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Colleen Dewhurst

Any stories about this actress?

by Anonymousreply 132January 28, 2023 4:02 PM

She was great.

by Anonymousreply 1January 24, 2023 3:44 AM

r1 Yes, yes she was.

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by Anonymousreply 2January 24, 2023 3:53 AM
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by Anonymousreply 3January 24, 2023 3:54 AM
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by Anonymousreply 4January 24, 2023 3:54 AM
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by Anonymousreply 6January 24, 2023 3:58 AM

I remember best as Marilla Cuthbert in Anne Of Green Gables (1985)

by Anonymousreply 7January 24, 2023 3:58 AM
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by Anonymousreply 8January 24, 2023 3:58 AM

(Oh, how I've fought with people that love Anne with an E)

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by Anonymousreply 9January 24, 2023 3:59 AM
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by Anonymousreply 10January 24, 2023 4:05 AM

She hit me in the head with a fondue pot.

by Anonymousreply 11January 24, 2023 4:08 AM

I know she did other things but I loved Marilla with Rachel Lynde.

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by Anonymousreply 12January 24, 2023 4:21 AM

She doesn't look a thing like her son. Neither does the son's father. What's up with that?

by Anonymousreply 13January 24, 2023 4:22 AM

A lot of people don't look like their parents, R13. Campbell has his father's eyes.

by Anonymousreply 14January 24, 2023 4:45 AM

r12 I think her and (Richard Farnsworth) Matthew were perfectly cast...

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by Anonymousreply 15January 24, 2023 4:50 AM
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by Anonymousreply 16January 24, 2023 4:50 AM

r12 The pudding - teacher dinner scene... I can't find an adequate link for it but it just captures all of the actors well.

Or when Rachel got told off after the ranting about the raspberry cordial

by Anonymousreply 17January 24, 2023 4:56 AM

Don't fuck with me, Dewhurst!

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by Anonymousreply 18January 24, 2023 5:00 AM
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by Anonymousreply 19January 24, 2023 5:01 AM
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by Anonymousreply 20January 24, 2023 5:09 AM
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by Anonymousreply 21January 24, 2023 5:10 AM

Amazing actress but scared the shit out of me as the Archangel in The Nun's Story.

by Anonymousreply 22January 24, 2023 5:13 AM

What's that movie where she is the mother of a bad guy and she appears brandishing a rifle?

by Anonymousreply 23January 24, 2023 5:37 AM

Ah - The Dead Zone.

by Anonymousreply 24January 24, 2023 5:39 AM

Not a rifle, a revolver.

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by Anonymousreply 25January 24, 2023 5:42 AM

Why aren’t her Anne of Green Gables films available on streaming in the US? They’re classics.

by Anonymousreply 26January 24, 2023 5:55 AM

MEDDLING in other peoples affairs!

by Anonymousreply 27January 24, 2023 5:56 AM

R14 No, not a lot. Most people look like their parents.

by Anonymousreply 28January 24, 2023 6:06 AM

I think Campbell smiles like his mother. George was not much of a smiler.

by Anonymousreply 29January 24, 2023 6:20 AM

She had a real presence and GRAVITAS.

by Anonymousreply 30January 24, 2023 7:25 AM

She was a very handsome woman.

by Anonymousreply 31January 24, 2023 7:40 AM

She was so handsome she looked like a man.

by Anonymousreply 32January 24, 2023 7:53 AM

Her gravel voice was the inspiration for Harvey Feirstein.

by Anonymousreply 33January 24, 2023 7:54 AM

My husband took piano lessons with Campbell when they were kids (Bedford, NY). His mother used to chat with Colleen while waiting for the lesson to be over. She said she was very nice and down to Earth. My husband didn’t like Campbell. None of the other kids did either. Said he was aloof and whined a lot.

by Anonymousreply 34January 24, 2023 2:39 PM

R34- You do have to admit he had a nice ass in Longtime Companion when he took off hit bathing suit to swim in the ocean.

by Anonymousreply 35January 24, 2023 2:41 PM

I would agree, R35!

by Anonymousreply 36January 24, 2023 2:43 PM

Loved huh. A national treasure.

