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it_PP
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"_"
apocalypse_NN
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"_"
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._.
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the_DT
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ease_NN
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the_DT
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the_DT
1970_CD
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._.
the_DT
plot_NN
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adaptation_NN
of_IN
joseph_NP
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"_"
heart_NN
of_IN
darkness_NN
"_"
,_,
was_BEDZ
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vietnam_NP
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the_DT
timing_NN
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the_DT
film_NN
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the_DT
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the_DT
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the_DT
war_NN
._.
"_"
apocalypse_NN
"_"
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the_DT
finest_JJS
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film_NN
history_NN
._.
the_DT
plot_NN
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._.
captain_NN
willard_NP
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sheen_NN
)_)
,_,
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a_DT
troubled_JJ
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hanoi_NP
for_IN
a_DT
2nd_CD
tour_NN
of_IN
duty_NN
._.
his_PP$
mission_NN
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take_VB
a_DT
boat_NN
up_RP
to_IN
cambodian_JJ
territory_NN
,_,
and_CC
destroy_VB
the_DT
command_NN
of_IN
renegade_JJ
colonel_NN
kurtz_NN
(_(
brando_NP
)_)
"_"
with_IN
extreme_JJ
prejudice_NN
"_"
._.
along_IN
the_DT
way_NN
,_,
willard_NP
runs_VBZ
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a_DT
series_NN
of_IN
adventures_NNS
,_,
including_IN
one_CD
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lt_NN
._.
col_NN
._.
kilgore_WRB
(_(
duvall_NN
)_)
,_,
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a_DT
strange_JJ
encounter_NN
with_IN
playboy_NN
bunnies_NNS
._.
willard_NP
'_"
s_NN
four_CD
person_NN
crew_NN
finally_RB
make_VB
it_PP
to_IN
kurtz_NN
'_"
compound_NN
,_,
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he_PP
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kurtz_NN
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set_VBN
himself_PPX
up_RP
as_IN
a_DT
god_NN
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the_DT
natives_NNS
._.
willard_NP
's_POS
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kurtz_NN
take_VB
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the_DT
last_OD
half-hour_NN
,_,
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a_DT
confrontation_NN
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eventual_JJ
ending_NN
._.
the_DT
movie_NN
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visually_RB
breathtaking_JJ
._.
the_DT
battle_NN
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exquisitely_RB
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,_,
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the_DT
score_NN
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brilliant_JJ
,_,
setting_VBG
a_DT
murky_JJ
mood_NN
of_IN
darkness_NN
that_CS
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first-rate_JJ
._.
the_DT
collage_NN
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disturbing_JJ
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that_CS
coppola_NP
presents_VBZ
is_BEZ
at_IN
times_NNS
both_RB
astonishing_JJ
and_CC
sickening_JJ
._.
the_DT
vast_JJ
amount_NN
of_IN
detail_NN
poured_VBD
into_IN
every_DT
war_NN
scene_NN
is_BEZ
stunning_JJ
,_,
and_CC
there_EX
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many_DT
episodes_NNS
that_CS
are_BER
deeply_RB
powerful_JJ
which_WDT
resonate_VB
through_IN
the_DT
entire_JJ
movie_NN
._.
the_DT
journey_NN
to_IN
kurtz_NN
'_"
camp_NN
is_BEZ
quite_RB
a_DT
ride_NN
,_,
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psychosis_NN
setting_NN
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on_IN
almost_RB
every_DT
character_NN
._.
the_DT
most_DT
interesting_JJ
one_CD
is_BEZ
kilgore_RB
,_,
the_DT
lt_NN
._.
col_NN
._.
who_WP
cares_VBZ
more_DT
about_IN
the_DT
surf_NN
than_CS
about_IN
the_DT
mission_NN
._.
it_PP
is_BEZ
at_IN
times_NNS
revolting_VBG
,_,
psychotic_JJ
,_,
and_CC
incredible_JJ
,_,
and_CC
it_PP
is_BEZ
one_CD
hell_NN
of_IN
a_DT
movie_NN
._.
the_DT
scenes_NNS
are_BER
bold_JJ
,_,
inventive_JJ
,_,
and_CC
powerful_JJ
,_,
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the_DT
acting_JJ
is_BEZ
stunning_JJ
,_,
especially_RB
be_BE
sheen_NN
,_,
duvall_NN
,_,
and_CC
fishburne_NP
._.
the_DT
narration_NP
is_BEZ
exquisite_JJ
,_,
as_CS
is_BEZ
the_DT
mystery_NN
of_IN
kurtz_NN
._.
coppola_NP
sets_VBZ
about_IN
a_DT
hallucinatory_NN
ride_NN
through_IN
vietnam_NP
,_,
kind_NN
of_IN
like_IN
"_"
saving_NN
private_JJ
ryan_NP
"_"
on_IN
lsd_???
._.
the_DT
film_NN
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jarring_VBG
in_IN
its_PP$
implications_NNS
,_,
and_CC
psychotic_JJ
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its_PP$
execution_NN
._.
the_DT
problems_NNS
come_VB
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the_DT
film_NN
slows_NNS
down_IN
._.
