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International Feature: The Boy and the Heron

December 13, 2023
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International Feature: The Boy and the Heron
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When it comes to the world of animation, there's nothing quite as enchanting as the films of Studio Ghibli. That is why we were very excited to see The Boy and The Heron recently in theaters as our International Feature for this month. We dive deep into what makes these films so special, share our candid reactions, and highlight our favorite voice actors from this movie.

We breakdown why many Studio Ghibli films require multiple viewings to fully understand their essence, while also dissecting the unique pacing and cultural nuances of this film. We share our differing opinions on this film, ranging from disappointment to utter admiration for its visual brilliance. In addition, we discuss how personal experiences influenced our understanding and enjoyment of the film. We critique its reviews, performances, and overall appeal, leaving no stone unturned.

IMDb Synopsis: A young boy named Mahito yearning for his mother ventures into a world shared by the living and the dead. There, death comes to an end, and life finds a new beginning. A semi-autobiographical fantasy from the mind of Hayao Miyazaki.

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Speaker 1:

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Speaker 2:

Hey everyone, welcome back to the Wait for it podcast. I am your co-host, phil Smith, aka Phil Vafilippino, and joining us, as always, is your other co-host, mr Eric Almighty. And Eric, we are joining you in a brand new just HD, high quality audio setup for both of us. We both made some changes and, if you're watching this on YouTube or even our Patreon page, we hope you enjoy these upgrades as we try to make ourselves as visually appealing as we possibly can at this date in our lives. We know that it's a tough watch, but we appreciate you sticking it out with us, eric. It is the December edition of the International Feature and, despite me begging and pleading that we do Godzilla minus one, we did a different film that we are going to discuss here today that we saw yesterday. We're recording this here on a Saturday evening and we saw it last night with some friends and family, and it was right on the heels of my first Ghibli Ghibli, I don't know which. I've heard it pronounced both ways in the last couple of days, so I don't know which one you prefer. It was my first experience from that studio and it didn't go so well for me as a, as is evidenced on the internet and for people replying to how I received it, and that led me to be very, very concerned for this experience that we had last night. And it turned out that I had a good reason to be concerned and worried. And I know, eric, you were also concerned and worried for how I was going to react as well. And that is the conversation we are going to have today, how long it's going to last. Who even knows, maybe this will be a brisk episode for you to get through and then we'll move on with our lives, and that will be it. Maybe it will open itself up to a longer discussion. I don't know, but here we are.

Speaker 1:

You know what International feature is, specifically to highlight movies that you can see and maybe should see, but it's not always a guarantee. There have been some hit or misses on this series. I think you know you and me want to see Godzilla minus one so badly a second time and it's about to leave theaters. It had an extension, right. So I think by the time this episode came out it wouldn't be as accessible and we, if you want to hear our thoughts about Godzilla minus one, head over on Tik Tok and also we created a reel on IG. Check that out If you want to hear more about that. Who knows, maybe a bonus episode. But for international feature, the boy in the hair and just released here on December 8th, and it's easily accessible. It's out in theaters now. Did we like it? One of us has already given a hint to that and I think it will be a little surprising, maybe, what my thoughts are about it. So, with all that being said, that is the stage being set for this episode. Phil, we saw the boy in the hair and how did you feel? Let's see the first 30 minutes to an hour of this film jumping into it and maybe give us a little bit of a synopsis for those that have not heard about this latest entry into Studio Ghibli.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, so this is another one of those Ghibli films by Heraldid director Miyazaki who, of course, we discussed last week on late to the party, and if you are not familiar with the boy in the hair and Mahito, a young 12 year old boy struggles to settle in a new town after his mother's death. However, when a talking heron informs Mahito that his mother is still alive, he enters an abandoned tower in search of her, which takes him to another world, and this was a film that I think of the very much their intent to tell you very little in the trailers. There wasn't a whole lot of major marketing for this in terms of what was going on. Not that that would have helped as far as what was going on in this movie, but I think that was one of the draws is a lot of people didn't know what it was about and you know, obviously, coming from Studio Ghibli, it was going to be incredibly anticipated, which it was, and that's why we made a very self conscious decision we were going to see this opening night, no matter what our past experiences with these films are. And obviously, eric, one of the biggest things leading up to the release of this film was this absolutely stacked voice cast. I was super excited to hear all of these actors A lot of them are favorites show up in this film. And you know, throughout the first half hour I will say like, when it kicks off and that opening scene in the movie, it's you know, that's it seems like it's heading in a direction that was going to be very intriguing for me. I was, I was certainly invested. You know, there was a lot of chaotic scenery going on in those first few opening scenes and then we take a very, very sharp left and that is not what happens. And within the first half hour I knew I was in trouble. I was really hoping. I was like this is. I'm going to go into this with an open mind. There is supposedly a Ghibli film for everybody. Maybe this brand new one is mine. Hey, you know, maybe maybe this is it. I knew that that was not going to be the case. About half an hour in, despite this still being incredibly visually stunning and the art direction is still solid. I know it's not the most favorite for some people. Obviously, the animation here in the West is incredibly different, but I've always had a very big appreciation for this art style and you know, even though at times a static background is kind of jarring in an era where so much is happening in the background of animation, where just movies, but also like video games. But I still think it's very, very charming, even though what's happening in the foreground didn't work for me.

