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Camilla Belle

Camilla Belle Routh better known simply as Camilla Belle (born October 2, 1986), an American actress of Brazilian descent. Some of her works include The Lost World: Jurassic Park, When a Stranger Calls and 10,000 B.C. She has dual US-Brazilian citizenship.

Camilla Belle Routh was born in Los Angeles,California, to parents Cristina Routh, a Brazilian fashion designer, and Jack Routh, the owner of a construction company. Camilla was raised in a Catholic household, and attended St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School and then transferred to the Marlborough School, an elite all girls school in Los Angeles.

Camilla landed her first national commercial at the age of 9 months old. At age 5 she was cast in as a lead in her first film, NBC's thriller, Trapped Beneath the Earth. Belle began her career with a small role in the film production of the novel A Little Princess starring Liesel Matthews. Her first lead role was in Rip Girls in 2000, a Disney Channel original movie. After taking some time out of filming, she came back with the lead role in the remake of When A Stranger Calls. Her next role was in the feature film 10,000 BC, directed by Roland Emmerich, a film about prehistoric humans. Belle's next big release was playing the role of Kira Hudson in Push, a sci-fi thriller involving a group of super-powered youths, hiding from a clandestine U.S. government agency.

She is the face of Vera Wang's "Princess" fragrance.

Belle lives with her parents and her grandmother Deborah. She has three Miniature Pinschers named Tokya, Keiki, and Evolet, which she named after her character in 10,000 BC. Belle, an aspiring classical pianist, speaks fluent Portuguese (her mother's native language), as well as Spanish.

Belle is proud of her Brazilian heritage and considers Brazil her favorite place in the world. She learned how to speak Portuguese at her mother's insistence and reports to live, along with her parents, in a "totally Brazilian" home.

She has been involved in various charities and is an international spokesperson for Kids With A Cause which assists children suffering from poverty, hunger, lack of education, neglect, or abuse. Rumor has it that she has been involved with pop singer, Joe Jonas from the Jonas Brothers and Robert Pattinson, from the succesful movie Twilight.

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The Patriot (1998 film)

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The Patriot is a 1998 action film based on the novel, The Last Canadian by William C. Heine. The film stars Steven Seagal, Gallard Sartain, L.Q. Jones, Whitney Yellow Robe, and Camilla Belle. It was directed by Dean Semler, written by M. Sussman, and produced by Patrick Choi, Nile Niami, Howard L. Baldwin, Steven Seagal, and Julius R. Nasso. The plot involves a Canadian patriot who has to foil the plot of a militia to release a deadly virus. The film is rated R by the MPAA. It is Seagal's first direct to video film.

Near the town of Ennis, Montana, local doctor and former government research immunologist Wesley McClaren (Steven Seagal) who has an interest in herbal medicine and is also a weapons and self-defense expert, is called to hospital when people start dying from an unknown but very deadly disease. He determines that the cause is a highly dangerous airborne toxin and calls in a Biological Response team, who seal off the town whilst doctors start treating sufferers with an anti-toxin. Several have already died.

The source of the toxin is traced to a local self-styled rebel militia leader, Floyd Chisolm (Gailard Sartain), who has given himself up after a long siege and has been arrested on weapons charges. In court, having ingested the toxin himself (believing that he also possesses the anti-toxin) he spits at the judge, and starts the rapid spread of the disease.

Floyd's militia followers, who have been allowed to go free, attack and capture the hospital, including Wesley and his daughter Holly (Camilla Belle), with much loss of life, and rescue him. But too late, they realise that the anti-toxin they possess doesn't actually work.

Working at gunpoint, Wesley takes a sample of Holly's blood; it shows that Holly has been infected, but somehow her body is fighting it off. Wesley and Holly contrive to escape and travel to a farm where Holly's Grandfather lives. Wesley takes a blood sample from his friend Dr Ann White Cloud (Whitney Yellow Robe), and realizes that her body is also fighting off the infection.

