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a_DT
common_JJ
complaint_NN
amongst_IN
film_NN
critics_NNS
is_BEZ
"_"
why_WRB
aren't_BER
there_RB
more_RBR
literate_JJ
scripts_NNS
available_JJ
?_?
"_"
quiz_NN
show_VB
gives_VBZ
signs_NNS
of_IN
hope_NN
that_CS
the_DT
art_NN
of_IN
writing_NN
isn't_BEZ
dead_JJ
in_IN
hollywood_NP
and_CC
that_DT
we_PP
need_VB
not_XNOT
only_RB
look_VB
to_IN
independent_JJ
films_NNS
for_IN
thoughtful_JJ
content_NN
._.
paul_NP
attanasio_NP
's_POS
script_NN
takes_VBZ
what_WDT
could_MD
have_HV
been_BEN
a_DT
tepid_JJ
thriller_NN
(_(
the_DT
quiz_NN
show_VB
scandals_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
late_JJ
50s_CD
)_)
and_CC
delivers_VBZ
a_DT
telling_NN
parable_NN
about_IN
the_DT
emptiness_NN
of_IN
the_DT
post_NN
war_NN
american_JJ
dream_NN
and_CC
the_DT
golden_JJ
bubble_NN
that_CS
surrounds_VBZ
and_CC
protects_VBZ
tv_NN
networks_NNS
and_CC
their_PP$
sponsors_NNS
._.
the_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
riddled_VBN
with_IN
telling_VBG
symbols_NNS
(_(
e_NN
._.
g_NN
._.
a_DT
'58_???
chrysler_NN
,_,
a_DT
radio_NN
announcement_NN
of_IN
sputnik_NN
)_)
but_CC
is_BEZ
never_RB
heavy_JJ
handed_VBN
._.
deft_JJ
direction_NN
by_IN
robert_NP
redford_NP
and_CC
keen_JJ
performances_NNS
by_IN
ralph_NP
fiennes_NNS
,_,
john_NP
turturro_NP
and_CC
rob_NP
morrow_NN
dovetail_NN
perfectly_RB
with_IN
the_DT
carefully_RB
honed_VBN
script_NN
._.
redford_NP
departs_VBZ
from_IN
the_DT
usually_RB
overlight_JJ
,_,
"_"
cable_NN
tv_NN
quality_NN
"_"
sets_NNS
and_CC
camera_NN
work_NN
so_RB
common_JJ
in_IN
recent_JJ
20th_CD
century_NN
period_NN
pieces_NNS
._.
quiz_NN
show_VB
perfectly_RB
captures_NNS
the_DT
colors_NNS
and_CC
textures_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
eisenhower_NN
years_NNS
._.
although_CS
i_PP
was_BEDZ
only_RB
50s_CD
years_NNS
old_JJ
when_CS
the_DT
"_"
twenty_CD
one_CD
"_"
scandal_NN
broke_VBD
,_,
enough_RB
of_IN
the_DT
50s_CD
icons_NNS
survived_VBD
throughout_IN
my_PP$
childhood_NN
for_IN
me_PP
to_IN
recognize_VB
the_DT
authenticity_NN
of_IN
redford_NP
's_POS
almost_RB
tangible_JJ
palette_NN
._.
from_IN
plastic_NN
covered_VBN
furniture_NN
to_IN
carefully_RB
coifed_JJ
contestants_NNS
,_,
the_DT
images_NNS
ring_NN
true_JJ
from_IN
that_DT
era_NN
of_IN
rampant_JJ
consumerism_NN
,_,
of_IN
a_DT
generation_NN
that_CS
had_HVD
gone_VBN
through_IN
15_CD
years_NNS
of_IN
depression_NN
and_CC
world_NN
war_NN
without_IN
"_"
disposable_JJ
income_NN
,_,
"_"
before_IN
the_DT
manifestation_NN
of_IN
its_PP$
american_JJ
dream_NN
._.
the_DT
film_NN
deftly_RB
weaves_VBZ
several_DT
themes_NNS
together_RB
,_,
from_IN
assimilation_NN
and_CC
exclusion_NN
of_IN
jews_NNS
from_IN
"_"
the_DT
good_JJ
life_NN
,_,
"_"
to_IN
the_DT
lengths_NNS
that_CS
a_DT
scion_NN
of_IN
a_DT
literary_JJ
family_NN
will_MD
go_VB
to_IN
to_IN
match_NN
his_PP$
father_NN
's_POS
fame_NN
._.
though_CS
the_DT
50s_CD
audience_NN
that_CS
is_BEZ
"_"
rocked_VBN
"_"
by_IN
this_DT
scandal_NN
may_MD
initially_RB
seem_VB
naive_JJ
to_IN
us_PP
,_,
they_PP
should_MD
appear_VB
all_PDT
too_RB
familiar_JJ
,_,
with_IN
our_PP$
current_JJ
national_JJ
passion_NN
for_IN
the_DT
rise_NN
and_CC
fall_NN
of_IN
icons_NNS
like_IN
michael_NP
jackson_NP
or_CC
tonya_???
harding_NP
._.
charles_NP
van_NP
doren_NP
and_CC
herbie_NP
stemple_NN
were_BED
the_DT
overnight_JJ
mega_JJ
celebrities_NNS
of_IN
their_PP$
day_NN
._.
the_DT
tv_NN
audience_NN
is_BEZ
almost_RB
a_DT
fourth_OD
main_JJ
character_NN
,_,
always_RB
at_IN
the_DT
center_NN
of_IN
the_DT
decisions_NNS
being_BEG
made_VBN
on_IN
their_PP$
behalf_NN
._.
at_IN
the_DT
film_NN
's_POS
end_NN
,_,
the_DT
credits_NNS
roll_VB
past_NN
slow_JJ
motion_NN
footage_NN
of_IN
that_DT
same_DT
50s_CD
tv_NN
audience_NN
,_,
mindlessly_RB
laughing_VBG
at_IN
some_DT
piece_NN
of_IN
fluff_NN
._.
like_IN
the_DT
distorted_JJ
mirror_NN
that_CS
captured_VBN
a_DT
blurred_VBN
swastika_NN
at_IN
the_DT
end_NN
of_IN
cabaret_NN
,_,
this_DT
"_"
mirror_NN
"_"
may_MD
reflect_VB
an_DT
image_NN
we're_???
not_XNOT
all_PDT
that_DT
comfortable_JJ
with_IN
._.