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capsule_NN
:_:
earthy_JJ
,_,
experimental_JJ
,_,
difficult_JJ
,_,
shockingly_RB
frank_NP
(_(
even_RB
for_IN
1997_CD
!_!
)_(
,_,
and_CC
ultimately_RB
refreshing_JJ
story_NN
of_IN
a_DT
black_JJ
man_NN
on_IN
the_DT
run_NN
from_IN
the_DT
cops_NNS
._.
the_DT
first_OD
few_DT
minutes_NNS
of_IN
sweet_JJ
sweetback_NN
's_POS
baad_???
asssss_???
song_NN
(_(
yes_UH
,_,
i_PP
checked_VBD
--_???
that_CS
's_BEZ
the_DT
correct_JJ
number_NN
of_IN
ss_NP
)_)
are_BER
without_RB
dialogue_NN
,_,
just_RB
eerie_JJ
montages_NNS
of_IN
sounds_NNS
._.
a_DT
young_JJ
boy_NN
,_,
obviously_RB
malnourished_VBN
,_,
is_BEZ
taken_VBN
in_IN
and_CC
fed_VBN
up_RP
by_IN
several_DT
loving_JJ
mother-surrogate_NN
figures_NNS
._.
then_RB
one_CD
of_IN
them_PP
takes_VBZ
the_DT
boy_NN
to_IN
bed_NN
for_IN
a_DT
sexual_JJ
initation_NN
(_(
underneath_RB
the_DT
title_NN
credits_NNS
)_)
that_CS
's_MD
far_RB
more_RBR
confrontatory_JJ
and_CC
shocking_JJ
than_CS
any_DT
ten_CD
basic_JJ
instincts_NNS
--_???
probably_RB
because_CS
it_PP
has_HVZ
the_DT
directness_NN
and_CC
clumsiness_NN
of_IN
real_JJ
life_NN
,_,
something_PN
we're_???
not_XNOT
used_VBN
to_IN
seeing_VBG
on_IN
screen_NN
._.
this_DT
is_BEZ
one_CD
tough_JJ
movie_NN
to_IN
swallow_NP
,_,
no_DT
matter_NN
who_WP
you_PP
are_BER
,_,
but_CC
that_CS
probably_RB
reflects_VBZ
more_DT
on_IN
how_WRB
pallid_JJ
and_CC
unchallenging_VBG
movies_NNS
have_HV
gotten_VBN
lately_RB
._.
(_)
i_PP
suspect_VB
the_DT
sex_NN
scenes_NNS
in_IN
movies_NNS
like_IN
el_NP
topo_???
and_CC
salo_???
would_MD
probably_RB
melt_VB
the_DT
synapses_NNS
of_IN
most_DT
modern_JJ
audiences_NNS
._.
)_)
the_DT
plot_NN
is_BEZ
simple_JJ
but_CC
not_XNOT
simpleminded_VBN
._.
sweetback_NN
,_,
hassled_VBN
by_IN
two_CD
white_JJ
cops_NNS
who_WP
are_BER
apparently_RB
just_RB
looking_VBG
for_IN
an_DT
excuse_NN
to_IN
beat_NN
up_RP
on_IN
a_DT
black_JJ
man_NN
,_,
breaks_NNS
his_PP$
bonds_NNS
and_CC
runs_NNS
like_IN
hell_NN
._.
along_IN
the_DT
way_NN
he_PP
moves_VBZ
through_IN
a_DT
good_JJ
many_DT
of_IN
the_DT
kinds_NNS
of_IN
environments_NNS
that_CS
we_PP
are_BER
only_RB
just_RB
now_RB
being_BEG
seen_VBN
in_IN
a_DT
more_DT
serious_JJ
light_NN
in_IN
the_DT
movies_NNS
--_???
or_CC
at_IN
all_PDT
,_,
for_IN
that_DT
matter_NN
:_:
the_DT
slums_NNS
,_,
the_DT
missions_NNS
,_,
the_DT
ghetto_NN
._.
