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_in_???
brief_JJ
:_:
__???
this_DT
film_NN
needs_NNS
no_DT
introduction_NN
._.
if_CS
you_PP
haven't_HV
heard_VBN
of_IN
it_PP
,_,
then_RB
you_PP
must_MD
have_HV
been_BEN
up_IN
in_CD
space_NN
on_IN
a_DT
sabbatical_NN
,_,
and_CC
if_CS
you_PP
haven't_HV
seen_VBN
it_PP
--_???
well_JJ
,_,
i_PP
suspect_VB
you're_???
in_CD
a_NP
small_JJ
minority_NN
!_!
first_OD
thing_NN
's_POS
first_OD
?_?
is_BEZ
it_PP
all_PDT
it_NN
's_BEZ
hyped_VBN
up_RP
to_IN
be_BE
?_?
well_RB
,_,
yes_UH
?_?
and_VB
no_DT
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
a_DT
good_JJ
film_NN
,_,
and_CC
there_EX
's_BEZ
a_DT
lot_NN
to_IN
like_IN
about_IN
it_PP
,_,
but_CC
it_PP
's_BEZ
not_XNOT
without_IN
its_PP$
problems_NNS
._.
when_CS
i_PP
saw_VBD
the_DT
first_OD
trailer_NN
for_IN
"_"
titanic_NP
"_"
,_,
it_PP
was_BEDZ
when_CS
i_PP
went_VBD
to_IN
see_NN
"_"
bean_NN
"_"
last_OD
summer_NN
,_,
i_PP
think_VB
,_,
my_PP$
intial_JJ
reaction_NN
was_BEDZ
--_???
ain't_???
that_DT
downright_NN
sick_JJ
to_IN
make_NN
a_DT
disaster_NN
movie_NN
out_RP
of_IN
such_DT
a_DT
dreadful_JJ
,_,
real-life_JJ
tragedy_NN
?_?
!_!
i_PP
mean_VB
,_,
what_WDT
's_BEZ
happened_VBN
to_IN
hollywood_NP
's_POS
script-writers_NNS
,_,
have_HV
they_PP
run_VBN
entirely_RB
out_RP
of_IN
new_JJ
ideas_NNS
?_?
gads_???
,_,
whatever_WDT
next_OD
,_,
i_PP
asked_VBD
myself_PPX
,_,
how_WRB
about_IN
an_DT
action_NN
film_NN
based_VBN
on_IN
hiroshima_NP
starring_VBG
jean_NP
claude_NP
van_NP
damme_NN
?_?
i_PP
was_BEDZ
not_XNOT
entirely_RB
filled_VBN
with_IN
anticipation_NN
,_,
but_CC
then_RB
i_PP
wasn't_BEDZ
alone_RB
in_IN
that_DT
respect_NN
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
when_CS
it_PP
came_VBD
out_RP
in_IN
the_DT
cinema_NN
,_,
to_IN
rave_NN
reviews_NNS
(_(
well_RB
,_,
mostly_RB
)_)
and_CC
anyone_PN
who'd_???
been_BEN
to_TO
see_VB
it_PP
seemed_VBD
disturbingly_RB
obsessed_JJ
by_IN
it_PP
that_CS
i_PP
started_VBD
to_IN
take_VB
notice_NN
!_!
i_PP
didn't_DOD
see_VB
the_DT
film_NN
until_CS
several_DT
months_NNS
after_IN
its_PP$
release_NN
(_(
by_IN
which_WDT
time_NN
my_PP$
sister_NN
had_HVD
seen_VBN
it_PP
about_IN
four_CD
times_NNS
!_!
)_)
,_,
so_RB
i_PP
went_VBD
with_IN
a_DT
slightly_RB
more_RBR
open_JJ
mind_NN
,_,
but_CC
i_PP
still_RB
didn't_DOD
think_VB
i'd_???
enjoy_VB
it_NN
much_RB
._.
did_DOD
i_PP
?_?
yes_UH
and_VB
no_RB
._.
mainly_RB
yes_UH
,_,
i'm_???
happy_JJ
to_TO
say_VB
._.
the_DT
first_OD
hour_NN
or_CC
so_RB
was_BEDZ
beautifully_RB
done_DON
,_,
not_XNOT
so_RB
much_DT
because_CS
of_IN
the_DT
scripting_NN
(_(
i'll_???
talk_NN
about_IN
that_DT
later_RBR
?_?
