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after_IN
watching_VBG
the_DT
first_OD
ten_CD
minutes_NNS
of_IN
this_DT
japanese_JJ
film_NN
,_,
you_PP
will_MD
never_RB
eat_VB
a_DT
bowl_NN
of_IN
ramen_NNS
the_DT
same_DT
way_NN
again_RB
._.
there_EX
is_BEZ
a_DT
scene_NN
where_CS
an_DT
old_JJ
man_NN
is_BEZ
teaching_VBG
a_DT
young_JJ
one_CD
how_WRB
to_TO
eat_VB
the_DT
soupy_VB
bowl_NN
of_IN
noodles_NNS
,_,
as_CS
a_DT
master_NN
would_MD
teach_VB
an_DT
eager_JJ
apprentice_NN
._.
"_"
you_PP
caress_VB
the_DT
noodles_NNS
with_IN
the_DT
chopsticks_NNS
,_,
"_"
he_PP
says_VBZ
,_,
"_"
then_RB
put_VB
the_DT
roast_NN
pork_NN
on_IN
the_DT
side_NN
of_IN
the_DT
bowl_NN
and_CC
apologize_VB
to_IN
it_PP
by_IN
saying_VBG
,_,
'see_???
you_PP
soon_RB
._.
'_"
"_"
of_IN
course_NN
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
meant_VBN
to_IN
be_BE
a_DT
parody_JJ
,_,
but_CC
there_EX
is_BEZ
an_DT
earnestness_NN
underneath_IN
the_DT
silliness_NN
that_CS
makes_VBZ
you_PP
take_VB
it_PP
with_IN
a_DT
certain_JJ
degree_NN
of_IN
sobriety_NN
._.
you_PP
begin_VB
to_TO
appreciate_VB
the_DT
food_NN
as_IN
not_XNOT
merely_RB
something_PN
you_PP
eat_VB
,_,
not_XNOT
something_PN
you_PP
like_VB
,_,
not_XNOT
something_PN
you_PP
enjoy_VB
,_,
but_CC
rather_RB
something_PN
you_PP
experience_VB
._.
experiencing_VBG
it_PP
is_BEZ
a_DT
process_NN
which_WDT
engages_VBZ
all_PDT
of_IN
the_DT
senses_NNS
,_,
fulfilling_VBG
each_DT
one_CD
on_IN
its_PP$
own_DT
terms_NNS
and_CC
weaving_NN
them_PP
so_RB
that_CS
the_DT
total_JJ
is_BEZ
a_DT
pleasure_NN
that_CS
is_BEZ
more_DT
than_CS
the_DT
sum_NN
of_IN
its_PP$
parts_NNS
._.
trust_NN
me_PP
,_,
you_PP
really_RB
want_VB
to_IN
go_NN
find_VB
a_DT
noodle_NN
shop_NN
at_IN
this_DT
point_NN
._.
juzo_???
itami_NN
's_HVZ
tampopo_???
brings_VBZ
the_DT
same_DT
sense_NN
of_IN
the_DT
serious_JJ
parody_NN
of_IN
food_NN
to_IN
the_DT
forefront_NN
by_IN
making_VBG
the_DT
story_NN
follow_VB
the_DT
pattern_NN
of_IN
an_DT
american_JJ
western_JJ
,_,
set_NN
in_IN
modern_JJ
day_NN
japan_NP
._.
a_DT
stranger_NN
,_,
goro_???
(_)
tsutomu_???
yamazaki_FW
)_(
,_,
comes_VBZ
into_IN
town_NN
and_CC
finds_VBZ
tampopo_???
(_(
nobuko_???
miyamoto_NN
)_(
,_,
the_DT
proprietor_NN
of_IN
a_DT
small_JJ
,_,
hole-in-the-wall_JJ
noodle_NN
shop_NN
,_,
trying_VBG
to_IN
fend_VB
off_RP
the_DT
insults_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
local_JJ
strongman_NN
,_,
pisken_VBN
(_(
rikiya_NP
yasuoka_???
)_(
._.
goro_???
,_,
to_IN
defend_VB
the_DT
honor_NN
of_IN
this_DT
woman_NN
and_CC
her_PP$
noodles_NNS
,_,
gets_VBZ
into_IN
a_DT
fight_NN
with_IN
the_DT
ringleader_NN
and_CC
his_PP$
henchmen_NNS
,_,
emerging_VBG
bloodied_JJ
,_,
but_CC
victorious_JJ
._.
goro_???
finds_VBZ
that_CS
tampopo_???
