Double Edged Double Bill Podcast

Earth Station One PodcastPlease have your ticket stubs out for the Double Edged Double Bill! Each week, Adam Thomas and Thomas Mariani will come to the table to discuss the randomly selected yin and yang of a double feature. Then, both will have to pick a number between one and ten in order to seal their fates for the next episode. One will have two good movies. The other two bad ones. Let the chaos begin!

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Double Edged Double Bill Each week, Adam Thomas and Thomas Mariani will come to the table to randomly select the yin and yang of a double feature. One will have two good movies. The other two bad ones. Both will have to pick a number between one and ten in order to seal their fates for each episode.

  • 214: Have a Wet Hot American Summer at Sleepaway Camp
    by Thomas Mariani on June 28, 2022 at 4:01 am

    Remember to pack your bug spray and swimsuit for a laugh filled time at summer camp! Adam and Thomas are your counselors, here to guide your through a Double Edged Double Bill of summer camp comedies. First, David Wain assembles one of the most stacked comedy casts of all time for Wet Hot American Summer! Then, an attempt to cash in on the Friday the 13th slasher craze goes horribly wrong, resulting in the laughably baffling Sleepaway Camp! Together, our duo answers the crucial questions. How many jokes can fit into a 97 minute run time? Who is the Sleepaway Camp cast member that is making the hellish world of social media a better place? Which two films will they choose for next week's episode about Natalie Portman? Well, grab your sentient can of vegetables and turn off your curling irons so you can listen to find out!   Subscribe to our Patreon for $1 a month to get bonus podcasts & polls to choose episode topics and films we cover! Follow the show on Twitter @DEDBpod & Facebook as well as Thomas on Twitter! Send feedback to ! Subscribe and rate us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher & Podbean! Our artwork is provided by the amazing Christian Thor Lally! We’re a proud member of the Talk Film Society Podcast Network!  

  • 213: Ethan Hawke Leads An Assault on First Reformed
    by Thomas Mariani on June 21, 2022 at 4:01 am

    Ethan Hawke has done everything from character-based dramas to junky genre fodder. So, Adam, Thomas and returning guest Shakyl Lambert are giving him the Double Edged Double Bill treatment! First, Ethan Hawke must form an unlikely alliance with Laurence Fishburne to survive the remake of Assault on Precinct 13! Then, Ethan Hawke has a crisis of faith on multiple levels in First Reformed! Together, our trio answers the crucial questions. What is the best Ethan Hawke performance? Why doesn't everyone pay John Carpenter for remaking his movies? Which two films will they choose for next week's episode on summer camp comedies? Well, stop writing in your journal and listen in to find out!   Subscribe to our Patreon for $1 a month to get bonus podcasts & polls to choose episode topics and films we cover! Follow the show on Twitter @DEDBpod & Facebook as well as Thomas on Twitter! Send feedback to ! Subscribe and rate us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher & Podbean! Our artwork is provided by the amazing Christian Thor Lally! We’re a proud member of the Talk Film Society Podcast Network!  

  • 212: Pixar Must Be Brave 4 Toy Story
    by Thomas Mariani on June 14, 2022 at 4:01 am

    Pixar is returning to the Toy Story universe with Lightyear, so it's only fair that Double Edged Double Bill devotes another episode to the Disney animation giant! First, a fascinating mother/daughter story of royalty has to bear some responsibilities with Brave! Then, our beloved playthings Woody & Buzz must protect the life of a sentient spork in Toy Story 4! Together, our heroes answer the crucial questions. What is the best Toy Story film? Can Gerard Butler pull off a rebellious princess voice? Which two films will they cover for next week's Ethan Hawke episode? Well, grab your arrow and crash your way Duke Caboom-style into this episode to find out!   Subscribe to our Patreon for $1 a month to get bonus podcasts & polls to choose episode topics and films we cover! Follow the show on Twitter @DEDBpod & Facebook as well as Thomas on Twitter! Send feedback to ! Subscribe and rate us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher & Podbean! Our artwork is provided by the amazing Christian Thor Lally! We’re a proud member of the Talk Film Society Podcast Network!  

