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Encyclopedia > Flags of Our Fathers (film)
Flags of Our Fathers
Directed by Clint Eastwood
Produced by Clint Eastwood
Steven Spielberg
Robert Lorenz
Written by Book:
James Bradley
Screenplay:
William Broyles, Jr.
Paul Haggis
Starring Ryan Phillippe
Adam Beach
Jesse Bradford
Neal McDonough
Music by Clint Eastwood
Editing by Joel Cox
Distributed by USA:
DreamWorks
Paramount
non-USA:
Warner Bros.
Release date(s) October 20, 2006 (USA)
Running time 132 min
Country Flag of United States United States
Language English
Budget $55,000,000 ([1])
Followed by Letters from Iwo Jima
Official website
All Movie Guide profile
IMDb profile
Marines raising the US flag on Iwo Jima in a publicity still from Flags of Our Fathers.

Flags of Our Fathers 2006 film directed by Clint Eastwood and written by William Broyles, Jr. and Paul Haggis. It is based on the book of the same name written by James Bradley and Ron Powers about the Battle of Iwo Jima and Raising the flag on Iwo Jima. The film stars Ryan Phillippe, Jesse Bradford, Adam Beach, Jamie Bell, Jim Smiley, John Slattery, Paul Walker, Barry Pepper, Robert Patrick, Joseph Cross, Stark Sands, Neal McDonough, Benjamin Walker, Tom Verica, and Melanie Lynskey. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (549x755, 55 KB) This image is of a movie poster, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the movie or the studio which produced the movie in question. ... Clint Eastwood (born Clinton Eastwood, Jr. ... Steven Allan Spielberg KBE (born December 18, 1946)[1] is an American film director and producer. ... James Bradley (late 20th century) is an American author. ... William Broyles Jr. ... Paul Edward Haggis (born March 10, 1953 in London, Ontario) is an Academy Award-winning Canadian screenwriter, producer, film director, and a director/producer of television programs working in Hollywood. ... Ryan Phillippe (born Matthew Ryan Phillippe on September 10, 1974) is an American actor. ... Adam Ruebin Beach (born November 11, 1972 in Ashern, Manitoba, Canada) is a Canadian actor of Saulteaux descent. ... Jesse Bradford. ... Neal McDonough (born February 13, 1966) is an American actor. ... This article is about the film studio. ... Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... Warner Bros. ... October 20 is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Letters from Iwo Jima (Japanese: 硫黄島からの手紙) a 2006 Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning war film starring Ken Watanabe and Kazunari Ninomiya among others, and directed by Clint Eastwood, is about the Battle of Iwo Jima from the perspective of Japanese soldiers. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... United States may refer to: Places: United States of America SS United States, the fastest ocean liner ever built. ... The Dannebrog, national flag of Denmark. ... For other uses, see Iwo Jima (disambiguation). ... // Please note that following the tradition of the English language film industry, these are the top grossing films that were first released in the United States and Canada in 2006; because they may have made most of their income in a later year, they may not be the top-grossing... Clint Eastwood (born Clinton Eastwood, Jr. ... William Broyles Jr. ... Paul Edward Haggis (born March 10, 1953 in London, Ontario) is an Academy Award-winning Canadian screenwriter, producer, film director, and a director/producer of television programs working in Hollywood. ... Flags of Our Fathers (2000) is the New York Times-bestselling book by James Bradley with Ron Powers about the five United States Marines and one United States Navy Corpsman (Medic) who would eventually be made famous by Joe Rosenthals lauded photograph of the flag raising at Iwo Jima... James Bradley (late 20th century) is an American author. ... Combatants United States Empire of Japan Commanders Holland Smith Tadamichi Kuribayashi â€  Strength 110,000 22,000 Casualties 6,825 killed in action,[1] 1,401 died of wounds,[1] 19,189 wounded,[1] 494 missing[1] Total: 27,909 20,703 dead,[1] 216 captured[1] Total: 20,919 The... Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima, by Joe Rosenthal / The Associated Press. ... Ryan Phillippe (born Matthew Ryan Phillippe on September 10, 1974) is an American actor. ... Jesse Bradford. ... Adam Ruebin Beach (born November 11, 1972 in Ashern, Manitoba, Canada) is a Canadian actor of Saulteaux descent. ... Jamie Bell (born 14 March 1986) is an English actor. ... Paul William Walker IV (born September 12, 1973) is an American actor and former fashion model. ... Alex Robert Pepper (born April 4, 1970 in Campbell River, British Columbia) is a Canadian-born actor. ... Robert Patrick (born November 5, 1958) is a Saturn Award-winning American film and television actor. ... Joseph Michael Cross (born May 28, 1986) is an American actor. ... Stark Sands (b. ... Neal McDonough (born February 13, 1966) is an American actor. ... Benjamin Walker, b. ... Tom Verica (born May 13, 1964) is an American actor perhaps best known for his role of Jack Pryor on the NBC drama American Dreams. ... Melanie Jayne Lynskey (b. ...