's_NNS
ambition_NN
is_BEZ
to_TO
have_HV
a_DT
shop_NN
that_CS
people_NN
would_MD
flock_NN
to_IN
from_IN
far_JJ
away_RB
,_,
just_RB
to_IN
eat_VB
a_NP
bowl_NN
of_IN
her_PP$
ramen_NNS
._.
the_DT
problem_NN
is_BEZ
,_,
her_PP$
fare_NN
is_BEZ
something_PN
less_RBR
than_CS
popular_JJ
,_,
and_CC
less_DT
than_CS
appetizing_JJ
._.
however_RB
,_,
goro_???
agrees_VBZ
to_TO
help_VB
tampopo_???
in_CD
her_PP$
quest_NN
,_,
and_CC
in_IN
the_DT
process_NN
they_PP
seek_VB
the_DT
wisdom_NN
of_IN
an_DT
elderly_JJ
noodle_NN
expert_NN
,_,
enlist_VB
the_DT
aid_NN
of_IN
a_DT
wealthy_JJ
patron_NN
,_,
and_CC
make_VB
friends_NNS
with_IN
the_DT
former_DT
enemy_NN
._.
this_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
filled_VBN
with_IN
many_DT
little_JJ
scenes_NNS
which_WDT
are_BER
absolute_JJ
gems_???
._.
take_VB
,_,
for_IN
example_NN
,_,
when_CS
tampopo_???
tries_VBZ
to_TO
buy_VB
the_DT
recipe_NN
for_IN
a_DT
delicious_JJ
soup_NN
from_IN
another_DT
shop_NN
owner_NN
._.
the_DT
price_NN
is_BEZ
too_RB
high_JJ
,_,
but_CC
the_DT
owner_NN
of_IN
the_DT
store_NN
next_OD
door_NN
will_MD
secretly_RB
sell_VB
it_PP
to_IN
her_PP$
for_IN
a_DT
more_DT
affordable_JJ
sum_NN
._.
tampopo_???
meets_VBZ
him_PP
at_IN
his_PP$
store_NN
late_JJ
at_IN
night_NN
,_,
and_CC
he_PP
leads_VBZ
her_PP$
to_TO
a_DT
back_JJ
room_NN
._.
she_PP
protests_VBZ
,_,
thinking_VBG
that_CS
perhaps_RB
this_DT
man_NN
has_HVZ
ulterior_JJ
motives_NNS
,_,
but_CC
he_PP
insists_VBZ
._.
just_RB
when_CS
she_PP
is_BEZ
about_IN
to_IN
bolt_NN
for_IN
the_DT
exit_NN
,_,
he_PP
shows_VBZ
her_PP$
a_DT
small_JJ
gap_NN
in_IN
the_DT
wall_NN
adjoining_VBG
his_PP$
store_NN
with_IN
the_DT
noodle_NN
shop_NN
next_OD
door_NN
._.
she_PP
peers_NNS
through_IN
and_CC
takes_NNS
notes_NNS
as_IN
she_PP
watches_VBZ
the_DT
cook_NN
make_VB
the_DT
soup_NN
for_IN
the_DT
next_OD
day_NN
,_,
her_PP$
face_NN
filled_VBN
with_IN
a_DT
joy_NN
that_CS
can_MD
be_BE
felt_VBN
by_IN
the_DT
audience_NN
._.
this_DT
scene_NN
,_,
while_CS
comical_JJ
,_,
is_BEZ
very_RB
effective_JJ
at_IN
filling_VBG
the_DT
viewer_NN
with_IN
a_DT
sense_NN
of_IN
trepidation_NN
,_,
then_RB
of_IN
relief_NN
and_CC
discovery_NN
._.
there_EX
's_BEZ
also_RB
an_DT
interesting_JJ
scene_NN
where_CS
goro_???
introduces_VBZ
tampopo_???
and_CC
her_PP$
son_NN
to_IN
a_DT
bunch_NN
of_IN
street_NN
people_NN
who_WP
,_,
despite_IN
their_PP$
economic_JJ
trappings_NNS
,_,
are_BER
all_PDT
gourmets_NNS
and_CC
master_NN
sommeliers_NNS
._.
we_PP
even_RB
watch_VB
as_CS
one_CD
of_IN
them_PP
sneaks_NNS
into_IN
the_DT
kitchen_NN
of_IN
a_DT
restaurant_NN
and_CC
expertly_RB
prepares_VBZ
a_DT
french_JJ
omelet_NN
._.
the_DT
scene_NN
is_BEZ
meant_VBN
to_IN
bring_VB
a_NP
laugh_VB
,_,
but_CC
it_PP
also_RB
says_VBZ
that_CS
no_DT
matter_NN
whether_CS
people_NN
are_BER
rich_JJ
or_CC
poor_JJ
,_,
food_NN
is_BEZ
something_PN
which_WDT
everyone_PN
has_HVZ
in_CD
common_JJ
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
enjoyment_NN
of_IN
food_NN
is_BEZ
an_DT
experience_NN
shared_VBN
by_IN
all_PDT
._.
there_EX
are_BER
also_RB
a_DT
number_NN
of_IN
unrelated_JJ
vignettes_NNS
appearing_VBG
throughout_IN
the_DT
film_NN
,_,
which_WDT
help_VB
to_IN
illustrate_VB
and_CC
accentuate_VB
the_DT
role_NN
of_IN
food_NN
in_IN
people_NN
's_POS
lives_NNS
._.
a_DT
particularly_RB
effective_JJ
one_CD
involves_VBZ
a_DT
wife_NN
and_CC
mother_NN
being_BEG
tended_VBN
to_IN
in_IN
her_PP$
home_NN
by_IN
a_DT
doctor_NN
._.
