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vampire_NN
films_NNS
,_,
as_CS
well_RB
as_CS
other_JJ
horror_NN
films_NNS
,_,
are_BER
usually_RB
dumb_JJ
and_CC
predictable_JJ
b-movies_NNS
,_,
meant_VBD
to_TO
scare_VB
us_PP
by_IN
cliches_NNS
and_CC
simple_JJ
shocks_NNS
._.
it_PP
is_BEZ
therefore_RB
interesting_JJ
to_IN
watch_NN
neil_NP
jordans_NNS
recent_JJ
film_NN
that_CS
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
only_RB
visually_RB
stunning_JJ
,_,
but_CC
has_HVZ
also_RB
a_DT
plot_NN
worth_IN
making_VBG
movies_NNS
about_IN
._.
based_VBD
on_IN
anne_NP
rice_NN
's_POS
novel_NN
,_,
"_"
interview_NN
with_IN
a_DT
vampire_NN
"_"
is_BEZ
a_DT
long_JJ
,_,
dark_JJ
trip_NN
to_IN
hell_NN
._.
the_DT
film_NN
opens_VBZ
with_IN
gothic_JJ
quire_NN
and_CC
dark_JJ
streets_NNS
of_IN
present-day_JJ
san_NP
francisco_NP
._.
the_DT
camera_NN
slowly_RB
find_VB
particular_JJ
window_NN
._.
a_DT
shape_NN
of_IN
a_DT
young_JJ
man_NN
is_BEZ
visible_JJ
in_IN
the_DT
darkness_NN
._.
"_"
so_RB
you_PP
want_VB
me_PP
to_IN
tell_VB
you_PP
the_DT
story_NN
of_IN
my_PP$
life_NN
?_?
"_"
._.
the_DT
mysterious_JJ
man_NN
is_BEZ
louis_NP
(_(
brad_NP
pitt_NP
)_)
,_,
a_DT
two-century_NN
old_JJ
vampire_NN
,_,
telling_VBG
his_PP$
story_NN
to_IN
a_DT
fascinated_JJ
interviewer_NN
(_(
christian_JJ
slater_NP
)_)
._.
his_PP$
tale_NN
opens_VBZ
in_IN
1791_CD
louisiana_NP
,_,
just_RB
south_NN
of_IN
new_JJ
orleans_NNS
,_,
where_CS
louis_NP
falls_VBZ
victim_NN
to_IN
the_DT
vampire_NN
lestat_NN
(_(
tom_NP
cruise_NN
)_)
._.
given_VBN
a_DT
choice_NN
between_IN
death_NN
and_CC
eternal_JJ
life_NN
as_IN
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
undead_NN
,_,
louis_NP
chooses_VBZ
the_DT
latter_DT
,_,
a_DT
decision_NN
he_PP
will_MD
forever_RB
regret_VB
._.
everlasting_JJ
life_NN
and_CC
eternal_JJ
youth_NN
,_,
promised_VBD
to_TO
him_PP
by_IN
lestat_NN
,_,
turn_NN
instead_RB
into_IN
never_RB
ending_VBG
suffering_NN
,_,
damned_VBN
to_IN
eternal_JJ
hunger_NN
for_IN
blood_NN
and_CC
longing_NN
for_IN
peace_NN
._.
louis_NP
cannot_NP
kill_VB
with_IN
the_DT
impunity_NN
of_IN
lestat_NN
,_,
but_CC
,_,
to_IN
sate_???
his_PP$
hunger_NN
,_,
he_PP
must_MD
feed_VB
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
blood_NN
of_IN
animals_NNS
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
enough_RB
._.
eventually_RB
,_,
he_PP
pierces_NNS
the_DT
neck_NN
of_IN
a_DT
grief-stricken_JJ
young_JJ
girl_NN
named_VBN
claudia_NN
(_(
kirsten_NP
dunst_IN
)_(
,_,
whom_WP
lestat_VB
then_RB
curses_NNS
with_IN
his_PP$
unholy_JJ
form_NN
of_IN
resurrection_NN
so_RB
that_CS
she_PP
can_MD
be_BE
a_DT
surrogate_NN
daughter_NN
to_IN
both_PDT
himself_NN
and_CC
louis_NP
._.
for_IN
a_DT
while_NN
,_,
they_PP
are_BER
one_CD
"_"
big_JJ
,_,
happy_JJ
family_NN
._.
"_"
but_CC
all_PDT
things_NNS
end_NN
,_,
and_CC
claudia_NN
's_POS
growing_JJ
resentment_NN
of_IN
lestat_NN
fuels_NNS
a_DT
bloody_JJ
confrontation_NN
._.
when_CS
luis_NP
and_CC
claudia_NN
break_NN
loose_JJ
from_IN
lestat_NN
,_,
they_PP
travel_VB
to_TO
paris_NP
,_,
where_CS
the_DT
euro-vamps_NNS
santiago_NN
(_(
stephen_NP
rea_???
