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Are there any spiders in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey?

I suffer from a severe level of arachnophobia. in the description of the movie it says: Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, ...
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What is the past history between Gandalf and Bilbo?

At the beginning of The Hobbit, when Gandalf and Bilbo meet the first time, Bilbo says he doesn't remember his past meeting with Gandalf and only remembers him for his fireworks, but Gandalf talks ...
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Swords in The Hobbit

Why don't Orcrist / Goblin-cleaver and Glamdring / Foe-hammer glow like Sting when orcs/goblins are near?
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Why did the dwarves sing the song?

I couldn't quite make out what the lyrics were to the song they sang in Bilbo's house. What song was that, and why did they sing it?
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Why did these 'creatures' fight each other?

[Source] In The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, after Bilbo and the Dwarves leave Rivendell they encounter Three(?) Stone Giants who punch and throw rocks at each other. It appeared like they ...
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Why did the ring affect Frodo so much and not Bilbo?

Every time Frodo put on the ring the Eye of Sauron could see where he was and almost see into his soul as well. Frodo appeared to suffer hugely when he put the ring on. Bilbo was able to turn ...