Wesley and Ann gain access to a secret underground laboratory where Wesley used to work, where they hope to come up with a cure. Wesley finds out why Ann and Holly are not being affected by the toxin; they have been drinking tea made with a specific wild herb that's known to native American healers.

Back at the hospital, Wesley and Holly are captured by the militia, but he manages to kill Floyd and disable the other soldiers. As soon as the biological protection team learn of the cure, they go out and pick all the flowers they can find and drop them by helicopter over the town, telling the people to boil them and drink the liquid.

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The Lost World: Jurassic Park

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The Lost World: Jurassic Park (commonly referred to as The Lost World or Jurassic Park 2) is a 1997 American science fiction film and the second Jurassic Park film as part of the Jurassic Park franchise. The film succeeds the film adaptation, directed by Steven Spielberg, of Michael Crichton's novel Jurassic Park. This film is loosely based on the novel that was also written by Crichton. The film centers on the island of Isla Sorna, an auxiliary site for the main Jurassic Park island, where dinosaurs have taken over and live in the wild. Ian Malcolm leads a team to document the dinosaurs in their native habitat, while an InGen team attempts to capture them for a second Jurassic Park in San Diego.

After the release of the original book and the success of the first film, Crichton was pressured not only by fans, but Spielberg himself, for a sequel novel. After the book was published in 1995, production began on a film sequel.

The film opens with a family of tourists on the island of Isla Sorna. The young daughter explores on her own and runs into a baby Compsognathus. When the child attempts to feed the dinosaur, a large pack emerges and attacks the girl for more food. She is rescued by her parents and brought back to the mainland.

Four years have passed since the disaster at Jurassic Park, and John Hammond has lost control of InGen to his ruthless nephew, Peter Ludlow. Despite having signed a non-disclosure agreement about the prior events, chaos theorist Ian Malcolm has gone public and revealed details of his experiences at Jurassic Park. Unfortunately for him, his stories are not widely believed, threats of legal action prevent him from producing any evidence, and his academic reputation is destroyed.

Hammond summons Malcolm to his home, where he reveals the existence of Site B, Isla Sorna. Sorna was the facility where the dinosaurs were actually engineered, before being sent to Isla Nublar when mature. The island was abandoned after a hurricane wiped out most of the facilities, and the creatures have been living in the wild ever since. Hammond explains that the loss of Nublar and the incident with the girl have severely damaged InGen's finances, and so Ludlow plans to bail the company out by exploiting Site B. Hammond requests Malcolm's help in stopping Ludlow and preserving the dinosaurs' natural habitat. He initially refuses, but after learning that his girlfriend, paleontologist Sarah Harding, is already on the island, he goes along.

The team consists of Eddie Carr, an engineer who built the custom vehicles the team will use, and documentary producer and environmentalist Nick Van Owen. Shortly after arriving on the island, they find Sarah and escape a Stegosaurus herd. When they return to camp, they find Kelly, Malcolm's daughter, has stowed away. He tries to contact the boat to take them home, but they are interrupted by the arrival of an InGen team.

The rival team quickly captures samples of several species, including Parasaurolophus, Stegosaurus, Mamenchisaurus, Gallimimus, Pachycephalosaurus, Triceratops, and a swarm of Compsognathus. That night, Nick and Sarah sneak into the InGen camp to free the dinosaurs and cut the fuel lines on the vehicles. The freed dinosaurs cause a huge commotion, compounded by the exploding vehicles.

Meanwhile, Roland Tembo, the leader of the InGen team, is hunting for his prize trophy, an adult Tyrannosaurus, breaking the leg of a young T. Rex so that its cries might lure its parents. When he returns to the camp, Nick frees the baby, taking it back to their trailer so Sarah can set its broken leg. Eddie and Kelly hide in a tree stand called a high hide, while Malcolm returns to the trailer. The adult Tyrannosaurs come searching for their child and, after retrieving it, throw one half of the hinged trailer over a cliff with Malcolm, Nick and Sarah inside. Carr throws down a rope and tries to pull the trailer back up using one of the SUVs, but is torn in half and eaten by the Tyrannosaur parents. The trailer falls of the cliff, but its occupants survive by holding on to the rope. With all of the communications equipment destroyed in the attacks, both groups team up to reach the old InGen compound's radio station, right through a Velociraptor nesting site, while Dr. Harding suspects the adult Tyrannosaurs will continue pursuing them.

