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andrew_NP
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lyricist_NN
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totally_RB
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its_PP$
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the_DT
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such_DT
musicals_NNS
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"_"
oklahoma_NP
!_!
,_,
"_"
or_CC
the_DT
slapstickness_NN
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shows_NNS
like_IN
"_"
a_DT
funny_JJ
thing_NN
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the_DT
way_NN
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the_DT
forum_NN
._.
"_"
they_PP
instead_RB
tackle_VB
hot_JJ
issues_NNS
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our_PP$
past_NN
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view_NN
them_PP
differently_RB
,_,
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pack_NN
them_PP
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redundant_JJ
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catchy_JJ
music_NN
,_,
as_CS
well_RB
as_CS
thoughtful_JJ
lyrics_NNS
._.
like_IN
"_"
jesus_NP
christ_NP
superstar_NN
,_,
"_"
which_WDT
examined_VBD
the_DT
rise_NN
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fall_NN
of_IN
jesus_NP
in_IN
his_PP$
last_OD
days_NNS
from_IN
a_DT
fame_NN
perspective_NN
(_(
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the_DT
cool_JJ
tune_NN
"_"
superstar_NN
,_,
"_"
a_DT
dead_JJ
judas_NP
comes_VBZ
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the_DT
dead_JJ
to_IN
ask_NN
jesus_NP
why_WRB
he_PP
didn't_DOD
spread_VB
his_PP$
message_NN
wider_JJR
)_(
,_,
"_"
evita_NP
"_"
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an_DT
inventive_JJ
stance_NN
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its_PP$
topic_NN
,_,
this_DT
time_NN
being_BEG
the_DT
famed_JJ
wife_NN
of_IN
argentinian_JJ
dictator_NN
,_,
juan_NP
per_IN
?_?
n_NN
,_,
eva_NP
,_,
who_WP
slept_VBD
her_PP$
way_NN
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the_DT
top_NN
and_CC
became_VBD
famous_JJ
chiefly_RB
because_CS
she_PP
got_VBD
attention_NN
,_,
much_DT
like_IN
the_DT
woman_NN
playing_VBG
her_PP$
:_:
madonna_NP
(_(
although_CS
i_PP
think_VB
madonna_NP
did_DOD
rise_VB
to_TO
the_DT
top_JJ
for_IN
her_PP$
musical_JJ
talent_NN
,_,
among_IN
other_JJ
things_NNS
)_)
._.
"_"
evita_NP
"_"
deals_NNS
with_IN
the_DT
rise_NN
and_CC
fall_NN
of_IN
eva_NP
per_IN
?_?
n_NN
,_,
a_DT
woman_NN
who_WP
captured_VBD
the_DT
heart_NN
of_IN
the_DT
nation_NN
after_IN
marrying_VBG
juan_NP
(_(
jonathan_NP
pryce_NP
)_)
,_,
then_RB
died_VBD
at_IN
the_DT
young_JJ
age_NN
of_IN
33_CD
,_,
creating_VBG
an_DT
international_JJ
stir_NN
of_IN
mourning_NN
not_XNOT
unlike_IN
that_DT
of_IN
princess_NN
di_NP
(_(
the_DT
two_CD
do_DO
share_NN
a_NN
bit_NN
in_IN
common_JJ
,_,
although_CS
it_PP
wasn't_BEDZ
like_IN
di_NP
slept_VBD
to_IN
"_"
the_DT
top_NN
"_"
)_)
._.
webber_NP
and_CC
rice_NN
sure_JJ
chose_VBD
bizarre_JJ
topics_NNS
for_IN
their_PP$
musicals_NNS
,_,
but_CC
they_PP
always_RB
have_HV
a_DT
point_NN
for_IN
doing_DOG
it_PP
._.
