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83rd Academy Awards LIVE THREAD
27 February 2011 | Dolly Howard/DollyCali

Posted on 02/27/2011 3:11:48 AM PST by DollyCali



Oscars 2011
Academy Awards
83rd Edition




ABC
8 PM EST Sunday
February 27, 2011






Official Oscar Site






The I HATE the Academy Awards Thread HERE






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Nominees for the 83rd Academy Awards


Actor in a Leading Role

Actor in a Supporting Role

Actress in a Leading Role

Actress in a Supporting Role

Animated Feature Film

Art Direction

Cinematography

Costume Design

Directing

Documentary (Feature)

Documentary (Short Subject)

Film Editing

Foreign Language Film

Makeup

Music (Original Score)

Music (Original Song)

Best Picture

Short Film (Animated)

Short Film (Live Action)

Sound Editing

Sound Mixing

Visual Effects

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

Writing (Original Screenplay)

 



1 posted on 02/27/2011 3:11:50 AM PST by DollyCali
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2 posted on 02/27/2011 3:13:01 AM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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Producers: what do they do anyway?

Provided by Insider/Techie Editor Wtc911 -From the producers guild site.....

JOB FUNCTIONS FOR "PRODUCED BY" (Theatrical Motion Pictures) Subject to the control of the Owner, the "Produced by" in Theatrical Motion Pictures is expected to exercise decision-making authority over a majority of the following specific job functions:

DEVELOPMENT

* Conceived of the underlying concept upon which the production is based or involved at its inception. * Selected the material upon which the production is based and secured necessary rights for development and production of the material. * Selected the writer(s). * Supervised and oversaw the development process. * Secured the initial financing. * Served as the primary point of contact for the studio and/or financing entity.

PRE-PRODUCTION

* Selected the director, co-producer and unit production manager. * Selected the principal cast in consultation with the director. * In consultation with the director, selected the production designer, cinematographer, editor and visual effects co. * Participated in location scouting in consultation with the director. * Supervised the preparation of the preliminary budget and approved and signed the final budget in consultation with the Co-Producer and UPM. * Creatively involved in the final shooting script in consultation with the director and the writer(s) and approved and signed the final shooting script. * Approved the final shooting schedule in consultation with the director.

PRODUCTION

* Exercised final approval of the deals for the principal components of the production. * Provided continuous in-person consultation with the director and principal cast * In collaboration with the director, provided in-person consultation with the production designer, art department, wardrobe, make-up and hair. * In collaboration with the director, provided in-person consultation with the stunt coordinator and on mechanical effects (if applicable). * Supervised "on-set" and on a continuous basis the day-to-day operation of the producing team and the entire shooting company. * Approved the weekly cost report. * Viewed the "dailies" and provided in-person consultation with the director, the editor, the studio and/or financial entity.

POST-PRODUCTION/MARKETING

* Provided in-person participation on visual effects in consultation with the director, the studio or financial entity. * Selected the composer in consultation with the director, and participated in-person with the composer and the director in the scoring process * Provided in-person consultation with the editor along with the director, the studio or financial entity, and participated on the final cut of the motion picture. * Consulted with the director and the editor during the preparation of the first cut that is shown to the studio/financial entity. * Selected the music supervisor in consultation with the director, and participated in-person during the music recording sessions. * Provided in-person consultation with the director on the re-recording stage. * Provided in-person consultation with the director on the titles and opticals. * Provided in-person consultation with the cinematographer, the director, the studio and/or financing entity on the answer print or edited master. * Consulted on the media plan and materials, and the marketing and distribution plans for the motion picture. * Consulted on the plans for exploitation of the motion picture in ancillary and foreign markets.







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3 posted on 02/27/2011 3:14:13 AM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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To: Borges; Perdogg; EveningStar; altura; Blondie; Clara Lou; ColdOne; Dr. Scarpetta; ...

Cinema

Post here or FR Mail DollyCali or Perdogg
to be added or dropped from this ping list.

Forgive the early ping as I am leaving early & wont be home til just before the awards begin & want to give people some notice. Let's Play!



4 posted on 02/27/2011 3:16:27 AM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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To: DollyCali

Go James Franco and 127 hours. What an incredible movie. I liked the Social Network too but 127 hours was better.


5 posted on 02/27/2011 3:16:43 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: napscoordinator

I agree. I tend to be drawn to true life stories. I thought all of the movies nominated for best pix were excellent, but each in their own way. It seems unfair to have them compete in a way

I feel Inception was an incredibly good movie and should have a different category.(a Category for Special effects maybe? ) Many people didn’t care for it.

