Why would you ever put this person in THAT role? Can they even act their way out of a paper bag? Well, hopefully we can all learn from the casting director's mistake.
Here were some of the answers.
Imagine this. It's the mid-'80s. You're making a badass action movie about an immortal Scottish warrior who has spent 4 centuries defeating others of his kind in single combat. You sign Sean Connery...
...And cast him as a f*cking Egyptian pretending to be a Spaniard, then cast Christopher Lambert as the f*cking Highlander.
Red Dawn (2012)
Remember that movie where Josh Peck and Chris Hemsworth were supposed to be brothers?
Okay this is probably the ONLY time in history I'll EVER be able to tell this story so here it goes!
I was in high school when Red Dawn was filming. They decided to do the airplane blowing up and the home town house shots in my neighborhood in Mount Clemens MI. Cue me being psyched because I was a big Drake and Josh fan (that nickelodeon show).
So I stop by one day and they have the caution tape up so you can't just walk right in. There's this huge line of young girls trying to see pretty much any actor but they're all busy. I squeeze my way to the front and ask the person (idk someone who worked on the film back end, keeping the crowds back) if we could come back and see some filming. He said yes, they're done for today but will be filming a car chase scene tonight at 3am.
I asked my mom, "if I wake up will you come with me to go watch the scene being filmed" she didn't think I would do it and said yes. I set an alarm, woke her disbelieving a** up (but she held her promise!) and we walked over there (a few blocks away). Walked right up to that same person from earlier in the day by the caution tape. I reveal how big of a fan I am for Josh Peck and he says, "just a moment, let me check".
All the sudden JOSH PECK WALKS UP with cheese and crackers in his mouth because he's on break. He looks hella tired because it's f*cking 3am and he's probably wondering what weird *ss fan is coming by at this time to get a pic. We got a photo with my old crappy point and shoot (which I'm super sad about because that photo has been lost to time somewhere). I had forgotten to bring something for him to sign! So I had him sign some random receipt for a movie ticket (lol, not his movie either).
I REALLY wish I was more prepared because that's the one and only time in my life I've ever met someone famous. And it just felt so goddamn cool! I was riding that high for months! And then the movie came out, and we all went to see it opening night in the local theater (AMC on Gratiot for you MI folks). It was an all around blast.
Dear Josh Peck, if you're reading this, I'm still a huge fan. I really looked up to you growing up and you were soooo cool! I hope you get to read this and maybe I can have a real photo and autograph when I'm more prepared and it's not 3am.
She Has The Range
Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan in Fifty Shades movies... painful how little chemistry those two had!
There were a lot of reports that the pair had drama off-screen and that it had an impact on their performances.
I will say that Dornan is fantastic in The Fall... He plays a serial killer with a bondage fetish. Highly recommend it if you want to see his range.
I'm serious about the "range" comment. They're the same character on paper, but he works magic in his Fall role. I was actually tempted to cheer for him to get away with everything because he was so compelling.
Stop Taking Roles
Whoever was put in charge of casting Valerian. I loved the world building and the plot, it was pretty well written, but damn the leads screwed it over.
Must be nice being raised in a well connected rich family.
Everyone in The Last Air Bender, bonus points for also having terrible screen writer and director decisions.
It still pisses me off that not only did they mispronounce Aang's name, they pronounce it differently every time they say it at all, sometimes changing pronunciation halfway through a single line.
Logan Lerman as Percy Jackson. IIRC, he was 17 when filming the first movie, where Percy was supposed to be 12. Casting was part of the reason that the movie was terrible compared to the books.
I'm like 90% sure they cast her just because of her eyes.
My Best Friend's Gadget
Rupert Everett as Dr Claw.
People complain about Matthew Broderick, but I can at least see why he was cast. His bumbling, over-the-top doofus shtick COULD have worked for Inspector Gadget. I mean, it didn't....but it could have. I get what they were going for.
But Dr Claw, one of the greatest children's villains of recent times, as a flamboyant gay fashion designer type??
Londoners have never forgiven Dick Van Dyke for his cockney accent in Mary Poppins.
50 years is a long time to bear a grudge, forgive him for the sequel this December.