On the way, Stark is eaten by a Compsognathus swarm. At night, the female Tyrannosaur comes into the group's camp and looks into Sarah and Kelly's tent. One of the InGen team members, Carter, wakes up and notices the tyrannosaur. His shouts awaken the other group members and they all run, with the Tyrannosaur in pursuit. Tembo tries but fails to shoot the Tyrannosaur, finding his ammunition disabled by Nick. Carter is crushed underfoot and the group separates in the chaos. Nick, Sarah, Kelly and another InGen team member, Dr. Robert Burke, take refuge in a small cave behind a waterfall. The Tyrannosaur puts its head inside but cannot spot them since they are all standing still. However, Burke discovers a coral snake slithering on him and tries to run out of the cave in a panic. The Tyrannosaur then catches and devours him. Malcolm comes in a few moments later, much to the group's relief. Nick decides to go ahead to the compound and radio for help.

Still fleeing the Tyrannosaur, the InGen team passes through a field of tall grass and are picked off one by one by Velociraptors hiding in it. Malcolm and his friends pass through the field unharmed, but are attacked by three raptors and go into hiding. Kelly wounds one of them by knocking it out of a window (using her gymnastic skills) and Dr. Harding manages to pit the last two against each other. The team then run towards a building, where they contact a rescue helicopter. As they fly away, they see that Tembo has caged the adult male Tyrannosaur that he had tranquilized earlier when it had attacked the camp, and Ludlow is preparing to ship it and the baby back to the mainland.

When the ship carrying the dinosaurs arrives in San Diego, it crashes into the dock. A boarding party finds out the entire crew is dead, apparently killed by the Tyrannosaur, which had somehow escaped. While searching for survivors, a guard opens the cargo hold and inadvertently releases the Tyrannosaur, which enters the city. Malcolm and Sarah rush to the Jurassic Park arena to get the young T. rex, which had been brought in separately by plane. They lure the adult with the baby and run back to the boat. Ludlow tries to intervene, but is trapped in the cargo hold and devoured by the two Tyrannosaurs. Malcolm and Sarah manage to tranquilize the adult before it can escape again, and seal it in the hold.

Later, as Malcolm and Sarah fall asleep on the couch in their living room, Kelly is watching television and sees the cargo ship on its way back to Site B, surrounded by a convoy of naval vessels. The program breaks away to an interview of restored InGen Chairman John Hammond, who explains that the island will be left alone as a natural reserve so the dinosaurs can live free of human interference. He offers a quote by Malcolm, "Life will find a way." The scene cuts to Site B, where the family of Tyrannosaurs is shown in the wild, alongside various other dinosaurs.

After the relase of the original Jurassic Park book, Michael Crichton was pressured by fans for a sequel novel. Having never written a sequel, he initially refused, until the success of the first Jurassic Park film prompted Steven Spielberg himself to request one. After the book was published in 1995, production on the sequel film began in September 1996.

The Lost World was filmed at Eureka, San Diego, Burbank, and Kauai. Although the ending takes place in San Diego, only one sequence is actually shot there, where the InGen helicopter flies over the wharf and banks towards the city. The other sequences were all shot in Burbank.

Spielberg suggested the Tyrannosaurus rex attack through San Diego be added to the film story, inspired by a similar attack scene of a Brontosaurus in London in the 1925 film adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World.

Many elements from the original Jurassic Park novel that were not in the first film were used for Lost World. The opening sequence of the vacationing family's young daughter (Camilla Belle) being attacked by a group of Compsognathus was inspired by a scene where a Procompsognathus escapes to Costa Rica and attacks young children, and Dieter Stark's death is analogous to John Hammond's compy-related death in the novel. Also, Nick, Sarah, Kelly, and Burke being trapped behind a waterfall by the female T. rex is taken from the first novel, where Tim and Lex are trapped behind a man-made waterfall with the T. rex attempting to eat them.

