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since_CS
their_PP$
film_NN
debut_NN
in_IN
1984_CD
with_IN
the_DT
tightly_RB
wrought_JJ
texas_NP
thriller_NN
"_"
blood_NN
simple_JJ
,_,
"_"
joel_???
and_CC
ethan_NP
coen_???
have_HV
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one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
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,_,
original_JJ
,_,
and_CC
downright_VBD
fascinating_JJ
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in_IN
modern_JJ
hollywood_NP
._.
their_PP$
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highly_RB
stylized_JJ
,_,
deeply_RB
embedded_VBN
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a_DT
particular_JJ
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place_NN
,_,
and_CC
their_PP$
characters_NNS
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not_XNOT
everyday_JJ
people_NN
who_WP
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caught_JJ
up_RP
in_IN
highly_RB
unusual_JJ
circumstances_NNS
._.
in_IN
"_"
the_DT
big_JJ
lebowski_NP
,_,
"_"
their_PP$
first_OD
cinematic_JJ
offering_NN
since_CS
the_DT
multiple_JJ
academy_NN
award-winning_JJ
"_"
fargo_NN
,_,
"_"
the_DT
action_NN
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place_NN
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los_NP
angeles_NP
during_IN
the_DT
gulf_NN
war_NN
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
hero_NN
of_IN
the_DT
story_NN
is_BEZ
jeff_NP
lebowski_NP
,_,
aka_???
the_DT
dude_???
._.
the_DT
dude_???
is_BEZ
played_VBD
by_IN
jeff_NP
bridges_NNS
--_???
one_CD
of_IN
hollywood_NP
's_POS
most_RBS
underrated_JJ
actors_NNS
--_???
in_CD
the_DT
best_RBS
stoned_JJ
performance_NN
since_CS
sean_NP
penn_???
stumbled_VBD
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the_DT
halls_NNS
of_IN
ridgemont_NP
high_JJ
._.
the_DT
dude_???
is_BEZ
a_DT
simple_JJ
man_NN
who_WP
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never_RB
quite_RB
made_VBN
it_PP
out_RP
of_IN
the_DT
sixties_CD
._.
he_PP
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shaggy_JJ
,_,
shoulder-length_JJ
hair_NN
,_,
a_DT
grizzled_JJ
goatee_NN
badly_RB
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need_NN
of_IN
a_DT
trim_JJ
,_,
and_CC
he_PP
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mostly_RB
stained_JJ
tee-shirts_NNS
,_,
long_JJ
shorts_NNS
,_,
and_CC
gellies_NNS
without_IN
socks_NNS
._.
he_PP
smokes_VBZ
a_DT
lot_NN
of_IN
pot_NN
,_,
drinks_NNS
a_DT
lot_NN
of_IN
white_JJ
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,_,
and_CC
is_BEZ
more_DT
than_CS
content_NN
to_IN
spend_NN
the_DT
majority_NN
of_IN
his_PP$
time_NN
bowling_NN
with_IN
his_PP$
two_CD
buddies_NNS
,_,
a_DT
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psychotic_JJ
vietnam_NP
vet_NN
named_VBN
walter_NP
sobchak_NP
(_(
john_NP
goodman_NN
)_)
and_CC
donny_NP
(_(
steve_NP
buscemi_NP
)_)
,_,
one_CD
of_IN
those_DT
guys_NNS
who_WP
always_RB
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be_BE
part_NN
of_IN
the_DT
conversation_NN
,_,
but_CC
never_RB
quite_RB
makes_VBZ
it_PP
in_IN
._.
one_CD
day_NN
,_,
the_DT
dude_???
is_BEZ
confused_JJ
with_IN
another_DT
jeff_NP
lebowski_NP
(_(
david_NP
huddleston_NP
)_)
,_,
this_DT
one_CD
being_NN
a_DT
millionaire_NN
philanthropist_NN
whose_WP$
trophy_NN
wife_NN
,_,
bunny_NN
(_(
tara_NP
reid_NP
)_)
,_,
owes_VBZ
a_DT
lot_NN
of_IN
people_NN
a_DT
lot_NN
of_IN
money_NN
._.
