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It appears to be a two-tier, cantilever sewing box. Given that Molly is a known knitter, those large orange round things are likely to be balls of orange wool.


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It appeared in the Room of Requirement when Neville got hungry. When Hogwarts was taken over by Death Eaters, Neville began using the Room of Requirements as his hideout. The Room tries to provide everything the person in it wants, but it can’t create food because it’s impossible to conjure food, so it created a passage to the Hog’s Head where food was ...


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He didn't deviate from the book...much At least one Ring-Wraith does enter Bree in the night and is seen by Merry: "I have seen them Frodo! I have seen them! Black riders!...Here. In the village. I stayed indoors for an hour. Then as you did not come back, I went out for a stroll. I had come back again and was standing just outside the light of the ...


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It's from the play Macbeth (Act IV, Scene 1), by William Shakespeare: Second Witch: By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes. Open, locks, Whoever knocks. Notably the line appears in the film at the end of the "Double Trouble" choir song.


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The Time-Turner only allows you to travel back by multiples of 60 minutes. The smallest unit of time that you can go back by using the Time-Turner is one hour. The next option after that is two hours. The Time-Turners have no capability to travel by units of time which are smaller than one hour. Time travel is done in multiples of one whole hour. That's ...


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The appearance of Smaug in the 1977 Rankin-Bass adaptation of The Hobbit was the result of artistic license and the nationality of the animators. The animation team was from Japan, and they depicted Smaug as a sort of hybrid of western dragons and Japanese dragons. However, Tolkien does make at least one reference to catlike traits when describing Smaug. ...


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Idiocracy IMDb has the following summary for the film: Private Joe Bauers, the definition of "average American", is selected by the Pentagon to be the guinea pig for a top-secret hibernation program. Forgotten, he awakes five centuries in the future. He discovers a society so incredibly dumbed down that he's easily the most intelligent person alive. As ...


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In the novel a few different reasons are offered; Gandalf tries to make himself look old and infirm. The Rohirrim place great stock in courtesy and form. Gandalf refuses to go inside without his staff. The doorguard Háma (mightily impressed by the quality of the company that Gandalf is keeping) feels that the wizard is highly unlikely to use his staff ...


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Top row (L to R) The Rocketeer Iron Man Tron Red Ranger (from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) Center Row (L to R) Judge Dredd Darth Vader (from the Star Wars franchise) The Witch King of Angmar (from The Lord of the Rings films) Boba Fett (from the Star Wars franchise) Maximus Decimus Meridius (from the film Gladiator) Bottom Row (L to R) ...


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The Last Starfighter (1984) Video game expert Alex Rogan finds himself transported to another planet after conquering The Last Starfighter video game only to find out it was just a test. He was recruited to join the team of best starfighters to defend their world from the attack.


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Several reasons. Here are some possible reasons any given student might have had to give Hagrid the ovation he got: 1) Because Dumbledore did. When the Headmaster claps, it's considered rude (or even insulting) not to do the same. 2) Because they like him. It's unclear what sort of relationship Hagrid might have with other students, but if I remember ...


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Many of those details match the 1968 musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. It involves a flying car, the father is an inventor who creates a new type of candy, and the children are captured by the evil Child Catcher and imprisoned.


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Novel Series The source novel is pretty clear on the sequence of events. When Ender arrives on Eros, he's placed into a flight simulator and learns how to control a single fighter until he reaches a point where he's effectively mastered the simulation. This takes approximately one month. "Is that all the simulator does?" [said Ender] "Is what all?" ...


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Almost certainly Snape The Harry Potter Wikia has an article for the student aptly named Unidentified Potions student. In it, it identifies Tom Riddle, Snape and Lily as possible candidates. This student may have been a member of the Slug Club, as Professor Slughorn accepts talented students. It is possible that this student may have been Tom Riddle, but ...


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Short version: The rights to "The Silmarillion" belong to Tolkien estate Peter Jackson's movie adaptations were NOT positively recieved by the estate, especially Christopher Tolkien. He expressed that directly to Jackson, and Jackson stated so in an interview. From the article linked below: Christopher Tolkien, the son of J.R.R. Tolkien and the ...


