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"_"
love_NN
is_BEZ
the_DT
devil_NN
"_"
is_BEZ
a_DT
challenging_JJ
film_NN
,_,
munundating_VBG
its_PP$
audience_NN
with_IN
wild_JJ
imagery_NN
and_CC
a_DT
plot_NN
structure_NN
that_CS
disallows_NNS
a_DT
plot_NN
,_,
perhaps_RB
in_IN
an_DT
attempt_NN
to_IN
get_VB
us_NP
to_IN
know_VB
the_DT
artist_NN
's_POS
psyche_NN
rather_RB
than_CS
the_DT
artist_NN
's_POS
lifeline_NN
._.
watching_VBG
it_PP
,_,
i_PP
was_BEDZ
enthralled_VBN
with_IN
the_DT
look_NN
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
,_,
the_DT
way_NN
the_DT
director_NN
shot_NN
everything_PN
like_IN
it_PP
was_BEDZ
looking_VBG
through_IN
a_DT
bizarre_JJ
,_,
personalized_JJ
filter_NN
._.
everything_PN
looks_VBZ
like_IN
it_PP
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
how_WRB
life_NN
looks_VBZ
like_IN
but_CC
how_WRB
painter_NN
francis_NP
bacon_NP
,_,
the_DT
film_NN
's_POS
subject_NN
,_,
looked_VBD
at_IN
it_PP
personally_RB
._.
but_CC
while_CS
i_PP
was_BEDZ
engrossed_VBN
,_,
i_PP
stumbled_VBD
upon_IN
my_PP$
thoughts_NNS
halfway_RB
through_IN
the_DT
film_NN
,_,
awakened_VBN
from_IN
my_PP$
trance_NN
by_IN
some_DT
inner_JJ
distraction_NN
,_,
and_CC
began_VBD
to_TO
try_VB
and_CC
follow_VB
what_WDT
's_BEZ
going_VBG
on_IN
._.
exactly_RB
what_WDT
was_BEDZ
i_PP
looking_VBG
at_IN
?_?
watching_VBG
this_DT
film_NN
,_,
i_PP
wasn't_BEDZ
sure_JJ
if_CS
it_PP
was_BEDZ
the_DT
most_DT
insightful_JJ
film_NN
i_PP
had_HVD
ever_RB
seen_VBN
or_CC
the_DT
most_DT
vacuous_JJ
._.
directed_JJ
(_(
and_CC
written_VBN
)_)
by_IN
john_NP
maybury_NN
,_,
"_"
love_NN
is_BEZ
the_DT
devil_NN
"_"
is_BEZ
stylish_JJ
masterpiece_NN
for_IN
the_DT
senses_NNS
._.
everything_PN
looks_VBZ
originally_RB
bizarre_JJ
and_CC
perplexing_VBG
._.
the_DT
camera_NN
angles_NNS
are_BER
ferociously_RB
askew_NP
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
close-ups_NNS
are_BER
uncomfortably_RB
too_RB
close_JJ
._.
the_DT
editing_NN
is_BEZ
deft_JJ
,_,
occasionally_RB
cutting_VBG
away_RB
to_IN
something_PN
bizarre_JJ
every_DT
couple_NN
seconds_NNS
,_,
but_CC
other_JJ
times_NNS
holding_VBG
on_IN
a_DT
shot_NN
for_IN
so_RB
long_JJ
that_CS
you_PP
wonder_VB
if_CS
the_DT
audience_NN
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
supposed_JJ
to_TO
be_BE
voyeurs_NNS
,_,
or_CC
rather_RB
,_,
intruders_NNS
to_IN
bacon_NP
's_POS
world_NN
and_CC
psyche_NN
._.
as_CS
such_DT
,_,
there_RB
is_BEZ
no_DT
real_JJ
story_NN
._.
i've_???
not_XNOT
heard_VBN
much_DT
about_IN
francis_NP
bacon_NP
that_CS
i_PP
didn't_DOD
read_VB
prior_JJ
to_IN
the_DT
film_NN
,_,
but_CC
what_WDT
i_PP
learned_VBD
was_BEDZ
this_DT
:_:
he_PP
was_BEDZ
a_DT
painter_NN
in_IN
england_NP
who_WP
reached_VBD
his_PP$
peak_NN
during_IN
the_DT
70s_CD
and_CC
70s_CD
,_,
drawing_NN
hideously_RB
bizarre_JJ
drawings_NNS
of_IN
carnage_NN
and_CC
the_DT
like_IN
._.
