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Pier Paolo Pasolini
Pier Paolo Pasolini Pier Paolo Pasolini Born March 5, 1922(1922-03-05)
Bologna, Italy Died November 2, 1975(1975-11-02) (aged 53)
Ostia, Rome, Italy Occupation Novelist, poet, intellectual, film director, journalist, linguist, philosopher Notable work(s) Accattone
Ragazzi di vita
Le ceneri di Gramsci
La religione del mio tempo
Dante Alighieri, Giovanni Boccaccio, Geoffrey Chaucer, William Shakespeare, Novalis, Marquis de Sade, Charles Baudelaire, Arthur Rimbaud, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Carlo Emilio Gadda, Giovanni Pascoli, Antonio Gramsci
Pier Paolo Pasolini (March 5, 1922 – November 2, 1975) was an Italian poet, intellectual, film director, and writer. Pasolini distinguished himself as a poet, journalist, philosopher, linguist, novelist, playwright, filmmaker, newspaper and magazine columnist, actor, painter and political figure. He demonstrated a unique and extraordinary cultural versatility, becoming a highly controversial figure in the process.
Pasolini was born in Bologna, traditionally one of the most leftist of Italian cities. He was the son of a lieutenant of the Italian Army, Carlo Alberto, who had become famous for saving Benito Mussolini’s life, and who married an elementary school teacher, Susanna Colussi, in 1921. Pasolini was born in 1922 and was named after his paternal uncle. His family moved to Conegliano in 1923 and, two years later, to Belluno, where another son, Guidalberto, was born. In 1926, Pasolini’s father was arrested for gambling debts, and his mother took the children to her family’s house in Casarsa della Delizia, in the Friuli region.
Pasolini began writing poems at the age of seven, inspired by the natural beauty of Casarsa. One of his early influences was the work of Arthur Rimbaud. In 1933 his father was transferred to Cremona, and later to Scandiano and Reggio Emilia. Pasolini found it difficult to adapt to all these moves, though in the meantime he enlarged his poetry and literature readings (Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, Shakespeare, Coleridge, Novalis) and left behind the religious fervour of his early years. In the Reggio Emilia high school, he met his first true friend, Luciano Serra. The two met again in Bologna, where Pasolini spent seven years while completing high school: here he cultivated new passions, including football. With other friends, including Ermes Parini, Franco Farolfi, Elio Meli, he formed a group dedicated to literary discussions.
In 1939 Pasolini graduated and entered the Literature College of the University of Bologna, discovering new themes such as philology and aesthetics of figurative arts. He also frequented the local cinema club. Pasolini always showed his friends a virile and strong exterior, totally hiding his interior travail. He took part in the Fascist government’s culture and sports competitions. In 1941, together with Francesco Leonetti, Roberto Roversi and others, he attempted to publish a poetry magazine, but the attempt failed due to paper shortages. In his poems of this period, Pasolini started to include fragments in Friulian, which he had learned from his mother.
First poetical works
After the summer in Casarsa, in 1941 Pasolini published at his own expense a collection of poems in Friulian, Versi a Casarsa. The work was noted and appreciated by intellectuals and critics such as Gianfranco Contini, Alfonso Gatto and Antonio Russi. His pictures had also been well received. Pasolini was chief editor of the Il Setaccio (“The Sieve”) magazine, but was fired after conflicts with the director, who was aligned with the Fascist regime. A trip to Germany helped him also to discover the “provincial” status of Italian culture in that era. These experiences led Pasolini to rethink his opinion about the cultural politics of Fascism and to switch gradually to a Communist position.
In 1942, the family took shelter in Casarsa, considered a more tranquil place to wait for the conclusion of the war, a decision common among Italian military families. Here, for the first time, Pasolini had to face the erotic disquiet he had suppressed during his adolescent years. He wrote: “A continuous perturbation without images or words beats at my temples and obscures me”.
In the weeks before the 8 September armistice, Pasolini was drafted. He was captured and imprisoned by the Germans. He managed to escape disguised as a peasant, and found his way to Casarsa. Here he joined a group of other young fans of the Friulian language who wanted to give Casarsa Friulian a status equal to that of Udine, the official regional dialect. From May 1944 they issued a magazine entitled Stroligùt di cà da l’aga. In the meantime, Casarsa suffered Allied bombardments and forced enrollments by the Italian Social Republic, as well as partisan activity.