here_RB
,_,
they_PP
wish_VB
to_TO
expose_VB
her_PP$
for_CS
what_WDT
she_PP
is_BEZ
,_,
but_CC
still_RB
show_VB
that_CS
despite_IN
all_PDT
of_IN
her_PP$
many_DT
drawbacks_NNS
,_,
her_PP$
lying_NN
,_,
and_CC
covering_VBG
up_RP
for_IN
her_PP$
fascist_JJ
husband_NN
,_,
but_CC
show_VB
that_DT
she_PP
was_BEDZ
still_RB
a_DT
good_JJ
woman_NN
with_IN
fairly_RB
good_JJ
intentions_NNS
,_,
and_CC
her_PP$
death_NN
was_BEDZ
very_RB
sad_JJ
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
also_RB
a_DT
musical_JJ
,_,
with_IN
almost_RB
no_DT
words_NNS
not_XNOT
unsung_VBN
._.
the_DT
film_NN
plays_VBZ
like_IN
a_DT
rock_NN
opera_NN
,_,
much_DT
like_IN
their_PP$
"_"
jesus_NP
christ_NP
superstar_NN
,_,
"_"
with_IN
many_DT
giant_NN
musical_JJ
sequences_NNS
just_RB
like_IN
the_DT
old_JJ
musicals_NNS
,_,
even_RB
if_CS
they_PP
do_DO
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very_RB
intelligent_JJ
lyrics_NNS
,_,
which_WDT
create_VB
not_XNOT
only_RB
an_DT
intellectually_RB
enlightening_VBG
experience_NN
,_,
but_CC
also_RB
a_DT
very_RB
entertaining_JJ
one_CD
._.
after_IN
all_PDT
,_,
this_DT
is_BEZ
a_DT
musical_JJ
,_,
and_CC
webber_NP
's_POS
musicals_NNS
never_RB
undermine_VB
this_DT
._.
they_PP
are_BER
a_DT
balance_NN
of_IN
energy_NN
and_CC
intellectual_JJ
depth_NN
,_,
walking_VBG
on_IN
a_DT
fine_JJ
line_NN
between_IN
the_DT
both_RB
,_,
and_CC
never_RB
stumbling_NN
on_IN
either_DT
side_NN
._.
this_DT
is_BEZ
why_WRB
the_DT
beginning_NN
of_IN
"_"
evita_NP
"_"
is_BEZ
kind_NN
of_IN
a_DT
let-down_JJ
._.
okay_RB
,_,
it_PP
is_BEZ
a_DT
let-down_JJ
._.
i'm_???
not_XNOT
saying_VBG
the_DT
opening_NN
moments_NNS
are_BER
bad_JJ
,_,
because_CS
they're_???
pretty_JJ
good_JJ
._.
but_CC
what_WDT
comes_VBZ
after_IN
is_BEZ
a_NN
lifeless_JJ
,_,
un-entertaining_VBG
,_,
and_CC
totally_RB
unrewarding_VBG
sequence_NN
where_CS
she_PP
cons_NNS
a_DT
singer_NN
(_(
jimmy_NP
nail_NN
)_)
into_IN
taking_VBG
eva_NP
to_IN
buenos_NP
aires_NP
after_IN
a_DT
one-night_NN
stand_VB
._.
in_IN
the_DT
musical_JJ
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
a_DT
fun_NN
,_,
energetic_JJ
sequence_NN
,_,
culiminating_VBG
in_IN
the_DT
show_NN
stopper_NN
,_,
"_"
buenos_NP
aires_NP
,_,
"_"
which_WDT
is_BEZ
also_RB
lifeless_JJ
._.
then_RB
a_DT
punch_NN
is_BEZ
pulled_VBN
as_IN
we_PP
see_VB
eva_NP
being_NN
screwed_VBD
over_IN
by_IN
the_DT
singer_NN
,_,
instead_RB
of_IN
her_PP$
leaving_VBG
him_PP
,_,
where_CS
she_PP
ends_VBZ
up_RP
singing_VBG
the_DT
sad_JJ
tune_NN
,_,
"_"
another_DT
suitcase_NN
in_IN
another_DT
hall_NN
,_,
"_"
which_WDT
was_BEDZ
meant_VBN
for_IN
a_DT
later_RBR
character_NN
,_,
screwed_VBD
over_IN
by_IN
eva_NP
._.