According to Jack Horner part of the waterfall scene was written in as a favor for him by Spielberg. Burke greatly resembles Horner's rival Robert Bakker. In real life Bakker argues for a predatory Tyrannosaurus rex while Horner views it as primarily a scavenger. So Spielberg wrote Burke into this part to have him killed by the Tyrannosaurus Rex as a favor for Horner. After the film came out Bakker, who recognized himself in Burke and loved it, actually sent Horner a message saying "See, I told you T. rex was a hunter!".

The Lost World: Jurassic Park was released on Memorial Day, 1997. The film made its VHS debut on November 4, 1997, and was first released on DVD on October 10, 2000.

The film was also released in a package with Jurassic Park. The DVD has also been re-released with both sequels on December 11, 2001 as the Jurassic Park Trilogy and as the Jurassic Park Adventure Pack on November 29, 2005. The soundtrack was released on May 20, 1997. On the same day it was first released to DVD, a deluxe limited edition box set was released that included Jurassic Park and The Lost World: Jurassic Park, soundtracks for both films with packaging made exclusively for the set, two lenticulars, eight 8x10 stills (4 from each film), and a certificate of authenticity signed by all three producers of the set, all inside a collector case.

Following four years of growing anticipation and hype, The Lost World: Jurassic Park broke many box office records upon its release. It took in $72,132,785 on its opening weekend ($92.6 million for the four-day Memorial Day holiday) in the US, which was the biggest opening weekend at the time, surpassing the previous record-holder Batman Forever at $52.8 million. It held onto this record for four and a half years, until the release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in November 2001. The Lost World took the record for highest single-day box office take of $26,083,950 on May 25, a record held until the release of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. It also became the fastest film to pass the $100 million mark, achieving the feat in just six days. However, its total US box office gross fell below the total of the original film. With grossing $229,086,679 domestically and $389,552,320 internationally, the film ended up grossing $618,638,999 worldwide, becoming the second highest grossing film of 1997 behind Titanic, and the 40th highest-grossing film of all time.

The movie was nominated for the Academy Award for Visual Effects and for "Best Action Sequence" in the MTV Movie Awards 1998 for the T. Rex rampage through San Diego. It was also nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Fantasy Film, Best Director, Best Young Actress for Vanessa Lee Chester, Best Special Effects, and Best Supporting Actor for Pete Postlethwaite.

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Lovebug (song)

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Disney Channel featured the world premiere of the "Lovebug" music video on October 19, 2008 (8:55 p.m., ET/PT). An exclusive look at the making of the video was presented throughout the evening (8:00- 9:00 p.m., ET/PT) during episodes of Hannah Montana and Wizards of Waverly Place.

Directed by Philip Andelman (who has directed music videos for John Mayer and (Demi Lovato), is a period piece that depicts the love story between a young woman and a sailor as he is preparing to deploy to war. Kevin Jonas said that The Notebook was one of the inspirations for the video.

Kevin, Joe and Nick Jonas portray multiple characters, including members of a ballroom band. A sweeping dance number, vintage wardrobe and cars bring the Jonas Brothers’ vision to life. Camilla Belle ("10,000 BC") and Josh Boswell also star.

The music video depicts two children browsing through a photo album that is based in the early 1940s. It zooms into the pictures from the album in which they come to life. On the video is a tale of two lovers (Camilla Belle and Josh Boswell) with the Brothers acting as their "guardian angels". Then all male is then called off to war. The video ends in a ballroom with an epic dance extravaganza, where the couple are dancing, and the Jonas Brothers performing as a ballroom band. As the song ends, the photo album closes, ending the video.

The song was poorly received by critics, and it peaked at a mere 49 on the Billboard Hot 100.

On the pop radio stations, the song received hardly any airplay whatsoever and peaked only at #37.

The song only reached #70 on Canadian Hot 100.

