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we_PP
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talented_JJ
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._.
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a_DT
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the_DT
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._.
the_DT
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of_IN
his_PP$
mental_JJ
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._.
based_VBN
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the_DT
life_NN
story_NN
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david_NP
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this_DT
australian_JJ
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a_DT
rich_JJ
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the_DT
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drilling_VBG
in_IN
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a_DT
child-genius_NP
,_,
compounded_VBN
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the_DT
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of_IN
a_DT
domineering_NN
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._.
in_IN
the_DT
1950_CD
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a_DT
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prodigy_NN
._.
the_DT
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relationship_NN
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his_PP$
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the_DT
black_JJ
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._.
david_NP
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the_DT
usa_NP
,_,
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his_PP$
father_NN
refuses_VBZ
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let_VBN
him_PP
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australia_NP
._.
the_DT
effect_NN
this_DT
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upon_IN
helfgott_NP
is_BEZ
cleverly_RB
told_VBN
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a_DT
single_JJ
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tracked_VBD
shot_NN
;_;
david_NP
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sobbing_VBG
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the_DT
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doorway_NN
of_IN
his_PP$
music_NN
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._.
he_PP
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lit_VBN
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the_DT
external_JJ
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lights_NNS
._.
his_PP$
teacher_NN
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home_RB
._.
we_PP
pull_VB
back_RP
and_CC
see_VB
that_DT
the_DT
dark_JJ
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it_PP
's_BEZ
curtains_NNS
open_JJ
._.
there_EX
,_,
in_CD
a_DT
pool_NN
of_IN
blackness_NN
,_,
is_BEZ
a_DT
grand_JJ
piano_NN
._.
david_NP
's_POS
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over_IN
the_DT
dark_JJ
cliff_NN
has_HVZ
begun_VBN
._.
instead_RB
of_IN
being_BEG
told_VBN
in_IN
a_DT
linear_JJ
mode_NN
,_,
shine_NN
jumps_VBZ
around_IN
in_IN
time_NN
,_,
ala_???
"_"
pulp_NN
fiction_NN
"_"
._.
this_DT
narrative_NN
device_NN
works_NN
well_RB
;_;
we_PP
see_VB
david_NP
as_IN
a_DT
boy_NN
,_,
teenager_NN
in_IN
london_NP
and_CC
mental-patient_NN
in_IN
various_JJ
snippets_NNS
._.
the_DT
film_NN
then_RB
neatly_RB
loops_NNS
back_NN
for_IN
its_PP$
uplifting_JJ
conclusion_NN
._.
adult-helfgott_NP
's_POS
return_NN
to_IN
the_DT
light_NN
is_BEZ
told_VBN
in_IN
linear_JJ
fashion_NN
._.
the_DT
lead_NN
role_NN
is_BEZ
played_VBN
by_IN
3_CD
different_JJ
actors_NNS
,_,
with_IN
the_DT
teenage-david_???
(_(
taylor_NP
)_)
and_CC
adult-david_???
(_(
rush_NN
)_)
standing_NN
out_RP
._.
whilst_CS
rush_NN
is_BEZ
known_VBN
for_IN
his_PP$
tv_NN
work_NN
in_IN
australia_NP
,_,
i_PP
think_VB
this_DT
is_BEZ
his_PP$
first_OD
major_JJ
cinema_NN
work_NN
._.
his_PP$
david_NP
,_,
whilst_CS
clearly_RB
damaged_VBN
-_-
he_PP
keeps_VBZ
quoting_VBG
his_PP$
"_"
daddy_NN
"_"
in_IN
a_DT
babbling_NN
word_NN
torrent_NN
,_,
cuddles_NNS
strangers_NNS
and_CC
grabs_NNS
women_NNS
on_IN
the_DT
breasts_NNS
-_-
is_BEZ
both_RB
touching_VBG
and_CC
funny_JJ
._.
taylor_NP
's_POS
teenage-david_???
is_BEZ
the_DT
more_DT
sympathy_NN
producing_VBG
role_NN
._.
we_PP
are_BER
mute_JJ
witness_NN
to_IN
his_PP$
gradual_JJ
breakdown_NN
as_IN
the_DT
pressures_NNS
just_RB
keep_VB
on_IN
building_NN
._.
his_PP$
father_NN
wants_VBZ
him_PP
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play_VB
the_DT
very_RB
demanding_VBG
rachmaninov_NP
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3rd_CD
,_,
whilst_CS
his_PP$
teacher_NN
wants_VBZ
to_IN
start_NN
him_PP
with_IN
a_DT
simple_JJ
mozart_NP
._.
technically_RB
this_DT
is_BEZ
a_DT
beautiful_JJ
film_NN
and_CC
a_DT
lot_NN
of_IN
thought_NN
has_HVZ
gone_VBN
in_IN
to_IN
the_DT
production_NN
._.
i_PP
particularly_RB
like_IN
the_DT
use_NN
of_IN
slow_JJ
motion_NN
and_CC
sound_NN
effects_NNS
._.
one_CD
scene_NN
has_HVZ
adult-helfgott_NP
happily_RB
babbling_VBG
in_IN
a_DT
car_NN
in_IN
the_DT
rain_NN
._.
the_DT
sound_NN
of_IN
the_DT
windshield_NP
wipers_NNS
fades_VBZ
up_RP
over_IN
his_PP$
voice_NN
._.
with_IN
a_DT
clever_JJ
subtlety_NN
,_,
the_DT
wiper_JJR
sound_NN
appears_VBZ
to_IN
morph_NN
into_IN
a_DT
rhythmic_JJ
thumping_NN
,_,
but_CC
of_IN
the_DT
same_DT
beat_NN
._.
the_DT
image_NN
dissolves_VBZ
and_CC
we_PP
realise_VB
the_DT
thumping_NN
is_BEZ
the_DT
slow_JJ
motion_NN
applause_NN
of_IN
a_DT
crowd_NN
._.
but_CC
it_PP
's_BEZ
us_PP
being_NN
clapped_VBD
._.
we_PP
are_BER
young-david_???
walking_NN
up_RP
to_IN
the_DT
stage_NN
for_IN
our_PP$
first_OD
public_JJ
show_NN
._.
the_DT
music_NN
,_,
as_CS
you_PP
would_MD
expect_VB
from_IN
a_DT
film_NN
of_IN
this_DT
subject_NN
matter_NN
,_,
is_BEZ
critical_JJ
._.
and_CC
it_PP
works_VBZ
very_RB
well_RB
._.
the_DT
'miming_NN
'_"
of_IN
the_DT
actors_NNS
piano_NN
playing_VBG
is_BEZ
faultless_JJ
(_(
apparently_RB
rush_NN
didn't_DOD
mime_VB
;_;
he_PP
really_RB
did_DOD
play_VB
)_(
helfgott_NP
's_POS
life_NN
is_BEZ
certainly_RB
not_XNOT
without_IN
it_PP
's_BEZ
sympathetic_JJ
people_NN
._.
indeed_RB
his_PP$
return_NN
to_IN
the_DT
'normal_JJ
'_"
world_NN
is_BEZ
accelerated_JJ
by_IN
his_PP$
chance_NN
meetings_NNS
with_IN
two_CD
very_RB
special_JJ
women_NNS
._.
his_PP$
ultimately_RB
uplifting_JJ
story_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
magic_JJ
piece_NN
of_IN
theatre_NN
craft_NN
._.
it_PP
shows_VBZ
that_CS
with_IN
the_DT
'help_NN
of_IN
god_NP
'_"
we_PP
can_MD
all_PDT
find_VB
our_PP$
way_NN
back_RP
home_RB
._.
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