  • 211: Let’s Ride the Carnival of Souls at Action Point
    by Thomas Mariani on June 7, 2022 at 4:01 am

    Hurry Hurry Hurry! Step right up and take a ride on the Double Edged Double Bill! Even though the Jurassic Park franchise has long since jumped off of the amusement park theme by Jurassic World: Dominion, Adam and Thomas are looking at amusement park themed films this week! First, Johnny Knoxville & Chris Pontius try and fail to adapt their Jackass stunt energy to a narrative with Action Point! Then, Herk Harvey takes a break for educational films to create the unique horror experience that is Carnival of Souls! Together, our duo answers the vital questions. Does the charm of the Jackass crew translate to acting? What does Carnival of Souls say about the 1960s? Which two films will they pick for next week's episode on Pixar? Well, ride the broken down rides filled with ghouls at your own risk and tune in to find out!   Subscribe to our Patreon for $1 a month to get bonus podcasts & polls to choose episode topics and films we cover! Follow the show on Twitter @DEDBpod & Facebook as well as Thomas on Twitter! Send feedback to ! Subscribe and rate us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher & Podbean! Our artwork is provided by the amazing Christian Thor Lally! We’re a proud member of the Talk Film Society Podcast Network!  

  • 210: 13th Warrior Bombs Gods of Egypt
    by Thomas Mariani on May 31, 2022 at 4:01 am

    Films that are box office bombs often become infamous. Yet, is that infamy deserved? It's a question that weighs heavy over both of the films for this week's episode! First, Antonio Banderas is very miscast as the titular The 13th Warrior! Then, the entire miscast ensemble of Gods of Egypt must deal with bizarre effects work and terrible blockbuster dialogue! Together, our duo answers all the crucial questions. How disastrous can Hollywood whitewashing get? What directorial career is the most 50/50 in terms of massive success to massive failure ratio? Which two films will the choose for next week's episode about amusement park films? Well, transform into your flying eagle person form and avoid the army of bear vikings so you can listen to find out! Subscribe to our Patreon for $1 a month to get bonus podcasts & polls to choose episode topics and films we cover! Follow the show on Twitter @DEDBpod & Facebook as well as Thomas on Twitter! Send feedback to ! Subscribe and rate us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher & Podbean! Our artwork is provided by the amazing Christian Thor Lally! 

  • 209: Tom Cruise Puts Up Collateral for Mission Impossible II
    by Thomas Mariani on May 24, 2022 at 4:01 am

    Tom Cruise has been running across big screens for over forty years. Now that he's returning to the character that made him a star with Top Gun Maverick, it's finally time to devote an episode of Double Edged Double Bill to him! Adam, Thomas and special guest Matt Curione of the Monsters Never Die podcast are here to talk about Tom Cruise and his star power via two specific films. First, Tom Cruise becomes a deadly silver fox taking Jamie Foxx for a deadly joy ride in Collateral! Then, Tom Cruise puts on his Oakleys and jumps through fire for his second turn as Ethan Hunt in Mission: Impossible II! Together, our trio answers the crucial questions. What is the best Tom Cruise look? How has the Mission: Impossible franchise evolved since the days of Limp Bizkit? Which two films will they choose for next week's episode on the biggest box office bombs? Well, hop on your motorcycle and make sure those homies didn't steal your briefcase so you can listen to find out!   Subscribe to our Patreon for $1 a month to get bonus podcasts & polls to choose episode topics and films we cover! Follow the show on Twitter @DEDBpod & Facebook as well as Thomas on Twitter! Send feedback to ! Subscribe and rate us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher & Podbean! Our artwork is provided by the amazing Christian Thor Lally!   