)_(
but_CC
because_CS
the_DT
re-created_VBN
ship_NN
and_CC
sets_NNS
were_BED
stunning_JJ
to_TO
look_VB
at_IN
,_,
as_CS
was_BEDZ
cameron_NP
's_POS
directing_VBG
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
performances_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
principal_JJ
cast_NN
were_BED
so_RB
strong_JJ
that_CS
the_DT
"_"
human_JJ
"_"
aspect_NN
of_IN
the_DT
story_NN
,_,
the_DT
romance_NN
between_IN
rose_NN
(_(
kate_NP
winslet_NN
)_)
and_CC
jack_NP
(_(
leonardo_NP
dicaprio_NP
)_)
,_,
was_BEDZ
enchanting_JJ
._.
the_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
told_VBN
via_IN
flashback_NN
,_,
with_IN
gloria_NP
stuart_NP
playing_VBG
the_DT
elderly_JJ
rose_NN
in_IN
the_DT
modern_JJ
day_NN
(_(
you_PP
knew_VBD
that_CS
,_,
a_DT
'_"
course_NN
!_!
:_:
-_-
)_)
)_(
._.
well_JJ
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
an_DT
often_RB
effective_JJ
device_NN
to_IN
use_NN
in_IN
storytelling_NN
--_???
though_RB
sometimes_RB
it_PP
can_MD
fall_VB
flat_NN
._.
does_DOZ
it_PP
work_VB
here_RB
?_?
in_IN
script_NN
form_NN
it_PP
doesn't_DOZ
add_VB
all_RB
that_CS
much_DT
to_IN
the_DT
story_NN
._.
what_WDT
does_DOZ
add_VB
a_DT
lot_NN
to_IN
the_DT
story_NN
is_BEZ
gloria_NP
stuart_NP
,_,
whose_WP$
stunning_JJ
performance_NN
is_BEZ
the_DT
strongest_JJS
,_,
most_RBS
moving_JJ
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
._.
her_PP
presence_NN
brings_VBZ
a_DT
much_DT
deeper_RBR
level_JJ
of_IN
passion_NN
,_,
and_CC
depth_NN
to_IN
the_DT
story_NN
,_,
and_CC
though_CS
her_PP
appearances_NNS
are_BER
relatively_RB
brief_JJ
,_,
the_DT
film_NN
would_MD
have_HV
suffered_VBN
without_IN
her_PP$
._.
also_RB
impressive_JJ
are_BER
dicaprio_NN
and_CC
winslet_NN
,_,
who_WP
wholly_RB
succeed_VB
in_IN
rising_VBG
above_IN
the_DT
often_RB
poor_JJ
dialogue_NN
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
bond_NN
they_PP
form_VB
is_BEZ
both_RB
heartfelt_JJ
and_CC
moving_VBG
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
an_DT
old_JJ
story_NN
,_,
you_PP
know_VB
--_???
forbidden_VBN
love_VB
ala_???
romeo_NP
and_CC
juliet_NP
--_???
but_CC
it_NN
works_NN
,_,
and_CC
jack_NP
's_POS
"_"
rescuing_VBG
"_"
rose_NN
(_(
in_IN
both_PDT
literal_JJ
and_CC
figurative_JJ
senses_NNS
)_)
and_CC
teaching_NN
her_PP
to_IN
live_JJ
life_NN
for_IN
what_WDT
counts_NNS
was_BEDZ
pointed_VBN
and_CC
touching_JJ
._.
in_IN
fact_NN
,_,
i_PP
enjoyed_VBD
the_DT
first_OD
half_NN
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
a_DT
lot_NN
,_,
largely_RB
because_CS
winslet_NN
and_CC
dicaprio_NN
bring_VB
such_DT
and_CC
charm_NN
,_,
energy_NN
to_IN
the_DT
romance_NN
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
engaging_VBG
,_,
touching_VBG
and_CC
very_RB
enjoyable_JJ
._.
