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sometimes_RB
i_PP
find_VB
19th_CD
century_NN
british_JJ
costume_NN
dramas_NNS
a_DT
little_JJ
hard_JJ
to_IN
relate_VB
to_IN
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
not_XNOT
the_DT
time_NN
or_CC
the_DT
distance_NN
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
the_DT
rules_NNS
and_CC
conventions_NNS
of_IN
a_DT
social_JJ
class_NN
that_CS
deserves_VBZ
resentment_NN
rather_RB
than_CS
sympathy_NN
._.
yet_RB
somehow_RB
,_,
the_DT
movies_NNS
are_BER
all_PDT
well_RB
made_VBN
and_CC
i_PP
always_RB
get_VB
caught_VBN
up_RP
in_IN
the_DT
story_NN
._.
the_DT
wings_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
dove_NN
fits_VBZ
the_DT
pattern_NN
._.
kate_NP
(_(
helena_NP
bonham_NP
carter_NP
)_)
and_CC
merton_NP
(_(
linus_NN
roache_NN
)_)
are_BER
in_CD
love_NN
._.
merton_NP
,_,
a_DT
newspaper_NN
writer_NN
,_,
would_MD
like_VB
to_IN
marry_VB
kate_NP
._.
but_CC
kate_NP
's_POS
"_"
job_NN
"_"
,_,
if_CS
you_PP
will_MD
,_,
is_BEZ
to_TO
be_BE
a_DT
member_NN
of_IN
the_DT
british_JJ
upper_JJ
class_NN
._.
her_PP
father_NN
lost_VBD
all_PDT
of_IN
her_PP$
family_NN
's_POS
money_NN
,_,
but_CC
a_DT
wealthy_JJ
aunt_NN
agreed_VBN
to_IN
take_VB
care_NN
of_IN
her_PP$
until_CS
she_PP
married_VBD
a_DT
nice_JJ
rich_JJ
man_NN
._.
naturally_RB
,_,
a_DT
newspaper_NN
writer_NN
's_POS
wages_NNS
don't_DO
count_VB
as_CS
"_"
rich_JJ
._.
"_"
kate_NP
leads_VBZ
him_PP
on_IN
,_,
but_CC
she_PP
always_RB
ends_VBZ
up_RP
giving_VBG
him_PP
the_DT
cold_JJ
shoulder_NN
,_,
ultimately_RB
because_CS
he_PP
's_BEZ
not_XNOT
marriageable_JJ
._.
kate_NP
's_POS
american_JJ
friend_NN
millie_NP
(_(
alison_NP
elliot_NP
)_)
stops_NNS
in_IN
for_IN
a_DT
visit_NN
on_IN
her_PP$
way_NN
to_IN
venice_NP
._.
at_IN
a_DT
party_NN
,_,
millie_NP
catches_VBZ
a_DT
glimpse_NN
of_IN
merton_NP
and_CC
likes_VBZ
what_WDT
she_PP
sees_VBZ
._.
kate_NP
realizes_VBZ
that_CS
if_CS
merton_NP
were_BED
introduced_VBN
to_IN
millie_NP
,_,
he_PP
might_MD
forget_VB
about_IN
her_PP$
._.
it_PP
appears_VBZ
that_CS
she_PP
is_BEZ
trying_VBG
to_TO
spare_VB
him_PP
from_IN
the_DT
heartbreak_NN
of_IN
their_PP$
inevitable_JJ
breakup_NN
._.
merton_NP
sees_VBZ
what_WDT
kate_NP
is_BEZ
doing_DOG
and_CC
resents_NNS
her_PP
for_CS
it_PP
._.
he_PP
is_BEZ
still_RB
in_IN
love_NN
with_IN
kate_NP
,_,
and_CC
will_MD
accept_VB
no_DT
substitute_NN
._.
the_DT
three_CD
of_IN
them_PP
,_,
along_IN
with_IN
a_DT
fourth_OD
friend_NN
(_(
elizabeth_NP
mcgovern_NN
)_)
end_NN
up_RP
on_IN
holiday_NN
in_IN
venice_NP
together_RB
,_,
where_CS
their_PP$
interactions_NNS
are_BER
quite_RB
complicated_JJ
._.
let_VB
's_BEZ
sum_NN
up_IN
:_:
millie_NP
has_HVZ
fallen_VBN
for_IN
merton_NP
._.
merton_NP
has_HVZ
no_DT
feelings_NNS
for_IN
millie_NP
because_CS
he_PP
is_BEZ
still_RB
in_IN
love_NN
with_IN
kate_NP
._.
kate_NP
loves_VBZ
him_PP
but_CC
can't_MD
marry_VB
him_PP
,_,
so_RB
on_IN
the_DT
one_CD
hand_NN
she_PP
's_BEZ
trying_VBG
to_TO
match_VB
him_PP
up_RP
with_IN
someone_PN
who_WP
will_MD
make_VB
him_PP
happy_JJ
,_,
but_CC
on_IN
the_DT
other_JJ
hand_NN
she_PP
's_BEZ
jealous_JJ
of_IN
them_PP
as_CS
a_DT
couple_NN
._.
a_DT
clear_JJ
solution_NN
presents_NNS
itself_PPX
to_TO
kate_NP
when_CS
she_PP
realizes_VBZ
that_CS
millie_NP
is_BEZ
very_RB
sick_JJ
-_-
dying_JJ
,_,
in_IN
fact_NN
._.
at_IN
this_DT
point_NN
she_PP
decides_VBZ
that_CS
merton_NP
should_MD
marry_VB
millie_NP
until_CS
she_PP
dies_VBZ
._.