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Jackson and Boyens felt that the medium of film (as opposed to Tolkien's fairly stodgy prose) allowed them a unique opportunity to create a scene that would heighten tension for a few minutes as well as giving audiences an ambiguous moment where they could ultimately learn that Strider/Aragorn was a good guy. Jackson: I liked this gag where we deliberately ...


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Because roles needed consolidation There are way too many characters in the Lord of the Rings books to properly cover them all in movie form. Just as scenes are often cut for time (most extra details in scenes), plot structure (scouring of the shire), or irrelevance to the core narrative (Tom Bombadil), so too are characters of minor roles often cut or ...


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This looks like it might be The Price of Life, a 1987 short film produced by Chanticleer Films and originally aired on the U.S. cable channel, Showtime. While it doesn’t have a Wikipedia entry of its own, but a brief description is found in the “Similar Works” section of the article for the 2011 film In Time. The emphasis below is mine. The Price of Life ...


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This is Stardust from 2007. The film follows Tristan, a young man from the fictional town of Wall. Wall is a town on the border of the magical fantasy kingdom of Stormhold. Tristan enters the magical world to collect a fallen star to give to his crush Victoria, in return for her hand in marriage. He collects the star who, to his surprise, is a woman named ...


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The whole fortification complex at Helm's Deep was not only meant to defend itself, but also, and mainly, to protect the whole valley from external threats. Technically speaking, Helm's Deep was the name of the valley where the Hornburg, the actual fortress, was built. The fortress itself was comprised by the proper stronghold and by a connected wall (the ...


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This is Disney's 1986 film, The Flight of the Navigator On the night of July 4, 1978, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 12-year-old David Freeman walks through the woods to pick up his 8-year-old younger brother, Jeff, from a friend's house when he accidentally falls into a ravine and is knocked unconscious. When he comes to, he discovers that eight years have ...


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This is Serenity (2005) the follow up film to the TV series Firefly (2002). In the scene you've remembered, the crew strap bodies to the ship to blend in with the Reaver fleet around Miranda. The Reavers are cannibalistic space pirates. They're the background boogeyman in the series and come into prominence during the Serenity Film. The crew need to get ...


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This is Bedknobs and Broomsticks, a 1971 Disney film that's set in England during the early days of WWII. Your recollection of it is remarkably accurate. It stars Angela Lansbury (of later Murder, She Wrote fame) as the witch and David Tomlinson (better known as the father in Mary Poppins) as the huckster, professor Browne. She is not their mother, but she ...


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Rainbow War (1985) Overview Rainbow War was featured in the Canadian Pacific Pavilion as part of Expo 86 in Vancouver, BC, Canada. It is available on DVD and Blu-ray from Pyramid Media. Trailer: A fan site has more information about the film, its cast, and its production history. Plot Three nations with strong ...


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Could this be The Chronicles of Riddick? There's a scene where various characters are climbing an outcrop. When the sun touches them, they burn horribly.


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That's Captain Shakespeare's sky-ship (The Perdita) from the film Stardust.


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Possibly Disney's The Great Mouse Detective (1986)? The movie ends with a fight inside Big Ben in which the villain's cloak gets caught between some gears. Also known as "The Adventures of the Great Mouse Detective" or "Basil the Great Mouse Detective" in some countries. It's an animal-based adaptation of Sherlock Holmes. ...


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Check out this map: At the moment of the screenshot you posted, Frodo and Sam are near the top-left corner of that map, looking roughly south-east (down and to the right on the map). The Falls of Rauros, noted at the top-left of the map, was where Boromir's body tumbled over the waterfall, very near to where Frodo and Sam are standing in that screenshot. ...


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You're describing Logan's Run. In the year 2274, the remnants of human civilization live in a sealed city contained beneath a cluster of geodesic domes, a utopia run by a computer that takes care of all aspects of their life, including reproduction. The citizens live a hedonistic life but in order to maintain the population levels everyone must ...


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The Iron Giant sounds like it fits Set during the Cold War in 1957, the film is about a young boy named Hogarth Hughes, who discovers a giant metallic robot who fell from space. With the help of beatnik artist Dean McCoppin, they attempt to prevent the U.S. military and Kent Mansley, a paranoid federal agent, from finding and destroying the Giant. The ...


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