Speaker 1:

So yeah, I think that is a great point and it should be mentioned that this whole episode will be spoiler free. We are not going to really dive into spoilers and if we do, I think we'll make a pretty clear warning. But I think the two of us really want to keep this fairly tame and who knows, maybe we'll talk spoilers in the Patreon after special how to spoil it anyway. So there is that. You did call me out for that. I'm still still reeling. I definitely was worried going into this movie to how you would take it. I got the vibe early on in reviews. I know you have been kind of staying away from your reviews recently before you go see films. I can't help it. I was getting a very melodrama tone to. Meditative was one of the words that was used, I think, by our own Dan Merle. Shout out to him a plus content creator, but a meditative film. And then come to find out this is kind of a semi-autobiography of Miyazaki's life. So there are a lot of elements to this and I think some of that spans culturally which I'd like to get your thoughts about. I don't know if you've actually dived deep. I think you completely left this movie in the dust when we left the theaters? I did not. I looked into it a little bit but I'm curious if you felt any of those cultural differences. I felt like that definitely was present, and especially early on, with some of the things that happened in the movie. They're just kind of implied, not really explained, and this movie takes quite a bit of time to get going. My brother was with us at the theaters and I think he put it best that it kind of drags in the first half. So you know, I could understand. 30 minutes in. Normally I give you shit if you start to judge a movie too quickly, but I actually kind of agree. 30 minutes in I was starting to look at my watch and I was wondering like and an hour in I was shocked. I was like we've made it through an hour of this film, what is happening? So yeah, that's not always great and I could see why you felt that way.

Speaker 2:

Well, remember, when we got out I was like what was that? Like two and a half hours. And then you guys had told me, no, it was a two hour film, which is a normal run time for most of the movies we see. And I was like there's no way, it's got to be at least midnight. There's, we won it at seven and we came out and it's tomorrow. That's how long that had felt, because at least in spirited away and I know it's a touch of subject for me to bring up right now, but I at least in spirited away. You know, the beginning of the film happens. The parents turn into pigs, the I forget the name of the young man that comes out to save her To save her, that's a river or whatever he is and then he's like come with me, we can save your parents. Okay, this is what we're doing. She's bringing her to A to accomplish B, to get to C. But this is just, it's all over the place. And I know I'm not the only one that felt that way. I've seen other comments as well, not only on our TikTok page, but also looking at some letterbox reviews, and I was like am I just too dumb to understand what is happening here and, like you said, it's a little bit of an autobiographical story. But I am not going to research the director, nor should I have to heading into this film and know what his childhood is. Like that, like that should not be the case. And I'm going to read this because I brought it up earlier, eric, in our group text. And the thing that just absolutely frustrated this was the pinnacle of why this, this movie, and I think a lot of these, maybe Ghibli films, are going to piss me off, is this. This person reviewed the movie actually earlier today. We're truly watching a master of his craft in our time. I'm not going to argue with that. That might be true. These are just are not for me. But like some other studio Ghibli films, I feel like I have to watch it once or twice more to really interpret the story, maybe even read the book, but I'm not mad about that at all. And then there's some other stuff in here, like are you kidding me? Like I have to do research before watching one of these movies. And listen, I didn't go to film school. I don't understand the getting out. We're not theater kids, as much as we love musical theater, I'm not going to sit here and claim to understand the ins and outs of filmmaking, but I know when I don't like something that was pretty easy to establish very, very quickly.

