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Ralph Fiennes (Red Dragon, Maid in Manhattan, Schindler's List) and Miranda Richardson (The Hours, Sleepy Hollow, The Crying Game) have joined the all-star cast of Warner Bros. Pictures' Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the fourth film adaptation of J.K. Rowling's popular Harry Potter novel series. Fiennes will play Harry Potter's nemesis, the evil Lord Voldemort, and Richardson takes on the role of muckraking journalist Rita Skeeter.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is directed by Mike Newell (Mona Lisa Smile, Four Weddings and a Funeral) and produced by David Heyman from a screenplay by Steve Kloves. David Barron serves as executive producer.

As previously announced, the production has welcomed several new cast members to the ensemble, including Brendan Gleeson, who plays Hogwarts' new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher Mad-Eye Moody. Frances De La Tour plays the Headmistress of Beauxbatons Academy of Magic, Madame Maxime; Roger Lloyd-Pack plays the Head of the Department of International Magical Cooperation, Barty Crouch; Pedja Bjelac plays Durmstrang Professor Igor Karkaroff; Jeff Rawle plays Amos Diggory; and David Tennant plays Barty Crouch Jr.

New additions to the young cast include Robert Pattinson as Cedric Diggory; Stanislav Ianevski as Quidditch star Viktor Krum; Clemence Poesy as Fleur Delacour; and Katie Leung as Cho Chang.

Daniel Racliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and Tom Felton once again reprise the roles of Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger and their archrival Draco Malfoy, respectively. In the roles of fellow Hogwarts students are Matthew Lewis as Neville; Devon Murray as Seamus; Jamie Waylett as Crabbe; Joshua Herdman as Goyle; Alfie Enoch as Dean; Oliver and James Phelps as Fred and George Weasley; and Chris Rankin as Percy.

Returning to the adult ensemble are Robbie Coltrane as Hagrid; Michael Gambon as Headmaster Albus Dumbledore; Robert Hardy as Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge; Shirley Henderson as Moaning Myrtle; Jason Isaacs as Lucius Malfoy; Gary Oldman as Sirius Black; Alan Rickman as Professor Snape; Maggie Smith as Professor McGonagall; Timothy Spall as Peter Pettigrew; and Mark Williams as Arthur Weasley.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire will be released in November 2005 by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.


A fitting cast, this movie is getting better and better, and I'm also happy that Lucious Malfoy is back!

And in other news, we all know the 6th Harry Potter book is called the Half-Blood Prince, but who do you guys think it is??

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theyve made 3 harry potter movies already? i think ive seen one, and it was alright, but damn, i thought i wouldve heard about it when they came out

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I thought Henry Cavill was going to play Diggory. Maybe he is still entered in the Superman Sweepstakes. Upon a quick Google search, Katie Leung doesn't strike me as a Cho Chang at all. They're taking a risk making this huge fourth book as one movie, hopefully they don't do the same with the fifth. Anyway, the Harry Potter series takes a definite turn for the better at the end of this book, so I look forward to how Mike Newell attacks it.

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I think Miranda Richardson will be awesome as Rita Skeeter. I loved her in Sleepy Hollow.

I know nothing about the guy playing Voldemmort..but I am interested to see how he does.

The guy playing Mad Eye was Hamish in Braveheart...he should do an awesome job.

And as long as Sirius is back....I am happy.

I can't wait for this movie!!!!

As for the Half Blood Prince....I have no idea.

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They're taking a risk making this huge fourth book as one movie, hopefully they don't do the same with the fifth.

Why? Taking out all the rubbish parts of the fifth book and leaving only the good bits will make the film of the Order Of the Phoenix about....25 minutes.

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Anyways, the Potter series "gets badass" just about now...

Definently. As for the Half-Blood Prince, I don't know if its a new character, I mean it would be kind of late to introduce a new character in the second last installment of a series. But if it is, I'm down with that. For some reason I think its Hagrid.