  • 208: A24 Presents The Farewell Comes At Night
    by Thomas Mariani on May 17, 2022 at 4:01 am

    A24 releases some of the best arthouse films today. Naturally, they're more than worthy of being the focus for another Double Edged Double Bill episode! First, an extremely obvious metaphor lurks in the shadows in It Comes At Night! Then, a family tries to hide the secret of their beloved matriarch's health from her in The Farewell! Together, our duo answers the crucial questions. Can a character's singular trait be dream sequences? How can Awkwafina avoid over exposure? Is that Taylor Kitsch or Garrett Hedlund? Which two films will they choose for next week's Tom Cruise episode? Well, take that burlap sack off your head and finish your crab so you can listen to find out!   Subscribe to our Patreon for $1 a month to get bonus podcasts & polls to choose episode topics and films we cover! Follow the show on Twitter @DEDBpod & Facebook as well as Thomas on Twitter! Send feedback to ! Subscribe and rate us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher & Podbean! Our artwork is provided by the amazing Christian Thor Lally!   

  • 207: Robocop & Hancock: A Cinematic Superhero Team Up
    by Thomas Mariani on May 10, 2022 at 4:01 am

    Double Edged Double Bill is celebrating it's fourth anniversary and dead or alive you're listening to us! Adam and Thomas take this opportunity to devote an episode to films about superhero that were originally created for film! First, Will Smith plays a drunken reprobate with a Superman power set in the messy Hancock! Then, Paul Verhoeven crafts a film that helped defined the good & bad of the 80s with Robocop! Together, our heroes answer the big questions. Is Hancock the last true blockbuster for Will Smith? How can a film like Robocop balance satiric wit and sleazy shenanigans? Which two films will they choose for next week's episode about A24? Well, turn on the radio in your new car that gets shitty gas mileage and listen to find out!   Read Thomas' article "Sam Raimi and the Blockbusters of Madness" over at Film Cred! Subscribe to our Patreon for $1 a month to get bonus podcasts & polls to choose episode topics and films we cover! Follow the show on Twitter @DEDBpod & Facebook as well as Adam and Thomas on Twitter! Send feedback to ! Subscribe and rate us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher & Podbean! Our artwork is provided by the amazing Christian Thor Lally!   

  • 206: Sam Raimi Presents A Simple Spider-Man Plan 3
    by Thomas Mariani on May 3, 2022 at 4:01 am

    For the first time in over a decade, Sam Raimi is back behind the director's chair! Before we see him dive into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness though, it's time we returned to the director's earlier works for an episode of Double Edged Double Bill! First, Sam Raimi gives us his stab at a suspense drama with the low key underrated gem A Simple Plan! Then, Sam Raimi closes out his superhero trilogy with the messy Spider-Man 3! Together, our duo answers the crucial questions. Does Spider-Man 3 get too much hate? How well does Billy Bob Thornton pull off sad sentient scarecrow energy? Which two films will they choose for next week's episode on superheroes created for cinema? Well, swing a web on over and hide your found fortune so you can listen in to find out!   Subscribe to our Patreon for $1 a month to get bonus podcasts & polls to choose episode topics and films we cover! Follow the show on Twitter @DEDBpod & Facebook as well as Adam and Thomas on Twitter! Send feedback to ! Subscribe and rate us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher & Podbean! Our artwork is provided by the amazing Christian Thor Lally!   

  • 205: Popstar Never Stop Killing Gunther
    by Thomas Mariani on April 26, 2022 at 4:01 am

    Mockumentary is a diverse subgenre, but tends to be known as a vehicle for comedy. It can go so right or so wrong, making it perfect Double Edged Double Bill material! First, Taran Killam focuses his directorial debut on an Arnold Schwarzenegger cameo to little fanfare with Killing Gunther! Then, Andy Samberg and his Lonely Island crew create the ultimate modern pop musician satire with Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping! Together, our duo answers the crucial questions. How elaborate is every edit for this podcast? Are theatrical studio comedies dead? Which two films will they choose for next week's episode on Sam Raimi? Well, donkey roll on over to our Austrian garden so you can listen to find out!   Subscribe to our Patreon for $1 a month to get bonus podcasts & polls to choose episode topics and films we cover! Follow the show on Twitter @DEDBpod & Facebook as well as Adam and Thomas on Twitter! Send feedback to ! Subscribe and rate us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher & Podbean! Our artwork is provided by the amazing Christian Thor Lally!   