In defense of Van Dyke-he has stated he wasn't sure he was doing it right. But the cast and crew was full of Londoners and nobody ever told him he was doing it wrong. Many Londoners might hate him for it, but apparently there was at least a handful that were ok with it.
Jai Courtney as Kyle Reese.
Jason Clarke as John Connor
Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor
Matt Smith as ...whatever the hell that was supposed to be.
Let's just draw a big line through Genysis, shall we?
The Nic Cage Theorem
My theory of Nic Cage is that he goes so hard in the paint with every role, completely throwing himself into it without a hint of irony, that it makes you oddly care.
It's like when you got a corny school presentation in junior high. Most kids would make an effort to act like they didn't care, to signal how dumb they thought it was. That's pretty boring to watch, and it's cringey in retrospect because those kids actually care a lot about what the class thinks and are putting so much effort into seeming nonchalant. Then there's the kid who brings in fourteen dioramas, dresses in costume, passes around his own handouts and gets HELLA into it. You might snicker a little at first but that absolute insane level of enthusiasm is contagious, and somehow crosses the threshold into cool -- because supernerd doesn't actually give a fuck what the class thinks; he LOVES this shit.
Most actors would be too cool to take roles like Ghost Rider. They'd listen to publicists telling them it was cheesy and lame. And if they did take the role, they'd play it safe or with an undercurrent of irony.
But Cage? He doesn't care if you think it's dumb or corny. He takes roles he's interested in and gives it his 100000%. That's why even if the movie is total garbage, he's weirdly compelling to watch and somehow super likable, because he's crossed the nerd-cool threshold.
Shia laBeouf as Indiana Jones Jr.
I don't dislike the guy and think his meme only status is a little undeserved.
Before 2008 he seemed to have this niche as reluctant underachieving heros. He was good in constantine, and he was good in the film adaptation of holes, despite not being overweight like in the book.
In transformers he was completely believable as a guy screaming for his life with giant robots fighting around him.
But in kingdom of the crystal skull, he's supposed to be this tough motorcycle guy spouting one liners? I remember thinking to myself that I could honestly beat this guy in a fight. I was ready to throw hands with a fictional character to prove a point.
The girl who played Lily Potter in DHII. How many times in the book does it say that Harry has Lily's green eyes...and then they cast a kid with brown eyes??? It annoys me every time I watch it.
So Lily and James Potter as adults. Wtf. They died in their 20s, yet they appear to be in their 40s. That has always annoyed the crap out of me. I get it, if Harry is a teen 20 somethings wouldn't be believable, but come on, people would figure it out.
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Bonnie Wright as Ginny Weasley. I clicked on this thread with the sole intention of finding this, and posting it if it wasn't here.
I have no doubt that Bonnie Wright can be a decent actress, but she and Dan Radcliffe had zero chemistry whatsoever on the screen. To the point that I wish movie-Harry had ended up with Luna, which was a possibility I had never considered while reading the books.
No Thanks Villain
Jessie Eisenberg as Lex Luthor. G-ddamn, everyone blames Jessie Eisenberg but he played that character like I would have expected. It's not that he's a bad actor, he shouldn't have been cast as Lex.
The guy that replaced Daario Naharis on Game of Thrones. The first guy was so exotic looking. He looked like he came from a different part of the seven kingdoms. The second guy was so generic looking. He looked like Jon Snow or Rob Stark. Not the actors fault but it was such a bummer.
Both Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves in 'Dracula'. Without them that film would've had a real shot at becoming a true horror masterpiece.
Don't know what was up with them in that one btw; they're not usually horrible actors. Winona was fantastic in Stranger Things.
What's the worst casting decision you've ever seen in film or TV?
Have you ever been reading a book, watching a movie, or even sitting down for a fantastical cartoon and began to salivate when the characters dig into some doozy of a made up food?
You're not alone.
Food is apparently fertile ground for creativity. Authors, movie directors, and animators all can't help but put a little extra time and effort into the process of making characters' tasty delights mouthwatering even for audiences on the other side of the screen.
Read on for a perfect mixture of nostalgia and hunger.
