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Each of the entries in this puzzle is a rephrasing of a piece of fictional dialogue.
In order, the source material for each section is: a book, a musical film, a movie in a series, a movie based on a book in a series, a movie, a play, a movie based on a book, and a stage musical.
To extract, just read the missing initials of the characters in order.
[Loud and dramatic trespass into private residence] CitH: Query about seatedness CitH: Comment about the weather; invitation to amusement CitH: Offer of recreation CitH: Offer of illusions CitH: Continuation of offer; dismissal of parental concerns ?: Recommendation of eviction; reiteration of parental concerns CitH: Reassurance regarding parental concerns CitH: Self-aggrandizement regarding illusions CitH: Harassment of previous speaker ?: Indignation ?: Demand to cease harassment ?: Fear of heights
[Training montage] CP: Possible symptoms of asthma Y: Request to pass on last words L: Regret over childhood truancy M1: Observation of coach’s intimidation tactics M2: Anxiety regarding integrity of disguise CP: Regret over lack of aquatic proficiency chorus: Statement of virility ?S: Aspirational comparison to waterway chorus: Statement of virility ?S: Aspirational comparison to cyclone chorus: Statement of virility ?S: Aspirational comparison to inferno ?S: Aspirational comparison to part of astronomical object
[Heated argument] ??K: Topographic analysis DV: Prideful boast ??K: Warning against rash behavior [Rash behavior] ??K: Appeal to prophecy; appeal to harmony DV: Rejection of emotional ties ??K: Appeal to family [Immolation]
[Jewelry conference] FB: Reluctant acceptance of task; request for directions G1: Promise of assistance A: Promise of assistance; offer of weapon L: Offer of weapon G2: Offer of weapon B: Paternalistic assent on behalf of homeland SG: Enlistment ?: Lighthearted rebuke MB: Enlistment PT: Comic enlistment MB: Comic rejoinder ?: Proud summation; title drop PT: Parting shot
[On the bow of a ship headed for a new land] ?DB: Reconciliatory greeting JD: Request to stop talking and stop looking ?DB: Negative JD: Assistance onto a higher platform; invitation to have faith ?DB: Affirmative JD: Signal to observe surroundings ?DB: Delight in freedom from gravity
[Introductory encounter in Italian plaza] A: Query regarding finger S: Affirmative A: Amended query regarding finger S: Request for legal consultation ?: Negative S: Clarification of previous affirmative ?: Query regarding conflict A: Negative S: Boast about superior A: Negative S: Hedging ?: Instigation of conflict S: Corresponding affirmative A: Disbelief S: General impugning of masculinity; advice regarding fencing technique
[Climactic assault on fortification] ?1M: Personal introduction; recapitulation of backstory; statement of intent ?1M: Personal introduction; recapitulation of backstory; statement of intent ?1M: Personal introduction; recapitulation of backstory; statement of intent C?2: Annoyance ?1M: Personal introduction; recapitulation of backstory; statement of intent C?2: Denial ?1M: Demand for supplication C?2: Supplication ?1M: Demand for supplication C?2: Supplication ?1M: Demand for supplication C?2: Supplication [Finishing strike to the torso] ?1M: One-liner redeeming backstory
[Climactic assault on fortification] chorus: Location and year of attack Md?: Greeting AH: Greeting Md?: Compliment on change in job title AH: Denial of perspiration; recap of first act both: Recognition of the value of foreigners [Beat] AH: Musing about the consequences of victory Md?: Foreshadowing of future conflict overseas AH: Dramatically ironic promise of support Md?: Acknowledgement of imminent combat AH: Somewhat morbid recurring valediction Md?: Valediction