After my first viewing I scratched my head.... hmmm... what the heck was that about. I got the general gist but it was a bit cloudy, shall we say?

After many more views so much fell into place & I found the genius of the extremely intricate story line & really appreciated all the special effects and the editing which were both astounding.

I now own the Blu Ray Disc (I recently was gifted for V day a new Vizio TV & Vizio Blu Ray)

Well bottom line for movies is the box office & later the DVD, BluRay, netflex etc sales. This is where people REALLY vote


6 posted on 02/27/2011 3:28:20 AM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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To: DollyCali

My introduction to all of these movies will be the Oscar Show, since I haven’t seen any of them.


7 posted on 02/27/2011 3:36:55 AM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (No Better Friend, No worse Enemy!)
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To: DollyCali
Could you imagine what the reaction from the Left would be if Bush and Cheney and Rumsfeld handed each other awards all night?
8 posted on 02/27/2011 3:51:21 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I like it!

And the reward for most people freed from tyranny goes to ... George W Bush!!!

And the reward for best Supreme Court appointments goes to ... George W Bush!!!

And the “Do You Miss Me Yet?” reward for best ex-President goes to ... George W Bush!!!


9 posted on 02/27/2011 4:02:22 AM PST by agere_contra (Historically every time the Left has 'expanded its moral imagination' the results have been horrific)
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To: agere_contra

reward = award, d’oh.


10 posted on 02/27/2011 4:03:08 AM PST by agere_contra (Historically every time the Left has 'expanded its moral imagination' the results have been horrific)
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To: agere_contra

LOVE IT

(and dont worry about award/reward). Hopefully the grammar, word use, spelling cops wont be here with us)


11 posted on 02/27/2011 4:04:57 AM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

Tis okay. I have friends who wait for Oscar wins to determine what they will view if still at theaters or rent later.

After the final awards many of the movies are returned to the theaters. The big , epic speicial effect movies are IMHO best viewed at a theater. Story line shows are okay on your home systems

You are most welcome here!


12 posted on 02/27/2011 4:07:43 AM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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To: DollyCali

Waiting to hear if Libya is brought up by any of the actors.


13 posted on 02/27/2011 4:09:20 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

Or Iran.


14 posted on 02/27/2011 4:13:38 AM PST by agere_contra (Historically every time the Left has 'expanded its moral imagination' the results have been horrific)
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To: agere_contra

I thought Gadhafi’s killing spree might make a cause celebre....I doubt Iran will, but it should


15 posted on 02/27/2011 4:19:29 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: DollyCali

I despise many of these actors and the films they nominate for Oscars. The vast majority of these unworthy actors are nothing but left-wing activists and Dem voters, while many of the films nominated each year push some left-wing idea.


16 posted on 02/27/2011 4:51:58 AM PST by Suvroc10
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To: DollyCali

I STILL want “ALL DOGS GO TO HEAVEN” to win best picture!!


17 posted on 02/27/2011 4:51:59 AM PST by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty Let the American Taxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: napscoordinator

This shows you how much i care, i didn’t even know Academy Awards was today.


18 posted on 02/27/2011 5:05:24 AM PST by mel (I DONATE to FR monthly...Do You?????)
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To: DollyCali
I feel Inception was an incredibly good movie and should have a different category.(a Category for Special effects maybe? ) Many people didn’t care for it. After my first viewing I scratched my head.... hmmm... what the heck was that about. I got the general gist but it was a bit cloudy, shall we say?

Had to watch INCEPTION twice to get all the dream changes....

19 posted on 02/27/2011 5:22:07 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: agere_contra
INDEED!
20 posted on 02/27/2011 5:23:21 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: DollyCali

Hattend’s prediction of winners for the 83rd Academy Awards


Actor in a Leading Role

•Colin Firth in “The King’s Speech”

Actor in a Supporting Role

•Geoffrey Rush in “The King’s Speech”

Actress in a Leading Role

•Natalie Portman in “Black Swan”

Actress in a Supporting Role

•Hailee Steinfeld in “True Grit”

Animated Feature Film

•“Toy Story 3” Lee Unkrich

Art Direction

•“The King’s Speech”
Production Design: Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Judy Farr

Cinematography

•“True Grit” Roger Deakins

Costume Design

•“True Grit” Mary Zophres

Directing

•“The King’s Speech” Tom Hooper

Documentary (Feature)

• Beats Me

Documentary (Short Subject)
• Beats Me

Film Editing

•“The King’s Speech” Tariq Anwar

Foreign Language Film

• Beats Me

Makeup

•“The Wolfman” Rick Baker and Dave Elsey

Music (Original Score)

•“The Social Network” Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

Music (Original Song)

•“If I Rise” from “127 Hours” Music by A.R. Rahman Lyric by Dido and Rollo Armstrong

Best Picture

•“The King’s Speech” Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin, Producers

or

•“True Grit” Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, Producers
(Really? Ten movies vying for Best Pic? C’mon!)