  • 204: Bruce Willis Pets 12 Monkeys and A Hudson Hawk
    by Thomas Mariani on April 19, 2022 at 4:01 am

    Bruce Willis is one of our great movie stars. Given his recently announced retirement, Adam and Thomas felt it was finally time for Willis' long overdue Double Edged Double Bill treatment! First, Bruce Willis travels to the past in order to piece together his dystopian future in 12 Monkeys! Then, Bruce Willis is a cartoonish gentleman thief in the infamous Hudson Hawk! Together, our duo answers all the crucial questions. Who is our ideal sponsor? Are movie star passion projects ever that successful? Which two films will they choose for next week's mockumentary episode? Well, hop in your time machine and swing on a star so you can listen to find out! Subscribe to our Patreon for $1 a month to get bonus podcasts & polls to choose episode topics and films we cover! Follow the show on Twitter @DEDBpod & Facebook as well as Adam and Thomas on Twitter! Send feedback to ! Subscribe and rate us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher & Podbean! Our artwork is provided by the amazing Christian Thor Lally! 

  • 203: Twin Peaks: Fire Walk Carlito’s Way
    by Thomas Mariani on April 12, 2022 at 4:01 am

    Time to find out the secret origins of two idiots recording a podcast together! This week, Adam and Thomas are avoiding the new Fantastic Beasts by talking about other prequel films! First, the origins of a Brian De Palma classic gangster film we never asked for are revealed in the prequel Carlito's Way: Rise to Power! Then, David Lynch brings us to a time before damn fine coffee with Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me! Together, our heroes answer the crucial questions. How do five years of prison time transform Jay Hernandez into Al Pacino? What is the hidden meaning behind The Black Lodge? Which films will they choose for next week's episode all about Bruce Willis? Well, wear your finest 70s era attire and keep your emerald ring handy as you listen to find out!   Subscribe to our Patreon for $1 a month to get bonus podcasts & polls to choose episode topics and films we cover! Follow the show on Twitter @DEDBpod & Facebook as well as Adam and Thomas on Twitter! Send feedback to ! Subscribe and rate us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher & Podbean! Our artwork is provided by the amazing Christian Thor Lally!   

  • 202: Michael Mann Presents The Last of the Blackhats
    by Thomas Mariani on April 5, 2022 at 4:01 am

    Michael Mann is returning to the director's chair for the pilot episode of HBO Max's Tokyo Vice. So, it only seemed right to do a Double Edged Double Bill episode all about this legendary director with two films that leave our cohosts divided! First, The Last of the Mohicans shows a very different side of Michael Mann as Daniel Day Lewis fights in the French Indian War. Then, Chris Hemsworth clacks on a keyboard intensely in Michael Mann's hacker thriller that bombed so hard it put him in director jail Blackhat! Together, our duo answers all the crucial questions. What if Daniel Day Lewis was a traditional 90s action lead? Why do we have very few new movie stars? Which two films will they choose for next week's episode? Well, type out your code so you will find the answers and listen to this week's episode!   Subscribe to our Patreon for $1 a month to get bonus podcasts & polls to choose episode topics and films we cover! Follow the show on Twitter @DEDBpod & Facebook as well as Adam and Thomas on Twitter! Send feedback to ! Subscribe and rate us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher & Podbean! Our artwork is provided by the amazing Christian Thor Lally!   

  • 201: Penélope Cruz Is Our Volver Counselor
    by Thomas Mariani on March 29, 2022 at 4:01 am

    Penélope Cruz is one of our great actresses. Capable of phenomenal work that transcends language. Shame that most English language productions fail to give her solid material to work with. So, given her recent Academy Award nomination for Parallel Mothers, Adam and Thomas felt like it was time for her to receive the Double Re-Deux treatment! First, Penélope Cruz and her frequent collaborator Pedro Almodóvar weave a tale of grief and ghost farts with Volver. Then, Ridley Scott squeezes Penélope Cruz into a packed ensemble film about the nihilistic nature of drug cartels in The Counselor. Together, our duo answers the crucial questions. Why do American films often fail Penélope Cruz? What does it look like when an inhuman entity makes a crime drama? Which films will they choose for next week's episode about Michael Mann? Well, avoid that wire trap and move that corpse filled freezer to the back so you can listen to find out!   Hear Thomas on this week’s Have Not Seen This Podcast breaking down this year’s Academy Award nominees!   Subscribe to our Patreon for $1 a month to get bonus podcasts & polls to choose episode topics and films we cover! Follow the show on Twitter @DEDBpod & Facebook as well as Adam and Thomas on Twitter! Send feedback to ! Subscribe and rate us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher & Podbean! Our artwork is provided by the amazing Christian Thor Lally!   