Pasolini tried to remain apart from these events. He and his mother taught students unable to reach the schools in Pordenone or Udine. He experienced his first homosexual love for one of his students. At the same time, a Slovenian schoolgirl, Pina Kalč, was falling in love with Pasolini. On 12 February 1945 his brother Guido was killed in an ambush. Six days later Pasolini and others founded the Friulian Language Academy (Academiuta di lenga furlana). In the same year Pasolini joined the Association for the Autonomy of Friuli. He graduated after completing a final thesis about Giovanni Pascoli’s works.
In 1946 Pasolini published a small poetry collection, I Diarii (“The Diaries”), with the Academiuta. In October he travelled to Rome. The following May he began the so-called Quaderni Rossi, handwritten in old school exercise books with red covers. He completed a drama in Italian, Il Cappellano. His poetry collection, I Pianti (“The cries”), was also published by the Academiuta.
Adherence to the Italian Communist Party
On 26 January 1947 Pasolini wrote a controversial declaration for the front page of the newspaper Libertà: “In our opinion, we think that currently only Communism is able to provide a new culture.” The controversy was partly due to the fact he was still not a member of the Italian Communist Party (PCI).
He was also planning to extend the work of the Academiuta to other Romance language literatures and knew the exiled Catalan poet, Carles Cardó. After his adherence to the PCI, he took part in several demonstrations. In May 1949, Pasolini attended the Peace Congress in Paris. Observing the struggles of workers and peasants, and watching the clashes of protesters with Italian police, he began to create his first novel.
In October of the same year, Pasolini was charged with the corruption of minors and obscene acts in public places. As a result, he was expelled by the Udine section of the Communist Party and lost the teaching job he had obtained the previous year in Valvasone. Left in a difficult situation, in January 1950 Pasolini moved to Rome with his mother.
He later described this period of his life as very difficult. “I came to Rome from the Friulian countryside. Unemployed for many years; ignored by everybody; riven by the fear to be not as life needed to be”. Instead of asking for help from other writers, Pasolini preferred to go his own way. He found a job as a worker in the Cinecittà studios and sold his books in the ‘bancarelle’ (“sidewalk shops”) of Rome. Finally, through the help of the Abruzzese-language poet Vittorio Clemente, he found a job as a teacher in Ciampino, a suburb of the capital.
In these years Pasolini transferred his Friulian countryside inspiration to Rome’s suburbs, the infamous borgate where poor proletarian immigrants lived in often horrendous sanitary and social conditions.
Success and charges
In 1954, Pasolini, who now worked for the literary section of Italian state radio, left his teaching job and moved to the Monteverde quarter, publishing La meglio gioventù, his first important collection of dialect poems. His first novel, Ragazzi di vita (English: Rent boys), was published in 1955. The work had great success but was poorly received by the PCI establishment and, most importantly, by the Italian government. It initiated a lawsuit against Pasolini and his editor, Garzanti. Though totally exonerated of any charge, Pasolini became a victim of insinuations, especially by the tabloid press.
In 1957, together with Sergio Citti, Pasolini collaborated on Federico Fellini’s film Le notti di Cabiria, writing dialogue for the Roman dialect parts. In 1960 he made his debut as an actor in Il gobbo, and co-wrote Long Night in 1943.
His first film as director and screenwriter is Accattone of 1961, again set in Rome’s marginal quarters. The movie aroused controversy and scandal. In 1963, the episode “La ricotta”, included in the collective movie RoGoPaG, was censored and Pasolini was tried for offence to the Italian state.
During this period Pasolini frequently traveled abroad: in 1961, with Elsa Morante and Alberto Moravia to India (where he went again seven years later); in 1962 to Sudan and Kenya; in 1963, to Ghana, Nigeria, Guinea, Jordan, and Israel (where he shot the documentary, Sopralluoghi in Palestina). In 1970 he travelled again to Africa to shoot the documentary, Appunti per un’Orestiade africana.
In 1966 he was a member of the jury at the 16th Berlin International Film Festival.
