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25th Oct '16 6:55:03 PM nombretomado
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* The trash compactor scene in ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars: A New Hope]]'' is both a standout depiction of this trope but also a ShoutOut to the [[FilmSerial cliffhanger serials]] that GeorgeLucas would watch as a kid, which very much inspired a lot of the story-telling in the original trilogy. It's also the inspiration for this trope's redirect, TrashCompactorScenario. The ''Star Wars Musical'' even has a whole song about this scene called "[[http://www.infauxmedia.com/the_walls_are_closing_in.htm The Walls are Closing In]]".

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* The trash compactor scene in ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars: A New Hope]]'' is both a standout depiction of this trope but also a ShoutOut to the [[FilmSerial cliffhanger serials]] that GeorgeLucas Creator/GeorgeLucas would watch as a kid, which very much inspired a lot of the story-telling in the original trilogy. It's also the inspiration for this trope's redirect, TrashCompactorScenario. The ''Star Wars Musical'' even has a whole song about this scene called "[[http://www.infauxmedia.com/the_walls_are_closing_in.htm The Walls are Closing In]]".
21st Oct '16 2:19:35 PM jamespolk
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Quest}}'': Eventually the poor sandman is crushed into powder by some sort of compactor in the NightmarishFactory.
2nd Oct '16 1:05:38 PM nombretomado
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* OlderThanRadio: The archetype is EdgarAllanPoe's "Literature/ThePitAndThePendulum" (1842), in which the moving walls are red hot and push the victim into the pit.

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* OlderThanRadio: The archetype is EdgarAllanPoe's Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's "Literature/ThePitAndThePendulum" (1842), in which the moving walls are red hot and push the victim into the pit.
17th Sep '16 12:20:05 PM __Vano
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Like its SisterTrope, DescendingCeiling, The Walls Are Closing In shares many of the same functions and tends to show up in the same situations. This DeathTrap can be decorated with SpikesOfDoom to look even more menacing, and it can be used hand-in-hand with DescendingCeiling on a ConveyorBeltODoom (usually with one coming right after the other in sequence). It may also be subject to a type of a MagicCountdown; no matter how much time the heroes take, the walls are ''just'' far enough for them to escape, even moving back between shots.

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Like its SisterTrope, DescendingCeiling, The Walls Are Closing In shares many of the same functions and tends to show up in the same situations. This DeathTrap can be decorated with SpikesOfDoom to look even more menacing, and it can be used hand-in-hand with DescendingCeiling on a ConveyorBeltODoom (usually ([[SmashingHallwayTrapsOfDoom usually with one coming right after the other in sequence).sequence]]). It may also be subject to a type of a MagicCountdown; no matter how much time the heroes take, the walls are ''just'' far enough for them to escape, even moving back between shots.
3rd Aug '16 3:59:23 AM GojiBiscuits
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** ''WesternAnimation/IceAge2'' played with this, and had numerous scenes where giant ice walls and cliffs split in half and move away from each other, usually to impede the cast or have an advancing GiantWallOfWateryDoom arrive.

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** ''WesternAnimation/IceAge2'' ''WesternAnimation/IceAgeTheMeltdown'' played with this, and had numerous scenes where giant ice walls and cliffs split in half and move away from each other, usually to impede the cast or have an advancing GiantWallOfWateryDoom arrive.
3rd Aug '16 3:58:26 AM GojiBiscuits
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** ''WesternAnimation/IceAge2'' played with this, and had numerous scenes where giant ice walls and cliffs split in half and move away from each other, usually to impede the cast or have an advancing GiantWallOfWateryDoom arrive.
9th Jun '16 2:15:02 AM eroock
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[[caption-width-right:320:You mean you ''don't'' have a [[AssPull Bat-Wall Brace]] in that UtilityBelt!?]]

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[[caption-width-right:320:You mean you ''don't'' have a [[AssPull [[CrazyPrepared/{{Batman}} Bat-Wall Brace]] in that UtilityBelt!?]]
8th May '16 10:21:46 PM foxley
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* ''Series/TheNewAvengers'': In "The Deadly Angels", Steed and Purdey are trapped in a room with the walls closing in to crush them. They end up extremely close quarters before Gambit manages to switch the machinery off.
23rd Apr '16 7:05:50 AM MeleKalikimaka
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* Discussed in ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'': [[EvilOverlord Zurg]] tells the architect of his base that heroes always have enough time to find a way out of a trash compactor, and to install [[MurderByCremation an incinerator]] instead.
21st Apr '16 6:20:18 AM Kartoonkid95
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-->'''Buzz 2:''' Quick, help me prop up Vegetable Man or we're done for! ''(lifts Potato head up)''

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-->'''Buzz 2:''' Quick, help me prop up Vegetable Man or we're done for! ''(lifts Potato head Head up)''
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