd Dec '16 10:44:07 AM Discar
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* ''Literature/TheWayOfKings'' (first book of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''): While Kaladin is contemplating suicide, he pauses to watch individual drops of rainwater falling off the edge and into the chasm, comparing them to himself.
21st Aug '16 3:55:50 PM StFan
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* Played with in ''Film/MissionImpossibleGhostProtocol'', as Ethan Hunt has to climb up the side of Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world (and he's starting over 100 floors up). One of his adhesive gloves malfunctions and he discards it for a better grip with his bare hand. The wind actually carries it up, and Ethan finds it stuck to the glass, apparently working perfectly. Then it malfunctions a second time and falls. As Ethan is only being held up by the other similar glove, he isn't happy.
** The climbing sequence opens with Hunt standing on the edge of a window that has been cut away, and the camera tilts down to show just how high up he is.

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* Inverted in ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'' where matter floats into infinite space unless artificial gravity is enabled. [[spoiler:At one point, the gravity is accidentally disabled. Jim is able to grab onto the mast of the RLS Legacy, but fails to grab his gun when it floats by him, instead floating into infinity.]]
* ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'': Bridge slats that spell out D-A-M-N.
* ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'': "No! Not the mask! Not the mask!"
* At the end of ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'', just right after Sulley and Mike send Randall to a Louisiana trailer home, they actually push the door leading to said trailer home off a balcony where it then gets smashed to pieces.
* During the end credits of ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'', Mater actually finds his hood in a ditch and puts it on top of his engine, but unfortunately, the hood is covered with dust and some of the dust actually goes into Mater's engine causing him to sneeze and making his hood fall off.
* ''[[Disney/TheRescuers The Rescuers Down Under]]'': The decoy eggs in [[GiantFlyer Marahute's]] nest.
* ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'': Esmeralda's scarf. [[SinisterMinister Guess who]] finds it on the ground.
* ''WesternAnimation/RockADoodle'': "MY SHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOES!!!"
* ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'': During the chase scene with the baboons, we see a baboon taking Jane's boot as he plummets into the jungle below.
* ''Disney/{{Bolt}}'': Downplayed, as the bucket Mittens was using as a safety helmet falls off of a bridge and onto a passing train.
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* Played with in ''Film/MissionImpossibleGhostProtocol'', as Ethan Hunt has to climb up the side of Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world (and he's starting over 100 floors up). The climbing sequence opens with Hunt standing on the edge of a window that has been cut away, and the camera tilts down to show just how high up he is. One of his adhesive gloves malfunctions and he discards it for a better grip with his bare hand. The wind actually carries it up, and Ethan finds it stuck to the glass, apparently working perfectly. Then it malfunctions a second time and falls. As Ethan is only being held up by the other similar glove, he isn't happy.
** The climbing sequence opens with Hunt standing on the edge of a window that has been cut away, and the camera tilts down to show just how high up he is.
happy.



* Happens three times in ''Film/SkyCaptainAndTheWorldOfTomorrow'' (2004).

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* %%* Happens three times in ''Film/SkyCaptainAndTheWorldOfTomorrow'' (2004).



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* ''Series/{{Smallville}}''

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* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' ''Series/{{Smallville}}'':



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* Inverted in ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'' where matter floats into infinite space unless artificial gravity is enabled. [[spoiler:At one point, the gravity is accidentally disabled. Jim is able to grab onto the mast of the RLS Legacy, but fails to grab his gun when it floats by him, instead floating into infinity.]]



* In a slightly different vein, the old ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadRunner shorts would often feature the Coyote falling from a cliff into a deep ravine, the "camera" looking down as he falls out of sight with a distant [-PAF-] impact at the end. Sometimes another object precedes or follows him down.
** ''Ready, Set, Zoom" has the former, with a cord.
** "Whoa-Be-Gone!" is an example of the latter, with a cable which lands on some electrical wires and into the very body-shaped hole his fall created. Electrifying!
* Also from ''Looney Tunes,'' we have "The Jet Cage" showing both former and latter in the same breath. Sylvester watches his paddles neatly flutter down toward a patch. Then his own descent begins into that same patch. The scene fades with the paddles still in clear view.
* ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'': Bridge slats that spell out D-A-M-N.

