Your favorite movie from each year you've been alive!

Doesn't matter if you go from action one year to comedy the next- just go with your favorite from each year you've been alive.
This was hard to pick... Especially tough getting through the 80's!

1983: Return of the Jedi
1984: Ghostbusters
1985: Back to the Future
1986: Top Gun
1987: RoboCop
1988: Die Hard
1989: Batman
1990: Goodfellas
1991: Terminator 2
1992: Unforgiven
1993: Jurassic Park
1994: The Shawshank Redemption
1995: GoldenEye
1996: The Rock
1997: Air Force One
1998: Saving Private Ryan
1999: The Green Mile
2000: Gladiator
2001: Lord of the Rings
2002: Gangs of New York
2003: Kill Bill
2004: Mean Girls
2005: Batman Begins
2006: Casino Royale
2007: Halloween
2008: Dark Knight
2009: The Hangover
2010: Inception
2011: Mission Impossible 4
2012: Skyfall
2013: Wolf of Wall Street
2014: Guardians of the Galaxy
2015: Creed (but will probably end up being The Force Awakens, let's be honest)

Only 3 Bond movies- I surprised myself!
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  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
    edited December 2015 Posts: 16,202
    OMG, really?? Easy for you- only 32 to do- I'm 55!!! @-)
    Here goes... I'll just list years in decade changes.
    1960... The Time Machine
    Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea
    To Kill A Mockingbird
    Dr. No
    From Russia With Love
    Goldfinger
    Fantastic Voyage
    You Only Live Twice
    2001
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    1970... Beneath The Planet Of The Apes
    Godzilla Vs. The Smog Monster
    Fuzz
    Enter The Dragon
    Chinatown
    Jaws
    Logan's Run
    Star Wars
    Superman: The Movie
    Star Trek: The Motion Picture
    1980... The Empire Strikes Back
    Raiders Of The Lost Ark
    Blade Runner
    Return Of The Jedi
    Ghostbusters
    Back To The Future
    Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
    The Living Daylights
    Die Hard
    Batman
    1990...Back To The Future III
    Terminator II
    Army Of Darkness
    Jurassic Park
    Pulp Fiction
    Goldeneye
    Escape From L.A.
    Tomorrow Never Dies
    Armageddon
    The Matrix
    2000... Oh Brother Where Art Thou
    Mummy Returns
    Spider-man
    Pirates Of The Caribbean
    Spider-man 2 (extended edition)
    Serenity
    Casino Royale
    Spider-man 3
    Iron Man
    Watchmen
    2010... Iron Man 2
    X-Men First Class
    Avengers
    Pacific Rim
    Captain America: Winter Soldier
    SPECTRE (subject to change if the new Star wars film is any good)

  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    @chrisisall, 'Army of Darkness' was released in 1992. ;)

    Damn, this is going to be tough, and I'm only 24.

    1991: 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day'
    1992: 'Reservoir Dogs'
    1993: 'Tombstone' (narrowly beats 'Schindler's List,' just in terms of favorites.)
    1994: 'Forrest Gump'
    1995: 'Goldeneye' (hard to pick this over 'Heat' and so many other great movies)
    1996: 'Jerry Maguire'
    1997: 'Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (seriously.)
    1998: 'Saving Private Ryan' ('Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' is so close!)
    1999: 'The Matrix'
    2000: 'Traffic'
    2001: 'The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring'
    2002: 'The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers'
    2003: 'The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King'
    2004: 'Man On Fire'
    2005: 'Munich' (Favorite movie of all time)
    2006: 'Casino Royale' (excellent year for movies.)
    2007: 'American Gangster'
    2008: 'The Dark Knight' (QoS nearly beats it!)
    2009: 'Fantastic Mr. Fox' ('Public Enemies' and 'Antichrist' came close.)
    2010: 'Exit Through The Gift Shop' (didn't think I'd pick it, hardly anything else good.)
    2011: 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo'
    2012: 'Django Unchained'
    2013: 'Prisoners' ('Gravity' and 'World War Z' come close.)
    2014: 'Whiplash' (Top 10 movies of all time for me.)
    2015: 'Mad Max: Fury Road' (Don't need to see anything else this year to know that.)
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    Creasy47 wrote: »
    @chrisisall, 'Army of Darkness' was released in 1992. ;)
    Yeah, that's how I listed it. My numbering might be confusing. I was lazy there.
    "Creasy47 wrote:

    1993: 'Tombstone' (narrowly beats 'Schindler's List,' just in terms of favorites.)
    Oooooo, good call!!
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Defender of Timothy Dalton, George Lazenby & Éric Serra!
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    1989: Licence to Kill
    1990: Nikita (aka La Femme Nikita)
    1991: JFK
    1992: Batman Returns
    1993: Schindler's List
    1994: Pulp Fiction
    1995: Al di là delle Nuvole (aka Beyond the Clouds)
    1996: Mars Attacks!
    1997: Hercules
    1998: The Mask of Zorro
    1999: The Talented Mr. Ripley
    2000: O Brother Where Art Thou
    2001: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
    2002: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
    2003: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
    2004: Alexander
    2005: Corpse Bride
    2006: Das Leben der Anderen (aka The Lives of Others)
    2007: Hot Fuzz
    2008: Vals im Bashir (aka Waltz with Bashir)
    2009: Public Enemies
    2010: The Ghost Writer
    2011: Hodejegerne (aka Headhunters)
    2012: Django Unchained
    2013: Unsere Mütter, Unsere Väter (aka Generation War)
    2014: The Grand Budapest Hotel
    2015: to be determined
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    @GoldenGun, you have a great taste in film. Anyone who loves both the LOTR trilogy and films like 'Headhunters' and 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' is a friend of mine.
  • edited December 2015 Posts: 4,622
    I will at some point maybe make this list, but it does seem like a lot of work, being of the same vintage as @chrisisall.
    However I can say with certainty that any year a Bond film was released, that film by default becomes my favourite movie of the year from DN to SP, so that takes care of 24 years there.
    Planet of Apes years would be second trump and I am including all Apes films,both new and old.
    Clint Eastwood westerns and Dirty Harry films would be 3rd trump

    Terminator films would be 4th trump
    From the Keaton Batman years onward the best comic book film of the year would be next trump.

    BTW OP trumps NSNA in 1983.

    This criteria might actually cover off all 5-plus decades pretty close.
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    GoldenGun wrote: »
    1989: Licence to Kill
    How I wanted to say LTK for '89!! Alas, Keaton's Batman was just so cool & unexpected!
    Michael-Keaton-Batman-Jealous-Affleck.jpg
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
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    1962: LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (DR. NO is close, as is WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE!)
    1963: FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE
    1964: DR. STRANGELOVE (GOLDFINGER is such a close second)
    1965: FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE
    1966: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY
    1967: IN COLD BLOOD
    1968: THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (PLANET OF THE APES, ROSEMARY'S BABY and 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY almost made it)
    1969: ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE/THE WILD BUNCH (Tie)
    1970: PATTON
    1971: THE LAST PICTURE SHOW
    1972: THE GODFATHER
    1973: THE EXORCIST
    1974: THE GODFATHER PART II (CHINATOWN is very close)
    1975: JAWS
    1976: TAXI DRIVER
    1977: ANNIE HALL (I'll give an honorable mention to STAR WARS)
    1978: THE DEER HUNTER/ANIMAL HOUSE/SUPERMAN, THE MOVIE

    1979: APOCALYPSE NOW (QUADROPHENIA is a strong contender, as well)
    1980: RAGING BULL

    That is the end of the glory years, form here on in it is a matter of settling.

