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when_CS
_star_NN
wars__???
came_VBD
out_RP
some_DT
twenty_CD
years_NNS
ago_RB
,_,
the_DT
image_NN
of_IN
traveling_VBG
throughout_IN
the_DT
stars_NNS
has_HVZ
become_VBN
a_DT
commonplace_JJ
image_NN
._.
when_CS
the_DT
millenium_NN
falcon_NN
moves_VBZ
throughout_IN
the_DT
stars_NNS
,_,
we_PP
see_VB
constellations_NNS
,_,
meteor_???
showers_NNS
,_,
and_CC
cool_JJ
space-ships_NNS
._.
when_CS
han_NP
solo_NN
goes_VBZ
light_NN
speed_NN
,_,
the_DT
stars_NNS
change_VB
to_IN
bright_JJ
lines_NNS
,_,
going_VBG
towards_IN
the_DT
viewer_NN
in_IN
lines_NNS
that_CS
converge_VB
at_IN
an_DT
invisible_JJ
point_NN
._.
cool_JJ
._.
_october_NN
sky__???
offers_NNS
a_DT
much_DT
simpler_JJR
image--that_RB
of_IN
a_DT
single_JJ
white_JJ
dot_NN
,_,
traveling_VBG
horizontally_RB
across_IN
the_DT
night_NN
sky_NN
._.
was_BEDZ
it_PP
really_RB
only_RB
forty_CD
years_NNS
ago_RB
,_,
when_CS
sputnik_NP
was_BEDZ
launched_VBN
,_,
and_CC
that_CS
before_IN
then_RB
,_,
no_DT
satellites_NNS
ever_RB
existed_VBD
?_?
have_HV
we_PP
become_VBN
so_RB
technologically_RB
advanced_JJ
that_CS
we_PP
have_HV
forgotten_VBN
that_CS
it_PP
was_BEDZ
nearly_RB
two_CD
generations_NNS
ago_RB
where_CS
people_NN
stood_VBD
outside_IN
to_IN
breathlessly_RB
see_VB
a_DT
then-technological_JJ
achievement_NN
,_,
even_RB
though_CS
it_PP
was_BEDZ
from_IN
the_DT
russians_NNS
?_?
it_PP
sounds_VBZ
hokey_NN
,_,
but_CC
when_CS
that_DT
scene_NN
occurs_VBZ
near_IN
the_DT
beginning_NN
of_IN
_october_NN
sky__???
,_,
i_NN
found_VBD
myself_PPX
caught_VBN
up_IN
with_IN
the_DT
enthusiasm_NN
of_IN
homer_NP
hickam_???
,_,
played_VBD
by_IN
jake_NP
gyllenhaal_???
._.
determined_JJ
to_IN
make_NN
a_DT
dent_NN
in_IN
the_DT
space_NN
race_NN
,_,
he_PP
becomes_VBZ
transfixed_VBN
with_IN
his_PP$
desire_NN
to_IN
make_VB
a_NP
rocket_NN
that_CS
could_MD
fly_VB
like_IN
the_DT
best_JJS
of_IN
them_PP
._.
it_PP
is_BEZ
films_NNS
like_IN
this_DT
that_DT
we_PP
know_VB
the_DT
ending_NN
as_IN
we_PP
buy_VB
the_DT
ticket_NN
._.
when_CS
lovely_JJ
teacher_NN
miss_NN
riley_NP
(_(
played_VBD
by_IN
laura_NN
dern_???
)_(
,_,
suggests_VBZ
that_CS
he_PP
enters_VBZ
his_PP$
findings_NNS
into_IN
the_DT
national_JJ
science_NN
fair_JJ
,_,
we_PP
know_VB
exactly_RB
who_WP
is_BEZ
going_VBG
to_TO
win_VB
._.
but_CC
the_DT
joy_NN
in_IN
a_DT
film_NN
like_IN
this_DT
is_BEZ
in_IN
the_DT
little_JJ
details_NNS
._.
for_IN
example_NN
,_,
homer_NP
is_BEZ
clearly_RB
not_XNOT
the_DT
strongest_JJS
student_NN
in_IN
his_PP$
class_NN
._.
if_CS
he_PP
has_HVZ
any_DT
strengths_NNS
whatsoever_WDT
,_,
it_PP
is_BEZ
an_DT
undeterring_NN
vision_NN
,_,
and_CC
a_DT
good_JJ
organizer_NN
._.
it_PP
means_VBZ
that_CS
he_PP
may_MD
have_HV
to_TO
lose_VB
his_PP$
reputation_NN
by_IN
associating_VBG
with_IN
the_DT
nerdiest_NN
kid_NN
in_IN
school_NN
,_,
who_WP
knows_VBZ
more_DT
about_IN
rocket_NN
science_NN
than_CS
he_PP
does_DOZ
._.
