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"_"
psycho_NP
meets_VBZ
the_DT
exorcist_NN
with_IN
no_DT
holds_VBZ
barred_VBD
"_"
._.
a_DT
blurb_NN
like_IN
that_DT
sounds_NNS
like_IN
desperate_JJ
publicity_NN
for_IN
some_DT
low_JJ
budget_NN
,_,
third_OD
rate_NN
rip-off_NN
._.
but_CC
no_DT
,_,
this_DT
tacky_JJ
plug_NN
comes_VBZ
from_IN
the_DT
poster_NN
for_IN
suspiria_NP
,_,
perhaps_RB
italian_JJ
horror_NN
director_NN
dario_NN
argento_NP
's_POS
most_RBS
consistently_RB
successful_JJ
film_NN
._.
what_WDT
impresses_NNS
most_DT
in_IN
re-watching_VBG
this_DT
surrealistic_JJ
,_,
supernatural_JJ
thriller_NN
is_BEZ
that_CS
argento_NP
's_POS
directorial_JJ
flair_NN
and_CC
stylish_JJ
visuals_NNS
are_BER
matched_VBN
by_IN
a_DT
near-fully_RB
coherent_JJ
narrative_NN
._.
screenplays_RB
have_HV
always_RB
been_BEN
his_PP$
achilles_NN
heel_NN
;_;
confusing_JJ
subplots_NNS
,_,
gaping_JJ
holes_NNS
,_,
totally_RB
illogical_JJ
incidents_NNS
and_CC
reactions_NNS
._.
no_DT
question_NN
:_:
argento_NP
has_HVZ
always_RB
been_BEN
a_DT
better_JJR
director_NN
than_CS
a_DT
writer_NN
._.
fortunately_RB
,_,
he_PP
gets_VBZ
the_DT
plotting_VBG
pretty_JJ
well_RB
right_JJ
with_IN
suspiria_NP
,_,
taking_VBG
his_PP$
cue_NN
from_IN
a_DT
book_NN
by_IN
thomas_NP
de_NP
quincey_NP
called_VBD
"_"
suspiria_NP
de_NP
profundis_NP
"_"
._.
the_DT
film_NN
's_POS
storyline_JJ
suffers_VBZ
from_IN
no_DT
major_JJ
lapses_NNS
in_IN
logic_NN
,_,
provided_VBN
one_CD
can_NN
accept_VB
the_DT
premise_NN
of_IN
a_DT
ballet_NN
school_NN
being_BEG
a_DT
front_NN
for_IN
a_DT
coven_JJ
of_IN
witches_NNS
._.
jessica_NP
harper_NP
plays_VBZ
an_DT
american_JJ
who_WP
travels_NNS
to_TO
germany_NP
to_TO
further_VB
her_PP$
studies_NNS
in_IN
dance_NN
._.
arriving_VBG
at_IN
the_DT
school_NN
late_JJ
at_IN
night_NN
in_IN
driving_VBG
rain_NN
,_,
she_PP
sees_VBZ
a_DT
girl_NN
leave_NN
and_CC
run_NN
into_IN
the_DT
storm_NN
in_IN
a_DT
clearly_RB
distressed_VBN
state_NN
._.
what_WDT
happens_VBZ
next_OD
-_-
and_CC
i_PP
don't_DO
make_VB
the_DT
comparison_NN
lightly_RB
-_-
is_BEZ
a_DT
murder_NN
sequence_NN
that_CS
for_IN
intensity_NN
,_,
shock_NN
value_NN
and_CC
sheer_JJ
directorial_JJ
flair_NN
ranks_NNS
alongside_IN
alfred_NP
hitchcock_NP
's_POS
infamous_JJ
shower_NN
scene_NN
in_IN
psycho_NP
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
quite_RB
possibly_RB
a_DT
homage_NN
to_IN
hitchcock_NP
,_,
but_CC
with_IN
its_PP$
baroque_NN
sets_NNS
,_,
graphic_JJ
gore_NP
and_CC
brilliantly_RB
chaotic_JJ
musical_JJ
accompaniment_NN
by_IN
the_DT
gothic_JJ
rock_NN
group_NN
goblin_NP
,_,
this_DT
stunning_JJ
sequence_NN
remains_VBZ
very_RB
much_DT
argento_NN
's_POS
own_DT
._.
though_CS
nothing_PN
else_RB
quite_RB
equals_VBZ
the_DT
intensity_NN
of_IN
suspiria_NP
's_POS
opening_NN
15_CD
minutes_NNS
,_,
the_DT
film_NN
continues_VBZ
to_IN
be_BE
never_RB
anything_PN
less_IN
than_CS
engrossing_VBG
as_IN
harper_NP
begins_VBZ
her_PP$
own_DT
investigations_NNS
and_CC
slowly_RB
comes_VBZ
to_IN
realise_VB
this_RB
is_BEZ
no_DT
ordinary_JJ
ballet_NN
school_NN
._.
we_PP
meet_VB
an_DT
assortment_NN
of_IN
slightly_RB
sinister_JJ
characters_NNS
,_,
most_DT
notably_RB
the_DT
head_NN
ballet_NN
teacher_NN
played_VBD
by_IN
alida_NP
valli_NP
in_IN
another_DT
one_CD
of_IN
those_DT
delicious_JJ
sour-old-matriarch-from-hell_NP
roles_NNS
she_PP
does_DOZ
so_RB
well_RB
._.
several_DT
more_DT
violent_JJ
murders_NNS
ensue_VB
,_,
including_IN
a_DT
startling_JJ
scene_NN
in_IN
a_DT
deserted_JJ
square_NN
where_CS
a_DT
blind_JJ
man_NN
is_BEZ
._.