Eastwood also directed a complementary film on the battle from the Japanese viewpoint entitled Letters from Iwo Jima. It was released in Japan on December 9, 2006 and in the United States on December 20, two months after the release of Flags of Our Fathers on October 20, 2006. Letters from Iwo Jima (Japanese: 硫黄島からの手紙) a 2006 Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning war film starring Ken Watanabe and Kazunari Ninomiya among others, and directed by Clint Eastwood, is about the Battle of Iwo Jima from the perspective of Japanese soldiers. ... December 9 is the 343rd day (344th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... December 20 is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... October 20 is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Flags of Our Fathers is a film about the Battle of Iwo Jima and tells the story of how the three surviving flag-raisers were used as propaganda tools by the United States government to lift the morale of the American people. It also shows the effects of war on the veterans and how they suffered from memories of the war for the rest of their lives. Combatants United States Empire of Japan Commanders Holland Smith Tadamichi Kuribayashi â€  Strength 110,000 22,000 Casualties 6,825 killed in action,[1] 1,401 died of wounds,[1] 19,189 wounded,[1] 494 missing[1] Total: 27,909 20,703 dead,[1] 216 captured[1] Total: 20,919 The...

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Plot

One of the most famous photographs in history was taken by Joe Rosenthal at the Battle of Iwo Jima, during the Second World War. The image of five Marines and one sailor raising Old Glory on Mount Suribachi has been reprinted countless times, and has become an enduring symbol of American heroism. But while almost everyone has seen the photo, few Americans really understood what it represented, and fewer still knew who the men in the photo were. With the U.S. fleet off Iwo Jima in the background, Joe Rosenthal strikes a pose on the summit of Mount Suribachi Joe Rosenthal (October 9, 1911 – August 20, 2006) was an American photographer who received the Pulitzer Prize for his iconic World War II photograph Raising the Flag on... Combatants United States Empire of Japan Commanders Holland Smith Tadamichi Kuribayashi â€  Strength 110,000 22,000 Casualties 6,825 killed in action,[1] 1,401 died of wounds,[1] 19,189 wounded,[1] 494 missing[1] Total: 27,909 20,703 dead,[1] 216 captured[1] Total: 20,919 The... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... France Marines is the name of a commune in the département of Val dOise, France. ... Iwo Jima (Japanese 硫黄島 Iōjima, meaning sulfur island) is a volcanic island in Japan, part of the Volcano Islands (also known as the Ogasawara Islands), approximately 650 miles (1046 km) south of Tokyo (24. ...


Writer James Bradley (Tom McCarthy) knew that his father, John "Doc" Bradley, had served in World War II, and had been one of the men who raised the American flag in the iconic photo from Iwo Jima, and had long heard rumors that "Doc" had been some sort of war hero. But his father never wanted to talk about his war experiences, never owned a copy of the photograph, and refused to answer questions about the war. Only after John Bradley's death did James learn that his father had received the Navy Cross for valor. This discovery led James Bradley to seek out veterans who'd fought at Iwo Jima and ask them about what happened, and to do some research on the other five men who'd appeared in the photo. James Bradley (late 20th century) is an American author. ... Tom McCarthy can refer to any of the following people Tom McCarthy (ice hockey) was an ice hockey player for the Quebec Bulldogs and Hamilton Tigers in the National Hockey League Tom McCarthy (b. ... John Jack Doc Bradley (July 10, 1923 – January 11, 1994) was a US Navy corpsman during World War II, and one of the six men who took part in Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima. ...