Speaker 1:

It is tough because people love their studio Ghibli film not films, because everyone, I think, has one that they don't like just as much as they have one that they love. But a lot of people have several films that they love and they just stand by that brand of filmmaking. You know what I mean. Like it's just, sometimes it's a little bit of blind faith that the movie is going to be good. And I think a lot of people came into this one thinking just that. Our friend Joanne friend of the show we'll plug her again in the show notes go check out her shop. She's got a lot of great merch, including some spirited away like merch studio Ghibli stuff. She even walked out like what did we just watch? Like what exactly did we see here? And I think that was really telling.

Speaker 2:

Right, yeah, that's such a good point because everybody has their film that they stand by, and you know, again, I have just decided that this is not for me. Could I watch another one in the series at some point, possibly not going to do it right now because I don't want to go into that film with a negative attitude already, because I've already been soured on what on these last two films that I've watched. That's not fair to the director, not fair to these films. But I just was like what in the world is going on? And at some points when I was like, okay, I'm about to get invested here and then it would again take a really confusing turn and I could not for the life of me, figure out what in the world was going on. Voice acting solid, really, really solid, although the people that we are really excited to hear aren't in the movie very much. I don't know if that's a spoiler or not, but that was one of the things we were looking forward to and it just didn't happen. And it's just again. Another strange film, and I know these are all strange, all of these films are strange, but you know what? People are just going to stand by Miyazaki and these films and I totally get that. We kind of have the same thing with Bong Joon-ho, but we also watched a movie earlier in this year, another international feature or was like the party, one of the two and the host and we acknowledge this isn't his best work and you know, but it doesn't seem like some people in the fan base are willing to admit that maybe there are. There could possibly be some flaws in the filmmaking, like the ones that are really, really dedicated to defending it. It's that's the point of fandom where it gets to be a little bit too much, right, and all of us have been guilty of defending a franchise or whatever, maybe a little bit too, a little bit too much, but for me it is what it is and I'm not going to watch anymore right now, not going to have my daughter watch them or anything like that. That's just where this is going to have to be. I'm interested to see, eric, how you feel now, about 24 hours after we've seen the film.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, so you gave me a lot of shit for giving it the score that I gave it, because I did walk away saying and admitting like you really shouldn't have to see a film more than once to know if you even like it. Or better yet, what you gave me shit for to understand it. You know what I mean. Like there should be a basic understanding of what the film is trying to achieve 24 hours removed. Like there is a basic story that is here. This is, you know, about a kid who has gone through loss and is put in this really kind of uncomfortable, tough situation and it's like a showing of how to navigate through that, from you know thoughts of self-harm to how do you adjust to life after loss and the introduction of someone taking like a parental figure that you don't necessarily want there. Like there are themes like that littered throughout this movie. Again, it's like what I said with Spirit of the Way, though this movie really does kind of care about those themes more than making a cohesive story. I'm curious, phil, to throw it back to you how much of this do you think is like a cultural thing? Because there are certain things that happen in this movie. For example, we wonder very early on why two adult characters are kind of involved and like how it was just kind of swept under the rug. Apparently that was a normal thing to happen in those situations after a loss regarding like keeping the family's fortune together. So, without getting the spoilers, that's like a normal thing in World War II, japan Error Times, which, again, how would I have known that? But is it a cultural thing? Because I think that's part of it and remember and think about this too.