the_DT
portrayal_NN
of_IN
eva_NP
in_IN
the_DT
beginning_NN
is_BEZ
too_RB
soft_JJ
,_,
seeming_JJ
like_IN
parker_NP
and_CC
oliver_NP
stone_NN
,_,
who_WP
adapted_VBD
it_PP
for_IN
the_DT
screen_NN
,_,
are_BER
afraid_JJ
to_TO
present_VB
her_PP$
for_CS
what_WDT
she_PP
is_BEZ
,_,
even_RB
while_CS
it_PP
's_BEZ
being_BEG
narrated_VBN
by_IN
a_DT
hater_NN
of_IN
eva_NP
's_POS
,_,
the_DT
omnipotent_NN
(_(
antonio_NP
banderas_NNS
)_)
,_,
who_WP
presents_VBZ
her_PP$
in_CD
a_NN
negative_JJ
light_NN
._.
for_IN
a_DT
while_NN
,_,
it_PP
looks_VBZ
like_IN
alan_NP
parker_NP
can't_MD
pull_VB
it_PP
off_RP
._.
however_RB
,_,
the_DT
film_NN
pulls_VBZ
itself_PPX
together_RB
in_IN
a_DT
flash_NN
,_,
and_CC
after_IN
that_DT
song_NN
is_BEZ
over_IN
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
giddily_NN
nihilistic_JJ
song_NN
"_"
goodbye_UH
and_VB
thank_VB
you_PP
,_,
"_"
where_CS
we_PP
see_VB
eva_NP
go_VB
through_IN
a_DT
long_JJ
line_NN
of_IN
lovers_NNS
who_WP
help_VB
her_PP$
ascend_VB
,_,
is_BEZ
magnificent_JJ
,_,
darkly_RB
comical_JJ
,_,
and_CC
just_RB
gleeful_JJ
._.
from_IN
this_DT
point_NN
on_IN
,_,
the_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
hypnotic_JJ
,_,
satisfying_JJ
,_,
and_CC
satirical_JJ
._.
no_DT
more_DT
punches_NNS
are_BER
thrown_VBN
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
basic_JJ
outline_NN
of_IN
the_DT
original_JJ
musical_JJ
are_BER
in_IN
tact_NN
._.
we_PP
see_VB
eva_NP
woo_VB
and_CC
marry_VB
juan_NP
,_,
get_VB
him_PP
out_RP
of_IN
jail_NN
,_,
rise_NN
to_IN
stardom_NN
,_,
falter_VB
a_DT
bit_NN
,_,
come_VB
back_RP
,_,
and_CC
then_RB
gradually_RB
die_VB
of_IN
cancer_NN
(_(
i_PP
think_VB
it_PP
was_BEDZ
because_CS
of_IN
cancer_NN
)_)
._.
more_DT
importantly_RB
,_,
many_DT
of_IN
the_DT
themes_NNS
from_IN
the_DT
musical_JJ
carry_VB
on_IN
with_IN
this_DT
,_,
as_CS
well_RB
as_CS
some_DT
filling-in-the-gaps_RB
reconnassaince_NN
work_NN
._.
juan_NP
,_,
who_WP
is_BEZ
pretty_RB
underwritten_VBN
in_IN
the_DT
musical_JJ
,_,
is_BEZ
given_VBN
some_DT
extra_JJ
scenes_NNS
,_,
and_CC
exposed_JJ
as_IN
what_WDT
he_PP
was_BEDZ
for_IN
eva_NP
:_:
an_DT
accessory_JJ
._.
a_DT
muted_JJ
scene_NN
where_CS
he_PP
tries_VBZ
to_IN
visit_NN
her_PP
respective_JJ
room_NN
but_CC
is_BEZ
shunned_VBN
allows_VBZ
us_PP
to_TO
learn_VB
more_DT
about_IN
juan_NP
,_,
and_CC
understand_VB
his_PP$
sadness_NN
more_DT
than_CS
we_PP
did_DOD
before_IN
._.
