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"_"
i've_???
been_BEN
told_VBD
by_IN
several_DT
people_NN
,_,
'you're_???
old_JJ
fashioned_VBD
._.
you_PP
want_VB
to_TO
do_DO
everything_PN
by_IN
hand_NN
,_,
'_"
"_"
topiary_JJ
gardener_NN
george_NP
mendonca_NP
complains_VBZ
,_,
defending_VBG
his_PP$
continued_JJ
resort_NN
to_IN
hand_NN
shears_NNS
in_IN
trimming_VBG
his_PP$
intricately_RB
privet-sculpted_VBN
animal_NN
creations_NNS
._.
"_"
this_DT
is_BEZ
the_DT
only_RB
way_NN
you_PP
can_MD
do_DO
it_PP
and_CC
do_DO
it_PP
right_RB
._.
"_"
snip_VB
,_,
snip_VB
._.
"_"
some_DT
people_NN
believe_VB
that_CS
we_PP
are_BER
gonna_NP
replace_VB
ourselves_PPX
by_IN
building_NN
these_DT
machines_NNS
,_,
and_CC
that_CS
may_NP
be_BE
,_,
"_"
muses_VBZ
mit_???
robot_NN
scientist_NN
rodney_NP
brooks_NP
,_,
who_WP
builds_VBZ
robots_NNS
that_CS
run_VB
on_IN
instinct_NN
._.
"_"
there_EX
may_MD
not_XNOT
be_BE
a_DT
place_NN
for_IN
humans_NNS
in_IN
the_DT
future_NN
,_,
if_CS
we're_???
really_RB
successful_JJ
._.
"_"
"_"
you_PP
feel_VB
that_CS
there_EX
's_BEZ
a_DT
and_CC
looking_JJ
directly_RB
into_IN
errol_NN
morris_NP
's_POS
camera_NN
._.
"_"
i_PP
know_VB
you_PP
are_BER
._.
you_PP
know_VB
i_PP
am_BEM
._.
"_"
in_IN
some_DT
ways_NNS
the_DT
slickest_NN
film_NN
yet_RB
from_IN
nonfiction_NP
auteur_NN
morris_NP
(_(
the_DT
thin_JJ
blue_JJ
line_NN
,_,
a_DT
brief_JJ
history_NN
of_IN
time_NN
)_)
,_,
fast_RB
,_,
cheap_JJ
&_???
out_RP
of_IN
control_NN
is_BEZ
reportage_NN
of_IN
the_DT
highest_JJS
order_NN
._.
journalism_NN
students_NNS
should_MD
dream_VB
of_IN
making_VBG
connections_NNS
like_IN
these_DT
._.
cross-cutting_VBG
among_IN
interviews_NNS
and_CC
filmed_JJ
segments_NNS
,_,
morris_NP
traces_NNS
the_DT
lives_NNS
of_IN
four_CD
disparate_JJ
professionals_NNS
who_WP
seem_VB
to_TO
share_VB
nothing_PN
but_CC
an_DT
immersion_NN
in_IN
their_PP$
work_NN
,_,
and_CC
then_RB
threads_NNS
them_PP
around_RB
one_CD
another_DT
in_IN
an_DT
intricate_JJ
quadruple_JJ
helix_NP
._.
the_DT
fun_NN
is_BEZ
settling_VBG
into_IN
your_PP$
theater_NN
seat_NN
and_CC
wondering_VBG
just_RB
what_WDT
the_DT
hell_NN
one_CD
story_NN
can_MD
possibly_RB
have_HV
to_TO
do_DO
with_IN
the_DT
other_JJ
._.
what_WDT
morris_NP
manages_VBZ
is_BEZ
something_PN
akin_JJ
to_IN
an_DT
intellectual_JJ
magic_NN
trick_NN
,_,
an_DT
interrogative_JJ
sleight_NN
of_IN
hand_NN
._.