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Alright, this is taken from Mugglenet, provides some intersting theories/facts about the 6th and 7th book, and this thread will be updated by me for any more news on the movies or the books.

These are facts straight from the mouth of J.K. Rowling, and were gathered from numerous online chats with her. Everything here is confirmed.

Random facts about the book

The sixth book is called Harry potter and The Half-Blood Prince

There will be a new Minister of Magic, no more Mr. Fudge.

We will find out what happened to Hagrid's half brother Grawp. He will be a bit more controllable in book 6.

The Dursleys are in the next book, but Harry's stay with them will be the shortest yet. In book 5 he stayed for 4 weeks, so we know his stay will be less than 4 weeks.

Cho Chang will not be a romantic interest of Harry in Book 6, however there will be a "little romance" for Harry says JK.

In books 6 and 7 we will find out exactly why JK killed off Sirius.

Harry becomes even more powerful in book 6.

In books 6 and 7 we will find out why Dumbledore trusts Snape.

We will find out what happened to Wormtail AKA Peter Pettigrew

More about the animosity between Snape and Sirius will be revealed in the last 2 books.

JK has said that giving away the form of Snape's boggart and patronus says too much. We'll definitely find out what Snape's worst fear is, and it'll be important.

Hermione and Draco will NOT end up together in book 6 or 7. (never heard of that)

We will find out what exactly Dudley saw when he looked at the dementors.

The reason Voldemort and Harry both didn't die when Voldemort tried to kill Harry, will be revealed.

We will see more of Draco's mother, Narcissa Malfoy, now that Lucius is busy.

We'll learn more about Harry's scar in the last 2 books.

Moaning Myrtle will make an appearance again, as will Tonks.

More about Voldemort's birth will be revealed, thus helping us understand why he is so evil.

Muggles begin to notice "more and more odd" occurrences in book 6, says JK.

The wizarding world is really at war in the sixth book.

Harry will tell his dearest friends about the prophesy after it sinks in to him.

We will learn more about Harry's relatives, including his grandparents (though JK says they aren't really important to the story)

We will find out what happened to Sirius's motorbike.

Book 6 will be shorter than the 5th book (or at least JK's 99% sure, but will not swear on her children's lives)

There will be no "new" nationalities of children at Hogwarts. Hogwarts is a British school, and JK says that adding foreigners for the sake of it is not in her plans.

During an interview, when JKR was asked in which Hogwarts room she'd like to be for 1 hour, she said it would be a room in which Harry has been before, but doesn't know its importance. Yet. (this could have happened in book 5, but we're unsure)

It's very important in the plot that Harry has his mother's eyes, and that her wand was very good for charms.

During an interview for Kids BBC, Victor Greensteet (reporter) asked Rowling if Harry would have a dragon for a pet. This is what she replied: "You can't tame a dragon, no matter what Hagrid thinks. It's simply impossible. So no. He has more common sense. He MAY have a different pet in the future, but for now, I won't say anything else". (This could have been buckbeak, but I'm sure we can expect more pets)

In the same interview for Kids BBC, the reporter asked J. K. if Harry had ever used the internet, and this is what she had to say: "No. They (the Dursleys) won't let him go near Dudley's computer, and Dudley is the only one who has a computer. They hit him if he gets too near to the keyboard. So the answer would be No. I use it a lot, but Harry doesn't. Wizards don't really need to go on the web. They have an even better way to find out what's happening in the outside world, which I think is a lot more fun than the Internet, but I'm going to keep quiet on this one."

The choice between what's right and what's easy will be a pillar of the plot in Harry's last 2 years at Hogwarts.

Harry's parents' profession will be a big part of the plot.

And now some Theories on the last remaining books, this is where the fun part begins :P

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince - Theories

A few theories have surfaced regarding future books from the happenings in Book Five. These are the best we have so far, however please do send any theories you may have that haven't already been glanced upon to Greg. (Please note: We do not post all theories - Those which are badly worded, obvious to almost anyone, or seem nearly impossible may be ignored.)

