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with_IN
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-_-
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._.
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._.
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fact_NN
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stand_NN
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me_PP
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king_NN
)_)
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mile_NN
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)_)
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1960_CD
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a_DT
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rothhaar_NN
)_)
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mika_???
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hannibal_NP
)_)
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birthday_NN
)_)
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mouth_NN
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)_)
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connection_NN
to_IN
the_DT
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)_)
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._.
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as_CS
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hicks_NP
'_"
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the_DT
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cinematographer_RB
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krzysztof_???
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._.
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dr_NN
._.
lecter_NP
._.
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goldman_NP
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point_NN
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least_DT
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._.
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mention_NN
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daughter_NN
)_)
._.
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the_DT
business_NN
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including_IN
michael_NP
jackson_NP
,_,
o_NN
._.
j_NN
._.
and_CC
robert_NP
blake_NP
)_)
._.
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atlantis_NN
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of_IN
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one_CD
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each_DT
scene_NN
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to_IN
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the_DT
memory_NN
to_IN
which_WDT
to_TO
flash_VB
back_RP
._.
well_RB
,_,
he_PP
's_BEZ
not_XNOT
,_,
and_CC
it_PP
doesn't_DOZ
make_VB
sense_NN
._.
41_CD
:_:
41_CD
-_-
pg-13_???
for_CS
violence_NN
and_CC
thematic_JJ
elements_NNS
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