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Does Gandalf ever say this in the book "The Hobbit", or is it made up for the movie?

No, this passage is not in the book; quite the opposite, it says that while Bilbo might have got "something a bit queer in his make-up from the Took side" of his family, that something never ...
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Does Gandalf ever say this in the book "The Hobbit", or is it made up for the movie?

In the book Bilbo is also torn between comfort and adventure, but the struggle is internal: As [the dwarves] sang the hobbit felt the love of beautiful things made by hands and by cunning and by ...
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Why was the ending of "And Then There Were None" changed for the stage version?

And Then There Were None was originally published in 1939 at the outbreak of World War 2. The author adapted for the stage in 1943 when the war was at its apex. According to Hilary Strong, CEO of "...
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Is there any connection between the TombQuest books and the associated game?

I asked Michael Northrop, the author, for an answer, and he sent me a Direct Message on Twitter with the answer. I'll post what he wrote in quote blocks, and support it with quotes and screenshots. ...
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Help understanding this Arcadia abstract referencing "Ted Chiang’s Story of Your Life (1998) and its filmic adaptation Arrival (2016)"

Journal abstracts have a word limit, and some authors seem to struggle to fit what they want to say into this limit, leading to terse descriptions that are hard to follow. If you suspect that this ...
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Method for comparing two works of literature

A comparison presumes some similarities and some differences. It sounds like you want to use these similarities and differences to say something about how each author saw the war, probably also how ...
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