AllWhammyNoMorals asked, "What's a fictional food you've always wanted to try?"
Some people were all about the magical foods eaten in the magical places. They couldn't help but wish they could bite into something with fantastical properties and unearthly deliciousness.
"Enchanted golden apple" -- DabbingIsSo2015
"The Minecraft eating sounds make me hungry" -- FishingHobo
"Gotta love that health regeneration" -- r2celjazz
"Pretty sure those are based off the golden apples that grant immortality. Norse mythology I think?" -- Raven_of_Blades
Take Your Pick
"Nearly any food from Charlie and the Chocolate factory" -- CrimsonFox100
"Came here to say snozzberries!" -- Utah_Writer
"Everlasting Gobstoppers #1, but also when they're free to roam near the chocolate river and the entire environment is edible." -- devo9er
"Lembas" -- Roxwords
"The one that fills you with just a bite? My fat a** would be making sandwiches with two lembas breads and putting bacon, avocado and cheese inside. Then probably go for some dessert afterwards. No wonder why those elves are all skinny, eating just one measly bite of this stuff." -- sushister
Some people got stuck on the foods they saw in the cartoons they watched growing up. The vibrant colors, the artistic sounds, and the exaggerated movements all come together to form some good-looking fake grub.
The One and Only
"Krabby patty 🍔" -- Cat_xox
"And a kelp shake" -- titsclitsntennerbits
"As a kid I always pretended burgers from McDonalds were Krabby Patties, heck from time to time I still do for the nostalgia of it all. Many of my friends did the same thing." -- Thisissuchadragtodo
"The pizza from an extremely goofy movie. The stringy cheese just looked magical lol" -- ES_Verified
"The pizza in the old TMNT cartoon as well." -- gate_of_steiner85
"Only bested by the pizza from All Dogs Go to Heaven." -- Purdaddy
Get a Big Old Chunk
"Those giant turkey drumsticks in old cartoons that characters would tear huge chunks out of. Those things looked amazing, turkey drumsticks in real life suck and are annoying to eat."
Slurp, Slurp, Slurp
"Every bowl of ramen on any anime, ever." -- Cat_xox
"Studio Ghibli eggs and bacon" -- DrManhattan_DDM
"Honestly, any food in anime. I swear to god half the budget no matter what the studio goes into making the food look absolutely delicious." -- Viridun
Finally, some highlighted the things that aren't quite so far-fetched, but still far enough away that it's nothing we'll be eating anytime soon.
That tease can be enough to make your mouth water.
What's In It??
"Butter beer" -- Damn_Dog_Inappropes
"came here to say this. i was pretty disappointed with the universal studio version which was over the top sweet. it was more of a butterscotch root beer. i imagine butter beer to be something more like butter and beer, which wouldn't be crazy sweet, but would have a very deep rich flavor" -- crazyskiingsloth
Slice of the Future
"The microwave pizzas in back to the future two" -- biggiemick91
"I've been fascinated with those for years! They just look so good!" -- skoros
As Sweet As They Had
"The Turkish Delight from Lion Witch & Wardrobe. The real ones I had weren't bad but nothing special." -- spoon_shaped_spoon
"Came here to say this. I know it's a real thing, but I always imagined that it must have been amazing to betray your siblings over." -- la_yes
"You're used to freely available too sweet sweets. For a WW2 era schoolkid, it would have represented all the sweets for an entire year." -- ResponsibleLimeade
Here's hoping you made it through the list without going into kitchen for some snack you didn't actually need.
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When a movie rakes in a ton of cash at the box office, the studio that made it has only one thing on its mind: "How do we keep shaking this money tree?"
Unfortunately, that means they make sequels, sometimes sequels on sequels on sequels.
At times, the sequels are solid. They tie nicely into the first film, emphasizing the qualities that brought folks out to the first one, while immersing them into that world for another great couple of hours.
But sometimes, it's wildly clear that the longterm planning behind a sequel was minimal at best. These part two's are truly terrible experiences, made even more disappointing by the excitement created by everyone's love for the first.
Some Redditors shared the worst examples.
Sullivans97 asked, "What is the worst movie sequel ever?"