So far on the Australian charts has peaked at #95, on digital release only. The song has received decent airplay on both TV and radio but has not received much airplay on the unknown main radio stations. Chart based on Download sales on December 7. Although the video is popular on satellite TV and is frequently featured on Australia's MTV. The song sold 100,000 copies worldwide.

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The Ballad of Jack and Rose

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The Ballad of Jack and Rose is a 2005 drama film written and directed by Rebecca Miller, and starring her husband Daniel Day-Lewis. It was filmed on Prince Edward Island, Canada and in New Milford, Connecticut.

Jack Slavin (Daniel Day-Lewis), an aging Scotsman with a heart condition, lives alone with his teenage daughter, Rose (Camilla Belle), on a small island in the remains of what was once a thriving hippie commune. Rose has been home schooled since the age of 11. Rose adores her father and is content with their simple existence, but Jack begins to suspect that her intense feelings for him are more than a daughter's love for her father. In an attempt to end her isolation, Jack persuades his girlfriend, Kathleen (Catherine Keener), and her two sons to move in with them.

Rose is displeased with this new "experiment" and sees Kathleen as an intruder. She attempts to rebel against Jack and Kathleen in a variety of increasingly disturbing ways: she has her hair cut short, fires a loaded gun into Jack and Kathleen's bedroom, and captures a copperhead snake to scare Kathleen. Finally, she has a sexual encounter and loses her virginity to Kathleen's younger son Thaddius (Paul Dano), and displays a blood-stained sheet on a clothesline. Despite this outrageous behavior, Rose seems to form a genuine connection with Rodney (Ryan McDonald), Kathleen's sensitive, overweight son.

As Jack's health declines, he becomes more aware of how he has "failed" to prepare Rose for a future without him, and is forced to face his complicated feelings for his own daughter. When a fight over Rose breaks out between Jack and Thaddius, Rose pushes Thaddius out of a window, severely injuring him; with that, Kathleen's relationship with Jack ends and her family moves out, and Jack agrees to give back Kathleen a "severance" of $20,000. Jack and Rose are alone again for the final days of Jack's life. While lying beside each other, Jack and Rose share an incestuous kiss, that is ambiguously portrayed as either reality or Jack's "nightmare". Jack pulls away, asking both her and God to forgive him, but Rose sees nothing shameful in their feelings. After his death, Rose sets fire to their house, intending to die as well, but remembers her promise to "live" for Jack and escapes by boat. Rose then leaves the island and moves to a commune in Vermont to continue in the lifestyle taught by her father.

The film was released on March 23, 2005, grossing $59,459 in its opening weekend, in 4 theaters. The highest position it reached was during its second week of release, grossing $135,100, and the lowest position it reached was at its last week of release, grossing $406. Its widest release was 74 theaters. The film grossed $712,275 domestically and just $916,051 worldwide.

The film was released on DVD on August 16, 2005. The DVD contained commentary with director and writer Rebecca Miller and the making of The Ballad of Jack and Rose.

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Lorelei (film)

Lorelei is a 2009 dramatic film, starring Helena Bonham Carter, Camilla Belle and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

Gillian Livingston is a beautiful, bohemian book editor living in a New York City loft, Gillian is Peter's ex-wife, the mother of 14-year-old Rose, and is now engaged to Daniel. An edgy, restless, cigarette-smoking, martini-swilling sophisticate, Gillian constantly engages her ex-husband in verbal combat. Gillian's world turns upside down when her daughter is diagnosed with a deadly form of cancer. The only chance of saving Rose is finding a matching bone marrow donor and the only sure way of finding a donor is to give birth to one: she and her ex husband must conceive another child.

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The Quiet

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The Quiet is a 2005 drama and thriller film directed by Jamie Babbit, and starring Elisha Cuthbert and Camilla Belle. It focuses on a deaf teenage girl, Dot (Belle) who goes to live with her godparents (played by Martin Donovan and Edie Falco) after her father dies, in which she slowly learns the disturbing secrets of the family, primarily concerning their teenage daughter, Nina (Cuthbert). The film was picked up by Sony Pictures Classics and released in cinemas September 1, 2006.

The film was marketed with the tagline "Isn't it time everyone hears your secrets?".