  • BONUS: Best Movie Villain March Madness 2021 (From Behind the Patreon Paywall)
    by Thomas Mariani on March 24, 2022 at 4:01 am

    Unfortunately, due to recording schedule issues there is no new regular episode of Double Edged Double Bill this week. However, rather than release nothing this week, we decided to release a bonus podcast from behind the paywall of our Patreon on the main feed! Said bonus episode is 2021's March Madness bracket podcast breaking down the best movie villain! Joining our regular hosts Adam Thomas and Thomas Mariani are returning guests Shakyl Lambert, Kaycee Jarrard and Caitlin Turner! Listen for all the chaos that will follow! If you like this, consider becoming a Patron for $1 to hear other bonus podcasts, including this year's March Madness podcast breaking down the Best Movie Sequel featuring Yonathan Habtemichael, Jessica Scott and Marcelo Pico! Hear Thomas on this week's Have Not Seen This Podcast breaking down this years Academy Award nominees! Follow the show on Twitter @DEDBpod & Facebook as well as Adam and Thomas on Twitter! Send feedback to ! Subscribe and rate us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher & Podbean! Our artwork is provided by the amazing Christian Thor Lally! 

  • 200: Dangerous Omen Double Revue
    by Thomas Mariani on March 15, 2022 at 4:01 am

    Double Edged Double Bill has somehow reached episode 200! To celebrate, Adam and Thomas decided to do something special: record in the same place! At the same time! For the first time! This episode also marks a new gimmick in the form of The Double Revue, in which the favorite and least favorite films of each cohost are put in the spotlight! First, Adam gushes about his love for horror and Gregory Peck's eyebrows via The Omen! Then, Thomas gushes about his love for funny bad films and indecipherable plot threads via Dangerous Men! Together, our duo answers the crucial questions. What horror franchise did Damien inspire? How can one decipher the work of an auteur like John S. Rad? Which two films will they choose for next week's episode about Penelope Cruz? Well, cover your number of The Beast birthmark and turn down your repetitive synth loops so you can listen to find out!   Subscribe to our Patreon for $1 a month to get bonus podcasts & polls to choose episode topics and films we cover (as well as a special unedited video version of this special episode)! Follow the show on Twitter @DEDBpod & Facebook as well as Adam and Thomas on Twitter! Send feedback to ! Subscribe and rate us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher & Podbean! Our artwork is provided by the amazing Christian Thor Lally! The music for our show is provided by Chris Oliver! We’re a proud member of the Talk Film Society Podcast Network!  

  • 199: Ip Man Fights Gotti for Redemption
    by Thomas Mariani on March 8, 2022 at 5:01 am

    Every week, Adam and Thomas choose two films from two good and two bad choices to be the subject of the following week's episode. However, with each new Double Edge Double Bill, more alt choices get tossed to the side. So, every year two unchosen films get a shot at redemption! First, Ip Man - Adam's alt good choice from our first martial arts films episode - gets a chance to show their fighting prowess. Then, Gotti - Thomas' alt bad choice from our John Travolta episode - proves that mob movies don't always go the way of Goodfellas! Together our heroes answer the crucial questions. What separates Donnie Yen from other martial arts titans? Can you trust a troll behind a keyboard? Which two films will they choose for next week's very special episode? Well, bite down on your fist and prepare for a fight to find out! Subscribe to our Patreon for $1 a month to get bonus podcasts & polls to choose episode topics and films we cover! Follow the show on Twitter @DEDBpod & Facebook as well as Adam and Thomas on Twitter! Send feedback to ! Subscribe and rate us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher & Podbean! Our artwork is provided by the amazing Christian Thor Lally! The music for our show is provided by Chris Oliver! We’re a proud member of the Talk Film Society Podcast Network!

