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a_DT
miracle_NN
of_IN
filmmaking_VBG
,_,
"_"
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"_"
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a_DT
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film_NN
,_,
and_CC
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of_IN
slapstick_NP
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to_TO
screen_VB
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clever_JJ
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._.
it_PP
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the_DT
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writer-director_NN
billy_NP
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career_NN
,_,
a_DT
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feat_NN
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the_DT
vast_JJ
catalogue_NN
of_IN
films_NNS
he_PP
had_HVD
helped_VBN
make_VB
._.
jerry_NP
(_(
lemmon_JJ
)_)
and_CC
joe_NP
(_(
curtis_NP
)_)
are_BER
two_CD
stage_NN
musicians_NNS
who_WP
go_VB
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gig_???
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,_,
trying_JJ
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earn_VB
enough_RB
money_NN
to_IN
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themselves_PPX
._.
one_CD
night_NN
,_,
as_CS
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at_IN
a_DT
banned_JJ
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speakeasy_NN
,_,
the_DT
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raided_VBN
._.
as_CS
it_PP
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out_RP
,_,
the_DT
owner_NN
,_,
spats_NNS
columbo_NP
(_(
george_NP
raft_NN
)_)
was_BEDZ
ratted_VBN
out_RP
by_IN
toothpick_NP
charlie_NP
(_(
george_NP
e_NN
._.
stone_NN
)_)
._.
several_DT
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later_RBR
,_,
on_IN
valentine_NP
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day_NN
,_,
jerry_NP
and_CC
joe_NP
go_VB
to_TO
a_NN
garage_NN
to_IN
pick_NP
up_RP
a_DT
car_NN
and_CC
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up_RP
witnessing_NN
a_DT
gangland_NN
murder_NN
of_IN
charlie_NP
by_IN
columbo_NP
in_IN
a_DT
parking_NN
garage_NN
._.
eager_JJ
to_IN
escape_NN
,_,
the_DT
duo_NN
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forced_VBN
to_IN
take_VB
a_NP
job_NN
in_IN
florida_NP
with_IN
all_PDT
expenses_NNS
paid_VBN
._.
the_DT
only_JJ
catch_NN
._.
._.
its_PP$
a_DT
girls_NNS
band_NN
._.
so_RB
josephine_JJ
(_(
curtis_NP
)_)
and_CC
daphne_???
(_(
lemmon_JJ
)_)
,_,
make_VB
their_PP$
way_NN
onto_IN
the_DT
train_NN
and_CC
go_VB
to_IN
florida_NP
._.
on_IN
the_DT
way_NN
there_RB
,_,
they_PP
meet_VB
sugar_NN
kane_???
(_(
monroe_NP
)_)
,_,
a_DT
bombshell_NP
singer_NN
who_WP
is_BEZ
looking_VBG
for_IN
love_NN
._.
jerry_NP
and_CC
joe_NP
immediately_RB
fall_VB
for_IN
the_DT
singer_NN
,_,
but_CC
there_EX
's_BEZ
two_CD
problems_NNS
:_:
2_CD
)_)
they're_???
in_CD
drag_NN
,_,
and_CC
2_CD
)_)
millionaire_NN
osgood_NN
fielding_NP
(_(
joe_NP
e_NN
._.
brown_JJ
)_(
falls_VBZ
madly_RB
in_IN
love_NN
with_IN
daphne_???
._.
what_WDT
follows_VBZ
in_IN
pure_JJ
hysteria_NN
,_,
still_RB
complicated_JJ
further_JJR
by_IN
the_DT
arrival_NN
of_IN
spats_NNS
columbo_NP
to_IN
florida_NP
for_IN
the_DT
"_"
italian_JJ
opera_NN
lovers_NNS
festival_NN
"_"
._.
tony_NP
curtis_NP
is_BEZ
hysterical_JJ
as_CS
joe_NP
/_SYM
josephine_JJ
,_,
especially_RB
in_IN
his_PP$
preposterous_JJ
attempts_NNS
to_IN
woo_VB
sugar_NP
._.
marilyn_NP
monroe_NP
,_,
in_IN
a_DT
wonderfully_RB
comic_JJ
performance_NN
,_,
is_BEZ
sugar_NN
,_,
providing_VBG
incredible_JJ
timing_NN
and_CC
sex_NN
appeal_NN
,_,
along_IN
with_IN
true_JJ
sincerity_NN
._.
the_DT
scenes_NNS
,_,
however_RB
,_,
are_BER
all_PDT
stolen_VBN
by_IN
either_DT
brown_JJ
or_CC
lemmon_JJ
._.
lemmon_JJ
is_BEZ
hysterical_JJ
as_CS
daphne_???
._.
cast_VB
as_CS
the_DT
less_DT
rational_JJ
one_CD
,_,
lemmon_JJ
's_POS
performance_NN
is_BEZ
ridiculously_RB
crazy_JJ
,_,
it_PP
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disorder_NN
in_IN
the_DT
style_NN
all_PDT
billy_NP
wilder_JJR
's_NNS
._.
brown_JJ
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particularly_RB
hilarious_JJ
as_CS
osgood_NN
,_,
as_CS
we_PP
are_BER
treated_VBN
to_IN
the_DT
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kind_NN
of_IN
comedic_JJ
irony_NN
._.
he_PP
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to_IN
use_NN
lemmon_JJ
's_POS
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a_DT
springboard_NN
for_IN
an_DT
even_RB
loonier_RBR
performance_NN
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a_DT
completely_RB
eccentric_JJ
millionaire_NN
._.
every_DT
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flawless_JJ
,_,
as_CS
wilder_JJR
brilliantly_RB
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constantly_RB
,_,
and_CC
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every_DT
comic_NN
trick_NN
in_IN
the_DT
book_NN
to_IN
make_VB
his_PP$
picture_NN
._.
wilder_JJR
's_NNS
script_NN
is_BEZ
stunning_JJ
,_,
as_CS
he_PP
carefully_RB
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,_,
cross-dressing_VBG
,_,
romance_NN
,_,
sex_NN
,_,
music_NN
,_,
gender_NN
roles_NNS
,_,
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social_JJ
taboos_NNS
in_IN
a_DT
riotous_JJ
blend_NN
of_IN
wit_NN
and_CC
oddball_NN
craziness_NN
._.
wilder_JJR
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to_TO
create_VB
scenes_NNS
of_IN
utter_JJ
hysteria_NN
,_,
so_RB
pitch-perfect_NN
that_CS
the_DT
audience_NN
is_BEZ
dying_JJ
of_IN
laughter_NN
with_IN
the_DT
last_OD
comic_NN
piece_NN
,_,
the_DT
final_JJ
line_NN
of_IN
this_DT
absolutely_RB
incredible_JJ
film_NN
._.
wilder_JJR
's_NNS
is_BEZ
dead_JJ
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he_PP
says_VBZ
nobody_PN
's_BEZ
perfect_JJ
:_:
billy_NP
wilder_JJR
is_BEZ
,_,
especially_RB
when_CS
he_PP
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something_PN
this_DT
disastrously_JJ
funny_JJ
._.
nobody_PN
's_BEZ
perfect_JJ
but_CC
billy_NP
wilder_JJR
._.
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