)_(
and_CC
armand_NN
(_(
antonio_NP
banderas_NNS
)_)
,_,
who_WP
introduced_VBD
them_PP
to_IN
a_DT
bigger_JJR
world_NN
of_IN
the_DT
damned_VBN
._.
director_NN
neil_NP
jordan_NP
(_(
"_"
the_DT
crying_NN
game_NN
"_"
)_)
together_RB
with_IN
the_DT
talented_JJ
director_NN
of_IN
cinematography_NN
philippe_NP
rousselot_NN
and_CC
composer_NN
elliot_NP
goldenthal_NP
has_HVZ
created_VBN
an_DT
incredible_JJ
atmosphere_NN
._.
as_CS
the_DT
film_NN
begins_VBZ
,_,
there_EX
is_BEZ
an_DT
incredible_JJ
palette_NN
of_IN
colors_NNS
,_,
beautiful_JJ
sunrises_NNS
,_,
lush_JJ
golden_JJ
fields_NNS
,_,
green_JJ
forests_NNS
,_,
inky-blue_NN
clouds_NNS
and_CC
blending_VBG
sun_NN
._.
when_CS
luis_NP
is_BEZ
"_"
born_VBN
to_IN
darkness_NN
"_"
,_,
everything_PN
suddenly_RB
changes_NNS
to_IN
dark_JJ
velvet_NN
,_,
lit_VBN
only_RB
by_IN
the_DT
silver_NN
moonlight_NN
._.
the_DT
beautiful_JJ
production_NN
design_NN
by_IN
dante_NP
ferretti_NP
,_,
wonderful_JJ
costumes_NNS
and_CC
art_NN
direction_NN
by_IN
malcolm_NP
middleton_NP
re-create_VB
the_DT
multiple_JJ
historical_JJ
periods_NNS
in_IN
the_DT
film_NN
._.
from_IN
the_DT
renaissance_NN
new_JJ
orleans_NNS
and_CC
the_DT
beautiful_JJ
rococo_???
paris_NP
of_IN
the_DT
18th_CD
century_NN
,_,
to_IN
our_PP$
present_JJ
days_NNS
._.
the_DT
casting_NN
is_BEZ
likewise_RB
good_JJ
,_,
involving_VBG
some_DT
of_IN
the_DT
most_DT
famous_JJ
and_CC
beautiful_JJ
stars_NNS
of_IN
hollywood_NP
,_,
ireland_NP
and_CC
spain_NP
._.
the_DT
controversial_JJ
casting_NN
of_IN
tom_NP
cruise_NN
as_IN
lestat_NN
is_BEZ
incredibly_RB
effective_JJ
._.
cruise_NN
is_BEZ
energetic_JJ
,_,
sinister_JJ
,_,
charismatic_JJ
,_,
wild_JJ
and_CC
bloodthirsty_NN
._.
cruise_NN
's_POS
lestat_NN
likes_VBZ
to_IN
seduce_NN
young_JJ
women_NNS
before_IN
exacting_JJ
his_PP$
dark_NN
red_JJ
sustenance_NN
._.
with_IN
alarming_JJ
swiftness_NN
,_,
the_DT
victims_NNS
switch_VB
from_IN
sexual_JJ
excitement_NN
to_IN
outright_JJ
horror_NN
,_,
as_CS
his_PP$
murderous_JJ
purpose_NN
becomes_VBZ
clear_JJ
._.
"_"
._.
._.
._.
kill_NN
them_PP
mercifully_RB
,_,
but_CC
do_DO
it_PP
._.
you_PP
are_BER
what_WDT
you_PP
are_BER
._.
._.
for_CS
do_DO
not_XNOT
doubt_VB
,_,
you_PP
are_BER
a_DT
killer_NN
!_!
"_"
that_CS
is_BEZ
how_WRB
lestat_NN
is_BEZ
teaching_VBG
luis_NP
._.
but_CC
behind_IN
that_DT
furious_JJ
facade_NN
is_BEZ
anger_NN
and_CC
loneliness_NN
that_CS
he_PP
carries_VBZ
through_IN
the_DT
centuries_NNS
and_CC
tries_VBZ
to_TO
smother_VB
with_IN
nightly_JJ
rampages_NNS
._.
brad_NP
pitt_NP
is_BEZ
equally_RB
convincing_JJ
as_CS
the_DT
"_"
vampire_NN
with_IN
a_DT
human_JJ
soul_NN
"_"
._.