he_PP
was_BEDZ
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
first_OD
to_IN
really_RB
come_VBN
out_RP
of_IN
the_DT
closet_NN
,_,
and_CC
in_IN
interviews_NNS
,_,
he_PP
was_BEDZ
notoriously_RB
drunk_JJ
yet_RB
incredibly_RB
witty_JJ
._.
as_CS
played_VBN
by_IN
great_JJ
shakesperean_JJ
actor_NN
derek_NP
jacobi_NP
,_,
he_PP
's_BEZ
like_IN
a_DT
foppish_JJ
and_CC
self-absorbed_JJ
cross_NN
between_IN
oscar_NP
wilde_NP
and_CC
nero_???
._.
he_PP
lives_VBZ
life_NN
the_DT
way_NN
he_PP
wants_VBZ
to_IN
live_JJ
it_NN
,_,
to_IN
the_DT
disatisfaction_NP
of_IN
those_DT
who_WP
have_HV
the_DT
privelege_NN
of_IN
being_BEG
really_RB
close_JJ
to_IN
him_PP
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
as_IN
if_NN
he_PP
were_BED
taking_VBG
delight_NN
in_IN
the_DT
destruction_NN
of_IN
others_NNS
and_CC
maybe_RB
himself_NN
(_(
"_"
champagne_NN
for_IN
my_PP$
real_JJ
friends_NNS
,_,
and_CC
pain_NN
for_IN
my_PP$
sham_NN
friends_NNS
,_,
"_"
he_PP
says_VBZ
one_CD
night_NN
at_IN
the_DT
bar_NN
he_PP
frequents_NNS
)_(
._.
"_"
love_NN
is_BEZ
the_DT
devil_NN
"_"
chronicles_NNS
the_DT
latter_DT
part_NN
of_IN
his_PP$
life_NN
._.
bacon_NP
,_,
well-known_JJ
in_IN
his_PP$
mid-life_NN
,_,
awakens_NNS
one_CD
night_NN
when_CS
he_PP
hears_VBZ
a_DT
man_NN
tumble_NN
through_IN
his_PP$
ceiling_NN
window_NN
and_CC
land_NN
on_IN
the_DT
floor_NN
._.
he_PP
walks_VBZ
in_IN
,_,
unafraid_JJ
of_IN
what_WDT
he_PP
finds_VBZ
,_,
and_CC
discovers_VBZ
a_DT
thief_NN
,_,
george_NP
dyer_NP
(_(
daniel_NP
craig_NP
)_)
._.
bacon_NP
gives_VBZ
him_PP
an_DT
offer_NN
:_:
if_CS
he_PP
spends_VBZ
the_DT
night_NN
with_IN
him_PP
,_,
he_PP
can_MD
take_VB
anything_PN
he_PP
wants_VBZ
in_IN
the_DT
morning_NN
._.
george_NP
agrees_VBZ
to_IN
this_DT
,_,
and_CC
off_IN
to_TO
bed_NN
he_PP
goes_VBZ
,_,
but_CC
ends_NNS
up_IN
staying_VBG
with_IN
him_PP
,_,
for_IN
whatever_WDT
reason_NN
._.
the_DT
film_NN
shows_VBZ
their_PP$
lives_NNS
together_RB
,_,
at_IN
least_DT
in_IN
reference_NN
to_IN
one_CD
another_DT
._.
while_CS
creating_VBG
bacon_NP
's_POS
world_NN
of_IN
friends_NNS
(_(
like_IN
"_"
high_JJ
art_NN
,_,
"_"
this_DT
film_NN
minors_NNS
in_IN
showing_VBG
a_DT
certain_JJ
group_NN
of_IN
people_NN
who_WP
radiate_VB
a_DT
connection_NN
that_CS
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
shown_VBN
but_CC
is_BEZ
understood_VBN
)_)
,_,
the_DT
film_NN
shows_VBZ
the_DT
relationship_NN
of_IN
bacon_NP
and_CC
george_NP
as_IN
it_PP
remains_VBZ
rather_RB
stagnant_JJ
._.
