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* ''[[Disney/TheRescuers The Rescuers Down Under]]'': The decoy eggs in [[GiantFlyer Marahute's]] nest.

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* ''[[Disney/TheRescuers The Rescuers Down Under]]'': ''Disney/TheRescuersDownUnder'': The decoy eggs in [[GiantFlyer Marahute's]] nest.



* ''Film/{{The Pagemaster}}: When Richard tries to climb down the side of the house, part of the ledge he's stood on breaks away - resulting in him falling before grabbing hold of a beam, followed by a plummet perspective as he looks down to see his friends are below him.

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* ''Film/{{The Pagemaster}}: ''Film/ThePagemaster'': When Richard tries to climb down the side of the house, part of the ledge he's stood on breaks away - resulting in him falling before grabbing hold of a beam, followed by a plummet perspective as he looks down to see his friends are below him.him.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheCareBearsAdventureInWonderland'': The Princess, who is trapped on a mountain ledge, has a plummet perspective as she is stuck and can't get away - as well as nearly falling to her death when part of the ledge doesn't support her weight.



* Equally horrifying was the ''point of view shot'' of the Joker before he falls to his bone-shattering death on the streets of Gotham from the thousand-foot-tall cathedral in Film/{{Batman}}. Almost makes you feel sorry for the bastard.

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* Equally horrifying was the ''point of view shot'' of the Joker before he falls to his bone-shattering death on the streets of Gotham from the thousand-foot-tall cathedral in Film/{{Batman}}.''Film/{{Batman}}''. Almost makes you feel sorry for the bastard.



* {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''Film/TheGoldenChild'' when Chandler Jarrell undergoes a quest to retrieve a sacred knife. The ground opens up beneath him, revealing what appear to be [[BottomlessPit bottomless pits]]. Jarrell drops a coin to prove they're not really bottomless.

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* {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''Film/TheGoldenChild'' when Chandler Jarrell undergoes a quest to retrieve a sacred knife. The ground opens up beneath him, revealing what appear to be [[BottomlessPit bottomless pits]].BottomlessPits. Jarrell drops a coin to prove they're not really bottomless.



* In the film ''Film/{{Chronicle}}'', Matt manages to rescue Casey from her car, which is falling from the top of the Space Needle. As Casey is holding a video camera, we get a clear {{POVCam}} shot of her car falling to the ground and exploding.

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* In the film ''Film/{{Chronicle}}'', Matt manages to rescue Casey from her car, which is falling from the top of the Space Needle. As Casey is holding a video camera, we get a clear {{POVCam}} POVCam shot of her car falling to the ground and exploding.



* In the [[Literature/TheCulture Culture]] novel by Creator/IainBanks ''Literature/ConsiderPhlebas'', a gunfight ends with an alien mook falling into a [[BottomlessPit shaft]] that's part of an [[LostTechnology underground nuclear missile-launching/command network]]. The hero looks over the edge to see the mook ''still'' falling, surrounded by faint energy flares as he fires his weapon helplessly at the smooth walls. Later when travelling (via anti-gravity harness) down the same shaft his female prisoner requests that if he has to drop her for some reason, would he please shoot her first.

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* In the [[Literature/TheCulture Culture]] novel by Creator/IainBanks ''Literature/ConsiderPhlebas'', a gunfight ends with an alien mook falling into a [[BottomlessPit [[BottomlessPits shaft]] that's part of an [[LostTechnology underground nuclear missile-launching/command network]]. The hero looks over the edge to see the mook ''still'' falling, surrounded by faint energy flares as he fires his weapon helplessly at the smooth walls. Later when travelling (via anti-gravity harness) down the same shaft his female prisoner requests that if he has to drop her for some reason, would he please shoot her first.






* In ladder matches, Wrestling/{{WWE}} often places a camera directly above the object to be retrieved. Referred to by commentators as "Wil E. Coyote Cam"

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* In ladder matches, Wrestling/{{WWE}} often places a camera directly above the object to be retrieved. Referred to by commentators as the "Wil E. Coyote Cam"Cam".



* 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.