antonio_NP
banderas_NNS
and_CC
stephen_NP
rea_???
are_BER
effective_JJ
,_,
but_CC
since_CS
they_PP
play_VB
more_DT
or_CC
less_RBR
secondary_JJ
characters_NNS
,_,
their_PP$
performances_NNS
are_BER
almost_RB
invisible_JJ
._.
the_DT
greatest_JJS
performance_NN
in_IN
the_DT
film_NN
comes_VBZ
suprisingly_RB
from_IN
the_DT
young_JJ
kristen_NN
dunst_IN
,_,
who_NP
manages_VBZ
to_IN
create_VB
an_DT
incredibly_RB
emotional_JJ
and_CC
believable_JJ
character_NN
._.
the_DT
world_NN
is_BEZ
changing_JJ
around_IN
the_DT
little_JJ
child_NN
,_,
but_CC
she_PP
does_DOZ
not_XNOT
._.
she_PP
remains_VBZ
unchangeable_JJ
-_-
a_DT
child_NN
for_IN
all_PDT
eternity_NN
._.
only_RB
her_PP
wise_JJ
,_,
dark_JJ
eyes_NNS
reveal_VB
her_PP$
age_NN
._.
ironically_RB
the_DT
film_NN
's_POS
only_JJ
miss_NN
is_BEZ
the_DT
script_NN
._.
anne_NP
rice_NN
's_POS
novel_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
very_RB
interesting_JJ
read_VB
,_,
and_CC
her_PP$
script_NN
is_BEZ
rich_JJ
,_,
colorful_JJ
and_CC
emotional_JJ
,_,
but_CC
it_PP
is_BEZ
also_RB
tiering_VBG
and_CC
too_RB
melancholic_JJ
,_,
at_IN
times_NNS
resembling_VBG
a_DT
soap_NN
opera_NN
:_:
claudia_NN
:_:
"_"
._.
._.
._.
._.
is_BEZ
that_DT
what_WDT
i_PP
should_MD
do_DO
?_?
let_VB
you_PP
go_VB
._.
._.
my_PP$
father_NN
,_,
my_PP$
luis_NP
,_,
who_WP
made_VBD
me_PP
._.
._.
._.
who_NP
will_MD
look_VB
after_IN
me_PP
,_,
my_PP$
dark_JJ
angel_NN
,_,
when_CS
you_PP
are_BER
gone_VBN
?_?
"_"
luis_NP
:_:
"_"
everything_PN
will_MD
be_BE
alright_JJ
._.
._.
"_"
claudia_NN
:_:
"_"
do_DO
you_PP
really_RB
believe_VB
that_CS
?_?
"_"
and_CC
then_RB
they_PP
hug_VB
emotionally_RB
._.
moments_NNS
like_IN
those_DT
displayed_VBN
above_IN
and_CC
luis_NP
'_"
self-pity_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
bit_NN
tiresome_JJ
._.
however_RB
rice_NN
's_POS
script_NN
is_BEZ
otherwise_RB
strong_JJ
and_CC
well_RB
structured_JJ
,_,
bringing_VBG
up_RP
humor_NN
and_CC
comic_NN
episodes_NNS
,_,
that_CS
were_BED
more_DT
or_CC
less_RBR
hidden_JJ
in_IN
the_DT
book_NN
._.
when_CS
lestat_NN
finds_VBZ
claudia_NN
's_POS
dead_JJ
dressmaker_NN
,_,
whom_WP
she_PP
has_HVZ
killed_VBN
,_,
he_PP
cries_NNS
out_RP
:_:
"_"
who_WP
will_MD
make_VB
you_PP
that_CS
dress_NN
now_RB
?_?
be_BE
a_DT
little_JJ
practical_JJ
._.
._.
._.
._.
never_RB
in_IN
the_DT
house_NN
!_!
"_"
moments_NNS
like_IN
that_DT
are_BER
both_RB
entertaining_JJ
and_CC
appealing_JJ
._.
neil_NP
jordan_NP
's_POS
direction_NN
is_BEZ
beautiful_JJ
and_CC
sensual_JJ
as_IN
he_PP
plays_VBZ
with_IN
interesting_JJ
issues_NNS
like_IN
eternity_NN
,_,
homosexuality_NN
,_,
love_NN
and_CC
loneliness_NN
._.
his_PP$
gothic_JJ
saga_NN
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
meant_VBN
to_IN
scare_NN
,_,
but_CC
to_IN
display_NN
these_DT
issues_NNS
differently_RB
._.
wrapped_VBN
up_RP
in_IN
mystery_NN
,_,
his_PP$
new_JJ
,_,
original_JJ
picture_NN
brings_VBZ
vampire-films_NNS
to_IN
a_DT
new_JJ
height_NN
._.