Short Film (Animated)
• Beats Me

Short Film (Live Action)
• Beats Me

Sound Editing

•“True Grit” Skip Lievsay and Craig Berkey

Sound Mixing

•“True Grit” Skip Lievsay, Craig Berkey, Greg Orloff and Peter F. Kurland

Visual Effects

•“Inception” Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

•“True Grit” Written for the screen by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen

Writing (Original Screenplay)

•“The King’s Speech” Screenplay by David Seidler


21 posted on 02/27/2011 5:30:40 AM PST by hattend (Obama got his 3am call about Egypt. The call went right to the answering machine.- Sarah Palin)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I don’t follow. The Oscars are an industry award that has been around for about 85 years. Most Best Picture winners tend to be on the conservative side.


22 posted on 02/27/2011 5:59:28 AM PST by Borges
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To: Suvroc10

Actors only nominate other actors. Only four of the Oscars go to actors.


23 posted on 02/27/2011 6:00:38 AM PST by Borges
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To: stylecouncilor

Ping


24 posted on 02/27/2011 6:07:39 AM PST by windcliff
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To: DollyCali


25 posted on 02/27/2011 6:35:19 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: DollyCali

Your “hate the Oscars” thread is cute! I can’t help but look forward to the big show, though.
Some of my guesses:
King’s Speech (best pic)
Toy Story (best anim)
Inception (vis eff)
How to Train Dragon (score)
Alice in Wonderland (costume)

It’s a tough year for predictions.


26 posted on 02/27/2011 7:02:43 AM PST by llmc1
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To: Borges
I don't follow that you don't follow.

Are you saying that Hollywood is conservative?
And the only focus is so-called “Best Pictures”?
And that the Left would have no problem with the scenario I presented?

27 posted on 02/27/2011 7:09:04 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I’m saying your analogy doesn’t hold because AMPAS is often rather conservative. Look at the Best Picture choices. They are what people remember.


28 posted on 02/27/2011 7:36:51 AM PST by Borges
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To: Borges

I looked at the actors and the movies and I discovered I’d never heard of most and I don’t care. Kiss off, Hollywood.


29 posted on 02/27/2011 8:05:30 AM PST by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: DollyCali
For the big six, my predictions are:

Colin Firth
Christian Bale
Natalie Portman (with Annette Bening as a possible upset)
Hailee Steinfeld
David Fincher
King's Speech

30 posted on 02/27/2011 8:10:58 AM PST by Gena Bukin
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To: DollyCali

And as for Best Supporting Actor and Actress, I’m with Bill Murray, Who cares?


31 posted on 02/27/2011 8:13:56 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Borges

For every minute you can remotely identify as conservative, I am confident that I can easily show 2 minutes that are easily liberal.

My analogy is about awards night, you are lost in some imaginary detail.


32 posted on 02/27/2011 8:16:32 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Every minute of the show or every minite of Oscar winning films?


33 posted on 02/27/2011 8:17:52 AM PST by Borges
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To: MasterGunner01

Keep up with cinema much?


34 posted on 02/27/2011 8:18:51 AM PST by Borges
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To: Borges

Yup. Just like Bubonic Plague.


35 posted on 02/27/2011 8:29:07 AM PST by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: MasterGunner01

There’s lots of bad books and music out there too. Don’t read or listen to music either?


36 posted on 02/27/2011 8:30:06 AM PST by Borges
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To: Borges

Most observers would agree that Oscar night is a big night for Liberals. Your attempt to narrow it down to a Conservative moment is a huge fail, and suspect in my eyes.

You said you don’t get it, I accept that.


37 posted on 02/27/2011 8:38:58 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Whoopi: Republicans are so stupid. [the crowd laughs] I hate Republicans. [the audience laughs] Republicans are so stupid. [the audience laughs]

38 posted on 02/27/2011 8:42:13 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Borges
Very true about the bad books and music. I am very picky about both. I've been around long enough to determine what I like, the amount I like, and the kinds I like.

Suffice to say, most contemporary music has ‘way too much bass and the lyrics are unmentionable in polite company. Some of it sounds like two tomcats with tails tied together and thrown over a clothes line.