bacon_NP
is_BEZ
haughty_JJ
and_CC
bizarre_JJ
;_;
george_NP
is_BEZ
simple_JJ
and_CC
doesn't_DOZ
understand_VB
bacon_NN
in_IN
the_DT
least_RBS
,_,
especially_RB
not_XNOT
his_PP$
paintings_NNS
._.
while_CS
watching_VBG
this_DT
,_,
that_CS
's_BEZ
basically_RB
all_PDT
i_PP
thought_VBD
was_BEDZ
there_RB
._.
the_DT
film_NN
has_HVZ
a_DT
hypnotic_JJ
feel_VB
,_,
free_JJ
of_IN
any_DT
restraints_NNS
of_IN
form_NN
,_,
and_CC
is_BEZ
shot_VBN
so_RB
uniquely_RB
that_CS
i_PP
felt_VBD
my_PP$
attention_NN
was_BEDZ
almost_RB
entirely_RB
on_IN
the_DT
way_NN
this_DT
film_NN
was_BEDZ
made_VBN
rather_RB
than_CS
what_WDT
it_PP
is_BEZ
about_IN
._.
once_RB
the_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
over_IN
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
easier_JJR
to_TO
piece_NN
it_PP
together_RB
._.
i_PP
kept_VBD
on_IN
thinking_NN
about_IN
this_DT
film_NN
,_,
wondering_VBG
what_WDT
the_DT
point_NN
to_IN
all_PDT
of_IN
it_PP
was_BEDZ
._.
someone_PN
doesn't_DOZ
merely_RB
make_VB
a_DT
film_NN
of_IN
all_PDT
style_NN
and_CC
no_DT
substance_NN
at_IN
all_PDT
,_,
and_CC
if_CS
they_PP
do_DO
,_,
they_PP
do_DO
it_PP
by_IN
accident_NN
,_,
but_CC
still_RB
allow_VB
some_DT
substance_NN
to_IN
creep_VB
in_IN
._.
thinking_NN
about_IN
it_PP
,_,
i_PP
remembered_VBD
how_WRB
the_DT
two_CD
fed_VBD
off_IN
of_IN
eachother_NN
._.
i_PP
thought_VBD
about_IN
how_WRB
bacon_NP
was_BEDZ
a_DT
masochist_NN
,_,
in_IN
love_NN
with_IN
cruelty_NN
(_(
in_IN
one_CD
scene_NN
,_,
he_PP
watches_VBZ
a_DT
boxing_NN
match_NN
with_IN
a_DT
orgiastic_JJ
delight_NN
,_,
and_CC
lets_VBZ
out_RP
a_DT
squeal_NN
of_IN
pleasure_NN
when_CS
blood_NN
from_IN
the_DT
one_CD
boxer_NN
's_POS
head_NN
splashes_NNS
across_IN
his_PP$
face_NN
;_;
in_IN
another_DT
scene_NN
,_,
he_PP
masturbates_VBZ
to_IN
the_DT
odessa_NP
steps_NNS
sequence_NN
of_IN
eisenstein_NP
's_POS
"_"
battleship_NN
potemkin_NP
"_"
)_)
,_,
and_CC
perhaps_RB
he_PP
drove_VBD
george_NP
too_RB
far_RB
in_IN
his_PP$
delight_NN
for_IN
pain_NN
._.
he_PP
drove_VBD
him_PP
over_IN
the_DT
edge_NN
,_,
and_CC
for_IN
him_PP
that_CS
was_BEDZ
love_NN
,_,
even_RB
if_CS
it_PP
wasn't_BEDZ
for_IN
george_NP
._.
i_PP
guess_VB
that_CS
explains_VBZ
the_DT
title_NN
._.
a_DT
bit_NN
._.
that_CS
's_BEZ
great_JJ
and_CC
all_PDT
,_,
but_CC
i_PP
almost_RB
wish_VB
the_DT
film_NN
was_BEDZ
devoid_JJ
of_IN
any_DT
meaning_NN
._.
i_PP
wish_VB
it_PP
hadn't_HVD
reduced_VBN
itself_PPX
to_IN
making_VBG
some_DT
point_NN
about_IN
humanity_NN
,_,
about_IN
how_WRB
love_NN
is_BEZ
the_DT
most_DT
selfish_JJ
thing_NN
in_IN
the_DT
world_NN
(_(
and_CC
it_PP
is_BEZ
,_,
if_CS
you_PP
look_VB
at_IN
it_PP
a_DT
certain_JJ
way_NN
)_)
._.