>from_NN
the_DT
"_"
goodbye_UH
and_VB
thank_VB
you_PP
"_"
number_NN
on_IN
,_,
the_DT
film_NN
shows_VBZ
eva_NP
trying_VBG
to_IN
cover_NN
up_RP
for_IN
the_DT
horrible_JJ
government_NN
by_IN
doing_DOG
cheap_JJ
and_CC
petty_JJ
things_NNS
which_WDT
wooed_VBD
a_DT
nation_NN
,_,
and_CC
saved_VBN
a_DT
government_NN
,_,
even_RB
while_CS
it_PP
left_VBD
the_DT
nation_NN
's_POS
people_NN
downtrodden_NN
._.
but_CC
despite_IN
this_DT
,_,
the_DT
nation_NN
still_RB
loved_VBD
eva_NP
,_,
and_CC
when_CS
she_PP
slipped_VBD
into_IN
death_NN
,_,
the_DT
world_NN
mourned_VBD
her_PP$
because_CS
she_PP
was_BEDZ
a_DT
star_NN
._.
that_CS
's_BEZ
when_CS
our_PP$
narrator_NN
,_,
ch_???
?_?
,_,
comes_VBZ
out_RP
to_IN
show_NN
that_CS
she_PP
wasn't_BEDZ
the_DT
great_JJ
woman_NN
she_PP
really_RB
was_BEDZ
,_,
and_CC
expose_VB
her_PP$
fame_NN
._.
describing_VBG
this_DT
character_NN
is_BEZ
difficult_JJ
,_,
mainly_RB
because_CS
he_PP
has_HVZ
no_DT
real_JJ
realistic_JJ
background_NN
(_(
he_PP
's_BEZ
said_VBN
to_IN
be_BE
based_VBD
on_IN
the_DT
revolutionary_JJ
ch_???
?_?
guevera_FW
,_,
but_CC
the_DT
two_CD
probably_RB
could_MD
have_HV
never_RB
met_VBN
,_,
like_IN
they_PP
do_DO
in_IN
the_DT
film_NN
)_)
,_,
but_CC
he_PP
serves_VBZ
as_CS
a_DT
perspective_NN
on_IN
eva_NP
,_,
but_CC
even_RB
his_PP$
perspective_NN
can't_MD
help_VB
us_PP
from_IN
feeling_NN
bad_JJ
when_CS
eva_NP
dies_VBZ
a_DT
pathetic_JJ
death_NN
._.
alan_NP
parker_NP
,_,
no_DT
stranger_NN
to_IN
bizarre_JJ
musicals_NNS
(_(
he_PP
's_BEZ
done_DON
"_"
fame_NN
,_,
"_"
"_"
the_DT
committments_NNS
,_,
"_"
"_"
bugsy_???
malone_NP
,_,
"_"
and_CC
"_"
pink_JJ
floyd_NP
the_DT
wall_NN
"_"
-_-
the_DT
latter_DT
which_WDT
is_BEZ
absolutely_RB
brilliant_JJ
)_)
,_,
nails_NNS
the_DT
film_NN
,_,
exposing_VBG
everything_PN
for_IN
what_WDT
it_PP
is_BEZ
._.
we_PP
cry_VB
for_IN
evita_NP
at_IN
the_DT
end_NN
because_CS
we_PP
feel_VB
we_PP
should_MD
,_,
by_IN
the_DT
way_NN
it_PP
is_BEZ
presented_VBN
._.
his_PP$
direction_NN
is_BEZ
manipulative_JJ
for_IN
a_DT
reason_NN
:_:
to_IN
show_NN
the_DT
mourning_NN
for_IN
what_WDT
it_PP
is_BEZ
._.
and_CC
there_EX
is_BEZ
energy_NN
throughout_IN
,_,
with_IN
lots_PN
of_IN
bright_JJ
colors_NNS
,_,
and_CC
scenes_NNS
which_WDT
are_BER
cinematically_RB
entertaning_VBG
,_,
as_CS
well_RB
as_CS
enriching_JJ
and_CC
deep_JJ
,_,
such_DT
as_IN
the_DT
balcony_NN
scene_NN
where_CS
she_PP
sings_VBZ
"_"
don't_DO
cry_NN
for_IN
me_PP
,_,
argentina_NP
,_,
"_"
and_CC
her_PP
death_NN
sequence_NN
,_,
which_WDT
is_BEZ
poignant_JJ
becuase_NN
of_IN
how_WRB
sad_JJ
it_PP
is_BEZ
._.