there_EX
's_BEZ
more_DT
than_CS
a_DT
tinge_NN
of_IN
poignancy_NN
to_IN
it_PP
as_CS
well_RB
,_,
simply_RB
because_CS
you_PP
know_VB
it_PP
's_BEZ
not_XNOT
going_VBG
to_TO
be_BE
a_DT
happy_JJ
ending_NN
._.
which_WDT
leads_VBZ
us_PP
to_TO
the_DT
second_NN
half_NN
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
._.
we_PP
all_PDT
knew_VBD
it_PP
was_BEDZ
coming_VBG
._.
i'm_???
sure_JJ
director_NN
cameron_NP
was_BEDZ
looking_VBG
forward_RB
with_IN
eager_JJ
anticipation_NN
to_IN
it_PP
,_,
because_CS
as_CS
he_PP
's_BEZ
stated_VBN
in_IN
interviews_NNS
,_,
the_DT
real_JJ
thrust_NN
of_IN
the_DT
story_NN
(_(
for_IN
him_PP
)_)
was_BEDZ
the_DT
sinking_NN
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
jack_NP
/_SYM
rose_NN
romance_NN
was_BEDZ
a_DT
merely_RB
a_DT
manipulative_JJ
plot_NN
device_NN
to_IN
get_VB
you_PP
emotionally_RB
into_IN
the_DT
film_NN
._.
i_PP
think_VB
that_CS
understates_NNS
the_DT
importance_NN
of_IN
the_DT
romance_NN
,_,
as_CS
i_PP
found_VBD
it_PP
far_RB
more_DT
enjoyable_JJ
than_CS
an_DT
hour_NN
of_IN
watching_VBG
people_NN
die_VB
._.
the_DT
iceberg_NN
arrives_VBZ
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
captain_NN
announces_VBZ
that_CS
titanic_NP
will_MD
have_HV
sunk_VBN
in_IN
about_IN
an_DT
hour_NN
._.
and_CC
it_PP
is_BEZ
an_DT
hour_NN
._.
my_PP$
goodness_NN
,_,
we_PP
don't_DO
miss_VB
a_DT
second_NN
of_IN
that_DT
hour_NN
?_?
gratuitous_JJ
?_?
well_RB
,_,
perhaps_RB
not_XNOT
by_IN
today_RB
's_POS
standards_NNS
,_,
i'm_???
sure_JJ
there_EX
's_BEZ
been_BEN
far_JJ
worse_JJR
produced_VBD
under_IN
the_DT
banner_NN
of_IN
"_"
entertainment_NN
"_"
in_IN
other_JJ
films_NNS
._.
but_CC
i_PP
certainly_RB
wasn't_BEDZ
prepared_VBN
for_IN
how_WRB
shocking_JJ
and_CC
graphic_JJ
the_DT
last_VB
hour_NN
or_CC
so_RB
would_MD
be_BE
._.
not_XNOT
that_CS
i'd_???
expect_VB
the_DT
word_NN
"_"
understatement_NN
"_"
to_IN
be_BE
part_NN
of_IN
cameron_NP
's_POS
vocabulary_NN
(_(
he_PP
who_NP
brought_VBD
us_PP
such_DT
,_,
umm_UH
,_,
vivid_JJ
films_NNS
as_IN
"_"
terminator_NN
2_CD
"_"
and_CC
"_"
aliens_NNS
"_"
)_)
._.
is_BEZ
it_PP
overdone_PN
?_?
i_PP
thought_VBD
so_RB
._.
understatement_NN
can_MD
sometimes_RB
work_VB
wonders_NNS
in_IN
conveying_VBG
tragedy_NN
._.
no_DT
,_,
no_DT
one_CD
expected_JJ
a_NN
happy_JJ
ending_NN
,_,
but_CC
i_PP
didn't_DOD
quite_RB
expect_VB
the_DT
horrendously_RB
shocking_JJ
and_CC
powerful_JJ
scenes_NNS
we_PP
were_BED
bombarded_VBN
throughout_IN
the_DT
film_NN
's_POS
second_NN
half_NN
._.