The music field does have very good pieces and vocals, but mostly not by the current group of performers. Lots of good listening to choose from besides contemporary.

I like techno thrillers that are well written and plausible. Vince Flynn and Tom Clancy get it right 99% of the time. I like the sci-fi masters from the golden age of sci-fi writing and older fantasy writers; current sci-fi and fantasy writers are very hit and miss; mostly miss. I like most nonfiction about tech, historical, and political stuff. Human behavior is remarkably consistent over the centuries and era to era. Nonfiction, not so much.

So, what's your genre?

39 posted on 02/27/2011 9:29:33 AM PST by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: DollyCali

Cool thread. I love the academy awards, maybe because I was born in Hollywood. I love the clothes and I love ripping the stupid liberal comments the actors make, and it’s just plain fun to watch.

Sadly, my son has a huge athletic competition during Oscar time today so I have to watch it tomorrow! Bummer.

I assume a lot of the ladies have been scrambling in the past few days to find wraps for their gowns. It’s a beautiful sunny day but freezing (for us) with a high of 50 in LA today, which means that by 3 pm it will be less than 50. Highly unusual for here so we are freezing. Tonight it will get down into the 30s again.


40 posted on 02/27/2011 9:38:00 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Actually, the Oscars were derided by the 1960s counterculture and defended by people like John Wayne and Jimmy Stewart as an American insitution. Lots of Freepers enjoy them. Yet on every Oscar thread every year the killjoys show up without fail. Boredom I’m guessing.


41 posted on 02/27/2011 10:02:22 AM PST by Borges
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To: MasterGunner01

Don’t really have a genre. Whatever’s good.


42 posted on 02/27/2011 10:03:13 AM PST by Borges
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To: JoeProBono

man...i loved that movie

it felt like you were right there...like a subtle Walter Hill movie


43 posted on 02/27/2011 10:52:03 AM PST by wardaddy (FUHB)
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To: JoeProBono

another good thing is they had to actually act

no help from the cinematography or costumes or momentum


44 posted on 02/27/2011 10:53:21 AM PST by wardaddy (FUHB)
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To: Borges
Tomas.,

One can enjoy the Oscars.

and still get irritated by the lib preening...Sasheen Littlefeather remember and so forth

and know that yes Hollywood is still overwhelmingly libtarded X10

few creative folks who aren't liberals I've known in my life..a few writers here and there and Ted Nugent

Oscar hated Wayne ...they considered him a crazy right winger..they just gave him True Grit because he was such an icon...the critics and media ridiculed his Oscar..claimed he just played himself

I was only 13 but remember thinking hell...isn't that what all great scene possessors do

anyhow I'm glad Dolly ran this thread ..I actually will watch more than usual this year...True Grit and Bones got my attention...neither was lib loaded or PC...thankfully...maybe one day they will learn out there

but you do have a point...the Hippie-Yippie left in 60s and early 70s thought Oscar was establishment...Easy Rider did not have many fans for example and much of the youth culture was scorned by the Old Guard..as well it deserved it

PS...sometimes freepers just like to be assjack..they can't help it..too many here don't even like babies really...just sour folks...go to any tragedy thread and invariably there will be glee about how stupid the folks who died or were harmed were....it's just a snarky nasty side to some here

Ignore them or tell them to go to Hell

45 posted on 02/27/2011 11:04:39 AM PST by wardaddy (FUHB)
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To: wardaddy

Great flick!


46 posted on 02/27/2011 11:41:40 AM PST by Slinky911
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To: DollyCali

We have seen the following:

The King’s Speech-Excellent. Best Picture, Actor and Supporting Actor.

The Social Network-Very good, not on a par with the one above though.

True Grit-Very good. Best Supporting Actress.

The Black Swan-Didn’t care for it at all.


47 posted on 02/27/2011 12:12:58 PM PST by John W (Natural-born US citizen since 1955)
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To: DollyCali

*placemarker* thanks for posting.


48 posted on 02/27/2011 12:28:53 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: John W

It’s definitely going to be a good night for The King’s Speech (Best Pic, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor, at least), but True Grit was more enjoyable to watch, at least for me. And I just saw The Social Network last night, and the kid did a terrific job playing Zuckerberg. Aaron Sorkin, while a liberal dbag, writes dialog better than anyone out there and he should win for adapted screenplay.


49 posted on 02/27/2011 12:37:20 PM PST by Wallop the Cat
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To: wardaddy

I try to be polite to everyone. Wayne didn;t win till later but was an Oscar fixture for years. He was on the ceremony months before he died.


50 posted on 02/27/2011 12:41:54 PM PST by Borges
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