or_CC
maybe_RB
if_CS
it_PP
had_HVD
avoided_VBN
any_DT
meaning_NN
about_IN
humanity_NN
and_CC
merely_RB
drove_VBD
itself_PPX
into_IN
being_NN
the_DT
one_CD
film_NN
that_CS
was_BEDZ
truly_RB
inside_IN
one_CD
man_NN
's_POS
twisted_JJ
pysche_NN
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
almost_RB
always_RB
best_JJS
to_IN
obtain_VB
insights_NNS
from_IN
looking_VBG
at_IN
one_CD
man_NN
's_POS
uniqueness_NN
than_CS
it_PP
is_BEZ
forcing_VBG
universality_NN
down_RP
an_DT
audience_NN
's_POS
throat_NN
._.
that_CS
way_NN
you_PP
don't_DO
reduce_VB
your_PP$
film_NN
to_IN
something_PN
it_PP
's_BEZ
just_RB
not_XNOT
._.
i_PP
can't_MD
say_VB
i_PP
totally_RB
enjoyed_VBD
"_"
love_NN
is_BEZ
the_DT
devil_NN
,_,
"_"
though_CS
._.
despite_IN
all_PDT
of_IN
the_DT
things_NNS
i_PP
respect_VB
about_IN
this_DT
movie_NN
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
still_RB
rather_RB
uncomfortable_JJ
to_IN
sit_VB
through_IN
._.
even_RB
at_IN
a_DT
normally_RB
trite_JJ
length_NN
of_IN
ninety_CD
minutes_NNS
,_,
the_DT
film_NN
still_RB
seems_VBZ
like_IN
an_DT
arduous_JJ
task_NN
to_IN
sit_VB
through_IN
,_,
especially_RB
after_IN
an_DT
exhausting_JJ
first_OD
hour_NN
._.
though_CS
hypnotic_JJ
,_,
it_PP
still_RB
almost_RB
seems_VBZ
gimmicky_JJ
and_CC
even_RB
redundant_JJ
at_IN
times_NNS
,_,
as_CS
if_CS
it_PP
were_BED
taking_VBG
advantage_NN
of_IN
one_CD
man_NN
's_POS
truly_RB
bizarre_JJ
nature_NN
but_CC
not_XNOT
doing_DOG
anything_PN
deeper_RBR
with_IN
it_PP
._.
as_CS
such_DT
,_,
i_PP
respect_NN
the_DT
way_NN
the_DT
film_NN
looks_VBZ
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
beautiful_JJ
and_CC
painstakingly_RB
crafted_VBN
so_RB
that_CS
,_,
along_IN
with_IN
"_"
what_WDT
dreams_NNS
may_MD
come_VB
"_"
and_CC
"_"
dark_JJ
city_NN
,_,
"_"
it_PP
's_BEZ
the_DT
year_NN
's_POS
most_DT
visually_RB
stunning_JJ
film_NN
._.
in_IN
fact_NN
,_,
if_CS
a_DT
better_JJR
script_NN
had_HVD
been_BEN
forged_VBN
,_,
i'd_???
almost_RB
compare_VB
it_PP
in_IN
visual_JJ
power_NN
to_IN
a_DT
peter_NP
greenaway_NN
film_NN
,_,
complete_JJ
with_IN
similar_JJ
haunting_NN
images_NNS
that_CS
stick_VB
in_IN
the_DT
mind_NN
forever_RB
._.
and_CC
with_IN
a_DT
dymanite_JJ
performance_NN
by_IN
derek_NP
jacobi_NP
,_,
it_PP
has_HVZ
the_DT
comic_NN
and_CC
distanced_VBD
tone_NN
that_CS
it_PP
needs_VBZ
._.
i_PP
just_RB
wish_VB
it_PP
had_HVD
been_BEN
more_DT
than_CS
mostly_RB
style_NN
and_CC
just_RB
a_DT
hair_NN
bit_NN
of_IN
substance_NN
._.
then_RB
i_PP
would_MD
have_HV
had_HVN
something_PN
to_TO
hold_VB
me_PP
over_IN
even_RB
now_RB
._.