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everyone_PN
knows_VBZ
someone_PN
like_IN
giles_NNS
de'ath_IN
:_:
stuffy_JJ
,_,
arrogant_JJ
,_,
set_NN
in_IN
his_PP$
ways_NNS
,_,
and_CC
at_IN
war_NN
with_IN
anything_PN
that_CS
could_MD
in_CD
any_DT
way_NN
be_BE
associated_VBN
with_IN
"_"
progress_NN
._.
"_"
giles_NNS
is_BEZ
a_DT
writer_NN
,_,
but_CC
the_DT
product_NN
of_IN
his_PP$
typewriter_NN
is_BEZ
the_DT
kind_NN
of_IN
scholarly_JJ
stuff_NN
that_CS
is_BEZ
immediately_RB
put_VBN
onto_IN
library_NN
stacks_NNS
where_CS
it_PP
can_MD
gather_VB
dust_NN
until_IN
some_DT
graduate_NN
student_NN
needs_NNS
another_DT
reference_NN
for_IN
his_PP$
or_CC
her_PP$
thesis_NN
._.
his_PP$
house_NN
looks_VBZ
like_IN
an_DT
immaculate_JJ
museum_NN
?_?
with_IN
no_DT
television_NN
,_,
microwave_NN
,_,
word_NN
processor_NN
,_,
or_CC
other_JJ
technological_JJ
gadgets_NNS
,_,
only_RB
the_DT
electric_JJ
lights_NNS
betray_NP
that_CS
he_PP
's_BEZ
living_JJ
in_IN
the_DT
twentieth_OD
century_NN
,_,
not_XNOT
the_DT
nineteenth_OD
._.
this_DT
is_BEZ
the_DT
kind_NN
of_IN
role_NN
that_CS
could_MD
easily_RB
be_BE
turned_VBN
into_IN
a_DT
flat_NN
stereotype_NN
,_,
but_CC
john_NP
hurt_VB
,_,
in_IN
what_WDT
is_BEZ
certainly_RB
his_PP$
best_JJS
performance_NN
in_IN
a_DT
decade_NN
and_CC
possibly_RB
the_DT
most_DT
impressive_JJ
of_IN
his_PP$
long_JJ
and_CC
distinguished_JJ
career_NN
,_,
turns_VBZ
"_"
erstwhile_JJ
fogy_???
"_"
giles_NN
into_IN
a_DT
three-dimensional_JJ
human_JJ
being_NN
._.
despite_IN
his_PP$
tunnel_NN
vision_NN
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
impossible_JJ
not_XNOT
to_TO
like_VB
the_DT
man_NN
,_,
especially_RB
after_IN
his_PP$
entire_JJ
being_NN
is_BEZ
transformed_VBN
by_IN
that_DT
singular_JJ
affliction_NN
to_IN
which_WDT
no_DT
one_CD
is_BEZ
immune_JJ
:_:
love_NN
._.
and_CC
,_,
as_CS
giles_NNS
discovers_VBZ
during_IN
the_DT
course_NN
of_IN
this_DT
amusing_JJ
,_,
warm-hearted_JJ
motion_NN
picture_NN
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
possible_JJ
to_TO
find_VB
the_DT
object_NN
of_IN
one_CD
's_POS
affection_NN
in_IN
the_DT
most_DT
unusual_JJ
places_NNS
._.
giles_NNS
,_,
who_WP
is_BEZ
a_DT
widower_NN
and_CC
a_DT
recluse_NN
,_,
does_DOZ
not_XNOT
frequent_JJ
the_DT
cinema_NN
,_,
but_CC
when_CS
he_PP
learns_VBZ
that_CS
an_DT
e_NN
._.
m_NN
._.
forster_NP
film_NN
is_BEZ
playing_VBG
at_IN
the_DT
local_JJ
theater_NN
,_,
he_PP
screws_NNS
up_IN
his_PP$
courage_NN
and_CC
decides_VBZ
to_TO
go_VB
._.