Send your theories to Jude.

We've all heard that Dumbledore knows pretty much everything that goes on at Hogwarts. He also didn't care if he lost all his acclaim except taking his face off the chocolate frog cards. Perhaps Dumbledore is using the chocolate frog cards of himself in the same way that the portraits of old headmasters spy on others. After all, look at all the times Harry and Ron have gotten chocolate frog cards with his picture on them. --Submitted by Sara

*Emerson's Note: That's definitely possible, but maybe it was just a humorous quote JKR added to remind us why Dumbledore is so cool.

There is much speculation that we haven't heard the last of Professor Trelawny's prophecies. It is likely that she will make another before the series concludes, so why not book six?

Harry and Voldemort can't duel because Fawkes's tail feather is in both wands causing the reverse spell effect. So Harry isn't going to be able to use his wand against Voldemort's wand; the power to kill him is going to have to come from somewhere else. Where or what it is, I don't know, but it can't be wand magic. --Submitted by Ashley

Sir Patrick Delaney Podmore (the head of the Headless Hunt) could be related to Sturgis Podmore from the Order of the Phoenix. --Submitted by Anka

Dudley beat up a ten-year old named Mark Evans, who, coincidentally, shares a last name with Harry's mother. I dont think he will be Harry's lost brother because he's 10 (meaning Lily didnt die "that" night - which is impossible due to her protection on Harry). However, maybe Lily and Petunia had a brother? --Submitted by Anka

An interesting anagram: "persues Evans" = "Severus Snape". Could Snape have been in love with Lily? He certainly hated James; He could even have been "the source" that warned Dumbledore and the order that Voldermort was after James and Lily. --Submitted by Anka.

Could this also have been the motive for Snape becoming a spy?

*Note from Adam: It has been pointed out that "persues" should actually be spelt "pursues" - This makes this anagram void.

From what was said in book five, it would be logical to assume that Harry is Sirius's heir. So not only will Harry inherit Sirius's fortune and properties, but he will be the owner of 12 Grimmauld Place, and Kreacher's master. Harry is therefore going to have to control his feelings regarding the betrayal of Sirius (from Kreacher), and will have more responsibilities. --Submitted by Oswaldo

Percy wrote a letter for Ron which attacked Harry and Dumbledore - or so it seems! If the letter is read in another way, warnings for the group begin to appear: advice about Umbridge taking control of Hogwarts; Possible removal of Dumbledore from the Headmaster´s office; the Minister of Magic trying to portray Harry as a psychotic guy; and lots of others. Could this suggest Percy is working for the Order (undercover), and perhaps Mr. Weasley and Percy, in the need of a cover staged the fight? --Submitted by Oswaldo

On page 861 of the American version of OoTP, Nearly-Headless Nick tells Harry, "I know nothing of the secrets of death... I believe learned wizards study the matter in the Department of Mysteries." I'm assuming that Nick is referring directly or indirectly to the veil that Sirius fell through. It's entirely reasonable for the veil to be a connection, gateway, portal, whatever, to another plane: the plane where people go when they die. The veil is possibly an experiment by such 'learned wizards' trying to contact the dead or make a connection to this other plane. In this case, as Sirius didn't die from Bellatrix's spell, but merely from crossing the one-way gateway into this other plane, then the whispering voices that Harry hears are the voices of the dead, and this leaves the 'veil' open for later contact with Sirius - assuming that if one gets close enough, he or she can actually talk with the dead.