  • 198: Robert Pattinson Gives Us Maps to The Lighthouse
    by Thomas Mariani on March 1, 2022 at 5:01 am

    While Robert Pattinson is set to fight many a costumed freak in The Batman, one mustn't forget that he's a freak in his own right. So, Adam, Thomas and returning guest Yonathan Habtemichael are here to celebrate fascinating freak and fantastic actor Robert Pattinson by dedicating an episode of Double Edged Double Bill to him! First, Pattinson weirdly plays the most normal character in David Cronenberg's insane Hollywood tale Maps to the Stars! Then, Willem Dafoe leads Pattinson into the mad world of being a wickie in The Lighthouse! Together, our trio answers the crucial questions. How filthy can the film industry be on a metaphorical and literal level? Can a film full of farts be Shakesperian? Which two films will they choose for next week's annual redemption episode? Well, use your star map to locate this episode so you can crack it open like a lobster and listen to find out!   Subscribe to our Patreon for $1 a month to get bonus podcasts & polls to choose episode topics and films we cover! Follow the show on Twitter @DEDBpod & Facebook as well as Adam and Thomas on Twitter! Send feedback to ! Subscribe and rate us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher & Podbean! Our artwork is provided by the amazing Christian Thor Lally! The music for our show is provided by Chris Oliver! We’re a proud member of the Talk Film Society Podcast Network!  

  • 197: Petey Wheatstraw, Smokey And the Bandit Drive Through 1977
    by Thomas Mariani on February 22, 2022 at 5:01 am

    Forty five years ago, cinema changed forever with the release of... the two films we're covering for Double Edged Double Bill! So, Adam and Thomas are looking back at the year 1977 in film with a double feature that has nothing to do with stars nor the wars going on between them. First, Burt Reynolds, his moustache and Sally Field drive across the southern United States with the precious cargo that is Coors in Smokey and the Bandit! Then, Rudy Ray Moore makes a deal with the devil to seek vengeance and make bizarre faces in Petey Wheatstraw! Together, our duo answer the crucial questions. What is the line between intentional and unintentional comedy? How did CB radio culture become a thing? Which two films will they choose for next week's episode on Robert Pattinson? Well, grab your cane infused with the powers of Satan and hop in your TransAm so you can listen to find out!   Subscribe to our Patreon for $1 a month to get bonus podcasts & polls to choose episode topics and films we cover! Follow the show on Twitter @DEDBpod & Facebook as well as Adam and Thomas on Twitter! Send feedback to ! Subscribe and rate us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher & Podbean! Our artwork is provided by the amazing Christian Thor Lally! The music for our show is provided by Chris Oliver! We’re a proud member of the Talk Film Society Podcast Network!  

  • 196: Adventure Leads Our Master & Commander Into the Sahara
    by Thomas Mariani on February 15, 2022 at 5:01 am

    Adventure is calling and Double Edged Double Bill stepping into the great unknown! Given Sony is finally releasing the Uncharted movie, Adam and Thomas are covering two adventure films with the help of special guest Jael Peralta! First, Matthew McConaughey gets sandy as he fights warlords and Bond villains while hunting for treasure in the overstuffed Sahara! Then, Russell Crowe & Paul Bettany lead a crew of men on the high seas in Master & Commander: The Far Side of the World! Together, our trio answers the crucial questions. What is the star appeal of Matthew McConaughey? Do dudes rock? Which two films will they choose for next week's episode on the films of 1977? Well, hoist your sails and shield your eyes from solar flares while you listen to find out!   Subscribe to our Patreon for $1 a month to get bonus podcasts & polls to choose episode topics and films we cover! Follow the show on Twitter @DEDBpod & Facebook as well as Adam and Thomas on Twitter! Send feedback to ! Subscribe and rate us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher & Podbean! Our artwork is provided by the amazing Christian Thor Lally! The music for our show is provided by Chris Oliver! We’re a proud member of the Talk Film Society Podcast Network!  

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