what_WDT
he_PP
doesn't_DOZ
realize_VB
is_BEZ
that_CS
the_DT
movie_NN
house_NN
is_BEZ
showing_VBG
two_CD
films_NNS
:_:
the_DT
forster_NP
adaptation_NN
and_CC
a_DT
teen_NN
exploitation_NN
flick_NN
called_VBN
hotpants_NNS
college_NN
ii_CD
._.
a_DT
nonplused_JJ
giles_NNS
ends_NNS
up_IN
sitting_VBG
in_IN
a_DT
darkened_JJ
room_NN
watching_VBG
buff_NP
male_NN
and_CC
female_JJ
bodies_NNS
in_IN
various_JJ
states_NNS
of_IN
undress_NN
._.
just_RB
as_CS
giles_NNS
is_BEZ
about_IN
to_IN
leave_NN
,_,
however_RB
,_,
he_PP
notices_VBZ
ronnie_NN
bostock_NP
(_(
jason_NP
priestley_NP
)_)
,_,
and_CC
,_,
suddenly_RB
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
love_NN
at_IN
first_OD
sight_NN
._.
giles_NNS
is_BEZ
enraptured_VBN
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
moment_NN
hotpants_NNS
college_NN
ii_CD
is_BEZ
over_IN
,_,
he_PP
beings_NNS
to_IN
scour_VB
stores_NNS
for_IN
bostock_NP
memorabilia_NNS
,_,
including_IN
teen_NN
magazines_NNS
and_CC
video_NN
tapes_NNS
._.
(_(
in_CD
order_NN
to_IN
watch_NN
those_DT
tapes_NNS
,_,
giles_NNS
must_MD
buy_VB
a_DT
vcr_???
,_,
but_CC
he_PP
initially_RB
doesn't_DOZ
realize_VB
that_CS
he_PP
needs_VBZ
a_DT
tv_NN
to_IN
use_NN
the_DT
vcr_???
._.
)_)
eventually_RB
,_,
not_XNOT
satisfied_JJ
with_IN
being_BEG
the_DT
world_NN
's_POS
foremost_JJS
authority_NN
on_IN
bostock_NP
,_,
giles_NNS
boards_NNS
a_DT
plane_NN
and_CC
travels_NNS
to_IN
long_JJ
island_NN
,_,
where_CS
his_PP$
idol_???
's_BEZ
home_NN
is_BEZ
located_VBN
._.
bostock_NP
is_BEZ
away_RB
when_CS
giles_NNS
arrives_VBZ
,_,
but_CC
the_DT
wily_JJ
englishman_NN
manages_VBZ
to_IN
befriend_NN
ronnie_NN
's_POS
supermodel_NN
girlfriend_NN
,_,
audrey_NP
(_(
fiona_NP
loewi_???
)_(
._.
eventually_RB
,_,
the_DT
actor_NN
arrives_VBZ
home_NN
and_CC
,_,
impressed_VBN
with_IN
giles_NNS
'_"
demeanor_NP
and_CC
intelligence_NN
,_,
he_PP
begins_VBZ
to_IN
rely_VB
on_IN
the_DT
older_JJR
man_NN
's_POS
advice_NN
._.
but_CC
,_,
while_CS
giles_NNS
'_"
affection_NN
runs_VBZ
deep_JJ
,_,
ronnie_NN
's_POS
feelings_NNS
are_BER
less_DT
constant_JJ
._.
love_NN
and_CC
death_NN
on_IN
long_JJ
island_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
comedy_NN
,_,
and_CC
a_DT
very_RB
funny_JJ
one_CD
at_IN
that_DT
._.
in_IN
fact_NN
,_,
for_IN
its_PP$
first_OD
half_NN
,_,
the_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
nearly-perfect_NN
._.
it_PP
suffers_VBZ
a_DT
fall-off_NN
once_RB
giles_NNS
reaches_NNS
new_JJ
york_NP
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
ending_NN
,_,
with_IN
its_PP$
none-too-subtle_NN
homosexual_NN
overtones_NNS
,_,
is_BEZ
a_DT
little_JJ
too_RB
overbearing_VBG
for_IN
the_DT
lighthearted_VBN
material_NN
that_CS
precedes_VBZ
it_PP
._.