I believe Mr. Weasley will become the Minister of Magic. The reasons are two: Fudge will probably be thrown out of office for not telling anyone about Voldemort; Ron said (in book 5 that "they have as much chance of winning the house cup as dad becoming Minister of Magic." And when Ron jokes about something, he's usually right. Who better for Dumbledore to place at the top than Mr. Weasley? --Submitted by Stevie

Recycling of a book 5 theory that never materialized, but could in future books:

In the first book, Hagrid told Harry he didn't think Voldemort had enough human left in him to die. In the fourth book, Voldemort needed human blood to bring him back to life. At the end of book 4, after Harry explained what Wormtail and Voldemort did to him, Dumbledore had a 'look of triumph' in his eyes, could this possibly be because Voldemort was human-enough to die? -Submitted by Lucy

On page 835 of the American verision of the OotP, Dumbledore said he protected Harry with old magic that Voldemort hated and underestimated, or in other words, Lily's lingering protection that flows in Harry's blood. Later on in the conversation, Dumbledore said the locked door in the Department of Mysteries has a force that is "more wonderful and more terrible than death." He also said that Harry has such quantities of that power and Voldemort has none. Voldemort couldn't possess Harry because "he could not bear to reside in a body so full of the force he detests." Dumbledore told Harry that he didn't need Occlumency after all because his heart had saved him. So could all of this mean that Lily's lingering protection was love? Could this type of strong love be the power in the locked room that Harry has and Voldemort doesn't? Plus, maybe Voldemort couldn't possess Harry because Harry's body was full of his mother's love. Voldemort couldn't stand to be in a body filled with motherly love. Voldemort never knew what a mother's love for her child is because his mother died when he was born. And he certainly didn't get any love from his father, who dumped him in an orphanage.

*Note from Jamie: Maybe 'love' is just what JKR wants us to think and she has told us all this to throw us off scent. There may be another power that Harry has that resides inside the Department of Mysteries.

Could Harry be a metamorphmagus? In SS/PS JKR writes that Harry had grown back his hair over night after his Aunt Petunia had given him an awful haircut. You obviously have to concentrate on changing your appearance if you are a metamorphmagus, and Harry was concentrating very hard on his hair because he was worried about the way it looked. --Submitted by Amanda

Lucius Malfoy was a guest at the Quidditch World Cup, and he was credited for making a significant contribution to St. Mungo's. In Order of the Phoenix, we are continually reminded of how Lucius buys people, such as the Minister of Magic. Also, someone made the poor guy snuff it in the same ward as the Longbottoms. Could it be that Lucius Malfoy is seeing to it that Neville's parent's conditions won't improve? I believe so, and I also believe that there is more to those gum wrappers than we know as well. --Submitted by David

Book Seven Theories

I think the outcome of book 7 is pretty well set. Voldemort will die, whether Harry goes with him or not is uncertain. Voldemort must die because if he lives on, with Harry dead, he will never die! No other person would be able to kill him due to what the prophecy said, he wouldn't even die of old age of disease because he isn't mortal anymore. He would just live on forever and eventually take over the wizarding and muggle world - No writer in their right minds would kill off the whole world! --Submitted by Nicole

In book seven, Dumbledore will be killed by Voldemort. It will be the last and final straw before Harry kills Voldemort. He will sacrifice himself for Harry, and pay the consequences. Harry will then have a great power with in him, more wonderful and more terrible than anything before, and finally defeat Voldemort. There is another side to this story though. It might very well be possible that Wormtail will sacrifice himself instead since, he is in dept to Harry. Harry's Mom loved him so much that she gave her life for him. She gave him a power that Voldemort could not understand, love. Obviously she is not his enemy, but Wormtail is. He is the reason why Harry's parents are dead. Harry's enemy Wormtail (aka Peter Pettigrew), will give his life to save him, and give him a power that Voldemort will again, not understand. -- Submitted by GeorgiaT

Harry will destroy Voldemort the same way his mother did. Harry will sacrifice his life, most likely for either Hermione or Ginny, and the spell will rebound with such intensity from the first time that Voldemort will utterly be destroyed! As for Harry, will he come back to life or not, that is something only JKR can determine. Hopefully she will let him live in the end. -- Submitted by Eric

Something HUGE will be revealed about Lily Potter.

General Facts Not Disclosed in the Books

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Prefects can take points, Ron got it wrong in OotP, which makes him a pretty poor prefect eh?

Fred and George Weasley were born on April Fool's day (no joke).