millie_NP
will_MD
leave_VB
her_PP$
money_NN
to_IN
merton_NP
,_,
who_WP
will_MD
then_RB
be_BE
rich_JJ
enough_RB
to_TO
marry_VB
kate_NP
._.
she_PP
lets_VBZ
merton_NP
know_VB
of_IN
her_PP$
schemes_NNS
and_CC
,_,
since_CS
it_PP
will_MD
help_VB
him_PP
win_VB
kate_NP
,_,
he_PP
reluctantly_RB
agrees_VBZ
._.
kate_NP
leaves_NNS
venice_NP
so_RB
that_CS
the_DT
two_CD
m_NN
's_POS
can_NN
be_BE
alone_RB
together_RB
._.
merton_NP
finds_VBZ
that_CS
pretending_VBG
to_IN
love_NN
millie_NP
is_BEZ
a_DT
lot_NN
like_IN
actually_RB
loving_JJ
her_PP
._.
he_PP
's_BEZ
not_XNOT
sure_JJ
he_PP
can_MD
separate_VB
the_DT
two_CD
._.
kate_NP
finds_VBZ
that_CS
she_PP
's_BEZ
not_XNOT
so_RB
sure_JJ
she_PP
really_RB
wants_VBZ
her_PP$
merton_NP
falling_JJ
in_IN
love_NN
with_IN
and_CC
marrying_VBG
anyone_PN
else_RB
._.
the_DT
brilliant_JJ
scheme_NN
proves_VBZ
to_IN
be_BE
painful_JJ
to_TO
all_RB
involved_JJ
._.
without_IN
revealing_VBG
the_DT
details_NNS
,_,
suffice_VB
it_PP
to_IN
say_NN
that_CS
the_DT
situation_NN
ends_NNS
badly_RB
._.
the_DT
title_NN
refers_VBZ
to_IN
the_DT
object_NN
of_IN
merton_NP
's_POS
vain_JJ
hope_NN
that_CS
something_PN
might_MD
lift_VB
him_PP
from_IN
his_PP$
predicament_NN
._.
one_CD
is_BEZ
left_VBN
with_IN
feelings_NNS
of_IN
regret_NN
and_CC
despair_NN
._.
what_WDT
started_VBD
as_IN
such_DT
a_DT
promising_JJ
relationship_NN
was_BEDZ
damaged_VBN
by_IN
greed_NN
,_,
anger_NN
,_,
and_CC
jealousy_NN
._.
an_DT
interesting_JJ
thought_NN
struck_VBD
me_PP
after_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
was_BEDZ
over_IN
,_,
and_CC
that_CS
is_BEZ
that_DT
the_DT
wings_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
dove_NN
almost_RB
fits_VBZ
the_DT
story_NN
line_NN
of_IN
a_DT
film_NN
noir_???
._.
a_DT
couple_NN
conspires_NNS
to_IN
cheat_VB
someone_PN
out_RP
of_IN
their_PP$
money_NN
so_RB
they_PP
can_MD
live_VB
happily_RB
ever_RB
after_IN
._.
their_PP$
involvement_NN
in_IN
the_DT
deception_NN
makes_VBZ
each_DT
less_DT
attractive_JJ
to_IN
the_DT
other_JJ
,_,
and_CC
after_IN
a_DT
few_DT
things_NNS
go_VB
wrong_JJ
,_,
the_DT
whole_JJ
idea_NN
seems_VBZ
like_IN
an_DT
awful_JJ
life-ruining_NN
mistake_NN
._.
i_PP
wouldn't_MD
call_VB
the_DT
wings_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
dove_NN
a_DT
film_NN
noir_???
,_,
but_CC
the_DT
comparison_NN
is_BEZ
interesting_JJ
._.
as_CS
i_PP
have_HV
acknowledged_VBN
before_IN
,_,
i_PP
am_BEM
not_XNOT
a_DT
wonderful_JJ
judge_NN
of_IN
acting_VBG
,_,
but_CC
i_PP
liked_VBD
the_DT
performances_NNS
from_IN
roache_NN
and_CC
elliot_NP
._.
roache_NN
successfully_RB
conveyed_VBN
his_PP$
character_NN
's_POS
ambivalence_NN
toward_IN
millie_NP
:_:
near_IN
the_DT
end_NN
,_,
he_PP
hugs_NNS
her_PP$
,_,
at_IN
first_OD
staring_VBG
into_IN
space_NN
,_,
as_CS
if_CS
he_PP
's_BEZ
thinking_VBG
about_IN
his_PP$
plan_NN
with_IN
kate_NP
,_,
then_RB
giving_VBG
that_DT
up_IN
to_IN
fully_RB
embrace_NN
millie_NP
._.
millie_NP
's_POS
part_NN
didn't_DOD
require_VB
as_IN
much_DT
range_NN
,_,
but_CC
elliot_NP
gave_VBD
her_PP$
the_DT
necessary_JJ
bubbly_JJ
personality_NN
that_CS
made_VBN
her_PP
irresistible_JJ
._.
i_PP
will_MD
probably_RB
file_VB
away_RB
the_DT
wings_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
dove_NN
in_IN
the_DT
same_DT
low-traffic_JJ
corner_NN
of_IN
my_PP$
mind_NN
as_IN
sense_NN
and_CC
sensibility_NN
and_CC
persuasion_NN
._.
their_PP$
settings_NNS
are_BER
far_RB
removed_VBN
from_IN
my_PP$
personal_JJ
experience_NN
-_-
geographically_RB
,_,
historically_RB
,_,
and_CC
socially_RB
._.
still_RB
,_,
the_DT
movies_NNS
are_BER
well_RB
made_VBN
and_CC
the_DT
stories_NNS
inevitably_RB
win_VB
me_PP
over_IN
._.
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