the_DT
main_JJ
plot_NN
and_CC
all_PDT
its_PP$
accompanying_JJ
side-plots_NNS
and_CC
coenesque_JJ
diatribes_NNS
are_BER
far_RB
too_RB
complicated_JJ
to_IN
get_VB
into_IN
here_RB
._.
suffice_VB
to_IN
say_NN
that_CS
the_DT
dude_???
becomes_VBZ
deeply_RB
involved_JJ
with_IN
the_DT
big_JJ
lebowski_NP
when_CS
bunny_NN
is_BEZ
kidnaped_VBN
and_CC
the_DT
dude_???
is_BEZ
asked_VBD
to_TO
be_BE
a_DT
courier_NN
for_IN
the_DT
ransom_NN
money_NN
._.
by_IN
the_DT
time_NN
all_PDT
is_BEZ
said_VBN
and_CC
done_DON
,_,
walter_NP
has_HVZ
become_VBN
deeply_RB
involved_JJ
,_,
as_CS
has_HVZ
the_DT
big_JJ
lebowski_NP
's_POS
daughter_NN
,_,
maude_NN
(_(
julianne_NP
moore_NP
)_)
,_,
a_DT
feminist_JJ
performance_NN
artist_NN
,_,
a_DT
pornographer_NN
named_VBN
jackie_NP
treehorn_JJ
(_(
ben_NP
gazzara_NP
)_)
,_,
and_CC
a_DT
group_NN
of_IN
german_JJ
nihilists_NNS
led_VBN
by_IN
peter_NP
stormare_NN
,_,
who_WP
was_BEDZ
so_RB
great_JJ
as_CS
the_DT
silent_JJ
but_CC
deadly_JJ
kidnaper_NN
in_IN
"_"
fargo_NN
._.
"_"
"_"
the_DT
big_JJ
lebowski_NP
"_"
plays_VBZ
like_IN
an_DT
amalgam_NN
of_IN
all_PDT
the_DT
coen_???
brothers_NNS
'_"
earlier_JJR
efforts_NNS
._.
it_PP
shares_NNS
their_PP$
previous_JJ
films_NNS
'_"
strong_JJ
sense_NN
of_IN
time_NN
and_CC
place_NN
,_,
as_CS
well_RB
as_CS
their_PP$
send-ups_NNS
of_IN
movie_NN
genres_NNS
and_CC
political_JJ
and_CC
cultural_JJ
ideologies_NNS
._.
"_"
lebowski_NP
"_"
has_HVZ
the_DT
same_DT
kind_NN
of_IN
crazed_JJ
caricatures_NNS
that_CS
made_VBN
"_"
raising_NN
arizona_NP
"_"
such_DT
a_DT
hoot_NN
;_;
it_PP
has_HVZ
surrealistic_JJ
dream_NN
sequences_NNS
(_(
one_CD
of_IN
which_WDT
involves_VBZ
a_DT
busby_NP
berkley-like_NN
dance_NN
number_NN
)_)
that_CS
characterized_VBN
the_DT
ending_NN
of_IN
"_"
barton_NP
fink_???
"_"
;_;
and_CC
it_PP
has_HVZ
the_DT
same_DT
kind_NN
of_IN
cartoonish_JJ
look_NN
and_CC
feel_VB
that_DT
pervaded_JJ
"_"
the_DT
hudsucker_NN
proxy_NN
._.
"_"
the_DT
film_NN
was_BEDZ
shot_VBN
by_IN
veteran_NN
cinematographer_NN
roger_NP
deakins_NP
,_,
who_WP
has_HVZ
worked_VBN
with_IN
the_DT
coens_NNS
on_IN
three_CD
other_JJ
films_NNS
,_,
"_"
barton_NP
fink_???
,_,
"_"
"_"
the_DT
hudsucker_NN
proxy_NN
,_,
"_"
and_CC
"_"
fargo_NN
._.