it_PP
means_VBZ
that_CS
if_CS
his_PP$
father_NN
forbids_VBZ
him_PP
to_TO
shoot_VB
rockets_NNS
on_IN
company_NN
property_NN
(_(
that_CS
is_BEZ
,_,
the_DT
entire_JJ
coal-mining_NN
town_NN
)_)
,_,
he_PP
must_MD
walk_VB
eight_CD
miles_NNS
one_CD
way_NN
,_,
just_RB
to_IN
set_NN
up_RP
the_DT
rockets_NNS
,_,
which_WDT
will_MD
fail_VB
,_,
fail_VB
,_,
fail_VB
,_,
and_CC
fail_VB
again_RB
._.
homer_NP
+_SYM
s_NN
dad_NN
is_BEZ
played_VBN
by_IN
chris_NP
cooper_NP
,_,
a_DT
favorite_JJ
actor_NN
of_IN
mine_PP$
since_CS
_lone_CD
star__???
._.
here_RB
he_PP
plays_VBZ
the_DT
antithesis_NN
of_IN
the_DT
character_NN
he_PP
played_VBD
in_IN
_matewan__???
:_:
instead_RB
of_IN
organizing_VBG
union_NN
rallies_NNS
,_,
he_PP
is_BEZ
the_DT
head_NN
of_IN
the_DT
coal-miners_NNS
,_,
who_WP
is_BEZ
constantly_RB
wringing_VBG
his_PP$
hands_NNS
against_IN
the_DT
unions_NNS
._.
this_DT
is_BEZ
will_NN
be_BE
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
great_JJ
unnoticed_JJ
performances_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
year_NN
:_:
note_NN
how_WRB
multi-dimensional_JJ
his_PP$
character_NN
is_BEZ
._.
he_PP
is_BEZ
his_PP$
son_NN
+_SYM
s_NN
last_VB
nemesis_NN
,_,
as_CS
one_CD
who_NP
most_DT
likely_JJ
interferes_VBZ
with_IN
his_PP$
son_NN
+_SYM
s_NN
dreams_NNS
._.
but_CC
he_PP
truly_RB
loves_VBZ
his_PP$
son_NN
,_,
and_CC
wants_VBZ
to_TO
see_VB
him_PP
succeed_VB
the_DT
only_JJ
way_NN
he_PP
knows_VBZ
how_WRB
._.
through_IN
coal-mining_VBG
._.
because_CS
of_IN
his_PP$
character_NN
,_,
we_PP
can_MD
see_VB
how_WRB
far_RB
we_PP
+_SYM
ve_???
come_VB
._.
the_DT
revolution_NN
of_IN
modern_JJ
technology_NN
has_HVZ
allowed_VBN
for_IN
us_NP
to_IN
see_NN
society_NN
advanced_JJ
at_IN
a_DT
rate_NN
far_RB
faster_RBR
than_CS
any_DT
generation_NN
before_IN
us_NP
._.
we_PP
don_VB
+_SYM
t_PP
understand_VB
that_CS
there_EX
were_BED
the_DT
generations_NNS
from_IN
the_DT
industrial_JJ
revolution_NN
who_WP
knew_VBD
of_IN
no_DT
other_JJ
way_NN
to_IN
raise_VB
a_NP
family_NN
._.
the_DT
paradigm_NN
was_BEDZ
shifting_VBG
under_IN
the_DT
father_NN
+_SYM
s_NN
feet_NNS
,_,
and_CC
he_PP
knew_VBD
of_IN
no_DT
other_JJ
life_NN
._.
so_RB
_october_NN
sky__???
,_,
far_JJ
from_IN
being_BEG
merely_RB
a_DT
feel-good_NN
inspirational_JJ
film_NN
,_,
offers_VBZ
much_DT
food_NN
for_IN
thought_NN
._.
and_CC
this_DT
is_BEZ
the_DT
best_JJS
type_NN
of_IN
inspirational_JJ
film_NN
;_;
the_DT
one_CD
that_CS
you_PP
take_VB
something_PN
with_IN
you_PP
._.
btw_???
,_,
the_DT
final_JJ
image_NN
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
just_RB
as_IN
simple_JJ
,_,
is_BEZ
as_CS
strong_JJ
a_DT
contrast_NN
as_IN
the_DT
aforementioned_JJ
horizontal-moving_NN
white_JJ
dot_NN
against_IN
the_DT
night-sky_NN
background_NN
._.
another_DT
commonplace_JJ
image_NN
,_,
to_IN
be_BE
sure_JJ
,_,
but_CC
it_PP
must_MD
have_HV
been_BEN
breathtaking_JJ
forty_CD
years_NNS
ago_RB
._.