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
major_JJ
scenes_NNS
in_IN
the_DT
film_NN
,_,
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the_DT
boat_NN
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the_DT
final_JJ
army_NN
checkpoint_NN
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they_PP
start_VB
their_PP$
search_NN
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kurtz_NN
,_,
is_BEZ
a_DT
colossal_JJ
mess_NN
._.
the_DT
dialogue_NN
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confusing_JJ
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the_DT
lighting_NN
is_BEZ
atrocious_JJ
,_,
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the_DT
scene_NN
drags_NNS
on_IN
for_IN
10_CD
terrible_JJ
minutes_NNS
of_IN
film_NN
._.
the_DT
true_JJ
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happen_VB
after_IN
the_DT
crew_NN
does_DOZ
come_VB
into_IN
the_DT
kurtz_NN
compound_NN
._.
the_DT
film_NN
slows_NNS
down_IN
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a_DT
drag_NN
._.
sheen_NN
seems_VBZ
forever_RB
captured_VBN
by_IN
a_DT
madman_NN
,_,
played_VBD
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brando_NP
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lazy_JJ
performance_NN
that_CS
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
deserving_JJ
of_IN
the_DT
accolades_NNS
it_PP
received_VBD
._.
brando_NP
is_BEZ
in_IN
the_DT
film_NN
for_IN
no_DT
more_DT
than_CS
15_CD
minutes_NNS
,_,
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is_BEZ
bathed_VBN
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shadows_NNS
the_DT
entire_JJ
time_NN
,_,
making_VBG
the_DT
last_OD
half_NN
hour_NN
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
visually_RB
pathetic_JJ
._.
the_DT
scenes_NNS
are_BER
poorly_RB
done_DON
,_,
the_DT
dialogue_NN
is_BEZ
muffled_JJ
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
whole_JJ
mess_NN
is_BEZ
utterly_RB
confusing_JJ
beyond_IN
all_PDT
belief_NN
._.
sheen_NN
seems_VBZ
to_IN
adore_VB
this_RB
man_NN
,_,
but_CC
why_WRB
the_DT
viewers_NNS
are_BER
never_RB
told_VBN
._.
the_DT
entire_JJ
journey_NN
is_BEZ
supposed_JJ
to_TO
be_BE
a_DT
prelude_NN
for_IN
a_DT
stunning_JJ
entrance_NN
of_IN
this_DT
god-like_NN
kurtz_NN
,_,
but_CC
the_DT
scenes_NNS
fall_VB
way_NN
short_JJ
of_IN
expectations_NNS
._.
granted_VBN
,_,
it_PP
has_HVZ
its_PP$
moments_NNS
,_,
which_WDT
are_BER
brutally_RB
horrific_JJ
,_,
but_CC
the_DT
general_JJ
feeling_NN
is_BEZ
one_CD
of_IN
confusion_NN
._.
brando_NP
mumbles_NNS
his_PP$
lines_NNS
in_IN
a_DT
incoherent_JJ
stir_NN
,_,
and_CC
my_PP$
feeling_NN
was_BEDZ
that_DT
this_DT
could_MD
never_RB
be_BE
a_DT
great_JJ
man_NN
,_,
this_DT
could_MD
never_RB
be_BE
a_DT
man_NN
who_WP
inspires_VBZ
hundreds_NNS
to_IN
follow_VB
him_PP
,_,
so_RB
why_WRB
do_DO
they_PP
do_DO
it_PP
?_?
there_EX
are_BER
moments_NNS
of_IN
brilliance_NN
,_,
but_CC
the_DT
visual_JJ
confusion_NN
dilutes_NNS
the_DT
power_NN
of_IN
the_DT
scene_NN
._.
there_EX
are_BER
too_RB
many_DT
questions_NNS
left_VBD
unanswered_JJ
with_IN
the_DT
character_NN
of_IN
kurtz_NN
to_IN
have_HV
a_DT
satisfying_JJ
ending_NN
._.
the_DT
finest_JJS
scene_NN
at_IN
the_DT
end_NN
is_BEZ
sheen_NN
's_POS
escape_NN
,_,
and_CC
his_PP$
entrace_NN
into_IN
the_DT
temple_NN
._.
his_PP$
rise_NN
out_RP
of_IN
the_DT
water_NN
,_,
with_IN
the_DT
smoke_NN
coming_VBG
off_IN
of_IN
his_PP$
slicked_JJ
head_NN
,_,
is_BEZ
a_DT
brilliant_JJ
30_CD
seconds_NNS
of_IN
film_NN
._.
yet_RB
,_,
you_PP
cannot_NN
shake_VB
the_DT
feeling_NN
that_CS
there_EX
is_BEZ
so_RB
much_DT
more_DT
this_DT
film_NN
could_MD
have_HV
done_DON
._.
the_DT
psychotic_JJ
ride_NN
is_BEZ
unforgettable_JJ
at_IN
times_NNS
,_,
and_CC
indeed_RB
the_DT
film_NN
on_IN
the_DT
whole_JJ
is_BEZ
very_RB
good_JJ
._.
it_PP
is_BEZ
a_DT
stunningly_RB
flawed_JJ
expression_NN
of_IN
film_NN
,_,
for_IN
it_PP
addresses_NNS
major_JJ
issues_NNS
,_,
such_DT
as_IN
man_NN
's_POS
mental_JJ
stamina_NN
during_IN
bouts_NNS
of_IN
war_NN
._.
but_CC
one_CD
still_RB
cannot_NN
shake_VB
the_DT
feeling_NN
that_CS
this_DT
film_NN
could_MD
have_HV
so_RB
much_DT
more_DT
powerful_JJ
,_,
had_HVD
the_DT
character_NN
of_IN
kurtz_NN
been_BEN
more_DT
explored_VBD
,_,
and_CC
had_HVD
sheen_NN
truly_RB
succumbed_VBN
to_IN
the_DT
fate_NN
that_CS
the_DT
viewer_NN
thought_VBD
he_PP
was_BEDZ
destined_VBN
for_IN
._.
there_EX
is_BEZ
too_RB
much_DT
good_JJ
material_NN
in_IN
here_RB
not_XNOT
to_TO
be_BE
called_VBN
a_DT
masterpiece_NN
,_,
but_CC
it_PP
could_MD
have_HV
been_BEN
so_RB
much_RB
more_DT
rewarding_JJ
._.
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