"_"
deakins_NNS
always_RB
gives_VBZ
the_DT
coens_NNS
'_"
films_NNS
a_NN
distinctive_JJ
visual_JJ
style_NN
,_,
and_CC
here_RB
he_PP
does_DOZ
a_DT
brilliant_JJ
job_NN
of_IN
capturing_VBG
the_DT
bright_JJ
colors_NNS
of_IN
seedy_JJ
los_NP
angeles_NP
in_IN
the_DT
early_JJ
nineties_CD
,_,
whether_CS
that_DT
by_IN
the_DT
obnoxious_JJ
blue_JJ
bowling_NN
suit_NN
worn_VBN
by_IN
the_DT
dude_???
's_BEZ
main_NN
competitor_NN
jesus_NP
quintana_NP
(_(
john_NP
turturro_NP
)_)
,_,
or_CC
the_DT
strikingly_RB
manic_JJ
dream_NN
sequences_NNS
,_,
one_CD
of_IN
which_WDT
involves_VBZ
the_DT
dizzy_JJ
spectacle_NN
of_IN
watching_VBG
a_DT
strike_NN
from_IN
a_DT
bowling_NN
ball_NN
's_POS
point_NN
of_IN
view_NN
._.
if_CS
"_"
fargo_NN
"_"
was_BEDZ
the_DT
coen_???
brothers_NNS
'_"
most_DT
restrained_JJ
effort_NN
in_IN
years_NNS
,_,
"_"
the_DT
big_JJ
lebowski_NP
"_"
marks_NNS
their_PP$
return_NN
to_IN
over-the-edge_NN
filmmaking_VBG
._.
it_PP
is_BEZ
overflowing_VBG
with_IN
style_NN
and_CC
attitude_NN
,_,
which_WDT
helps_VBZ
make_NN
up_RP
for_IN
the_DT
scattered_JJ
plot_NN
fragments_NNS
that_CS
never_RB
quite_RB
come_VB
together_RB
in_IN
the_DT
end_NN
._.
the_DT
coens_NNS
fill_VB
the_DT
screen_NN
with_IN
lighting_NN
,_,
set_NN
design_NN
,_,
music_NN
,_,
and_CC
hilarious_JJ
performances_NNS
from_IN
all_PDT
the_DT
leads_VBZ
,_,
especially_RB
bridges_NNS
and_CC
the_DT
always_RB
reliable_JJ
john_NP
goodman_NN
,_,
who_WP
shows_VBZ
real_JJ
comic_NN
timing_NN
in_IN
his_PP$
untimely_JJ
'nam-inspired_JJ
outbursts_NNS
and_CC
his_PP$
intense_JJ
dedication_NN
to_IN
his_PP$
adopted_JJ
judaism_NN
._.
with_IN
joel_???
directing_VBG
,_,
ethan_NP
producing_VBG
,_,
and_CC
both_RB
writing_VBG
,_,
the_DT
coen_???
brothers_NNS
seem_VB
limitless_JJ
in_IN
their_PP$
capacity_NN
to_IN
turn_NN
our_PP$
world_NN
inside_IN
out_RP
._.
their_PP$
talent_NN
lies_VBZ
not_XNOT
in_IN
their_PP$
ability_NN
to_IN
reflect_VB
the_DT
norms_NNS
of_IN
reality_NN
,_,
but_CC
in_IN
their_PP$
potential_NN
to_IN
dig_NN
out_RP
the_DT
darkest_JJS
corners_NNS
of_IN
life_NN
and_CC
bring_VB
them_PP
to_IN
light_NN
._.
the_DT
coens_NNS
rejoice_VB
in_IN
the_DT
oddballs_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
world_NN
,_,
and_CC
they_PP
put_VB
them_PP
center-stage_NN
to_IN
show_NN
that_CS
it_PP
's_BEZ
not_XNOT
just_RB
guys_NNS
like_IN
the_DT
dude_???
who_NP
are_BER
nuts_NNS
,_,
but_CC
the_DT
entire_JJ
planet_NN
._.