by Anonymousreply 37January 24, 2023 4:02 PM

She was a Christian Scientist so she refused all medical treatment. Stupid, because the cervical cancer that killed her could've been easily treatable and survivable.

by Anonymousreply 38January 24, 2023 5:20 PM

An actor I worked with told me he worked with her and George C. Scott, said nut job George got mad at her and chased her all around the theater and out the stage door and down the street.

by Anonymousreply 39January 24, 2023 5:27 PM

I saw her in two plays (one was Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf) and tbh I liked her better on TV and in movies. She was okay onstage, I don't know why but I wasn't that impressed.

by Anonymousreply 40January 24, 2023 5:29 PM

Someone upthread posted that Colleen looked like a man. She may not have aged well (or we unaccustomed to a naturally aged face), but she was a very attractive young woman and for a time had a sensuous/earthy quality.

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by Anonymousreply 41January 24, 2023 6:03 PM

And here...

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by Anonymousreply 42January 24, 2023 6:05 PM

I never thought she looked like a man. She did have a deep, rough-sounding voice.

by Anonymousreply 43January 24, 2023 9:10 PM

Never looked like a man.

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by Anonymousreply 44January 24, 2023 9:49 PM

R34- Here it is- his Nice ass

Play the video

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by Anonymousreply 45January 24, 2023 10:06 PM

Loved her. I mentioned her name out loud a few days ago and suddenly heres a thread. I also mentioned im against people having kids for their own selfish reasons, and there was suddenly a thread. This happens a lot. Anyway i loved Coleen and Megan Follows in Anne of Green Gables...they just came out of nowhere one xmas yet so many people found it and loved it. 😍

by Anonymousreply 46January 24, 2023 10:27 PM
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by Anonymousreply 47January 24, 2023 10:34 PM

[quote] Based on the life of Kitty O'Neil (Stockard Channing), a young girl who overcame her deafness to become one of the top stuntwomen in Hollywood, and the holder of the women's land-speed record for driving a rocket-powered racing car.

mother played by Colleen Dewhurst

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by Anonymousreply 48January 24, 2023 10:37 PM

She has some kind of speech impediment. Does she say her Vs like W?

by Anonymousreply 49January 24, 2023 10:38 PM
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by Anonymousreply 51January 24, 2023 10:46 PM

R46 A glitch in the matrix.

by Anonymousreply 52January 24, 2023 10:58 PM

Colleen Dewhurst - Sword of Gideon - 1986

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by Anonymousreply 53January 24, 2023 11:02 PM

She gave one of the greatest stage performances I've ever seen in A Moon For The Misbegotten, with Jason Robards and Ed Flanders.

by Anonymousreply 54January 24, 2023 11:13 PM
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by Anonymousreply 56January 24, 2023 11:28 PM

I think she was one of our last "actresses" here in the states - they still exist in England. She was comfortable on stage (I've been told her work with O'Neill's scripts was tremendous). She could also do film and TV. She can be funny, incredibly scary and Anne's adoptive mother in Green Gables. Marvelous.

I saw her in "You Can't Take it With You" in NYC decades ago - delightful production. She was effervesant as the Russian countess, who arrives to make blintzes.

by Anonymousreply 57January 24, 2023 11:31 PM

Wow, some of you are really fucking old to have seen her on stage.

by Anonymousreply 58January 24, 2023 11:33 PM
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by Anonymousreply 59January 24, 2023 11:35 PM
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by Anonymousreply 60January 24, 2023 11:38 PM

Publisher: Scribner (April 29, 2002) Length: 400 pages ISBN13: 9780743242707

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by Anonymousreply 61January 24, 2023 11:41 PM
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by Anonymousreply 62January 24, 2023 11:44 PM

the degrees of separation.... seriously

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by Anonymousreply 63January 24, 2023 11:48 PM

I saw her onstage in "Moon for the Misbegotten." All I remember is that she was barefoot and had a big laugh and seemed to be an Earth Mother.

by Anonymousreply 64January 25, 2023 12:02 AM

[quote] had a big laugh

from her big jaw.

by Anonymousreply 65January 25, 2023 12:12 AM

She won her first Tony the first she was nominated, for "All the Way Home" in 1961.