The late 1960s and early 1970s were the era of the so-called “student movement”. Pasolini, though acknowledging the students’ ideological motivations, thought them “anthropologically middle-class” and therefore destined to fail in their attempts at revolutionary change. Regarding the Battle of Valle Giulia, which took place in Rome in March 1968, he said that he sympathized with the police, as they were “children of the poor”, while the young militants were exponents of what he called “left-wing fascism”. His film of that year, Teorema, was shown at the annual Venice Film Festival in a hot political climate. Pasolini had proclaimed that the Festival would be managed by the directors (see also Works section).
In 1970 Pasolini bought an old castle near Viterbo, several miles north of Rome, where he began to write his last novel, Petrolio, which was never finished. In 1972 he started to collaborate with the extreme-left association Lotta Continua, producing a documentary, 12 dicembre, concerning the Piazza Fontana bombing. The following year he began a collaboration for Italy’s most renowned newspaper, Il Corriere della Sera.
At the beginning of 1975 Garzanti published a collection of critical essays, Scritti corsari (“Corsair Writings”).
Pasolini was murdered by being run over several times with his own car, dying on 2 November 1975 on the beach at Ostia, near Rome. Pasolini was buried in Casarsa, in his beloved Friuli.
Giuseppe Pelosi, a seventeen-year-old hustler, was arrested and confessed to murdering Pasolini. Thirty years later, on 7 May 2005, he retracted his confession, which he said was made under the threat of violence to his family. He claimed that three people “with a southern accent” had committed the murder, insulting Pasolini as a “dirty communist”.
Other evidence uncovered in 2005 pointed to Pasolini having been murdered by an extortionist. Testimony by Pasolini’s friend Sergio Citti indicated that some of the rolls of film from Salò had been stolen, and that Pasolini had been going to meet with the thieves after a visit to Stockholm, November 2, 1975. Despite the Roman police’s reopening of the murder case following Pelosi’s statement of May 2005, the judges charged with investigating it determined the new elements insufficient for them to continue the inquiry.
Pasolini’s first novel Ragazzi di vita (1955) dealt with the Roman lumpenproletariat. The resulting obscenity charges against him were the first of many instances where his art provoked legal problems. Accattone (1961), also about the Roman underworld, also provoked controversy with conservatives, who demanded stricter censorship.
He then directed the black-and-white The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964). This film is widely hailed as the best cinematic adaptation of the life of Jesus (Enrique Irazoqui). Whilst filming it, Pasolini vowed to direct it from the “believer’s point of view”, but later, upon viewing the completed work, saw he had instead expressed his own beliefs.
In his 1966 film, Uccellacci e uccellini (literally Bad Birds and Little Birds but translated in English as The Hawks and the Sparrows), a picaresque – and at the same time mystic – fable, he hired the great Italian comedian Totò to work with one of his preferred “naif” actors, Ninetto Davoli. It was a unique opportunity for Totò to demonstrate that he was a great dramatic actor as well.
In Teorema (Theorem, 1968), starring Terence Stamp as a mysterious stranger, he depicted the sexual coming-apart of a bourgeois family (later repeated by François Ozon in Sitcom and Takashi Miike in Visitor Q).
Later movies centered on sex-laden folklore, such as Boccaccio’s Decameron (1971) and Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales (1972), and Il fiore delle mille e una notte (literally The Flower of 1001 Nights, released in English as Arabian Nights, 1974). These films are usually grouped as the Trilogy of Life.
His final work, Salò (Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom, 1975), exceeded what most viewers could then stomach in its explicit scenes of intensely sadistic violence. Based on the novel 120 Days of Sodom by the Marquis de Sade, it is considered his most controversial film. In May 2006, Time Out’s Film Guide named it the Most Controversial Film of all time.
As a director, Pasolini created a picaresque neorealism, showing a sad reality. Many people did not want to see such portrayals in artistic work for public distribution. Mamma Roma (1962), featuring Anna Magnani and telling the story of a prostitute and her son, was an affront to the morality of those times. His works, with their unequaled poetry applied to cruel realities, showing that such realities are less distant from us than we imagine, made a major contribution to change in the Italian psyche.
The director also promoted in his works the concept of “natural sacredness,” the idea that the world is holy in and of itself. He suggested there was no need for spiritual essence or supernatural blessing to attain this state. Pasolini was an avowed atheist.