The story revolves around Dot (Camilla Belle), a young, orphaned, deaf and mute girl. She is sent to live with her godparents and their daughter Nina (Elisha Cuthbert), with whom she used to be close friends. However, she soon learns the secrets of her new family.

Nina is unhinged by Dot's arrival, and she constantly insults Dot every chance she gets. Dot blames herself for her father's death in a car accident; she thinks that if she was with him, she would have warned him of the oncoming danger. Soon after arriving, Dot discovers an incestuous relationship between Nina and her father Paul (Martin Donovan), a successful architect with "the best house in Meriden". Paul invited Dot to stay in an attempt to control himself, wishing he could end the sexual relationship between him and his daughter. He tries to tell his wife Olivia (Edie Falco) about his relationship with Nina, but is unable to bring himself to say it. It is implied that Olivia is aware of the abuse, but drugs herself with pills to avoid dealing with it.

After discovering that Dot is neither deaf nor mute, Nina pretends that she doesn't know the truth. For reasons of her own, Nina still pretends that Dot cannot tell anyone, and she confides in Dot her plan to murder her father.

Dot becomes aware of everything Nina and Paul do behind closed doors, and even tries to help Nina avoid Paul's advances. She also is assigned to be lab partners with Connor (Shawn Ashmore), a star basketball player; their working together arouses jealousy in Michelle (Katy Mixon), Nina's loudmouthed best friend, who is very attracted to Connor and, like Nina, very unreceptive to Dot's difficulties and entry into their lives. Connor does well communicating to Dot through lip-reading to work on the report, knowing that with a disability of his own (Attention Deficit Disorder) he needs to improve his grades to get a basketball scholarship. He also becomes very attracted to Dot, both in the physical beauty she'd hid from others in her heavy attire, and in her ability to play the piano.

He also begins to confide things in Dot because he believes she cannot hear him. After confiding that he is a virgin, Dot undresses for him and he has sex with her. Dot realizes that part of his attraction to her is because of her deafness and she pushes him away.

Before the "Spring Fling" dance, Nina tells Paul that she is pregnant, and needs $1000 for an abortion. However, once he discovers tampons in her purse, he realizes that she is lying and is only trying to obtain the money to get away from the house. As Dot begins to play moonlight sonata downstairs, Paul confronts Nina about her lie. Nina tries to explain, but Paul, distressed that his daughter wants to leave him, begins to physically abuse her. The abuse turns into an attempt at rape. Dot recognizes what is going on upstairs, stops playing piano (although the sonata plays on), and heads upstairs. The music finally stops when Dot uses a piano wire to strangle Paul to death, screaming at him to leave Nina alone. All the while, Olivia remains downstairs staring at the news in a pill-induced stupor. The eery silence is only broken when Paul's body hits the ground and Nina starts screaming and cursing at Dot. Oliva come upstairs and her only comment on being faced with Paul's body is to tell Dot that it's a miracle that she can hear. They both go to the Spring Fling dance where Dot dances with Connor then reveals to him that she is able to hear and talk. Connor tells her off then storms away. Then both girls bury the backpack hidden with Nina's dress that's covered in her father's blood. At this point, Nina questions Dot about pretending to be deaf and mute. Dot reveals that she wanted to be closer to her father so she wouldn't be alone. When the girls arrive home, Olivia has turned herself into the police and claims that she, not Dot, killed Paul, in order to protect her daughter and atone for allowing the abuse.

The movie ends on an uncertain note as the two girls play piano together, free from their fathers.

Sony Pictures Classics picked up the film in May 2006, after seeing it at the Toronto International Film Festival, and it was given a limited release in August 2006, and then opened wide on September 1, 2006.

Although the film is set in Connecticut, Bowie High School in Austin, Texas was chosen as the principal filming location for The Quiet. The producers chose to use the Bowie Basketball Team as well.

The film was not well reviewed by critics. On the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, 22 percent of critics gave the film positive reviews, based on 90 reviews. On Metacritic, the film had an average score of 29 out of 100, based on 24 reviews.

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