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For questions about Stephen King's novel "It" (1986), and possibly its adaptations, when comparing them to the original work. Use the tags [it-1990], [it-2017] and [it-chapter-two] respectively for the 1990, 2017 and 2019 movies based on the novel.

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What does the last sentence of this paragraph mean in Stephen Kings' IT?

Tell you what, friends and neighbors—I’m drunk tonight. Fuck-drunk. Rye whiskey. Went down to Wally’s and got started, went to the greenfront down on Center Street half an hour before they closed and ...
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Was Captain Trips mentioned in "It?"

I've just finished a long overdue re-read of It by Stephen King, this time I used an ebook. I'm left a bit bemused because of a faint memory I have from the original paper book, I'm convinced that ...
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What was Richie's secret in It Chapter 2?

So I finally watched It Chapter 2 yesterday and Pennywise keeps mentioning Richie's "dirty secret" Does anyone know what his secret was?
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Why didn't homophobic thugs toss Don into the river?

In opening scene of IT Chapter Two (2019), In a homophobic rage, the thugs threw Adrian over the bridge. Don can be witness to their crime. Why didn't they toss Don into the river?
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In the novel "It", where exactly does Ben Hanscom live?

Maybe I haven't been giving enough attention, but I am really unaware of the location of Ben's house. I'm in the last part of Chapter 4 of Stephen King's It and Ben is standing over the canal bridge ...
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Why were the Losers successful but infertile?

In It, by Stephen King, all the Losers parted after 1958, and grew up to have successful lives. However, they found out to all be unable to conceive children. Why? Was that It's doing, or the Other's ...
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What are It's powers?

In It, by Stephen King, we find that It is a female entity, just like the Turtle, created by some higher power, eternal, ruler of the universe, and member of the macroverse. It assumed a physical ...
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Why did It kill Henry Bower's underlings, Victor and Belch?

In It, by Stephen King, Henry Bowers and his two friends, Victor and Belch, follow the Losers into the sewers in 1958. Somewhere along the way, both Victor and Belch, which were in a trance, and were, ...
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How did Henry Bowers leave the sewers?

In It, by Stephen King, Henry Bowers follows the Losers into the sewers in 1958. They defeat It, and escape the sewage after a strange out-of-context orgy. They never meet Henry again. How does he ...
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Has real Robert Gray actually existed?

At least in two occasions, the It creature introduces itself as a "Robert Gray, better known as Pennywise the dancing clown". First Mrs Kersh tells about him: "My father [...] His name was Robert ...
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Why does It choose Pennywise as its primary appearance?

Possible spoilers for the novel/movies We see in the novel that It can take the form of whatever It chooses to be (leper, giant bird, mummy, etc.) and yet, Its primary appearance is Pennywise the ...
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What's the reason behind the phrase "We all float" in Stephen King's It?

We see that the phrase "We all float (down here)" several times throughout the novel, coming either from Pennywise or from the dead kids. The first time we come across this phrase is when George ...
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Did Bill Denbrough finally win his parents' love back?

Spoilers for the novel and probably the movie In Stephen King's It, one of the two reasons Bill Denbrough wants to kill It is to gain back his parents' love (the other reason was revenge for George's ...
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Did Ben Hanscom's mother want him to remain fat?

I recently read this passage from Stephen King's It (emphasis mine): So this leads to the question, did Mrs. Hanscom actually have an ulterior motive to keep Ben fat?
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Why is Stanley Uris holding the book upside down?

I watched the 2017 movie adaptation of Stephen King's IT. Stanley Uris is religious, and his dad is a Rabbi. When Stan is practicing for his bar mitzvah, he seems to be reading (though struggling), ...
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In the original IT, did IT exist or was it a figment of their imagination

In the original IT movie, did Pennywise really exist or was it a figment of the protagonists imagination? Reasons that made me believe the latter So did IT exist or was it a figment of the childrens ...
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Why did Pennywise make Henry do that?

In the 2017 film adaptation of Stephen King's IT, we see Henry finding his lost knife. Then, with hints of Pennywise's presence around, From the plot description on Wikipedia, I understand this ...
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Did Pennywise use the boat as bait?

I just watched the 2017 version of IT. And something that's been on my mind since watching it is, did Pennywise use the boat as a lure to get Georgie? I know he used it to get Georgie to reach into ...
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Why didn't Pennywise scare Georgie?

I just saw It (2017), but haven't read the original book yet. In the opening scene, Pennywise lures Georgie into his sewer by acting friendly and making him laugh. It's not until Georgie reaches his ...
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Why didn't Mike Hanlon's diary disappear?

In IT (Stephen King) there are parts of a diary written by Mike Hanlon, one of the main characters of the novel that fight Pennywise. This diary was found in the library's safe, and it was found ...
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Was JK Rowling inspired by IT (Stephen King)?

In the novel Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Remus Lupin teaches how to fight the boggarts, which are "amortal shape-shifting non-being that takes on the form of the viewer's worst fear." ...
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What's the reason behind "Beep Beep Richie"?

In Stephen King's "IT", the characters often say "Beep Beep Richie". At first I thought it was whenever Richie talked too much but there were other points in the book when it would be said to other ...
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Stephen King's It- the ending

Something has been bothering me since I finished It last week. So, during the adults' final battle with It, Fine, good, everything makes sense in context, but My question is this- where does that ...
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