General disapproval of Pasolini’s work was perhaps caused primarily by his frequent focus on sexual mores, and the contrast between what he presented and publicly sanctioned behavior. While Pasolini’s poetry often dealt with his same-sex love interests, this was not the only, or even main, theme. His interest and approach to Italian dialects should also be noted. Much of the poetry was about his highly revered mother. As a sensitive and intelligent man, he depicted certain corners of the contemporary reality as few other poets could do. His poetry was not as well-known as his films outside Italy.
Legacy and honors
His films won awards at the Berlin Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, Italian National Syndicate for Film Journalists, Jussi Awards, Kinema Junpo Awards, International Catholic Film Office and New York Film Critics Circle.
Pasolini generated heated public discussion with controversial analyses of public affairs. For instance, during the disorders of 1969, when the autonomist university students were carrying on a guerrilla-like uprising against the police in the streets of Rome and all the leftist forces declared their complete support for the students, describing the disorders as a civil fight of proletariat against the System, Pasolini, alone among the communists, declared that he was with the police; or, more precisely, with the policemen. He considered them true proletariat, sent to fight for a poor salary and for reasons which they could not understand, against pampered boys of their same age, because they had not had the fortune of being able to study, referring to poliziotti figli di proletari meridionali picchiati da figli di papà in vena di bravate (lit. policemen, sons of proletarian southerners, beaten up by arrogant daddys’ boys ). This ironic statement, however, did not stop him from contributing to the autonomist Lotta continua movement.
Pasolini was also an ardent critic of consumismo, i.e. consumerism, which he felt had rapidly destroyed Italian society in the late 1960s/early 1970s. He was particularly concerned about the class of the subproletariat, which he portrayed in Accattone, and to which he felt both humanly and artistically drawn. Pasolini observed that the kind of purity which he perceived in the pre-industrial popular culture was rapidly vanishing, a process that he named la scomparsa delle lucciole (lit. “the disappearance of glow-worms“). The joie de vivre of the boys was being rapidly replaced with more bourgeois ambitions such as a house and a family. He described the coprophagia scenes in Salò as a comment on the processed food industry. He often described consumeristic culture as “unreal”, as it had been imposed by economical power and had replaced Italy’s traditional peasants culture, something that not even fascism had been able to do. In one interview, he said: “I hate with particular vehemency the current power, the power of 1975, which is a power that manipulates bodies in a horrible way; a manipulation that has nothing to envy to that performed by Himmler or Hitler”
He was angered by economic globalization and the cultural domination of the North of Italy (around Milan) over other regions, especially the South. He felt this was accomplished through the power of TV. He opposed the gradual disappearance of Italian dialects by writing some of his poetry in Friulian, the regional language of his childhood. Despite his left-wing views, Pasolini opposed the liberalization of abortion laws.
The LGBT encyclopedia states the following regarding Pasolini’s homosexuality:
While openly gay from the very start of his career (thanks to a gay sex scandal that sent him packing from his provincial hometown to live and work in Rome), Pasolini rarely dealt with homosexuality in his movies. The subject is featured prominently in Teorema (1968), where Terence Stamp’s mysterious God-like visitor seduces the son and father of an upper-middle-class family; passingly in Arabian Nights (1974), in an idyll between a king and a commoner that ends in death; and, most darkly of all, in Salò (1975), his infamous rendition of the Marquis de Sade’s compendium of sexual horrors, The 120 Days of Sodom.
In 1963 he met “the great love of his life,” fifteen-year-old Ninetto Davoli who he later cast in his 1966 film Uccellacci e uccellini (literally Bad Birds and Little Birds but translated in English as The Hawks and the Sparrows), Pasolini became his mentor and friend. “Even though their sexual relations lasted only a few years, Ninetto continued to live with Pasolini and was his constant companion, as well as appearing in six more of his films.”
- If you know that I am an unbeliever, then you know me better than I do myself. I may be an unbeliever, but I am an unbeliever who has a nostalgia for a belief. (1966)
- The mark which has dominated all my work is this longing for life, this sense of exclusion, which doesn’t lessen but augments this love of life. (Interview in documentary, late 1960s)
- One should never hope for anything. Hope is a thing invented by politicians to keep the electorate happy.