Speaker 2:

We just watched a film that we love, that we just mentioned, in Godzilla minus one, that has a founder family in it and I nearly wept in that film over some of the events that happened in Godzilla minus one. So, yes, it's certainly especially during this time, like you said, when people were experiencing loss at an alarming rate. This is what they did and because family value, like a full household remember how like, not disgusted, what's the word I'm looking for just how taken aback the main characters, friends and family, were that this family in Godzilla minus one was just thrown together. They weren't married, they weren't the actual parents of this child. It was looked at as if it were like a sin, you know. So keeping a cohesive family unit together, certainly part of the time, and one of those things that Is very prevalent and that's what's going on here. It's just strange to see and and so many of the movies that I, that we love, there's just so much structure and I just haven't seen that in these two movies that I've seen and that for me, it causes it to things to fall apart very, very quickly. We've talked a lot in the past about how I don't like your Jiu Jitsu Kaizen. But you've come, are you? You recently stated to me there's a lot going on within those first few episodes of that show and you kind of at least understand a little bit more why. I said that kind of you know what was going on was a little bit confusing for me. You've come around like you've stated that to me now and I think that's a little bit of what's going on here. If there's not something that, if like a not necessarily a complete straight through line that I can follow, but at least some bits of like breadcrumbs of what's happening in the story. If that's not happening, I think I just check out honestly that that could be what's happening here and that may be the ADHD enemy or the autism speaking. I don't know what it is, but it's something there that just does not allow me to follow a Story that doesn't have a, again, a cohesive set of tracks to follow. I don't know, maybe that's what's going on. What's that? What's that? That, that tick-tock memes like? Well, it appears we both have autism, don't? That's what's happening.

Speaker 1:

It's just how many, how many sticks are on the floor, that's. I Mean a hundred, a hundred. No, it's three. It's three. I Like, I get it, I get it. It can be an attention span thing and you know, you know you mentioned just your two kinds of, which is like totally different, totally off topic. And I gotta say we're going through one of the we're eating right now. We are going through one of the best seasons and I'm happy for you guys.

Speaker 2:

I'm not gonna like recent, in recent times.

Speaker 1:

I get it, but you do have to like put the time in and you do have to kind of Figure things out, and it's not always Kind of like cookie cutter and like there's a way to do that. In an interesting way, we have walked away from films where we were like wow, that was really complex and we had an appreciation for it. Some of these studio Ghibli films have been hard to kind of pick up. This movie, though, again, I think, has enough going for it. You know we're gonna talk about our letterbox score, the rod and tomato scores that are out there, our opinions on that, but I think this movie has enough where I could recommend it to someone to form their own opinion, because I think maybe I Don't know maybe if you've experienced that loss or if you've had a similar childhood, maybe you will relate with this movie more. That's my opinion on it. I think you and me don't relate to it for that reason. But let's get into some of our scoring, let's get into some of the scores that are out there and have a dialogue about how this film is doing right now and what we gave it ultimately.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, so currently and this has changed a little bit from right before we went to the movie currently a 96% certified fresh tomato meter score and a 91% audience score. I believe right before the weekend, eric, it was at like a 82, 83% audience score. So that score has gone up and you know that's again. People love these movies and majority of the letterbox scores on the, the site and the app are positive. I think it's averaging a 4.0 on Letterbox. Let me just confirm yeah, a 4.0 on letterbox. So, but I can't give something that I that I didn't enjoy or understand, a high grade or recommend it to anybody that I know Personally and that's why I gave it a 2. If you haven't already seen that over on tick tock, I gave it a 2 out of a 5 because I don't ever want to see it again. I won't don't really want anybody that I know to see it because I don't want to discuss it with them ever again. But if it's any Consolation, I watched an animated film today where Adam Sandler was a lizard and I gave that a one and a half. So that was better than that. So maybe that's some sort of saving grace. I don't know, don't watch Leo or this. Honestly, I don't know. I don't know.

Speaker 1:

Pretty, pretty wild. You know you talked about the, the stop motion, like animation that's in the background. What was your score for wish again?

Speaker 2:

Two and a half. Ok so which was a little bit better than this movie, but this movie was a little bit better than Leo.

Speaker 1:

This is the things I get OK. I mean, that would have definitely spiced this movie up.

Speaker 2:

Chris Pine would have saved this, the hero of wish, by the way.

Speaker 1:

Out of curiosity, before I give my score, were there any performances from the English dubcast, which is how we saw it? If you haven't caught on to that, were there any performances? Without giving away? You know who was in it for how long that you really appreciate it. I think you know. Off the bat, robert Pattinson was like wild, but anyone else?

