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The Hobbit: the Lure of Riches

In his book The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien's hero, Bilbo Baggins, must cross paths with a terrifying dragon named Smaug. But as Bilbo creeps into Smaug's ...

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Marshall Shelley

December 03, 2012  3:17pm

Great description! It demonstrates that words well crafted paint a picture that videographers can't match. For words such as these paint both the scene and the psyche. And cameras haven't yet caught up. To paraphrase Samuel: "Cameras looketh on the outward appearance, but words can also looketh upon the heart."

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