Plenty of contributions to the thread were noteworthy simply because the Redditors' deep hatred for a sequel spurred them to write a very entertaining review.
"Son of the Mask. Worst sequel. Worst movie. Worst piece of entertainment. Worst experience to sit through as a human being."
Oddly Specific Analogy
"Independence Day: Resurgence."
"What the fu** was that giant heap of steaming camel sh**?"
Two Key Elements
"The plot is mostly driven by Mushu acting like a real piece of sh**, and Shang gets turned into the butt monkey of the movie as a consequence."
"Vastly inferior to the first one."
Just Horrible Decisions Every Step of the Way
"Where is Speed 2?"
"Speeding cruise ship (Zzzzzzz)"
"WTF were they thinking?"
Other people chose to discuss the sequels that, for whatever reason, chose not to include the key attributes that made the first movie so good.
Whether it was the absence of character, actor, or overarching theme, the experience was as puzzling as it was frustrating.
Insert Muscle Here
"Kindergarten Cop 2. Yes it does exist and it is a bad as it sounds. Dolph Lundgren takes over the role of Schwarzenegger." -- TheBassMeister
"Bro, don't be such a jabroni. Imagine, a super ripped, super smart cop-in a mesh tank top-named officer Dolph Lundgren." -- why_not_fandy
"Ugh wtf the movie was great why make another one" -- c_girl_108
"American Psycho 2. It wasn't even originally intended to be a sequel, they just shoved the name on it and added loose references to Patrick Bateman. Awful." -- Mountain_Situation89
"Mila kunas who is in it was told it was a different name and was pissed when they ended up making it a 'sequel' " -- Imfrank123
"Yea, that's the thing. The movie would have been a decent film if it was just a serial killer film and not an AP sequel." -- JennyBean2000
"It had some okay parts, but what they did to Justin Long's character completely undercuts the meaning of the first movie. And no Ryan Reynolds."
Last, some people realized that any film franchise that goes beyond two installments is just asking for things to go downhill in a hurry.
Once you cross three--and even four--your just too far from the source.
What Even Is Home Alone 5?
"Home Alone 3, 4, and 5" -- theWet_Bandits
"I honestly enjoyed 3, sure it made no sense at all, but I can look past that and really enjoyed it. 4 and 5 on the other hand, I barely remember what 4 was about and had completely forgotten that 5 existed until just now." -- botbattler30
End of the Mummy Era
"The third Mummy movie." -- goshawkgirl
"Fun fact: The trailer for Mummy 3 has Brendan Fraser saying "here we go again" and Ben Stiller thought that line was ironically hilarious in terms of cranking out soulless sequels and it inspired the 'here we go again....again' line in the fake trailers at the beginning of Tropic Thunder." -- Call_Me_Koala
Part of the Reboot Frenzy
"Not to repeat others here (hopefully), but the 4th Indiana Jones movie should never have been made."
"For what it is worth, The odd numbers are great, the even numbers are terrible with the last one being one being Steven Segal bad."
So there you have it. A full list of movies to avoid at all costs no matter how bored you are flicking through Netflix lists.
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Oftentimes I like to do my best Ghostface impression and aggressively ask people what their favorite scary movies are. Because I personally have a lot! At the same time, I'm also terrified that at any point, I could end up getting my head punched off by Jason Vorhees (Part 8 of the series--best one IMO).
Real life contains the scariest horrors you could ask for. So aren't we all living in a horror movie, in a way? At least, these people sure freakin' were.
In the words of the legendary Mary Vivian Pierce in the film Pink Flamingos, “Murder merely relieves tension”. I’m sure the following Redditors felt differently.
Nothing scarier than the woods at night.
Went into a real deep woods hike for only the second time in my life.
My gps broke and had to rely on my compass. Got turned around a few times because I couldn't remember the direction I came from, and it was getting dark. Lost the trail way.
But the woods are weirdly silent in the dark and alone.
It was around 2am by the time I found the trailhead.
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My friend and I got lost late on one foggy night in the Italian countryside. There were rats all over and every once in a while we heard someone scream.