surrounded_VBN
by_IN
her_PP$
children_NNS
,_,
she_PP
is_BEZ
obviously_RB
in_IN
her_PP$
last_OD
hours_NNS
of_IN
life_NN
._.
her_PP
husband_NN
comes_VBZ
home_NN
,_,
and_CC
seeing_VBG
her_PP$
worsened_VBD
condition_NN
,_,
demands_NNS
that_CS
she_PP
get_VB
up_RP
and_CC
make_VB
dinner_NN
._.
the_DT
viewer_NN
knows_VBZ
the_DT
husband_NN
's_POS
intention_NN
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
to_TO
be_BE
mean_JJ
;_;
he_PP
is_BEZ
desperate_JJ
for_IN
the_DT
normalcy_NN
of_IN
which_WDT
he_PP
and_CC
his_PP$
family_NN
has_HVZ
obviously_RB
been_BEN
deprived_VBN
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
wife_NN
making_VBG
dinner_NN
is_BEZ
an_DT
essential_JJ
part_NN
of_IN
this_DT
._.
in_IN
a_DT
near_IN
miracle_NN
,_,
the_DT
wife_NN
drags_NNS
herself_PPX
to_TO
the_DT
kitchen_NN
and_CC
prepares_VBZ
a_DT
quick_JJ
meal_NN
,_,
then_RB
brings_VBZ
it_PP
to_TO
her_PP$
awaiting_VBG
family_NN
._.
as_CS
the_DT
family_NN
eats_VBZ
,_,
she_PP
looks_VBZ
on_IN
them_PP
and_CC
smiles_NP
._.
preparing_VBG
food_NN
for_IN
her_PP$
family_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
joy_NN
and_CC
a_DT
comfort_NN
to_IN
her_PP$
,_,
and_CC
for_IN
a_DT
brief_JJ
moment_NN
,_,
she_PP
too_RB
enjoys_VBZ
the_DT
normalcy_NN
._.
then_RB
she_PP
falls_VBZ
over_IN
,_,
dead_JJ
._.
for_IN
a_DT
moment_NN
,_,
the_DT
family_NN
is_BEZ
stunned_VBN
,_,
but_CC
then_RB
the_DT
father_NN
yells_NNS
at_IN
the_DT
children_NNS
,_,
"_"
keep_VB
eating_NN
!_!
this_DT
is_BEZ
the_DT
last_OD
meal_NN
your_PP$
mother_NN
ever_RB
made_VBN
!_!
"_"
crying_NN
as_IN
they_PP
do_DO
so_RB
,_,
the_DT
family_NN
finishes_NNS
the_DT
meal_NN
._.
the_DT
scene_NN
is_BEZ
comical_JJ
,_,
awkward_JJ
,_,
moving_VBG
,_,
and_CC
beautiful_JJ
._.
by_IN
including_IN
the_DT
vignettes_NNS
,_,
itami_NP
ran_VBD
the_DT
risk_NN
of_IN
creating_VBG
a_DT
disjointed_JJ
film_NN
,_,
but_CC
surprisingly_RB
,_,
they_PP
do_DO
not_XNOT
interrupt_VB
the_DT
pacing_VBG
of_IN
the_DT
main_JJ
storyline_JJ
._.
instead_RB
,_,
they_PP
even_RB
help_VB
contribute_VB
to_IN
the_DT
idea_NN
that_CS
tampopo_???
's_NNS
goal_NN
of_IN
being_BEG
able_JJ
to_IN
serve_NN
exceptional_JJ
food_NN
is_BEZ
worthy_JJ
and_CC
even_RB
noble_JJ
._.
because_CS
the_DT
film_NN
parodies_VBZ
a_DT
western_JJ
,_,
the_DT
construction_NN
of_IN
the_DT
plot_NN
is_BEZ
fairly_RB
predictable_JJ
,_,
but_CC
is_BEZ
still_RB
enjoyable_JJ
as_CS
we_PP
watch_VB
the_DT
familiar_JJ
way_NN
in_IN
which_WDT
the_DT
"_"
good_JJ
guys_NNS
"_"
come_VB
together_RB
for_IN
the_DT
final_JJ
showdown_NN
._.
in_IN
this_DT
case_NN
,_,
the_DT
showdown_NN
is_BEZ
against_IN
the_DT
ramen_NNS
._.
if_CS
they_PP
eat_VB
tampopo_???
's_BEZ
ramen_NN
,_,
soup_NN
and_CC
all_PDT
,_,
tampopo_???
knows_VBZ
she_PP
has_HVZ
succeeded_VBN
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
pretty_JJ
obvious_JJ
what_WDT
the_DT
outcome_NN
will_MD
be_BE
,_,
but_CC
when_CS
a_DT
film_NN
changes_NNS
your_PP$
whole_JJ
perspective_NN
on_IN
something_PN
you_PP
consume_VB
every_DT
day_NN
of_IN
your_PP$
life_NN
,_,
you_PP
can_MD
afford_VB
to_IN
cut_NN
it_PP
a_DT
little_JJ
slack_JJ
._.