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by Anonymousreply 66January 25, 2023 12:13 AM
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by Anonymousreply 67January 25, 2023 12:21 AM

r67 on mobile and streaming devices, you can find the movies on cinema, beetv, most of the questionable apks.

It might end up being the only place in a few years time without being split between exuberant fees for each service and costs for individual episodes skyrocketing with this... like paramount since creating their streaming network has seemingly scrubbed the net of the love boat. She was in two episodes. season 8 episode 11 & 12.

by Anonymousreply 68January 25, 2023 12:47 AM

The NYT back in 1967 claimed that Colleen Dewhurst Outshone Ingrid Bergman in O'Neill Play.

I bet that was because Dewhurst kept on walking into Ingrid's light.

by Anonymousreply 69January 25, 2023 12:57 AM

The Moon for the Misbegotten is one of those plays that you're supposed to admire but is a chore to sit through. Even with CD and Jason Robards in the cast.

by Anonymousreply 70January 25, 2023 1:02 AM

r70 it is slow to start but has its moments midway thru

by Anonymousreply 71January 25, 2023 1:05 AM

Her reaction at 9:00 in R67 is charming.

by Anonymousreply 72January 25, 2023 1:09 AM

I was in New York in 1983 and saw You Can't Take it With You on stage. My strongest memory is Jason Robards walking in the street in the daytime and smiling at me as I passed and recognized him. My hotel was in the Broadway district.

by Anonymousreply 73January 25, 2023 1:11 AM

Fantastic smokers voice. She was one tough broad.

by Anonymousreply 74January 25, 2023 1:15 AM

Was she a self-centered megalomaniac?

by Anonymousreply 75January 25, 2023 1:26 AM

[quote]My strongest memory is Jason Robards walking in the street in the daytime and smiling at me as I passed and recognized him. My hotel was in the Broadway district.

Fascinating. Start your own fucking thread.

by Anonymousreply 76January 25, 2023 1:43 AM

r72 That was her gift, she could communicate so much with so little.

her acting itself was spotty at times in performance to performance but her body language, movement was always stellar. A lot of actresses are afraid to look ugly, afraid to react, afraid to laugh, screram or cry on camera or in front of an audience. She would let loose. Or with Marilla, so tightly wound and yet also fidgety, repressed and ready to explode. . . that quiver in her voice that sounded as if she was frustrated and on the verge of tears, whenever she spoke

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by Anonymousreply 77January 25, 2023 1:43 AM

r75 As much as any other performer. She was the stereotype of the bohemian artist with a touch of a sailor's wife or house madam. . . flightly and always moving, introspective and focused on her craft, with a whiskey voice and a cigarette always nearby, with bawdy stories to tell and a wild infectious laugh.

by Anonymousreply 78January 25, 2023 1:48 AM

R78- That's the definition of a BROAD.

by Anonymousreply 79January 25, 2023 1:50 AM

She was a classy broad.

by Anonymousreply 80January 25, 2023 1:53 AM

A drunk George C. Scott would beat Colleen black and blue.

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by Anonymousreply 81January 25, 2023 1:54 AM

R77- You torture me. I was getting into the scene and the show and then the video ended.

by Anonymousreply 82January 25, 2023 1:55 AM

r82 I've tried looking for popup free streaming options, even a few of the sites that play ads of the full thing. That bloody teachers dinner and Marilla's reaction....

or the 2nd one with frenemy teacher coworker -- I really wish they expanded on that story with Ms Brooks more...

Or Diana's great aunt and her love of Anne-girl... more so than her great niece.

by Anonymousreply 83January 25, 2023 2:02 AM

George C. Scott beat the shit out of Ava Gardner when they were dating. Frank Sinatra intervened - he told Scott that if he ever went near Gardner again he would be a dead man.

by Anonymousreply 84January 25, 2023 2:03 AM

She was absolutely lovely in person. I met her when she emceed a small fundraiser that was a private Natalie Cole concert. Randomly , it was hosted by the Limited’s Lex Wexner and we all met Jeffrey Epstein that night too. He was a nobody then, it was pre-island and only a little money. It was in the first couple of years of hanging out with Wexner.

by Anonymousreply 85January 25, 2023 2:12 AM

r82

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by Anonymousreply 86January 25, 2023 2:16 AM

Respect.

by Anonymousreply 87January 25, 2023 2:27 AM

R44 You really think that looks like a man?

by Anonymousreply 88January 25, 2023 2:29 AM

She lacked discipline as a punching bag.