Speaker 2:

Robert Pattinson. I would like to see him in more more dub stuff. That would be really great. Willem Dafoe, while we got him it's always great to hear that unhinged man in any project that he's in. Florence Pugh, I thought really, really solid. And then Dave Batista when he showed up, understandable.

Speaker 1:

That's understandable. I think this movie has enough of appeal, from Studio Ghibli's kind of aura. It has really good cinematography and animation. There are visual beats of this movie that the next morning I kind of thought of. You know, they did kind of come to mind. Now did I, you know, just like revere this movie, like, and had a dream about it, and I was like I can't stop thinking about it. No, but Phil, you know, a movie just has to not be forgettable. And while I didn't quite understand this film, it wasn't that forgettable to me and I think it had enough of those beats to warrant a three. And only because, in migrating scale, once anything's below a three, it's pretty much like I can't recommend it. It's just not recommendable. And a two and a half seems a little harsh. But it could go there, like if you gave it a two and a half, I think two is a little harsh, but if you gave it under a three, I'm also like not in a position to argue with you, like I'm not going to argue over a half a point or a point, so that's not much of a difference. I think we're pretty much on the same wavelength. I think I just have a deeper appreciation for it, but even that can't make me go any higher. Like, my deeper appreciation for it probably brought it from a 2.5 to a three, if we're being honest. Yeah.

Speaker 2:

And you certainly had, like I said, coming out of it, you definitely had a better. I don't want to say understanding, I think we're all a little lost in the moment, but like you talked about with, with spirit away, you know it's something that it sticks with you. I totally get that. What I was like, wondering if you would come back on here and be like, so I saw it again. I would have strangled you. Honestly, I would have Homer Simpson, bart Simpson no, not you. If you said I saw it again, that two hour runtime was was long.

Speaker 1:

I was. You know for how much I didn't like spirit away the first time. The reason I liked it the second time I watched it was because a lot was happening to your point. We kind of we kind of get going pretty quickly in spirit away as an example, and I don't think it's really fair to keep continuously going. I don't think it's really fair to keep continuously comparing this movie to Miyazaki's arguably best movie, but it's the one we literally just did for late to the party, which, if you haven't heard, you should go to that episode next.

Speaker 2:

So I also, I don't know to play devil's advocate. I think it is fair because if, if you have brought so many beloved films to the table and for the most part you hit, then I feel like no we should still be able to compare you to your best work. Everything Bong Jun Ho has done to parasite and there's an argument that's not his best movie. So, like I think the other side of that, I think it is fair.

Speaker 1:

Yeah Well, first off, I think we know that it's not. I think we know that's memories of murder, memories of murder.

Speaker 2:

I think we know that, although I'll say this I would watch parasite before memories of murder.

Speaker 1:

As I do.

Speaker 2:

You watch probably murder is a better film.

Speaker 1:

Yes, yeah, you know, does this mean I get a pass for every time I bring up Makoto Shinkai's work and I'm like it's not as good as your name. Yeah, yeah, okay.

Speaker 2:

Okay.

Speaker 1:

Cool, susan May sucks. I hate that movie. I just want that to be on the record Susan May.

Speaker 2:

I'm pretty sure I have this listed behind Susan May on my letterbox.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, no, you're not going to catch.

Speaker 2:

Susan May as a funny chair.

Speaker 1:

Oh, somebody did say, you know, as we're kind of winding down the episode I was going to, I might save this for the Patreon.

Speaker 2:

No, I'll do it now, because we're going to talk about, maybe, some spoiler and stuff there Way down there, way too long into the year, awards will go over our lists.

Speaker 1:

No, we will go over our full letterbox list, but I'm probably going to go over some of my letterbox list because of this comment on Tiktok. The comment was you do not need to enjoy films to rate them highly unless you're like 11 years old. And I don't quite get the comment, because why wouldn't you rate a film highly to enjoy?

Speaker 2:

it and why is 11 the cutoff?

Speaker 1:

Weird. These, these, these like grown men with kids, like talking about kids so freely on this app is so odd to me.