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* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''
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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, 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 showed both the 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.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheCareBearsAdventureInWonderland'': The Princess, who is trapped on a mountain ledge, has a plummet perspective as she is stuck and can't get away - as well as nearly falling to her death when part of the ledge doesn't support her weight.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSylvesterAndTweetyMysteries'': In the episode A chip off the old castle, Sylvester gets a plummet perspective when holding on to Granny's plane flying in the air. Showing his feet dangling over the buildings and clouds below, causing him to be sick when he witnesses the drop below.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfTeddyRuxpin'': In the episode Rainbow Mine, when Teddy falls into the rainbow colored water, it carries him away to a giant waterfall but lucky for him, he was able to grab a conveniently placed branch and hang on to it. A plummet perspective is shown showing Teddy's feet dangling above the long drop and waterfall below.
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'': In the episode My Gummi Lies Over The Ocean, Gruffi realizes he forgot his tools and runs back towards the bridge they were building to retrieve them. When he does, one of the ropes snap and causes Gruffi to hang on to the broken rope. As he witnesses his tools fall into the waterfall below, there is a plummet perspective of Gruffi's feet dangling above the drop below.
* ''WesternAnimation/PeterRabbit'': In the episode The Tale of The Runaway Kites, Benjamin Bunny is lifted off into the air by two kites. While the rest of the gang is chasing him to get him down, he keeps telling himself "Rabbits are brave, just don't look down". Just then a plummet perspective is shown showing Benjamin Bunny's feet dangling above the trees and drop below.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheCareBearsAdventureInWonderland'': The Princess, who is trapped on a mountain ledge, has a plummet perspective as she is stuck and can't get away - as well as nearly falling to her death when part of the ledge doesn't support her weight.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSylvesterAndTweetyMysteries'': In the episode A chip off "A Chip Off the old castle, Old Castle", Sylvester gets a plummet perspective when holding on to Granny's plane flying in the air. Showing his feet dangling over the buildings and clouds below, causing him to be sick when he witnesses the drop below.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfTeddyRuxpin'': In the episode Rainbow Mine, "Rainbow Mine", when Teddy falls into the rainbow colored water, it carries him away to a giant waterfall but lucky for him, he was able to grab a conveniently placed branch and hang on to it. A plummet perspective is shown showing Teddy's feet dangling above the long drop and waterfall below.
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'': In the episode My "My Gummi Lies Over The Ocean, Ocean", Gruffi realizes he forgot his tools and runs back towards the bridge they were building to retrieve them. When he does, one of the ropes snap and causes Gruffi to hang on to the broken rope. As he witnesses his tools fall into the waterfall below, there is a plummet perspective of Gruffi's feet dangling above the drop below.
* ''WesternAnimation/PeterRabbit'': In the episode The "The Tale of The Runaway Kites, Kites", Benjamin Bunny is lifted off into the air by two kites. While the rest of the gang is chasing him to get him down, he keeps telling himself "Rabbits are brave, just don't look down". Just then a plummet perspective is shown showing Benjamin Bunny's feet dangling above the trees and drop below.



* During the ''WesternAnimation/{{Bravestarr}}'' episode Legend of a Pretty Lady, Judge J. B. McBride is moving along a cliff edge when part of the cliff breaks away and causes her to fall - with part of her bracelet breaking off and the plummet perspective showing it falling down the cliff.

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* During the ''WesternAnimation/{{Bravestarr}}'' episode Legend "Legend of a Pretty Lady, Lady", Judge J. B. McBride [=McBride=] is moving along a cliff edge when part of the cliff breaks away and causes her to fall - with part of her bracelet breaking off and the plummet perspective showing it falling down the cliff.
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* During the ''WesternAnimation/{{Bravestarr}}'' episode Legend of a Pretty Lady, Judge J. B. McBride is moving along a cliff edge when part of the cliff breaks away and causes her to fall - with part of her bracelet breaking off and the plummet perspective showing it falling down the cliff.
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* ''Film/{{The Pagemaster}}: When Richard tries to climb down the side of the house, part of the ledge he's stood on breaks away - resulting in him falling before grabbing hold of a beam, followed by a plummet perspective as he looks down to see his friends are below him.
30th Mar '17 8:32:29 AM Prfnoff
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** ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'': When Luke falls down the airshaft and he's left hanging onto the bottom of Cloud City, we see ''something'' falling into the atmosphere below. It doesn't appear to be his lost hand or his weapon, though. (This is confirmed in both ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', in which the lightsaber reappears, and in the AlternateContinuity of Franchise/StarWarsLegends; in Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy, the Empire recovers both the hand and the lightsaber, using them to make a clone of Luke and, er, [[{{Pun}} arm]] him.)

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** ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'': When Luke falls down the airshaft and he's left hanging onto the bottom of Cloud City, we see ''something'' falling into the atmosphere below. It doesn't appear to be his lost hand or his weapon, though. (This is confirmed in both ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', in which the lightsaber reappears, and in the AlternateContinuity of Franchise/StarWarsLegends; in Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy, the Empire recovers both the hand and the lightsaber, using them to make a clone an EvilKnockoff of Luke and, er, [[{{Pun}} arm]] him.)
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.
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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.
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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.
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