still_RB
,_,
whether_CS
it_PP
was_BEDZ
overdone_PN
and_CC
heavy-handed_JJ
or_CC
not_XNOT
,_,
if_CS
it_PP
was_BEDZ
the_DT
shock-factor_NN
cameron_NP
was_BEDZ
after_IN
it_PP
worked_VBD
,_,
because_CS
i_PP
was_BEDZ
shocked_JJ
and_CC
moved_VBD
,_,
in_IN
fact_NN
i_PP
spent_VBD
most_DT
of_IN
the_DT
last_OD
hour_NN
in_IN
tears_NNS
!_!
you_PP
really_RB
couldn't_MD
help_VB
but_CC
get_VB
emotionally_RB
involved_JJ
,_,
whether_CS
it_PP
was_BEDZ
wishing_VBG
someone_PN
would_MD
knock_VB
that_DT
dreadfully_RB
psychotic_JJ
fiance_NN
of_IN
rose_NN
's_POS
overboard_RB
or_CC
desperately_RB
hoping_VBG
that_DT
rose_NN
would_MD
rescue_VB
jack_NP
,_,
or_CC
that_CS
jack_NP
would_MD
rescue_VB
rose_NN
,_,
or_CC
that_CS
they_PP
would_MD
both_RB
survive_VB
._.
perhaps_RB
the_DT
most_DT
harrowing_NN
scene_NN
was_BEDZ
when_CS
the_DT
ship_NN
has_HVZ
sunk_VBN
,_,
and_CC
those_DT
that_CS
sunk_VBN
along_IN
with_IN
the_DT
ship_NN
freeze_NN
to_IN
death_NN
on_IN
the_DT
water_NN
surface_NN
._.
the_DT
bit_NN
where_CS
rose_NN
lets_VBZ
go_VB
of_IN
jack_NP
's_POS
hand_NN
,_,
while_CS
promising_JJ
she'll_???
never_RB
let_VBN
go_VB
in_IN
her_PP$
heart_NN
was_BEDZ
particularly_RB
heart-wrenching_JJ
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
sight_NN
of_IN
rescue_NN
boats_NNS
sailing_VBG
amid_IN
the_DT
ocean_NN
of_IN
corpses_NNS
was_BEDZ
a_DT
pretty_JJ
powerful_JJ
image_NN
,_,
to_IN
put_NN
no_DT
fine_JJ
a_DT
point_NN
on_IN
it_PP
._.
i_PP
loved_VBD
the_DT
ending_NN
,_,
however_RB
,_,
which_WDT
was_BEDZ
both_RB
moving_VBG
and_CC
slightly_RB
uplifting_JJ
following_JJ
the_DT
horror_NN
of_IN
the_DT
past_NN
hour_NN
and_CC
a_DT
half_NN
._.
so_RB
,_,
we've_???
established_JJ
that_CS
the_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
powerful_JJ
and_CC
moving_VBG
,_,
if_CS
the_DT
last_OD
hour_NN
was_BEDZ
rather_RB
excessive_JJ
._.
haven't_HV
mentioned_VBD
the_DT
script_NN
._.
plot-wise_NN
it_PP
's_BEZ
ok_RB
,_,
though_CS
the_DT
jack_NP
/_SYM
rose_NN
relationship_NN
was_BEDZ
beautifully_RB
developed_VBN
,_,
but_CC
i've_???
a_DT
feeling_NN
that_CS
's_BEZ
to_TO
the_DT
actors_NNS
credit_NN
if_CS
anything_PN
._.
as_IN
for_IN
the_DT
dialogue_NN
?_?
well_RB
,_,
titanic_NP
is_BEZ
set_VBN
in_IN
1912_CD
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
a_DT
period_NN
drama_NN
._.
but_CC
i_PP
saw_VBD
very_RB
little_JJ
indication_NN
of_IN
period_NN
in_IN
so_RB
far_RB
as_CS
the_DT
dialogue_NN
is_BEZ
concerned_JJ
._.
did_DOD
they_PP
really_RB
use_VB
phrases_NNS
like_IN
"_"
goddamn_???
it_PP
!_!
"_"
back_NN
in_IN
the_DT
turn_NN
of_IN
the_DT
century_NN
?_?
i_PP
doubt_VB
it_PP
._.
would_MD
someone_PN
talk_VB
like_IN
this_DT
:_:
"_"
do_DO
ya_PP
love_VB
the_DT
guy_NN
or_CC
what_WDT
?_?