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* In a slightly different vein, the old ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadRunner shorts would often feature the Coyote falling from a cliff into a deep ravine, the "camera" looking down as he falls out of sight with a distant [-PAF-] impact at the end. Sometimes another object precedes or follows him down.
** ''Ready,
down. "Ready, Set, Zoom" has the former, with a cord.
**
cord. "Whoa-Be-Gone!" is an example of the latter, with a cable which lands on some electrical wires and into the very body-shaped hole his fall created. Electrifying!
* Also from ''Looney Tunes,'' Tunes'', we have "The Jet Cage" showing both former and latter in the same breath. Sylvester watches his paddles neatly flutter down toward a patch. Then his own descent begins into that same patch. The scene fades with the paddles still in clear view.
* ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'': Bridge slats that spell out D-A-M-N.
view.



* ''Creator/{{Pixar}}''
** ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'': "No! Not the mask! Not the mask!"
** At the end of ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'', just right after Sulley and Mike send Randall to a Louisiana trailer home, they actually push the door leading to said trailer home off a balcony where it then gets smashed to pieces.
** During the end credits of ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'', Mater actually finds his hood in a ditch and puts it on top of his engine, but unfortunately, the hood is covered with dust and some of the dust actually goes into Mater's engine causing him to sneeze and making his hood fall off.



* ''[[Disney/TheRescuers The Rescuers Down Under]]'': The decoy eggs in [[GiantFlyer Marahute's]] nest.
* ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'': Esmeralda's scarf. [[SinisterMinister Guess who]] finds it on the ground.



* ''WesternAnimation/RockADoodle'': "MY SHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOES!!!"
* ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'': During the chase scene with the baboons, we see a baboon taking Jane's boot as he plummets into the jungle below.
* ''Disney/{{Bolt}}'': Downplayed, as the bucket Mittens was using as a safety helmet falls off of a bridge and onto a passing train.



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E17TheTimesTheyAreAChangeling The Times They Are a Changeling]]", when Spike narrowly avoids falling down a chasm by grabbing a stalagmite, we see some snow as well as the rock that was falling along with Spike plummet into the darkness.



8th Aug '16 8:31:06 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The ''Anime/HaloLegends'' short ''The Babysitter'' does this with O'Brien's gun as he dangles from a waterfall.
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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' has a variation of this. While Master Chief is standing on a very tall underground structure he kicks a small rock over the edge.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
** ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved''
has a variation of this. While Master Chief is standing on a very tall underground structure he kicks a small rock over the edge.



** TheAnimeOfTheGame, ''Anime/HaloLegends'', does this with O'Brien's gun as he dangles from a waterfall in ''The Babysitter''.

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** TheAnimeOfTheGame, ''Anime/HaloLegends'', ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' also does this with O'Brien's gun a variation after Master Chief manages to jumps off his Ghost before it runs off a cliff; Chief comes to a stop right at the cliff's edge and watches as he dangles from a waterfall in ''The Babysitter''.his Ghost falls into the fog below.
28th Jul '16 7:41:26 AM LadyJafaria
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* Happens in TheFilmOfTheBook of ''Discworld/GoingPostal'' when Moist wants to see the door through which he may go if he wants to [[ExactWords never see Vetinari again]]. Upon finding out there's just a hole there, he drops a spoon and watches it fall a very, very long way.
16th Jun '16 6:34:50 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** TheAnimeOfTheGame, ''Anime/HaloLegends'', does this with O'Brian's gun as he dangles from a waterfall in ''The Babysitter''.

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** TheAnimeOfTheGame, ''Anime/HaloLegends'', does this with O'Brian's O'Brien's gun as he dangles from a waterfall in ''The Babysitter''.
15th May '16 9:07:21 PM PaulA
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* Used during the first crossing of the rope bridge in ''Film/{{The Phantom|1996}}''.
9th May '16 5:42:29 PM eroock
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* ''Film/DieHard'': [[Creator/AlanRickman Hans Gruber]], at the end of the first film.
8th Mar '16 10:52:16 AM MasterofGalaxies4628
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This often happens when the hero uses his feet or [[TakeMyHand free hand]] in an attempt to regrip or otherwise gain leverage, but the force he creates causes a rock or a part of a cliff to break off. Other times, an item on the character's person will fall, such as a wallet or cell phone. If it's the DamselInDistress, then her high heels are also likely to be lost this way (Particularly if she has a lot of running to do in subsequent scenes).

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This often happens when the hero uses his feet or [[TakeMyHand free hand]] in an attempt to regrip or otherwise gain leverage, but the force he creates causes a rock or a part of a cliff to break off. Other times, an item on the character's person will fall, such as a wallet or cell phone. If it's the DamselInDistress, then [[LosingAShoeInTheStruggle her high heels are also likely to be lost this way way]] (Particularly if she has a lot of running to do in subsequent scenes).



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