The flag raisers represented a cross section of America. There was Marine Sergeant Mike Strank (Barry Pepper) from Western Pennsylvania, Marine Corporal Harlon Block (Benjamin Walker) from South Texas, Marine Private First Class Ira Hayes (Adam Beach) an Arizona Native American, Marine Private First Class Franklin Sousley (Joseph Cross) from Kentucky, Marine Private First Class Rene Gagnon (Jesse Bradford) of New Hampshire and Navy Medical Corpsman John "Doc" Bradley (Ryan Phillippe) from Wisconsin. Sergeant Michael Strank (in Rusyn: Mykhal Strenk; in Slovak: Michal Strenk) (November 10, 1919 – March 1, 1945) was a U.S. Marine during World War II. He was photographed in Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima during the Battle of Iwo Jima. ... Alex Robert Pepper (born April 4, 1970 in Campbell River, British Columbia) is a Canadian-born actor. ... Harlon Block (November 6, 1924 - March 1, 1945) was a marine during World War II. He was photographed in Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima during the Battle of Iwo Jima. ... Benjamin Walker (November 25, 1913) is the truncated pen name of George Benjamin Walker, who also writes under the pseudonym Jivan Bhakar. ... Ira Hamilton Hayes (January 12, 1923 – January 24, 1955) was a Akimel O’odham, or Pima Indian, and an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian Community. ... Adam Ruebin Beach (born November 11, 1972 in Ashern, Manitoba, Canada) is a Canadian actor of Saulteaux descent. ... Franklin Runyan Sousley (September 19, 1925-March 21, 1945) was one of the six men in the famous photograph of Marines Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima. ... Joseph Michael Cross (born May 28, 1986) is an American actor. ... Rene Arthur Gagnon (March 7, 1925 – October 12, 1979) was one of the U.S. Marines immortalized by Joe Rosenthals famous World War II photograph Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima. ... Jesse Bradford. ... John Jack Doc Bradley (July 10, 1923 – January 11, 1994) was a US Navy corpsman during World War II, and one of the six men who took part in Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima. ... Ryan Phillippe (born Matthew Ryan Phillippe on September 10, 1974) is an American actor. ...


James Bradley found that much of what the public "knew" about the photo and the battle was erroneous. Most Americans thought the flag was raised at the end of the battle, after the U.S. Marines had defeated the Japanese. In reality, the flag was hoisted on the 5th day of a 35-day battle, and three of the Americans who raised the flag would be dead before the battle ended.


Iwo Jima was strategically important: it provided an airbase for Japanese aircraft to intercept long-range B-29 bombers and provided a haven for Japanese naval units in dire need of any support available. The capture of Iwo Jima would eliminate these problems and provide a staging area for the eventual invasion of the Japanese mainland. The distance of B-29 raids would be nearly halved, and a base would be available for P-51 Mustang fighters to escort and protect the devastating bomber raids. Hence, the Marines were sent to capture the island.

Marines deployed on Iwo Jima under attack by an enemy they couldn't see.

The Battle of Iwo Jima was the first battle of World War II that took place on Japanese soil. Iwo Jima itself was part of the nation of Japan, so the Japanese soldiers stationed on the island believed they were fighting to defend their homeland from foreign invaders. The Japanese had no hope of victory, and they knew it. All they wanted was to inflict massive casualties on the invading Marines-- and they had an ideal setup for doing just that. The Japanese forces had built a large network of tunnels throughout the island, which meant they could shoot at the Marines from safe, well-fortified positions. They could also make quick, bloody attacks on isolated Marines and then retreat to the safety of their tunnels. The American Marines on Iwo Jima were fighting an enemy they could rarely see. The only way to defeat the Japanese was to locate the entrances to their tunnels and bunkers, then slowly work close enough to toss in a grenade or stick in the muzzle of a flamethrower. This was slow, gruesome work, and the Marines lost more than 6,000 men before their task was complete. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


Early in the battle, on the fifth day, the American forces captured Mount Suribachi. A contingent of Marines erected an American flag on the summit, and a photo was taken of the flag raising. Shortly afterward, Navy Secretary James Forrestal requested that the flag be sent to Washington as a souvenir. When this flag was taken down, a new one had to be put up. Strank, Block, Sousley, Hayes, Gagnon and "Doc" were the men assigned to raise this second flag. While they did, photographer Joe Rosenthal took a snapshot. A few days later, Rosenthal's snapshot was published in newspapers all over the United States. Most Americans who saw the photo believed it commemorated a great American victory, but victory was still weeks away. The bloody battle raged on at Iwo Jima, and three of the flag raisers- Strank, Block and Sousley- were killed in action without being aware of the photo's widespread fame. James Vincent Forrestal (February 15, 1892 – May 22, 1949) was a Secretary of the Navy and the first United States Secretary of Defense. ...


The photo gained symbolic status in America, and the War Department realized that the photo and the flag raisers could have great propaganda value. It took a little while to identify and locate the flag raisers (since there had been two different flag raisings each done by a different group of men, there was some confusion), but once Hayes, Gagnon and "Doc" had been identified, they were brought back to the U.S.A. and sent on a public relations tour to promote the war effort. They were wined and dined, and treated like celebrities. Gagnon loved the attention and his newfound fame, but "Doc" was uncomfortable in the spotlight, and Hayes was showing signs of combat stress. Hayes began drinking heavily, driven by guilt over surviving when so many of his friends had been killed.