In two marriages to me.

by Anonymousreply 89January 25, 2023 2:32 AM

I've always gotten a kick out of the fact that the two Emmys she won in 1989, for Murphy Brown and Those She Left Behind, were for performances that aired on the same night.

by Anonymousreply 90January 25, 2023 2:39 AM

r85 did you rail lines with Natalie?

by Anonymousreply 91January 25, 2023 2:41 AM

Her voice and Bergen's matched up well. Bergen's parents said the only thing she learned to do in her Swiss boarding school was smoke and drink.

by Anonymousreply 92January 25, 2023 2:42 AM

We'll have to do a side thread on Candice Bergen, but Edgar and Frances were kinda cunts, weren't they?

by Anonymousreply 93January 25, 2023 2:44 AM

r93

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by Anonymousreply 94January 25, 2023 2:50 AM

Here's a story about Colleen Dewhurst for you, OP.

When I was a young gayling watching Murphy Brown, I gasped with shocked delight when THE Marilla Cuthbert came on as Avery Brown. I may have even jumped up and down while clasping my chest. My father, who enjoyed watching Anne of Green Gables with me, was amused that I didn't realize she acted in other parts.

When she died, I was inconsolable, and sobbed when Murphy named the baby after her.

Not the type of story you were searching for, but the only one I have to offer. I will always adore that woman.

by Anonymousreply 95January 25, 2023 2:51 AM

Gently, R95, do you allow your Dad's amusement might have been about something else entirely?

by Anonymousreply 96January 25, 2023 3:10 AM

you can't take it with you (1984)

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by Anonymousreply 97January 25, 2023 7:48 AM

R97 - thanks for the link. That's the production I saw with my parents! Similar story to R95's but with a different actor. When the character Tony Kirby arrived on stage, I gasped, because it was the same actor who played Mike Roy on All My Children (and I loved Mike Roy) - Nicolas Surovy. For all of the famous people on stage, I thought it was so cool that Surovy was doing TV during the day and a Broadway show at night.

by Anonymousreply 98January 25, 2023 10:36 AM

I loved that TV movie she did with Farrah Fawcett where she played Farrah’s mother in law.

by Anonymousreply 99January 25, 2023 12:12 PM

[QUOTE]Her voice and Bergen's matched up well. Bergen's parents said the only thing she learned to do in her Swiss boarding school was smoke and drink.

This is BS about her voice. I smoked and drank and my voice hasn't changed in 40 years. Back when everyone smoked a lot, they all didn't sound like Colleen Dewhurst (or the older Lucille Ball). Those of you who push this line 24/7 ought to realize that.

by Anonymousreply 100January 25, 2023 11:07 PM

There should be a Colleen Dewhurst Channel.

by Anonymousreply 101January 25, 2023 11:14 PM

She was great in When a Stranger Calls. Colleen Dewhurst and Charles Durning turned the movie from C list to A list. Scary and wonderful.

by Anonymousreply 102January 25, 2023 11:28 PM

[quote]Why aren’t her Anne of Green Gables films available on streaming in the US? They’re classics.

R26, they're available to rent or buy as stand-alone films, trilogy, or bundle on Gazebo, unfortunately, there is no option to buy only the first two films as a bundle. Gazebo also has free content:

[quote][bold]Free Previews of Anne of Green Gables[/bold] Enjoy the first 15 minutes of Anne of Green Gables for free.

This includes Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea, Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story, and Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning Preview

[quote][bold]Unforgettable Anne Moments:[/bold] A series of fans' favorite moments from the films.

[quote][bold]Green Gables: Behind The Scenes:[/bold] Exclusive never before seen archival footage. Find out everything you need to know about how the iconic Anne of Green Gables movies were created.

[quote][bold]The Missing Story of Marilla Cuthbert:[/bold] In this stand alone episode from Road to Avonlea, Marilla passes away and Rachel is left with Green Gables and the two young children they have adopted. This story provides the missing link in the chronology of the Green Gables films; between Anne of Avonlea (Anne II) and Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story (Anne III).