New York Times interview, 1968
- I suffer from the nostalgia of a peasant-type religion, and that is why I am on the side of the servant. But I do not believe in a metaphysical god. I am religious because I have a natural identification between reality and God. Reality is divine. That is why my films are never naturalistic. The motivation that unites all of my films is to give back to reality its original sacred significance.
- In general, I choose actors because of what they are as human beings, not because of what they can do. Terence Stamp was offended by this because I never asked him to demonstrate his acting ability. It was like stealing from him, using his reality. I had a similar experience with Anna Magnani on ‘Mamma Roma.’ She also felt I was stealing from her.
- I’m in love with New York. I have a passion beyond words for it. Like Romeo and Juliet—love at first sight. It is the most beautiful city in the world. I love the huge mingling of enormous amounts of people, races. The mixture of cruelty and innocence. New York is a piece of mythical reality, as beautiful as the Sahara Desert.
A Film Maker’s Life (1971)
- Power has two ways of bringing racist hatred against the poor. The first point: leave them poor and a poor person comes to be hated. Make them policemen and they’re accused of being killers. The moment a poor person becomes a killer he’s open to racist hatred. This is horrible, we shouldn’t experience this. I am obviously against the police. It’s the arm upon which every power structure is built. And the power structure always tends towards the Right. I do, however, refuse to share in any type of racial hatred.
- I had a strong love for my father until the age of three. The fundamental task I set myself is that of being rigorously disciplined. By this I mean, rigorously disciplined as the intellectual, I was decidedly a Marxist straight after the war. I had to defend myself against an excess and clarity, against an excess of familiarity and, almost, banality.
- My problem is an artistic one, a formal one, and art, as you very well know, is never clear. My films are the works of an author with very singular individual characteristics.
- I’ve never talked about the importance of the family, I’m against the family, the family is an archaic Remnant. During my childhood I had certain conflicts with my family whose background was definitely middle-class. My father represented the worst element I could imagine. It’s rather difficult to talk about my relationship with my father and mother because I know something about psychoanalysis. What I can say is that I have great love for my mother. My origins are fairly typical of petty bourgeois, Italian society. I’m a product of unity of Italy as a Republic.
- I’ve never wanted to make a conclusive statement. I’ve always posed various problems and left them open to consideration.
- I’ve stated various times that “Oedipus Rex” is an autobiography: my father who was an officer and my mother was more or less the woman played by Silvana Mangano. I live the Oedipus complex in a kind of laboratory fashion, in an almost elementary and schematic way.
- When I make a film I’m always in reality, among the trees and among the people; there’s no symbolic or conventional filter between me and reality as there’s in literature. The cinema is an explosion of my love for reality. I have never conceived of making a film that would be a work of a group, I’ve always thought of a film as a work of an author, not only the script and the direction but the choices of sets and locations, the characters, even the clothes. I choose everything, not to mention the music.
- I’ve never been religious unless you can count a very ridiculous religious crisis at fourteen years of age, I was still very innocent. Then from one day to the next, I didn’t believe anymore. I was born Catholic by mere chance because I was born in Italy, but I was never particularly Catholic and I came to my criticism of the Church as every Italian intellectual has. I had a very agnostic upbringing; this led me to Marxism so therefore I arrived at it in the most obvious and natural way. The Church in Italy has always been an instrument of power but I don’t think it’s an ideological power as opposed to its practical power, as any influence over the Italian peasant. An Italian’s not religious. I don’t want to say pagan because that would be generic but he’s pre-Catholic in as much as he’s remained in the state in which Catholicism found him, above all, in the South. It is a superficial cross over the Italian people and I believe it would only take a strong confrontation to destroy these ideals.
- I think that the Gospel is one of the many books of religious propaganda that had been written. There will come a time when the Gospel will be linguistically incomprehensible to humanity. The Gospel is tied to time and its historic place. The Church can only survive if it continues to change and put into continual crisis its own institutionality. I’m now preparing a film on Saint Paul. In the film we bring into question not the validity of the Church but its mere motive of existence.