._.
._.
well_NN
,_,
i_PP
wouldn't_MD
want_VB
to_IN
spoil_NN
things_NNS
now_RB
,_,
would_MD
i_PP
?_?
and_CC
the_DT
film_NN
's_POS
climax_NN
,_,
staged_VBN
amid_IN
secret_JJ
corridors_NNS
and_CC
hidden_JJ
rooms_NNS
,_,
has_HVZ
a_DT
gothic_JJ
ghoulishness_NN
that_CS
's_BEZ
most_DT
impressive_JJ
._.
the_DT
english_JJ
language_NN
versions_NNS
of_IN
most_DT
argento_NP
movies_NNS
usually_RB
suffer_VB
trimming_VBG
,_,
and_CC
not_XNOT
just_RB
for_IN
the_DT
violence_NN
-_-
deep_JJ
red_JJ
and_CC
phenomena_NNS
,_,
for_IN
example_NN
,_,
have_HV
been_BEN
appallingly_RB
hacked_VBN
about_IN
._.
fortunately_RB
,_,
the_DT
cuts_NNS
to_IN
suspiria_NP
(_(
about_IN
7_CD
minutes_NNS
in_IN
this_DT
version_NN
)_)
have_HV
not_XNOT
adversely_RB
affected_VBN
the_DT
film_NN
._.
the_DT
dubbing_NN
of_IN
the_DT
italian_JJ
actors_NNS
into_IN
english_JJ
is_BEZ
quite_RB
competently_RB
done_DON
,_,
too_RB
,_,
excepting_IN
one_CD
appalling_JJ
and_CC
unintentionally_RB
hilarious_JJ
effort_NN
with_IN
a_DT
conversation_NN
between_IN
harper_NP
and_CC
a_DT
professor_NN
about_IN
the_DT
history_NN
of_IN
witchcraft_NN
in_IN
the_DT
region_NN
._.
and_CC
the_DT
soundtrack_NN
?_?
it_PP
is_BEZ
interesting_JJ
to_TO
imagine_VB
what_WDT
power_NN
the_DT
film_NN
would_MD
have_HV
lost_VBN
if_CS
it_PP
had_HVD
been_BEN
scored_VBN
by_IN
someone_PN
else_RB
._.
as_CS
it_PP
stands_VBZ
,_,
the_DT
use_NN
of_IN
goblin_NP
's_POS
music_NN
in_IN
suspiria_NP
is_BEZ
outstanding_JJ
._.
apparently_RB
,_,
argento_NP
played_VBD
the_DT
soundtrack_NN
on_IN
location_NN
while_CS
filming_VBG
so_RB
the_DT
actors_NNS
could_MD
hear_VB
the_DT
music_NN
as_IN
they_PP
acted_VBD
out_RP
their_PP$
parts_NNS
._.
a_DT
stereo_NN
video_NN
player_NN
adds_VBZ
greatly_RB
to_IN
the_DT
viewer_NN
's_POS
overall_JJ
experience_NN
._.
even_RB
better_RBR
,_,
see_VB
suspiria_NP
in_IN
a_DT
cinema_NN
,_,
where_CS
you'll_???
get_VB
the_DT
added_JJ
bonus_NN
of_IN
widescreen_IN
._.
and_CC
the_DT
colours_NNS
!_!
deep_JJ
reds_NNS
,_,
eerie_JJ
blues_NNS
,_,
a_DT
superb_JJ
use_NN
of_IN
shadow_NN
and_CC
contrast_NN
._.
the_DT
cinematography_NN
of_IN
luciano_NP
tovoli_NP
,_,
whose_WP$
more_DT
recent_JJ
credits_NNS
include_VB
reversal_NN
of_IN
fortune_NN
and_CC
single_JJ
white_JJ
female_JJ
,_,
is_BEZ
uniformly_RB
superb_JJ
._.
a_DT
nod_NN
also_RB
must_MD
go_VB
to_IN
production_NN
designer_NN
giuseppe_NN
bassan_NP
for_IN
his_PP$
wonderful_JJ
baroque_NN
interiors_NNS
._.
these_DT
kinds_NNS
of_IN
settings_NNS
are_BER
crucial_JJ
to_TO
the_DT
atmosphere_NN
of_IN
argento_NP
's_POS
more_DT
surreal_NN
excursions_NNS
,_,
the_DT
other_JJ
most_DT
notable_JJ
example_NN
being_BEG
inferno_???
(_(
1980_CD
)_)
on_IN
which_WDT
bassan_NP
also_RB
worked_VBD
._.
suspiria_NP
is_BEZ
the_DT
film_NN
that_CS
broke_VBD
dario_NP
argento_NP
into_IN
the_DT
major_JJ
league_NN
of_IN
european_JJ
directors_NNS
,_,
and_CC
it_PP
is_BEZ
fully_RB
deserving_JJ
of_IN
its_PP$
cult_NN
status_NN
._.
the_DT
gore_NP
is_BEZ
at_IN
times_NNS
a_DT
little_JJ
excessive_JJ
and_CC
overstated_VBN
-_-
that_CS
's_BEZ
always_RB
been_BEN
one_CD
of_IN
argento_NP
's_POS
shortcomings_NNS
-_-
but_CC
overall_JJ
this_DT
is_BEZ
a_DT
fascinating_JJ
,_,
compelling_JJ
example_NN
of_IN
italian_JJ
horror_NN
._.