Registration is required to watch free content, I haven't watched any of it so I can't say how it is. I own the "Anne of Green Gables" and "Anne of Avonlea" DVDs but have also considered buying digital copies.

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by Anonymousreply 103January 25, 2023 11:58 PM

I defy you bitches not to mist up for this:

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by Anonymousreply 104January 26, 2023 12:42 AM

Or this... Dewhurst uses her voice like a delicately played instrument.

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by Anonymousreply 105January 26, 2023 12:44 AM

Her JAW is bigger and WIDER than Rachel Kempson's.

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by Anonymousreply 106January 26, 2023 1:09 AM

couldn't stand Megan Swallows

by Anonymousreply 107January 26, 2023 1:23 AM

I saw her in Long Day’s Journey into Night.

Amazing

by Anonymousreply 108January 26, 2023 2:17 AM

She was so totally miscast as Marilla.

by Anonymousreply 109January 26, 2023 2:47 AM

Bullshit! Bullshit!

by Anonymousreply 110January 26, 2023 4:11 AM

R110 To whom are you shrieking?

by Anonymousreply 111January 26, 2023 4:14 AM

R109

by Anonymousreply 112January 26, 2023 4:23 AM

R109- She WAS Marilla Cuthbert

Marilla Dewhurst

Collen Cuthbert

by Anonymousreply 113January 26, 2023 5:26 AM

Much as I love Colleen, the quintessential Marilla was Helen Westley in the 1934 movie version.

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by Anonymousreply 114January 26, 2023 4:56 PM

Westley

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by Anonymousreply 115January 26, 2023 4:57 PM

Megan Follows was brilliant in Long Day's Journey Into Night.

by Anonymousreply 116January 26, 2023 5:13 PM

R114, some of us weren't actually born then.

by Anonymousreply 117January 26, 2023 8:21 PM

Colleen IS Marilla and Richard Farnsworth IS Matthew, even though he's an American.

by Anonymousreply 118January 26, 2023 11:32 PM

R118 Thanks for getting us back to Colleen. I appreciate the opinions about actors in the same roles but the thread is about Colleen.

by Anonymousreply 119January 27, 2023 12:14 AM

Is Colleen a true Irish colleen?

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by Anonymousreply 120January 27, 2023 12:21 AM

No, she was NOT Marilla. She was too hearty.

But then that whole series was a travesty.

by Anonymousreply 121January 27, 2023 12:53 AM

I found this LAME ASS version of Anne Of Green Gables from 1975- TEN years before the best version. Anne is played by an actress who looks 35 years old. The Marilla in this sounds like an amateur in small town production. What sayeth the dl about this version?

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by Anonymousreply 122January 27, 2023 4:35 AM

Actually this is Anne Of Avonlea- Anne is still FAR too old and this version still SUCKS ASS.

by Anonymousreply 123January 27, 2023 4:36 AM

[quote] SUCKS ASS.

An American slang idiom. Not to be done literally.

by Anonymousreply 124January 27, 2023 4:42 AM

I work for one of the largest international film festivals in the Country, and a few years back she visited. She was connected to one of the independent films we had. She was lovely. She insisted we close the office at noon on a Saturday and took the entire staff and interns out to lunch (not cheap) - she was friendly and kind....loved her

by Anonymousreply 125January 27, 2023 5:30 AM

Campbell was beautiful and should have had a bigger career.

by Anonymousreply 126January 27, 2023 5:47 AM

Campbell was the Armie Hammer of his era.

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by Anonymousreply 127January 27, 2023 8:02 AM

[quote]Wow, some of you are really fucking old to have seen her on stage.

Tell us you're not the sharpest knife in the drawer without telling us you're not the sharpest knife in the drawer.

by Anonymousreply 128January 27, 2023 8:42 AM

[quote]Wow, some of you are really fucking old to have seen her on stage.

Imagine how old that makes her!

by Anonymousreply 129January 27, 2023 8:54 AM

That’s the BBC version of Anne of Avonlea. They also did Anne of Green Gables, but it’s lost.

by Anonymousreply 130January 27, 2023 11:57 AM

She voiced Pazuzu in Exorcist III.

by Anonymousreply 131January 27, 2023 2:00 PM

She was born in Canada.

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