- The Church will probably be able to continue for centuries to come if it creates an ecclesiastic assembly that continually negates and re-creates itself. My criticism is against the Church as power as it is today. I said that when I was a boy I believed, I prayed… but it wasn’t anything very serious. I think there’re some facets in my character that have something of a mystifying quality. I’d say this is a part of the trauma that dominates my existence. Nature doesn’t seem natural to me, it is a sort of an act between me and the naturalness of nature. Philosophically, nothing that I have ever done has been more fitted to me than “Gospel According to St. Matthew” because of my tendency always to see something sacred, mythical and epic quality in everything, even in the most simple and banal objects and events.
- The working class belongs to the modern world, it belongs to our time, our history. Here in Italy the policemen for the most part are poor boys who come from very poor families in the South. I hope that the union confrontations and the student movement will bring us new advances in the people’s movement and in revolutionary movement. The idea of Marxism being rational is true when it’s a science but the moment Marxism is an action or revolution, it ceases to be rational. The moment a Marxist goes into action, purely pragmatic elements or purely revolutionary sentiments existed contains something of a religious or mystical nature.
All titles listed below were written and directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini unless stated otherwise. Although obviously Oedipus Rex and Medea are loosely based on plays by Sophocles and Euripides respectively, significant liberties were taken with original texts and titles do not credit anyone except Pasolini. The latter is also true in the case of St. Matthew.
- Sopralluoghi in Palestina per Il Vangelo secondo Matteo (1964)
- Comizi d’amore (The Assembly of Love, 1964)
- Appunti per un film sull’India (1969)
- Appunti per un romanzo dell’immondizia (1970)
- Le mura di Sana’a (1971)
- 12 Dicembre 1972 (long and short version) (1972)
- Pasolini e la forma della città (1975)
- Appunti per un’Orestiade Africana (Notes Towards an African Orestes, 1975)
Episodes in omnibus films
- La ricotta in RoGoPaG (1963)
- First segment of La rabbia (1963)
- La Terra vista dalla Luna in Le streghe (The Witches, 1967)
- Che cosa sono le nuvole? Capriccio all’Italiana (1968)
- La sequenza del fiore di carta in Amore e rabbia (1969)
- Ragazzi di vita (The Ragazzi, 1955)
- Una vita violenta (A Violent Life, 1959)
- Il sogno di una cosa (1962)
- Amado Mio – Atti Impuri (1982, originally composed in 1962)
- Alì dagli occhi azzurri (1965)
- Reality (The Poets’ Encyclopedia, 1979)
- Petrolio (1992, incomplete)
- La meglio gioventù (1954)
- Le ceneri di Gramsci (1957)
- L’usignolo della chiesa cattolica (1958)
- La religione del mio tempo (1961)
- Poesia in forma di rosa (1964)
- Trasumanar e organizzar (1971)
- La nuova gioventù (1975)
- Roman Poems. Pocket Poets #41 (1986)
- Passione e ideologia (1960)
- Canzoniere italiano, poesia popolare italiana (1960)
- Empirismo eretico (1972)
- Lettere luterane (1976)
- Le belle bandiere (1977)
- Descrizioni di descrizioni (1979)
- Il caos (1979)
- La pornografia è noiosa (1979)
- Scritti corsari (1975)
- Lettere (1940–1954) (Letters, 1940-54, 1986)
- Orgia (1968)
- Porcile (1968)
- Calderón (1973)
- Affabulazione (1977)
- Pilade (1977)
- Bestia da stile (1977)
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Films about Pasolini
- Ebbo Demant: ‘Das Mitleid ist gestorben’. Pier Paolo Pasolini und Italien. Documentary. Germany, 1978.
- Pier Paolo Pasolini at the Internet Movie Database
- Piers Paolo Pasolini, Italian website with extensive commentary
- “Piers Paolo Pasolini”, Senses of Cinema
- BBC News report on the reopening of the murder case
- Guy Flatley: “The Atheist Who Was Obsessed with God”, MovieCrazed
- Doug Ireland, “Restoring Pasolini”, ZMag
- Maria Callas in Pasolini’s Medea
- Pasolini’s own notes on Salo from 1974
- Pier Paolo Pasolini poems Original Italian text.
- Video (in Italian): Pasolini on the destructive impact of television (interrupted and half-censored by Enzo Biagi)
- Italian website dedicated to Pasolini
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