Speaker 2:

It's so odd. It's, uh, it's interesting, which is why I am not allowed to go on there.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, don't get me started. I literally unwrote a text to you saying you shouldn't have even responded 13 hours ago. But I was like no, I'm just going to piss them off because technically it was your fault. I was like I'm not going to do that, I'm just going to, I'm just going to tell you to stop and just be done with it. So, uh, don't come at us on the in the comments in Tiktok, otherwise I'll unleash Phil. That's, that's what's going to happen.

Speaker 2:

Yay.

Speaker 1:

I'm Jordan. There was one thing oh yeah, you definitely don't want Jordan but it's scary.

Speaker 2:

You don't want Jordan. The one thing I did like was the little tiny ghost things. Those were cute.

Speaker 1:

So we have the sprites and uh spirited away, and then we had these little cute things and you know, funny enough, I didn't think this movie had a lot of like iconic, like character creations Not really, but again, visual imagery was there, the voice acting top notch. I would love and I'll leave this question to you, phil, as we get ready to end this episode I would love to see more films from Iazaki. This was being promoted as his final film. That may not be the case.

Speaker 2:

He said that before.

Speaker 1:

He said that before and there are rumors that he is going to continue, so let's say he does. Would you like that, if not for yourself? For cinema in general, my answer is a resounding yes. If we you had some more of these big like cast, cast of like famous people in these movies, with that style of animation, I think it's great for film. But what do you think?

Speaker 2:

No, absolutely. And again, as I mentioned the spirit of the way, I understood wholeheartedly why this is some people's comfort film. I totally get it and there is so much space for this type of creativity and you know, honestly, the only thing I could, I could say that maybe I would like even better. Eric is, as much as we love these cast we love David Batista, Robert Pattinson, Florence Pugh I'd really love to see some of our voice actor friends get a shot at some of these films. I think that would be even better. But such as Hollywood, you know, can't really do too much about that. But absolutely. If you were to continue making films like this that people love, then that's great. I'll just not see them. It's not hard. If you don't like something, just don't pay attention to it.

Speaker 1:

That's fair. That's fair. And again, I know, with the international feature, sometimes these can be hit or miss. And I think, phil, this is the first film we both don't like for the same reasons. But I hope that at least on my side I was able to give enough positives, phil. You gave some positives for you to make your own decision on whether or not you should see this in theaters. And again, the real reason why we wanted to do spirited away Boy in the Harons in theaters. Now Go check it out, form your own opinion and let us know what did you think about the film. Are we on the right track? Do you think we're completely wrong? Why? Let us know and we'd love to hear from you, phil, so they can find out where they can let us know that information. Why don't you let everybody know where they can find us and other episodes on the podcast?

Speaker 2:

Yeah, Thank you so much for sticking around, whether it's your first time or if you've been here for a long time. Either way, we are super appreciative of you checking out the content. You can find all the rest of our episode library within the show notes in the link tree and you'll find literally everything you need to past episodes of late to the party of international feature, all of that and it's a great place to make sure you keep up with what's going to happen here in a couple of weeks, which is our end of the year awards. It is our big award show that we do at the end of this. At the end of every year, we bring in some friends to give their picks for best and worst of that year. So, of course, this will be the 2023 version the most anticipated award show in probably entertainment history, and you know we are very excited to bring that to you guys. You can also follow us on Instagram and TikTok. We have probably a couple more films we're going to see here at the end of the year, so Instagram and TikTok is the best way to keep up with those reviews. We're going to go see migrating, right? Migration.

Speaker 1:

Stop Migrating. You want to see it so bad, but you don't know the name. We've seen it in every trailer, right before the movies. We've seen, like in the last 30 days Migrating and Aquaguy too.

Speaker 2:

We're going to go see both of those films. I still have a few more films to see to get to my platinum status for the Cinemark Club, so I have to sit through some films that maybe I wouldn't otherwise. So we'll see what happens. And again, tiktok and Instagram are the best places to keep up with that. If you want to support the show, you know a couple of things. You can share episodes, share the podcast, tag us, let us know that you're listening, let other people know that they're listening or that you are listening, and you can leave us five star reviews on Instagram, instagram, spotify, apple podcast, wherever you're listening. That's also great. And if you find yourself wanting to spread the holiday joy a little bit more towards us, eric will let you know how you can do that, yeah.

Speaker 1:

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