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From inside Radagast's house you see shadows of spider attack, you see the legs of a spider break into the house before Radagast's magic seems to scare them off. He emerges from the house and you clearly see giant spiders running away from the house. So, contrary to the previous answers, I would say "yes" but it is brief and you don't see them fully.


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It was an old dwarvish song, presumably originating from a time not long after Smaug took over the Lonely Mountain. It describes a desire to return to reclaim their home under the mountain, primarily for the earthly treasure located there (the song describes in great detail the nature of the various treasures). Later verses in the song also briefly narrate ...


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I have not seen the second or third Hobbit movies, but if they claimed that Smaug was "in" Moria and needed to be evicted, that would appear to be a mistake. Erebor and Moria are two completely different places. However, I suspect your confusion stems from the fact that the dwarves were evicted from both places, and want to retake both places, just for ...


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From a Tolkien FAQ: They are different names for the same race of creatures. Of the two, "Orc" is the correct one. This has been a matter of widespread debate and misunderstanding, mostly resulting from the usage in the The Hobbit (Tolkien had changed his mind about it by The Lord of the Rings but the confusion in the earlier book was made worse ...


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It is a mistake From: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - the worst continuity errors Sting! The sword that is affectionately known as Sting has a magic property, it glows blue when enemies are near. We know that because in 'Lord of the Rings' Frodo has it, and it does indeed glow blue when enemies are near, like in the Mines of Moria. However,...


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I haven't seen the movie yet; only the trailer where they make an appearance. Having read the book many times, though, I do know they are present there as well. In the book, the stone giants aren't battling, but instead are throwing rocks for fun, and (as you point out) are oblivious to any other creatures around them that might be affected by their game. ...


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Orcs and goblins are most certainly related, if not even the same creature. Tolkien, in early drafts of both The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, would sometimes use the terms interchangably. Later, it seems he came to see orc as a more generic term, and goblin a specific term for larger-in-stature creatures. There is also evidence that Tolkien considered ...


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The answer to this riddle is an egg. Gollum didn't fall for that one.


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They are referred to as the White Council in the lore of LotR. This meeting does not take place in The Hobbit but is mentioned in The Lord of the Rings Appendices which were released with The Return of the King. This meeting is mentioned in Appendix B, at least according to the LotR wiki Information about the appendices can be found here. Furthermore, I'...


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In Tolkien's mind, at least when he was writing The Lord of the Rings, "Orc" and "Goblin" were two different words that referred to the same thing (think "humans" and "people", or "young men" and "boys", or "dogs" and "pooches"). This was probably also true of his mindset when he wrote The Hobbit, since the name of the sword "Orcrist" is translated in The ...


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My answer is a clear (and honestly pretty obvious) Yes, definitely! It is one continuous story (which would not have needed to be turned into three movies at all, but that is a different question) and The Desolation of Smaug is a direct continuation of An Unexpected Journey, relying on characters and events introduced in that (they were even filmed as a ...


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They cut out a lot of the lyrics of the original for the movie. The abridged one in the movie is, Far over the misty mountains cold. To dungeons deep, and caverns old. We must away, at break of day. To find our long forgotten gold. The pines were roaring on the height. The winds were moaning in the night. The fire was red, it flaming spread. ...


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There is a reference to them in the book but they were having a game in the book so only the screenwriters/Peter Jackson will be able to explain why they were feuding so violently in the movie. I think its a change for dramatization, being that it would be a bit anticlimactic to have them merely frolicking. It just wouldn't have suited the mood of the movie....


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He does not appear in novel "The Hobbit": In Jackson's adaptation of the prequel, The Hobbit, Lee reprises his role as Saruman the White, even though Saruman does not appear in the novel. He is shown meeting with Gandalf, Galadriel and Elrond in Rivendell and speaking with them about the mysterious Necromancer encountered by Radagast the Brown, ...


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He is coerced into the adventure by Gandalf, who both realises he needs a hobbit and sees the potential for adventure in Bilbo. In the novels, Bilbo is very against the adventure to begin with. From Chapter 1: “Sorry! I don’t want any adventures, thank you. Not today. Good morning! But please come to tea—any time you like! Why not tomorrow? Come ...


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In the book, he actually goes out of a sense of duty to fulfill a contract which he was tricked into accepting by Gandalf. It's a matter of his good name and integrity. However, the movie changed things slightly by making Bilbo originally refuse to join the journey, but then the next morning he changes his mind. In hobbit culture, it is considered taboo to ...


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The first part of The Hobbit trilogy, An Unexpected Journey, does not involve the Giant Spiders. Going by the book, the second part, The Desolation of Smaug, very likely will.


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As far as I remember, no you don't actually see the spiders, they're just alluded to via shadows and such.


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Another possible (in universe) explanation: It only glows around Goblins, and Goblins and Orcs are different races. There is some controversy over this however; it's somewhat of an on-going argument if Goblins are Orcs are just different names for the same creature, or are two totally difference races. (see this question or this one). But, if the two ...


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