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sick_JJ
:_:
the_DT
life_NN
and_CC
death_NN
of_IN
bob_NP
flanagan_NP
,_,
supermasochist_NN
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vallejo_???
starring_NN
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sheree_NP
rose_VBD
._.
interviews_NNS
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kathe_NP
burkhart_NP
,_,
kirby_NP
dick_NP
and_CC
rita_NP
valencia_NP
._.
produced_VBN
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directed_VBN
by_IN
kirby_NP
dick_NP
._.
running_VBG
time_NN
:_:
90_CD
mins_NNS
._.
this_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
rated_VBN
._.
the_DT
central_JJ
themes_NNS
of_IN
"_"
sick_JJ
:_:
the_DT
life_NN
and_CC
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of_IN
bob_NP
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,_,
supermasochist_NN
"_"
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pain_NN
and_CC
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,_,
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effect_NN
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a_DT
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life_NN
._.
its_PP$
protagonist_NN
,_,
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,_,
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the_DT
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of_IN
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,_,
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cystic_JJ
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,_,
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the_DT
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of_IN
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,_,
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him_PP
from_IN
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._.
the_DT
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much_DT
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(_(
or_CC
attempting_VBG
to_IN
)_(
from_IN
this_DT
disease_NN
._.
an_DT
audacious_JJ
,_,
fabulously_RB
triumphant_JJ
docudrama_NP
,_,
"_"
sick_JJ
"_"
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of_IN
flanagan_NP
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his_PP$
vicious_JJ
,_,
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sadomasochism_NN
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with_IN
his_PP$
mistress_NN
of_IN
15_CD
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,_,
sheree_NN
rose_NN
,_,
who_WP
amazingly_RB
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of_IN
the_DT
footage_NN
for_IN
the_DT
film_NN
._.
flanagan_NP
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idelogy_NN
crosses_NNS
the_DT
realms_NNS
of_IN
rebelliousness_NN
and_CC
becomes_VBZ
transcendental_JJ
,_,
similar_JJ
to_IN
terry_NP
zwigoff_NN
's_POS
brilliant_JJ
1994_CD
"_"
crumb_JJ
"_"
,_,
which_WDT
also_RB
explored_VBN
the_DT
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of_IN
an_DT
artist_NN
by_IN
painting_NN
not_XNOT
a_DT
sympathetic_JJ
portrait_NN
,_,
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a_DT
realistic_JJ
one_CD
._.
both_RB
crumb_VB
and_CC
flanagan_NN
revelled_VBN
in_IN
their_PP$
defects_NNS
._.
but_CC
flanagan_NP
was_BEDZ
not_XNOT
only_RB
a_DT
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on_IN
enduring_JJ
the_DT
pain_NN
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,_,
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of_IN
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a_DT
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young_JJ
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,_,
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god_NN
(_(
he_PP
was_BEDZ
an_DT
irish_JJ
catholic_JJ
)_)
and_CC
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his_PP$
body_NN
into_IN
a_DT
work_NN
of_IN
art_NN
,_,
which_WDT
he_PP
unraveled_VBD
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museums_NNS
and_CC
lectures_NNS
._.
behold_VB
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works_NN
of_IN
physical_JJ
art_NN
._.
among_IN
them_PP
is_BEZ
a_DT
metal_NN
ball_NN
inserted_VBN
inside_IN
his_PP$
anus_???
,_,
and_CC
,_,
--the_NP
most_DT
disturbing_JJ
scene_NN
of_IN
the_DT
decade--_???
,_,
nailing_NN
his_PP$
penis_NN
to_IN
a_DT
board_NN
._.
flanagan_NP
was_BEDZ
a_DT
man_NN
of_IN
great_JJ
intelligence_NN
,_,
wit_NN
and_CC
humor_NN
,_,
as_CS
well_RB
as_CS
adopting_VBG
a_DT
sense_NN
of_IN
candidness_NN
scarcely_RB
seen_VBN
in_IN
modern_JJ
filmmaking_NN
._.
not_XNOT
only_RB
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he_PP
approach_VB
his_PP$
disease_NN
with_IN
humor_NN
,_,
peforming_VBG
burlesque_JJ
acts_NNS
in_IN
front_NN
of_IN
an_DT
audience_NN
,_,
he_PP
was_BEDZ
also_RB
revitalized_VBN
by_IN
his_PP$
approachment_NN
._.
most_DT
with_IN
cystic_JJ
fibrosis_NN
do_DO
not_XNOT
make_VB
it_PP
past_IN
their_PP$
earlier_JJR
twenties_CD
(_(
there_RB
's_POS
also_RB
a_DT
subplot_NN
involving_VBG
a_DT
female_JJ
devotee_NN
who_WP
knew_VBD
death_NN
was_BEDZ
awaiting_VBG
her_PP$
._.
)_(
but_NP
the_DT
most_DT
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thing_NN
about_IN
"_"
sick_JJ
"_"
is_BEZ
flanagan_NP
's_POS
relationship_NN
with_IN
sheree_NN
._.
brimming_VBG
with_IN
honesty_NN
,_,
sensual_JJ
stimulation_NN
and_CC
unapologetically_RB
sad_JJ
moments_NNS
of_IN
pain_NN
,_,
their_PP$
powerful_JJ
bond_NN
lifts_NNS
"_"
sick_JJ
"_"
into_IN
a_DT
rare_JJ
cinematic_JJ
high_JJ
,_,
where_CS
we_PP
forget_VB
we_PP
are_BER
in_IN
an_DT
auditorium_NN
and_CC
become_VB
a_DT
part_NN
of_IN
these_DT
people_NN
._.
the_DT
last_OD
scene_NN
,_,
where_CS
we_PP
see_VB
the_DT
hero_NN
murmuring_VBG
the_DT
last_OD
words_NNS
to_IN
his_PP$
wife_NN
in_IN
a_DT
hospital_NN
bed_NN
,_,
as_CS
he_PP
struggles_VBZ
for_IN
his_PP$
last_OD
moments_NNS
of_IN
life_NN
,_,
is_BEZ
raw_JJ
,_,
tender_JJ
,_,
hideous_JJ
._.
it_PP
goes_VBZ
a_DT
step_NN
beyond_IN
cinematic_JJ
intimacy_NN
._.
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