Ginny Weasley's first name is Ginevra and she is the first female Weasley born for "several generations," says JK.

Author Weasley has 2 brothers.

Molly Weasley's maiden name is Prewett.

Crookshakes is half Kneazle.

The infamous Weasley cousin who was cut from the books was called Mafalda. She was in Slytherin.

Dean Thomas's father was killed by Death Eaters when he refused to join them. Neither Dean nor his mother know this.

Dean Thomas's was called Gary in the first drafts of the Philosopher's Stone

Harry's middle name is "James."

Hagrid, Lily, and James were in Gryffindor. (Hagrid was NOT in Hufflepuff.)

Lily Potter's maiden name was Evans.

There are about a thousand students at Hogwarts. (True, that doesn't seem right, but J.K. said so, and she's the boss.)

James Potter was a Chaser on the Gryffindor Quidditch team. (They said he was a Chaser in the books, Seeker in the movie.)

Hermione's birthday is September 19th, Ron's is March 1st.

James Potter inherited lots of money, so he didn't need a well-paying profession.

James Potter inherited the invisibility cloak from his father.

Witches and wizards have longer life spans than muggles.

The Gringott's goblins' return the muggle money they acquire back into circulation.

The approximate value of a Galleon is about five pounds ($7.30 or 8.00 Euro), though the exchange rate varies.

Dumbledore is 150, McGonagall is 70 (and is really an old softy, just doesn't act like it), Snape is 35 or 36.

Hogwarts school motto, "Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus," means, "Never tickle a sleeping dragon."

If placed in front of a mirror, the inscription on the Mirror of Erised ("Erised stra ehru oyt ube cafru oyt on whosi") reads, "I show not your face but your hearts desire."

The happiest people do not become ghosts (12) (therefore we can take it that ghosts are people that died while sad, angry, etc. Myrtle was teased, Nearly Headless Nick didn't have his head completely chopped off, the Bloody Baron was...lonely?)

The Hogwarts teachers do not stay at Hogwarts during the Christmas holidays. Filch, Hagrid, and Dumbledore do.

A few of the Hogwarts professors have spouses, but that information is restricted for reasons we will find out about later. (5)

To remove the tail that Hagrid gave Dudley in the hut on the rock, the Dursleys went to a private hospital where the staff was very discreet, and said that a wart had got out of control. (9)

Aragog is an Acromantula (see "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them"). (6)

Dragons can't be domesticated, no matter what Hagrid thinks. (6)

There's more to the cats in the story (Crookshanks, Mrs. Figg's cats, Mrs. Norris, etc.) than meets the eye. (9)

The animal an Animagi turns into is a reflection on his/her personality. (8)

For Hagrid, keeping dangerous creatures is all about overcoming something that could kill him. (6)

Azkaban is in a sea north of the North Sea. A very cold sea. (12)

You can do unfocused and uncontrolled magic without a wand (like when Harry blows up Aunt Marge), but to do really good spells you need a wand. (5)

Muggle school is not required for wizard children prior to attending Hogwarts. (9)

A magical quill detects the birth of every magical child, and records it in a book; Professor McGonagall sends an owl to each child when he or she turns 11. (14)

Thought I would share that would you, anyway if Harry or Dumbledore dies at the 7th book, I will cry..I hate being sensitive, but I'll cry like a baby. :P

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I was sitting here thinking when it came to me.....

The Half Blood Prince is going to be........Neville Longbottom!!!!

(Yes, I mean that)

Thanks for the big post Laice....very informative.

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I was sitting here thinking when it came to me.....

The Half Blood Prince is going to be........Neville Longbottom!!!!

(Yes, I mean that)

Thanks for the big post Laice....very informative.

I thought the Longbottom family was one of the four all magical families, with the Blacks, Malfoys and Weasleys.

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I can't really think of a way to make the 4th movie good if it's all one movie :/ There's too much stuff going on that relates to the main plot that would be very hard to cut from the movie. So far, all 3 movies have been below average, and I see this one going the same way.