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
things_NNS
that_CS
feels_VBZ
different_JJ
about_IN
an_DT
errol_NN
morris_NP
documentary_NN
--_???
besides_RB
the_DT
always-striking_NN
visuals_NNS
--_???
is_BEZ
the_DT
interview_NN
style_NN
,_,
where_CS
subjects_NNS
seem_VB
to_IN
look_NN
directly_RB
at_IN
the_DT
viewer_NN
._.
weary_JJ
of_IN
pressing_VBG
his_PP$
cheek_NN
against_IN
the_DT
camera_NN
lens_NN
to_IN
get_VB
this_RB
effect_NN
during_IN
conversations_NNS
,_,
morris_NP
developed_VBD
an_DT
elaborate_JJ
double-camera_NN
gadget_NN
he_PP
calls_VBZ
,_,
half-jokingly_RB
,_,
the_DT
interrotron_NN
._.
through_IN
a_DT
rig_NN
that_CS
uses_VBZ
a_DT
pair_NN
of_IN
teleprompters_NNS
to_IN
project_NN
video_NN
images_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
interviewer_NN
for_IN
the_DT
subject_NN
and_CC
vice_NN
versa_RB
,_,
these_DT
folks_NNS
talk_VB
,_,
startlingly_RB
,_,
right_RB
to_IN
the_DT
camera_NN
--_???
to_TO
the_DT
video_NN
image_NN
of_IN
morris_NP
,_,
and_CC
by_IN
extension_NN
to_IN
the_DT
audience_NN
._.
the_DT
gardener_NN
wonders_NNS
whether_CS
,_,
after_IN
his_PP$
death_NN
,_,
anyone_PN
will_MD
be_BE
interested_JJ
in_IN
maintaining_VBG
the_DT
garden_NN
that_CS
he_PP
's_BEZ
devoted_JJ
half_NN
his_PP$
life_NN
to_IN
tending_VBG
._.
the_DT
robot_NN
scientist_NN
is_BEZ
more_DT
than_CS
a_DT
little_JJ
pleased_JJ
to_IN
note_NN
that_CS
his_PP$
creations_NNS
may_MD
be_BE
primal_JJ
examples_NNS
of_IN
what_WDT
an_DT
insect_NN
or_CC
even_RB
an_DT
animal_NN
is_BEZ
--_???
a_DT
complicated_JJ
set_NN
of_IN
sensory_NN
receptors_NNS
._.
the_DT
mole_NN
rat_NN
specialist_NN
is_BEZ
delighted_JJ
to_TO
catalog_NN
the_DT
ways_NNS
in_IN
which_WDT
these_DT
vermin_NN
animals_NNS
behave_VB
like_IN
insects_NNS
,_,
and_CC
notes_NNS
that_CS
they_PP
may_MD
be_BE
more_DT
suited_VBN
to_IN
long-term_JJ
survival_NN
than_CS
people_NN
._.
and_CC
the_DT
circus_NN
trainer_NN
pines_VBZ
for_IN
a_DT
long-lost_RB
ideal_JJ
that_CS
was_BEDZ
exemplified_VBN
by_IN
world-renowned_JJ
trainer_NN
and_CC
showman_NN
clyde_NP
beatty_NP
,_,
who_WP
starred_VBD
in_IN
such_DT
serials_NNS
as_IN
zombies_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
stratosphere_NN
(_(
excerpted_VBN
at_IN
some_DT
length_NN
here_RB
,_,
with_IN
affection_NN
)_)
._.
starting_VBG
to_IN
detect_VB
the_DT
patterns_NNS
?_?
fast_RB
,_,
cheap_JJ
&_???
out_RP
of_IN
control_NN
contains_VBZ
a_DT
multitude_NN
of_IN
parallels_NNS
and_CC
tiny_JJ
intersections_NNS
,_,
culminating_VBG
in_IN
what_WDT
feels_VBZ
like_IN
an_DT
elegy_NN
(_(
the_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
dedicated_VBN
to_IN
morris_NP
's_POS
late_JJ
mother_NN
and_CC
stepfather_NN
)_)
._.
the_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
balanced_JJ
on_IN
that_DT
airy_JJ
precipice_NN
dividing_VBG
the_DT
already_RB
musty_JJ
past_NN
from_IN
the_DT
alternately_RB
exhilarating_JJ
and_CC
terrifying_JJ
space_NN
that_CS
is_BEZ
the_DT
future_NN
._.