When the war ended, all three flagraisers chose to leave the armed forces. Hayes returned to his old Gila Native American reservation in Arizona, where he continued to drink heavily and sank into poverty. He was eventually found dead in a ditch, after a heavy drinking spree.

Ryan Phillippe as John "Doc" Bradley.

Gagnon returned to New Hampshire, where he spent the rest of his life holding a series of dead-end jobs. Having enjoyed his time as a celebrity, he was bitter at having little to show for it in the end, and angry that his 15 minutes of fame never led to wealth or great success in life. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Ryan Phillippe (born Matthew Ryan Phillippe on September 10, 1974) is an American actor. ...


"Doc" was the only flag raiser who lived a fairly happy, normal life after the war. He returned to his hometown in Wisconsin, married his grade school sweetheart, became a prosperous undertaker, and raised a seemingly well-adjusted family. But "Doc" had horrible memories of Iwo Jima (in particular, he'd seen how the Japanese had tortured and mutilated his best friend, "Iggy", and preferred to forget all about it). He stashed away all of his wartime memorabilia (including a Navy Cross that he'd received for racing through heavy fire to tend to wounded Marines), and never showed them to anyone. Doc Bradley never regarded himself as a hero, telling anyone who asked, "The only heroes were the ones who didn't come back." He never forgave himself for not being there to save Iggy. In the end, James Bradley finishes his story and tells the audience why his father and his friends felt uncomfortable being called heroes. The movie ends with a clip of the Marines and sailors at a beach on Iwo Jima and going swimming.

Ratings
Argentina:  16
Australia:  MA
Brazil:  16
Canada (BC/SK):  18A
Finland:  K-15
Germany:  12
Hong Kong:  IIB
Ireland:  15A
Netherlands:  16
New Zealand:  R15
Norway:  15
Peru:  14
Philippines:  R-13
Portugal:  M/12
Singapore:  NC-16
South Korea:  15
Spain:  18
Sweden:  15
Switzerland:  16
United Kingdom:  15
United States:  R

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Critical reception and Box Office

The film received generally positive reviews with the review tallying website rottentomatoes.com reporting that 125 out of the 170 reviews they tallied were positive for a score of 74% and a certification of "fresh".[1] Rotten Tomatoes (http://www. ...


The film made the top ten list of the National Board of Review. Eastwood also earned a Golden Globe nomination for Directing. The film was nominated for two Academy Awards - for Best Sound and Sound Editing. Film critic Richard Roeper said "Clint Eastwood's Flags of Our Fathers stands with the Oscar-winning Unforgiven and Million Dollar Baby as an American masterpiece. It is a searing and powerful work from a seventy-six-year-old artist who remains at the top of his game." and "Flags of Our Fathers is a patriotic film in that it honors those who fought in the Pacific, but it is also patriotic because it questions the official version of the truth, and reminds us that superheroes exist only in comic books and cartoon movies." [2] The National Board of Review of Motion Pictures was founded in 1909 in New York City, just 13 years after the birth of cinema, to protest New York City Mayor George McClennans revocation of moving-picture exhibition licenses on Christmas Eve 1908. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... The Academy Award for Sound Mixing is an Academy Award that recognizes the finest or most aesthetic sound mixing or recording, and is generally awarded to the production sound mixers and re-recording mixers of the winning film. ... The Academy Award of Merit for Best Sound Editing is an Academy Award granted yearly to a film exhibiting the finest or most aesthetic sound editing or sound design. ...


The film has been criticized for essentially expanding a single chapter of the book into a whole movie for political purposes. As a result, some critics described the film as "fiercely anti-war. Eastwood has made it now for a reason."[3]


Instead of a linear storyline like the book, the film is shown through a series of flashbacks. Paul Haggis, the screenwriter of the film, has stated that it could not be told as a straightforward movie because the book was "too big and too good".[citation needed] "The ambitious script ... jumps back and forth in time in ways that could have been a jumble if Eastwood wasn't so adept at cutting a path to what counts. Eastwood's film [is] a fierce attack on wartime hypocrisy and profiteering, is also an indelibly moving salute to the soldiers who don’t deserve to walk alone for following their own sense of duty."[4] Paul Edward Haggis (born March 10, 1953 in London, Ontario) is an Academy Award-winning Canadian screenwriter, producer, film director, and a director/producer of television programs working in Hollywood. ... Screenwriters, scenarists or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies and television programs are made. ...