    1981: RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (Weak year)
    1982: BLADE RUNNER
    1983: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (Weak year)
    1984: ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA (Very weak year)
    1985: WITNESS (Very weak year)
    1986: HANNAH AND HER SISTERS
    1987: RAISING ARIZONA
    1988: THE GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES
    1989: CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS/DO THE RIGHT THING (Sorry, another tie)
    1990: GOODFELLAS (Very weak decade)
    1991: JFK
    1992: RESERVOIR DOGS
    1993: THE REMAINS OF THE DAY
    1994: PULP FICTION
    1995: LEAVING LAS VEGAS
    1996: FARGO/TRAINSPOTTING
    1997: BOOGIE NIGHTS
    1998: THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY
    1999: MAGNOLIA
    2000: UNBREAKABLE
    2001: WAKING LIFE
    2002: CITY OF GOD
    2003: LOST IN TRANSLATION
    2004: ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND
    2005: BATMAN BEGINS/MATCH POINT

    2006: CASINO ROYALE
    2007: LUST CAUTION (Weak year)
    2008: IN BRUGES/QUANTUM OF SOLACE (Weak year)
    2009: TYSON (Very bad year)
    2010: ANOTHER YEAR
    2011: THE TREE OF LIFE (Weak year)
    2012: AMOUR
    2013: THE GREAT BEAUTY
    2014: BOYHOOD
    2015: BEASTS OF NO NATION
    (To date)
  • TripAcesTripAces Universal Exports
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    1968: Rosemary's Baby
    1969: Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid
    1970: Five Easy Pieces
    1971: Play Misty for Me
    1972: The Poseidon Adventure
    1973: American Graffiti
    1974: Young Frankenstein
    1975: Jaws
    1976: All the President's Men
    1977: Star Wars
    1978: Coma
    1979: Alien
    1980: The Elephant Man
    1981: Arthur
    1982: The World According to Garp
    1983: Betrayal
    1984: Racing with the Moon
    1985: Back to the Future
    1986: Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    1987: Full Metal Jacket
    1988: Mystic Pizza
    1989: Sex, Lies, and Videotape
    1990: GoodFellas

    1991: The Silence of the Lambs
    1992: The Player
    1993: The Firm
    1994: Reality Bites
    1995: Get Shorty
    1996: Jerry Maguire
    1997: L.A. Confidential

    1998: Out of Sight
    1999: The Virgin Suicides
    2000: Almost Famous
    2001: Vanilla Sky
    2002: Solaris
    2003: Lost in Translation
    2004: Sideways
    2005: Munich
    2006: Little Children / Casino Royale (tie)
    2007: No Country for Old Men
    2008: Revolutionary Road
    2009: Up in the Air
    2010: The Social Network
    2011: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
    2012: Skyfall :-)
    2013: American Hustle
    2014: Guardians of the Galaxy

    Bold = In my Top 10 all time

    edited: 1999: Virgin Suicides
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    @Birdleson, 'The Great Beauty' and 'Beasts of No Nation' are both incredibly fantastic films. Nice to see them top your list.
  • mcdonbbmcdonbb deep in the Heart of Texas
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    TripAces wrote: »
    1968: Rosemary's Baby
    1969: Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid
    1970: Five Easy Pieces
    1971: Play Misty for Me
    1972: The Poseidon Adventure
    1973: American Graffiti
    1974: Young Frankenstein
    1975: Jaws
    1976: All the President's Men
    1977: Star Wars
    1978: Coma
    1979: Alien
    1980: The Elephant Man
    1981: Arthur
    1982: The World According to Garp
    1983: Betrayal
    1984: Racing with the Moon
    1985: Back to the Future
    1986: Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    1987: Full Metal Jacket
    1988: Mystic Pizza
    1989: Sex, Lies, and Videotape
    1990: GoodFellas

    1991: The Silence of the Lambs
    1992: The Player
    1993: The Firm
    1994: Reality Bites
    1995: Get Shorty
    1996: Jerry Maguire
    1997: L.A. Confidential

    1998: Out of Sight
    1999: Election
    2000: Almost Famous
    2001: Vanilla Sky
    2002: Solaris
    2003: Lost in Translation
    2004: Sideways
    2005: Munich
    2006: Little Children / Casino Royale (tie)
    2007: No Country for Old Men
    2008: Revolutionary Road
    2009: Up in the Air
    2010: The Social Network
    2011: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
    2012: Skyfall :-)
    2013: American Hustle
    2014: Guardians of the Galaxy

    Bold = In my Top 10 all time

    Nice, we're the same age. Nice list, too.
  • One 40 year old's opinions, probably will kick myself 5 minutes after posting this when I remember a bunch of other films I forgot about, oh well.