in_IN
his_PP$
gently_RB
satirical_JJ
approach_NN
to_IN
popular_JJ
culture_NN
and_CC
movie_NN
stardom_NN
,_,
writer_NN
/_SYM
director_NN
richard_NP
kwietniowski_NP
,_,
adapting_VBG
from_IN
the_DT
novel_NN
by_IN
gilbert_NP
adair_NN
,_,
is_BEZ
100_CD
%_NN
on-_???
target_NN
._.
in_IN
the_DT
process_NN
,_,
he_PP
not_XNOT
only_RB
creates_VBZ
a_DT
truly_RB
likable_JJ
and_CC
memorable_JJ
character_NN
in_IN
giles_NNS
,_,
but_CC
says_VBZ
a_DT
few_DT
things_NNS
about_IN
the_DT
transforming_VBG
power_NN
of_IN
love_NN
,_,
even_RB
if_CS
it_PP
is_BEZ
unrequited_JJ
._.
from_IN
start_NN
to_IN
finish_NN
,_,
this_DT
is_BEZ
clearly_RB
hurt_VBN
's_BEZ
movie_NN
?_?
he_PP
's_BEZ
in_IN
almost_RB
every_DT
frame_NN
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
a_DT
role_NN
that_CS
the_DT
veteran_NN
actor_NN
must_MD
have_HV
relished_VBN
,_,
because_CS
he_PP
makes_VBZ
giles_NNS
an_DT
unforgettable_JJ
motion_NN
picture_NN
figure_NN
,_,
and_CC
does_DOZ
so_CS
by_IN
means_NN
of_IN
dialogue_NN
delivery_NN
,_,
body_NN
language_NN
,_,
and_CC
ever-changing_JJ
facial_JJ
expressions_NNS
._.
jason_NP
priestley_NP
,_,
cashing_VBG
in_IN
on_IN
his_PP$
beverly_NP
hills_NNS
90210_CD
image_NN
,_,
is_BEZ
surprisingly_RB
effective_JJ
as_CS
the_DT
shallow_JJ
ronnie_NN
._.
he_PP
is_BEZ
charismatic_JJ
,_,
and_CC
it_PP
's_BEZ
not_XNOT
hard_JJ
to_TO
understand_VB
why_WRB
giles_NNS
is_BEZ
attracted_VBN
to_IN
ronnie_NN
._.
meanwhile_RB
,_,
solid_JJ
support_NN
is_BEZ
provided_VBN
by_IN
the_DT
appealing_JJ
fiona_NP
loewi_???
and_CC
the_DT
always-reliable_JJ
maury_NN
chaykin_NN
._.
love_NN
and_CC
death_NN
on_IN
long_JJ
island_NN
is_BEZ
many_DT
things_NNS
wrapped_VBN
into_IN
one_CD
:_:
a_DT
social_JJ
commentary_NN
(_(
it_PP
tackles_VBZ
the_DT
thorny_???
issue_NN
of_IN
film_NN
as_IN
pure_JJ
art_NN
versus_IN
film_NN
as_IN
mindless_JJ
entertainment_NN
)_)
,_,
a_DT
buddy_JJ
picture_NN
/_SYM
love_NN
story_NN
(_(
ronnie_NN
and_CC
giles_NNS
have_HV
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
most_DT
interesting_JJ
relationships_NNS
found_VBD
anywhere_RB
on_IN
a_DT
movie_NN
screen_NN
these_DT
days_NNS
)_)
,_,
and_CC
a_DT
"_"
fish_NN
out_RP
of_IN
water_NN
"_"
tale_NN
(_(
victorian_JJ
relic_NN
giles_NNS
forced_VBN
into_IN
the_DT
modern_JJ
world_NN
)_)
._.
yet_RB
,_,
despite_IN
the_DT
many_DT
laughs_VBZ
love_NN
and_CC
death_NN
offers_VBZ
,_,
it_PP
never_RB
takes_VBZ
cheap_JJ
shots_NNS
._.
it_PP
has_HVZ
a_DT
vibrant_JJ
,_,
beating_VBG
heart_NN
?_?
and_CC
that_CS
makes_VBZ
the_DT
comedy_NN
all_PDT
the_DT
more_RBR
worthwhile_JJ
._.