I've never been more sure I was about to get murdered than I was that night.
Could've also been a lynx, but they are much rarer in Italy.
At least she wasn’t speaking in tongues.
My mom is quite the sleep talker, but it's usually pretty short and incoherent when it happens. One night as a teenager, I woke up to her scream-yelling the Hail Mary prayer (my bedroom was across the house and upstairs).
Difficult to get back to sleep after that one.
Sometimes scary sh*t ends up just being funny coincidences. Super funny. Right?
Don’t give them any ideas.
I was exploring an abandoned mental asylum and then got the scare of my life when a scary looking person inside one of the rooms was just staring at me without moving. Turns out some joker had left a cardboard cutout there.
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I was driving home on backcountry roads at midnight in heavy fog. Like can't see 10 feet in front of you thick. Suddenly I see an all-white silhouette running in front of the car. Every hair on my body stood up. I immediately think "oh god, oh f*ck, it's a f*cking woman in white, I'm gonna f*cking die"
Nope just a drunk who dove into the ditch.
Gotta love paranoia.
When I was about 12, my parents went out for dinner leaving me home alone. We lived out in the country, on a private road with only three other houses, surrounded by cow fields and wooded areas.
I went into the the kitchen and glanced out the window towards the trees and there in the fading light I could see a person walking slowly through the woods. They were wearing all black, moving slowly and appeared to pause behind trees. My heart started pounding so hard in my ears I couldn't hear anything else and I was weak and shaky from fear. I froze and just watched them. Would they come to the house? Where were they going?
This was before cell phones but I suddenly remembered my mom had left the number of the restaurant by the living room phone. Slowly, I made my way towards the living room, trying to watch this stranger in the woods.
Just as I entered the living room, all the lights in the entire house went out. By this time it was nearly dark outside. I started openly sobbing and in the dark I heard a weird boom like noise. That was it, I ran to my parents room, hid under their bed and sobbed. That's where my mom found me hours later (it felt like).
Well, turns out the stranger in the woods was a stupid cow that had busted through a fence, the lights going out was from an accident a few miles away (hit the power line) and the boom was the pilot light in the gas stove. Man, I have never been that scared in my life though!
I have a lot of questions.
A naked man who was covered in blood chased me across a park at 2 in the morning. I was totally alone. He just wanted money for a bus (????) and luckily nothing bad happened but I thought I was going to die.
But of course, the genuine horrors do exist. And they aren’t scary in a fun horror movie way, they’re actually terrifying because they can happen to anyone.
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I am a "baby" in a car seat in between cousins in backseat. Dad is driving. This is in the 80s and it is my aunt's insistence that I am in this seat even though I am like 5.
A sleeping semi driver is coming over into our lane and there is a cliff on other side. Basically my dad did some amazing driving but semi blew us up. I am uninjured sitting in the seat swinging my legs while everyone is unconscious. They all wake groaning. Dad doesnt wake up.
Long story short just minor scrapes and dad has broken leg. But the crunch of metal and those few seconds/minute of being the only "alive" person was quite fear inducing.
Glad they’re all ok now.
Two days after my now boyfriend told me he liked me he fell from a zip line and broke his back. Almost died. 6 months later he got into a car wreck from a drunk driver - almost died. 6 months after that, he passed out and had to have emergency brain surgery, again, almost died. I now have severe anxiety/separation anxiety/and ptsd. That whole year was a f*cking nightmare
Edit: we're both okay now, the brain injury was almost a year ago. But TBIs take a while to heal so he still has side effects. Thankfully our relationship is still strong; he's physically getting better and I'm healing emotionally too. Lucky for him, the trauma of the injuries has caused him to forget the majority of the pain and memories of those incidents.
ALWAYS wear a helmet.
Driving home from work at 23, listening to my favorite song.
I pull up to a red light, and see this guy on a motorcycle coming up next to me in the other lane. I rolled down my window to compliment his bike when he stops. He doesn't, and runs the red light. He hits a car going at least 55mph. His motorcycle shatters apart, he goes flying, hits the hood of another car, and lands on the ground and rolls into the curb (no helmet). The car he hit with his motorcycle was totaled. I had to step over his body to talk to the police. He was still alive when they got there. I regret not holding his hand. It was just a normal day, and all of a sudden it felt like the rug was pulled from out beneath me. He was only 18.