(_)
the_DT
title_NN
is_BEZ
taken_VBN
from_IN
brooks_NP
'_"
wish_VB
that_DT
nasa_NP
would_MD
send_VB
a_DT
payload_NN
of_IN
hundreds_NNS
of_IN
expendable_JJ
robots_NNS
to_IN
scurry_NN
about_IN
the_DT
martian_JJ
surface_NN
,_,
creating_VBG
a_DT
sort_NN
of_IN
road_NN
map_NN
for_IN
the_DT
terrain_NN
--_???
fast_RB
,_,
cheap_JJ
,_,
and_CC
out_RP
of_IN
control_NN
._.
)_)
with_IN
able_JJ
assists_VBZ
from_IN
editors_NNS
karen_NP
schmeer_NN
and_CC
shondra_NN
merrill_NP
and_CC
cinematographer_NN
robert_NP
richardson_NP
(_(
oliver_NP
stone_NN
's_POS
longtime_JJ
collaborator_NN
)_)
,_,
this_DT
becomes_VBZ
a_DT
cinematic_JJ
contraption_NN
that_CS
's_BEZ
a_DT
wonder_NN
of_IN
narrative_NN
divergence_NN
and_CC
coherence_NN
._.
(_)
further_JJR
enhancing_VBG
the_DT
picture_NN
's_POS
wacky_JJ
intellectual_JJ
mood_NN
is_BEZ
the_DT
playful_JJ
score_NN
by_IN
alloy_NN
orchestra_NN
founder_NN
caleb_???
sampson_NP
._.
)_)
different_JJ
story_NN
threads_NNS
inform_VB
and_CC
comment_NN
on_IN
one_CD
another_DT
with_IN
the_DT
serene_JJ
inscrutability_NN
of_IN
a_DT
kieslowski_NP
film_NN
,_,
or_CC
a_DT
surrealist_JJ
dream_NN
._.
by_IN
cobbling_VBG
together_RB
out_RP
of_IN
these_DT
motley_JJ
musings_NNS
a_DT
thesis_NN
on_IN
the_DT
nature_NN
of_IN
craftsmanship_NN
,_,
invention_NN
,_,
and_CC
existence_NN
itself_PPX
,_,
morris_NP
reveals_VBZ
the_DT
presence_NN
of_IN
cosmic_JJ
themes_NNS
--_???
creation_NN
,_,
evolution_NN
,_,
death_NN
--_???
in_CD
earthbound_IN
lives_NNS
._.
at_IN
the_DT
same_DT
time_NN
,_,
and_CC
just_RB
as_CS
significantly_RB
,_,
he_PP
pays_VBZ
tribute_NN
to_IN
a_DT
consuming_VBG
passion_NN
for_IN
one_CD
's_POS
work_NN
._.
this_DT
breakdown_NN
of_IN
the_DT
dichotomy_NN
between_IN
the_DT
everyday_JJ
and_CC
the_DT
extraordinary_JJ
is_BEZ
likely_JJ
as_CS
profound_JJ
as_IN
anything_PN
you'll_???
encounter_NN
in_IN
pop_NN
culture_NN
this_DT
year_NN
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
visuals_NNS
cry_VB
out_RP
for_IN
the_DT
big_JJ
screen_NN
._.
don't_DO
miss_VB
it_PP
._.
--------------------------------------------------------------_???
directed_VBN
by_IN
errol_NN
morris_NP
edited_VBD
by_IN
karen_NP
schmeer_NN
and_CC
shondra_NN
merrill_NP
cinematography_NN
by_IN
robert_NP
richardson_NP
music_NN
by_IN
caleb_???
sampson_NP
u_NN
._.
s_NN
._.
,_,
1997_CD
--------------------------------------------------------------_???
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