"_"
._.
i_PP
doubt_VB
it_PP
._.
is_BEZ
such_DT
dialogue_NN
as_IN
"_"
i_PP
saw_VBD
the_DT
iceberg_NN
,_,
and_CC
i_PP
see_VB
it_PP
in_IN
your_PP$
eyes_NNS
now_RB
"_"
not_XNOT
just_RB
a_DT
bit_NN
?_?
clumsy_JJ
?_?
yes_UH
it_PP
is_BEZ
._.
a_DT
little_JJ
more_DT
attention_NN
to_IN
dialogue_NN
would_MD
not_XNOT
have_HV
gone_VBN
astray_RB
,_,
and_CC
cameron_NP
himself_PPX
is_BEZ
to_IN
blame_NN
(_(
he_PP
wrote_VBD
the_DT
script_NN
)_)
._.
stick_NN
with_IN
directing_VBG
,_,
dude_???
._.
but_CS
its_PP$
more_DT
than_CS
redeemed_JJ
by_IN
the_DT
acting_JJ
,_,
with_IN
dicaprio_NP
and_CC
winslet_NP
on_IN
fine_JJ
form_NN
,_,
ably_RB
supported_VBN
by_IN
a_DT
strong_JJ
cast_NN
._.
star_NN
of_IN
the_DT
show_NN
was_BEDZ
gloria_NP
stuart_NP
,_,
though_CS
--_???
why_WRB
didn't_DOD
she_PP
win_VB
that_CS
oscar_NP
?_?
!_!
after_CS
all_PDT
,_,
they_PP
were_BED
throwing_VBG
oscars_NNS
at_IN
"_"
titanic_NP
"_"
left_VBD
,_,
right_RB
and_CC
centre_NN
,_,
but_CC
gloria_NP
was_BEDZ
perhaps_RB
the_DT
most_DT
deserving_JJ
nominee_NN
._.
directing-wise_NN
cameron_NP
does_DOZ
a_DT
spectacular_JJ
job_NN
._.
like_IN
i_PP
said_VBD
,_,
his_PP$
vision_NN
was_BEDZ
a_DT
bit_NN
excessive_JJ
,_,
but_CC
at_IN
least_DT
he_PP
directed_VBD
it_PP
well_RB
._.
i_PP
haven't_HV
even_RB
mentioned_VBN
james_NP
horner_NP
's_POS
beautiful_JJ
score_NN
._.
utterly_RB
heavenly_JJ
,_,
though_CS
when_CS
your_PP$
dad_NN
and_CC
sister_NN
play_NN
the_DT
soundtrack_NN
a_DT
lot_NN
you_PP
do_DO
start_VB
to_IN
get_VB
a_NP
bit_NN
bored_JJ
with_IN
it_PP
!_!
;_;
-_-
)_(
i've_???
finished_JJ
my_PP$
rant_NN
,_,
which_WDT
lasted_VBD
a_DT
lot_NN
longer_RBR
than_CS
i_PP
thought_VBD
it_PP
would_MD
!_!
just_JJ
leaves_NNS
a_DT
couple_NN
of_IN
questions_NNS
;_;
was_BEDZ
it_NN
worth_IN
all_PDT
those_DT
oscars_NNS
?_?
hell_NN
,_,
don't_DO
talk_VB
to_IN
me_PP
about_IN
oscars_NNS
._.
bloomin_NP
'_"
farce_NN
._.
it_PP
was_BEDZ
deserving_JJ
in_IN
a_DT
number_NN
of_IN
departments_NNS
,_,
though_CS
._.
last_OD
question_NN
;_;
is_BEZ
it_NN
,_,
as_CS
some_DT
suggest_VB
,_,
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
best_JJS
films_NNS
of_IN
all-time_JJ
?_?
nope_UH
,_,
i_PP
don't_DO
think_VB
so_RB
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
certainly_RB
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
most_DT
powerful_JJ
and_CC
memorable_JJ
films_NNS
i've_???
ever_RB
seen_VBN
,_,
but_CC
i_PP
don't_DO
think_VB
it_PP
quite_RB
ranks_NNS
as_IN
one_CD
of_IN
my_PP$
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