Edit: The song was Sunny by Boney M., for those curious
What did we learn today, kids? Foxes scream like humans, shadowy figures are usually cows or drunken rednecks, and once again, PLEASE WEAR A HELMET WHEN YOU RIDE ANY KIND OF BIKE.
Scary sh*t surrounds us. But where there is horror, there are heroes. So next time you think you see a scary figure in the woods, know that Bruce Campbell is probably right around the corner
I hate hypocrites. They are the bane of my existence. All you have to do is stand behind your words. How hard is that? You said them. I especially get peeved when people bloviate on a topic and condemn and holler but then when it comes to them doing it... silence.Redditor u/ErrForceOnes wanted to know about the moments people chose to curiously "pay no mind" by asking... What is a GIANT hypocrisy that no one seems to mind?
Hypocrisy is everywhere; it's like a disease. And sadly everyone does it. Some of us indulge in smaller doses than others. But some people live their life by it. Like how can you support civil servants, like police, firefighters, etc... yet try to find ways to hide money in order to not pay taxes? Tell me... I'll wait.
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Italian moms that say you're too fat then say I'm making grandma cry by not finishing my pasta.
Celebrities positioning themselves as champions for social justice while launching a clothing line with no comment on the labor conditions their garments are made in.
The Porn Industry
Why is prostitution considered a crime, but it becomes perfectly legal once a camera is put beside them?
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall...
You can get away with WAY more crap, in general, when you're attractive.
But we all kind of aspire to attractiveness and it's not like it's attractive people's fault, exactly. So what is there to be done?
So true. Money and beauty are treated like virtues and they aren't. They're luck of the draw. It probably helps you to be a better person if people assume that you are gentle and clever just by looking at your face or wallet.
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People screaming at you if you don't want Kids and Kids are the greatest thing in the World and then turn around and whine how expensive they are and how annoying yadda yadda.
Yeah see... humans are a mess. And too often then not, personal conviction and dignity are just a myth, or a punchline. Double standards have always been a way of life. And many of us have begrudgingly learned to navigate.
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If a skinny person wears something out of the ordinary, it's a fashion statement and awesome. It can even just be something like a crop top or overalls.
But God forbid a fat person wear the same thing.
The hypocrisy hypocrisy. People love to call it out but rarely notice it on themselves and if they notice it then it's something completely different or a distraction.
That's the worst. I hate that I have to hate that. But if I don't hate it, then the hate will just continue. So, really, my hate comes from my love of an end to hate. So anyone who hates my hate hates love. And we must hate anyone who hates love!
My own personal hypocrisy; When I was a lot less well off financially, delivering pizzas trying to get through college, I kept a cup of coins in my car. When a homeless person would approach me for spare change, I gave them the cup. Most of the time it was nearly full, so there was probably 20-30 dollars in there.
Now that I have a good salaried job, even if I've got a few bucks in my wallet, I tend to not even make eye contact anymore. I know it's awful, I know it makes me crappy, but the last 4-5 years have made me a jaded craphead towards people in general. I used to be so hopeful and I wanted to help everyone, and tried to live a life that reflected that.
Now, while my general and political morality is pretty much the same, my personal morality has gotten more grey. I'd jaded, I hate people, I assume the worst of people I used to assume the best of. I don't really care about the strangers around me like I used to, but I still expect everyone else to.
It's so freaking frustrating when it becomes entrenched. "You did this, it's your fault" "you should've known to do x, its your fault" Yeah bro your problems aren't my problems and if all you do is make excuses and blame me for them, it's not going to be my fault when you don't develop as a person and accomplish your dreams. I'm sure they'll find someone to blame though.
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Politicians work part time, are given free housing, education, and health care, and exempt from the everyday violence we experience, but refuse to lift a finger to help us.
Just speak a truth and live it. Yes, it maybe hard. But what part of life isn't? Hypocrisy is just lying. Plain and simple. And it's a sin to lie.
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