    1975 One flew over the cuckoo's nest
    1976 Rocky
    1977 TSWLM
    1978 Superman
    1979 Alien-MR-Rocky II
    1980 The Shining
    1981 Thief
    1982 Star Trek II
    1983 Scarface/National Lampoon's Vacation
    1984 The Terminator
    1985 Eh...Rocky IV?
    1986 Manhunter
    1987 TLD
    1988 Rain man
    1989 Eh...LTK?
    1990 Pump up the volume
    1991 The last boy scout
    1992 Reservoir dogs
    1993 True romance/Hard Target
    1994 Natural born killers
    1995 Heat
    1996 Fargo
    1997 Boogie nights
    1998 Very bad things
    1999 The Matrix
    2000 Yikes...have to go obscure here, Chuck and Buck
    2001 Memento/Sexy Beast
    2002 Road to Perdition
    2003 eeesh...struggling...The Cooler?
    2004 Man on fire
    2005 The New World
    2006 Casino Royale (with shoutout to Miami Vice)
    2007 Sunshine
    2008 In Bruges
    2009 Public enemies
    2010 Inception
    2011 Drive
    2012 The Dark Knight Rises (sorry, James!)
    2013 Blue Ruin
    2014 The Guest
    2015 so far...The Gift


  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    Birdleson wrote: »
    1978: THE DEER HUNTER/ANIMAL HOUSE
    Those two over Superman?? Animal House I might be able to see if comedy is your thing, but Deer Hunter is over-melodramatic nonsense IMO. Full Metal Jacket, or Platoon, or Casualties Of War, or even First Blood are all better choices for Vietnam era exploration/catharsis.
    Sorry. I was just so offended by that flick.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    @dinovelvet, I see someone else is a major Michael Mann fan like myself!
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
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    chrisisall wrote: »
    Birdleson wrote: »
    1978: THE DEER HUNTER/ANIMAL HOUSE
    Those two over Superman?? Animal House I might be able to see if comedy is your thing, but Deer Hunter is over-melodramatic nonsense IMO. Full Metal Jacket, or Platoon, or Casualties Of War, or even First Blood are all better choices for Vietnam era exploration/catharsis.
    Sorry. I was just so offended by that flick.

    I'm not crazy about the Vietnam films you mention. Believe me, I could do a number on your list, but that wasn't the point. But, SUPERMAN should be up there as well.
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    Birdleson wrote: »
    Believe me, I could do a number on your list
    Bring it, are we not here to play?
    ;))
  • 1994: Pulp Fiction
    1995: Before Sunrise
    1996: Trainspotting
    1997: Good Will Hunting
    1998: Velvet Godmine
    1999: The Virgin Suicides
    2000: Almost Famous
    2001: Donnie Darko
    2002: Spider-man
    2003: The Dreamers
    2004: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
    2005: Constantine
    2006: Casino Royale
    2007: Death Proof
    2008: Funny Games
    2009: (500) Days of Summer
    2010: The Social Network
    2011: Drive
    2012: Laurence Anyways
    2013: Her
    2014: Mommy
  • Creasy47 wrote: »
    @dinovelvet, I see someone else is a major Michael Mann fan like myself!

    Haha yeah I wanted to get more on there, but couldn't possibly put Miami Vice over you know what...
  • TripAcesTripAces Universal Exports
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    @dinovelvet: Yep, I remember Chuck & Buck.
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
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    chrisisall wrote: »
    Birdleson wrote: »
    Believe me, I could do a number on your list
    Bring it, are we not here to play?
    ;))

    Too much energy. Though I like many of your early choices, I have to question putting them on a best list when I think of the plethora of truly magnificent cinema that came out in that time. People could definitely pick on my list for NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD and THE PLANET OF THE APES, but I find them both to be outstanding films, a couple of the best in the history of the medium.
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    1995: GoldenEye
    1996: Fargo
    1997: Tomorrow Never Dies
    1998: Saving Private Ryan
    1999: The World is Not Enough
    2000: O Brother, Where Art Though?
    2001: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's / Sorcerer's Stone
    2002: Die Another Day (please don't kill me!)
    2003: Kill Bill Volume One
    2004: Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
    2005: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
    2006: Casino Royale
    2007: No Country For Old Men
    2008: Quantum of Solace (please don't kill me twice!)
    2009: Inglorious Basterds
    2010: Inception
    2011: Drive
    2012: Skyfall
    2013: The Great Gatsby
    2014: The Imitation Game
    2015: Spectre
  • TripAces wrote: »
    @dinovelvet: Yep, I remember Chuck & Buck.