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Does anyone thing that the DUrsley's or maybe one of them(most specifically Harry's aunt) will die? Voldermort probably already knows that they're one of the obstacles he msut pass to get through Harry...and since this is going to be his shortest stay it also makes sense. As for the Half-Blood Prince, it could be Lupin or Snape. We don't even know the blood of Snape yet, so he is a possibility.

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Does anyone thing that the DUrsley's or maybe one of them(most specifically Harry's aunt) will die?  Voldermort probably already knows that they're one of the obstacles he msut pass to get through Harry...and since this is going to be his shortest stay it also makes sense.  As for the Half-Blood Prince, it could be Lupin or Snape. We don't even know the blood of Snape yet, so he is a possibility.

Don't think any of the Dursley's will die. There's still a lot going on with the Dursley's (What Dudley saw with the Dementor, how much does Pertunia know etc.) so I don't think any of them will be killed off, at least in Book 6 anyway.

As for the Half-Blood Prince, what about Dumbledore? What "blood type" is he?

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Dumbledore could be part of Godric Gryffindors blood. He knew about the sword which means he could of wielded it himself.

If you want to take the article below into consideration, the Half-Blood Prince can now be ANYBODY, other than Harry Potter, Voldemort, Tom Riddle and Mark Evans (all characters which Rowling already denounced as HBP possibilities). This was the article, you can find it in the FAQ section on the site:

Why are some people in the wizarding world (e.g., Harry) called 'half-blood' even though both their parents were magical?

The expressions 'pure-blood', 'half-blood' and 'Muggle-born' have been coined by people to whom these distinctions matter, and express their originators' prejudices. As far as somebody like Lucius Malfoy is concerned, for instance, a Muggle-born is as 'bad' as a Muggle. Therefore Harry would be considered only 'half' wizard, because of his mother's grandparents.

If you think this is far-fetched, look at some of the real charts the Nazis used to show what constituted 'Aryan' or 'Jewish' blood. I saw one in the Holocaust Museum in Washington when I had already devised the 'pure-blood', 'half-blood' and 'Muggle-born' definitions, and was chilled to see that the Nazis used precisely the same warped logic as the Death Eaters. A single Jewish grandparent 'polluted' the blood, according to their propaganda.

My theory: the Half-Blood Prince will not be half-blooded. It will be either a pure-blood or a Muggle-born character, but coined 'half-blooded' by Voldemort and his supporters just because of their racial hatred. Everyone seems to think the HBP will be half-blooded by fact, but I think the HBP will be pure/Muggle-blooded by definition because it would come as a major plot surprise.

People are often labeled what they shouldn't be. People can be degraded because of their actions or beliefs. People are often held to expectations that they can't often meet or don't want to meet. The phrase "you aren't half the man your father/brother/grandfather was" explains my theory in some respect.

This line of thinking leads me to think that maybe this "prince" is a pure-blood who defied the ways of his pure-blood lineage and was labeled a "half-blood" by them in turn. A couple of people this could reflect on would be Neville Longbottom, Sirius Black, Severus Snape(possibly), and Draco Malfoy. All of them are pure-bloods(except maybe Snape) who could be looked at by their family (or by others) and labeled as "half-bloods" for their actions against their "pure" lineage. Draco would of course need to do something good to qualify but he has the potential supposedly if you believe in certain theories.

A prince trashed on and forgotten by a mass of people, only to rise again, would definitely make for a nice plot don't you think?? :D

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I'm gonna guess that the half-blood prince is either Ron,Lucius or Hermonie.

It could be Hermonie just to throw people off seeing as she is half-blood anyways. The legend, or whatever, of a half-blood prince could have been slightly wrong with gender etc. That'd be a good swerve.

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Is it just me or does any one else think they better start filming these things two at a time, like LOTR or The Matrix. The cast mainly the kids are getting older and at this rate by the time the 6th movie is made they'll be college graduates.

Just something I been wondering about since the end of the second Potter movie.

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