madonna_NP
's_POS
golden_JJ
globe_NN
winning_VBG
performance_NN
is_BEZ
much_DT
like_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
:_:
starts_VBZ
kinda_RB
downhill_RB
then_RB
goes_VBZ
up_RP
quickly_RB
,_,
remaning_VBG
there_RB
for_IN
the_DT
rest_NN
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
._.
at_IN
the_DT
beginning_NN
,_,
she_PP
looks_VBZ
like_IN
she_PP
's_BEZ
too_RB
busy_JJ
concentrating_VBG
on_IN
her_PP$
singing_NN
to_IN
act_NN
,_,
but_CC
she_PP
eventually_RB
gets_VBZ
it_PP
right_JJ
,_,
though_CS
never_RB
really_RB
getting_VBG
the_DT
presence_NN
of_IN
,_,
say_VB
,_,
patti_NP
lupone_NN
(_(
who_NP
did_DOD
the_DT
role_NN
in_IN
its_PP$
american_JJ
premiere_NN
back_NN
in_IN
the_DT
late_JJ
70s_CD
)_)
._.
her_PP
death_NN
,_,
though_CS
,_,
is_BEZ
brilliant_JJ
._.
her_PP
singing_VBG
could_MD
be_BE
better_JJR
though_CS
._.
i_CD
know_VB
she_PP
took_VBD
lessons_NNS
to_IN
improve_VB
her_PP$
range_NN
and_CC
all_PDT
,_,
but_CC
it_PP
still_RB
sounds_VBZ
like_IN
she_PP
's_BEZ
trying_VBG
to_TO
hard_RB
._.
she_PP
sounds_VBZ
way_NN
too_RB
soft_JJ
in_IN
several_DT
places_NNS
where_CS
she_PP
should_MD
be_BE
comanding_VBG
(_(
like_IN
._.
._.
._.
patti_NP
lupone_NN
-_-
i_PP
heard_VBD
her_PP$
sing_VB
on_IN
an_DT
old_JJ
"_"
evita_NP
"_"
cd_NN
,_,
and_CC
you_PP
could_MD
just_RB
feel_VB
her_PP$
stage_NN
presence_NN
without_IN
even_RB
seeing_VBG
her_PP$
)_(
._.
but_CC
it_PP
's_BEZ
generally_RB
very_RB
good_JJ
,_,
although_CS
not_XNOT
up_IN
to_TO
the_DT
brilliance_NN
the_DT
role_NN
really_RB
requires_VBZ
._.
antonio_NP
banderas_NNS
,_,
who_WP
is_BEZ
almost_RB
like_IN
a_DT
guilty_JJ
pleasure_NN
these_DT
days_NNS
(_(
i'm_???
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
few_DT
people_NN
who_WP
thinks_VBZ
he_PP
rocks_NNS
)_(
,_,
is_BEZ
extremely_RB
comanding_VBG
in_IN
his_PP$
performance_NN
,_,
presenting_VBG
a_DT
lovable_JJ
narrator_NN
._.
his_PP$
singing_NN
is_BEZ
very_RB
good_JJ
,_,
though_CS
nothing_PN
compared_VBN
to_IN
the_DT
original_JJ
,_,
mandy_NP
patinkin_NP
._.
he_PP
does_DOZ
have_HV
a_DT
pretty_JJ
good_JJ
singing_NN
voice_NN
,_,
and_CC
a_DT
great_JJ
range_NN
._.
and_CC
jonathan_NP
pryce_NP
is_BEZ
pretty_JJ
awesome_JJ
,_,
although_CS
very_RB
brief_JJ
at_IN
times_NNS
,_,
in_IN
his_PP$
role_NN
as_IN
juan_NP
,_,
seeming_VBG
to_IN
put_NN
on_IN
a_DT
poker_NN
face_NN
for_IN
his_PP$
melancholy_NN
facade_NN
._.
although_CS
it_PP
gets_VBZ
off_RP
to_IN
a_DT
rocky_JJ
start_NN
(_(
"_"
rocky_JJ
"_"
's_BEZ
polite_JJ
for_IN
what_WDT
it_PP
really_RB
is_BEZ
)_(
,_,
it_NN
soon_RB
picks_VBZ
up_RP
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