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Yennefer's backstory is aluded to in The Tower of Swallows: Janka! Dear Janka! Take this hunchbacked monstrosity from me! I don’t want to look at it! She’s your daughter as much as she is mine. Indeed? The children I have sired are normal. How dare you… How dare you suggest… It was in your elven family that there were witches....


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The joke is about Stephen King himself, he receives a lot of criticism for his weak book endings, here's one example: You can find a lot of discussions on this topic on the internet.


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The bad endings reflect Bill's view on the world. The endings are considered bad because they are sad. At some point in the movie (I can't find the script, or subtitles as of this date) Bill complains to the dislikers that his endings, although bad, are realistic. Life isn't always a fairy tale, and things don't always end happily. This reflects Bill's ...


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Essentially, this is a.. Meta-Reference Meta-reference is a special type of self-reference that can occur in all media or medial artifacts, for instance literature, film, painting, TV series, comic strips, or video games. It includes all references to, or comments on, a specific medium, medial artifact, or the media in general. These references and ...


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As a biopic, it's accepted that the picture stays fairly close to the book's depiction of events. There is a slate.com breakdown that goes through several scenes and compares them between the book and the movie. Where the accuracy is called into question is not in the book vs the movie, but in the book vs real life. The slate article notes a few of these, ...


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This type of reference is Intertextuality. Depending on academic it would be called "self intertextuality/meta intertextuality". Best example would be the intro to second book of Rambo. In First Blood Rambo dies. In movie he survive. Then they made second movie. And writer of source was hired to write book on that. He opened with "In my first book John Rambo ...


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