in_IN
other_JJ
,_,
lesser_JJ
,_,
movies_NNS
,_,
sweetback_NN
would_MD
be_BE
machine-gunning_VBG
everything_PN
in_IN
sight_NN
and_CC
the_DT
end_NN
credits_NNS
would_MD
roll_VB
over_IN
a_DT
pile_NN
of_IN
bodies_NNS
;_;
in_IN
this_DT
one_CD
,_,
we_PP
get_VB
taken_VBN
on_IN
a_DT
kind_NN
of_IN
a_DT
tour_NN
of_IN
the_DT
depressing_JJ
and_CC
anarchic_JJ
world_NN
that_CS
sweetback_NN
takes_VBZ
for_IN
granted_VBN
._.
ssbas_NP
first_OD
appeared_VBD
in_IN
1971_CD
and_CC
was_BEDZ
promptly_RB
rated_VBN
x_NN
(_(
"_"
by_IN
an_DT
all-white_JJ
jury_NN
"_"
,_,
as_CS
director_NN
melvin_NP
van_NP
peebles_NP
crowed_VBD
in_IN
his_PP$
legendary_JJ
ad_NN
campaigns_NNS
)_)
,_,
and_CC
it_PP
's_BEZ
hardly_RB
surprising_JJ
why_WRB
._.
there_RB
's_POS
a_DT
good_JJ
deal_NN
of_IN
sex_NN
in_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
,_,
but_CC
it_PP
's_BEZ
handled_VBN
in_IN
a_DT
way_NN
that_CS
's_BEZ
unsettlingly_RB
frank_JJ
--_???
a_DT
frankness_NN
that_CS
spills_NNS
over_IN
into_IN
the_DT
rest_NN
of_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
._.
in_IN
one_CD
scene_NN
,_,
sweetback_NN
visits_NNS
a_DT
friend_NN
's_POS
house_NN
in_IN
the_DT
hope_NN
of_IN
getting_VBG
sanctuary_NN
there_RB
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
other_JJ
man_NN
chats_NNS
him_PP
up_VB
while_CS
on_IN
the_DT
toilet_NN
._.
we're_???
not_XNOT
used_VBN
to_IN
coming_VBG
this_DT
close_JJ
to_IN
people_NN
in_IN
real_JJ
life_NN
,_,
let_VB
alone_RB
in_IN
the_DT
movies_NNS
--_???
especially_RB
not_XNOT
people_NN
who_NP
are_BER
not_XNOT
made_VBN
out_RP
to_IN
be_BE
glamorous_JJ
._.
the_DT
movie_NN
is_BEZ
also_RB
full_JJ
of_IN
experimental_JJ
stylistics_NN
that_CS
are_BER
relatively_RB
unused_JJ
today_RB
,_,
but_CC
probably_RB
because_CS
of_IN
that_DT
seem_VB
curiously_RB
fresh_JJ
and_CC
new_JJ
in_IN
van_NP
peebles_NP
'_"
hands_NNS
._.
one_CD
scene_NN
,_,
in_IN
which_WDT
a_DT
man_NN
is_BEZ
interrogated_VBN
by_IN
the_DT
cops_NNS
,_,
is_BEZ
loaded_VBN
full_JJ
of_IN
menacing_JJ
energy_NN
as_IN
they_PP
fire_NN
off_IN
a_DT
gun_NN
inches_NNS
from_IN
his_PP$
ears_NNS
,_,
and_CC
suggest_VB
his_PP$
deafness_NN
through_IN
a_DT
cleverly_RB
edited_VBN
soundtrack_NN
._.
another_DT
note_NN
:_:
ssbas_NP
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
so_RB
much_DT
anti-white_JJ
(_(
that_CS
would_MD
be_BE
too_RB
easy_JJ
)_)
as_IN
anti-authority_NN
,_,
and_CC
as_CS
the_DT
movie_NN
goes_VBZ
on_IN
to_IN
demonstrate_VB
,_,
authority_NN
exists_VBZ
in_IN
many_DT
forms_NNS
--_???
governments_NNS
,_,
churches_NNS
,_,
and_CC
even_RB
the_DT
paranoid_JJ
inside_NN
of_IN
one_CD
's_POS
own_DT
mind_NN
._.
ssbas_NP
is_BEZ
ultimately_RB
about_IN
thirsting_VBG
for_IN
freedom_NN
--_???
and_CC
it_NN
looks_VBZ
like_IN
we_PP
could_MD
use_VB
a_DT
little_JJ
more_DT
of_IN
that_DT
in_IN
our_PP$
movie_NN
diet_NN
,_,
god_NN
knows_VBZ
._.