The movie has been criticized for omitting black soldiers, drawing the ire of a small number of veterans groups. [5] In fact, black Marines are seen in scenes where the mission is being outlined, and during the initial landings - where a wounded black Marine is being carried away. During the end credits historical photographs taken during the Battle of Iwo Jima also show black Marines. This makes the film historically accurate, as although black soldiers fought in the battle, they were restricted to auxiliary roles such as ammunition supply. This means that they would not have been involved in the major assaults on the island but would have solely taken part in defensive actions.[6]


Despite critical acclaim, the movie underperformed at the box office, earning just $65,897,496 on an estimated $90,000,000 production budget.


Cast

Actor Real Life Role
Ryan Phillippe John "Doc" Bradley
Jesse Bradford Rene Gagnon
Adam Beach Ira Hayes
John Benjamin Hickey Keyes Beech
John Slattery Bud Gerber
Barry Pepper Mike Strank
Jamie Bell Ralph "Iggy" Ignatowski
Paul Walker Hank Hansen
Robert Patrick Colonel Chandler Johnson
Neal McDonough Capt. Dave Severance
Melanie Lynskey Pauline Harnois/Gagnon
Tom McCarthy James Bradley
Chris Bauer Commandant Alexander Vandegrift
Judith Ivey Belle Block
Myra Turley Madeline Evelley
Joseph Cross Franklin Sousley
Benjamin Walker Harlon Block
Alessandro Mastrobuono Lindberg
Scott Reeves Lundsford
Stark Sands Walter Gust
George Grizzard Old John Bradley
Harve Presnell Old Dave Severance
Len Cariou Old Keyes Beech
Christopher Curry Ed Block
Bubba Lewis Belle's Young Son
Beth Grant Mrs. Gagnon
Connie Ray Mrs. Sousley
Ann Dowd Mrs. Strank
Mary Beth Peil Mrs. Bradley
David Patrick Kelly President Harry S. Truman
Jon Polito Borough President
Ned Eisenberg Joe Rosenthal
Gordon Clapp General "Howlin' Mad" Smith
V.J. Foster Major on Plane
Kirk B.R. Woller Bill Genaust
Tom Verica Lieutenant Pennel
Jason Gray-Stanford Lieutenant Schrier
Matt Huffman Lieutenant Bell
David Hornsby Louis Lowery
Brian Kimmet Sergeant 'Boots' Thomas

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Trivia

  • Filming took place in Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Iwo Jima (for only two weeks) and in Sandvík, Iceland. Iceland was chosen for the filming due to the characteristic black sand found on the beaches, similar to Iwo Jima.
  • Iwo Jima was digitally recreated for use in the film.

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References

  1. ^ rottentomatoes.com, Flags of Our Fathers entry, accessed January 21, 2007.

DVD

The DVD was released in the US by Paramount Home Entertainment on February 6, 2007. It is devoid of any special features. DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is an optical disc storage media format that can be used for data storage, including movies with high video and sound quality. ... Paramount Home Entertainment (formerly Paramount Home Video) is a home video company founded in 1981. ... February 6 is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


A Two-Disc Special Collector's Edition DVD (with special features) was released on May 22, 2007. It was also released on HD DVD, and Blu-ray formats. DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is an optical disc storage media format that can be used for data storage, including movies with high video and sound quality. ... May 22 is the 142nd day of the year (143rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... HD-DVD disc HD DVD (for High Density Digital Versatile Disc) is a digital optical media format which is being developed as one standard for high-definition DVD. HD DVD is similar to the competing Blu-ray Disc, which also uses the same CD sized (120 mm diameter) optical data... Blu-ray discs Blu-ray Disc is a next-generation optical disc format jointly developed by a group of leading consumer electronics and PC companies called the Blu_ray Disc Association (BDA), which succeeds the Blu_ray Disc Founders (BDF). ...


The Two-Disc Special Collector's Edition DVD is also available in a Five-Disc Commemorative Set which also includes the Two-Disc Special Collector's Edition of Letters from Iwo Jima and a bonus fifth disc containing History Channel's "Heroes of Iwo Jima" documentary and To the Shores of Iwo Jima, a documentary produced by US Navy and Marine Corp. DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is an optical disc storage media format that can be used for data storage, including movies with high video and sound quality. ... Letters from Iwo Jima (Japanese: 硫黄島からの手紙) a 2006 Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning war film starring Ken Watanabe and Kazunari Ninomiya among others, and directed by Clint Eastwood, is about the Battle of Iwo Jima from the perspective of Japanese soldiers. ... The History Channel is a cable television channel, dedicated to the presentation of historical events and persons, often with frequent observations and explanations by noted historians as well as reenactors and witnesses to events, if possible. ... To The Shores of Iwo Jima was a 1945 short war film produced by the US Navy and Marine Corp. ...


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