    Lol I actually only vaguely remember it but I was looking through lists of films struggling to find anything from that year I could give the thumbs up to, and thought, yeah I remember this one, it'll do.
  • edited January 2017 Posts: 5,286
    1985: The Breakfast Club
    1986: The Fly
    1987: The Living Daylights
    1988: Die Hard
    1989: Licence to Kill/The Abyss
    1990: Edward Scissorhands
    1991: Terminator 2: Judgment Day
    1992: Alien 3
    1993: Jurassic Park/The Remains of the Day
    1994: Ashes of Time/Chungking Express
    1995: GoldenEye
    1996: Scream
    1997: Tomorrow Never Dies/Starship Troopers
    1998: Dark City
    1999: The World Is Not Enough
    2000: In the Mood for Love
    2001: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
    2002: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
    2003: Love Actually
    2004: Shaun of the Dead/2046
    2005: Batman Begins
    2006: Casino Royale
    2007: Grindhouse
    2008: Quantum of Solace
    2009: Zombieland/Adventureland
    2010: TRON: Legacy
    2011: Midnight in Paris
    2012: Cabin in the Woods
    2013: Blue Is the Warmest Color/Gravity
    2014: Interstellar/Guardians of the Galaxy
    2015: Ex Machina/The Martian
    2016: ???
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    Wish I was born in 1985 so I could list Back to the Future
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    Birdleson wrote: »
    People could definitely pick on my list for NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD and THE PLANET OF THE APES,
    Not me though- both contenders for me- I picked 2001 because of the mindf**k; POTA is amazing satire like Dr. Strangelove & NOTLD was pure neo-realistic horror.

  • TripAcesTripAces Universal Exports
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    1994: Pulp Fiction
    1995: Before Sunrise
    1996: Trainspotting
    1997: Good Will Hunting
    1998: Velvet Godmine
    1999: The Virgin Suicides
    2000: Almost Famous
    2001: Donnie Darko
    2002: Spider-man
    2003: The Dreamers
    2004: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
    2005: Constantine
    2006: Casino Royale
    2007: Death Proof
    2008: Funny Games
    2009: (500) Days of Summer
    2010: The Social Network
    2011: Drive
    2012: Laurence Anyways
    2013: Her
    2014: Mommy

    Ah, yes: The Virgin Suicides. I forgot that one. I'll have to change my 1999 listing.
  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
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    You people have some great taste!
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Defender of Timothy Dalton, George Lazenby & Éric Serra!
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    @Creasy47 thanks mate, always nice to have a personal thing such as one's taste being appreciated :-bd
    chrisisall wrote: »
    GoldenGun wrote: »
    1989: Licence to Kill
    How I wanted to say LTK for '89!! Alas, Keaton's Batman was just so cool & unexpected!
    Michael-Keaton-Batman-Jealous-Affleck.jpg

    Well, I've always enjoyed Burton's second Batman film more than his first actually.
  • DaltonCraig007DaltonCraig007 They say, "Evil prevails when good men fail to act." What they ought to say is, "Evil prevails."
    edited December 2015 Posts: 15,534
    1991: Terminator 2
    1992: Reservoir Dogs
    1993: Schindler's List
    1994: Pulp Fiction
    1995: Heat
    1996: The Rock
    1997: Face/Off
    1998: Saving Private Ryan
    1999: The Insider
    2000: Gladiator
    2001: Training Day
    2002: Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers
    2003: The Last Samurai
    2004: Collateral
    2005: Munich
    2006: Blood Diamond
    2007: Bourne Ultimatum
    2008: The Chaser
    2009: Harry Brown
    2010: I Saw The Devil
    2011: Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol
    2012: Argo
    2013: Rush
    2014: The Raid 2
    2015: Mad Max - Fury Road
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