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if_CS
the_DT
current_JJ
trends_NNS
of_IN
hollywood_NP
filmmaking_VBG
continue_VB
,_,
we_PP
are_BER
probably_RB
five_CD
or_CC
six_CD
years_NNS
away_RB
from_IN
the_DT
moment_NN
when_CS
the_DT
1980s_CD
would_MD
become_VB
the_DT
next_OD
golden_JJ
age_NN
of_IN
movie_NN
nostalgia_NN
._.
although_CS
some_DT
hollywood_NP
products_NNS
already_RB
use_VB
the_DT
last_OD
decade_NN
as_IN
a_DT
background_NN
for_IN
their_PP$
stories_NNS
(_(
mostly_RB
in_IN
ironic_JJ
way_NN
,_,
like_IN
grosse_NP
pointe_NP
blank_JJ
and_CC
romy_???
&_???
michelle_NP
's_MD
high_RB
school_NN
reunion_NN
)_)
,_,
some_DT
time_NN
should_MD
pass_VB
before_IN
the_DT
good_JJ
memories_NNS
of_IN
that_DT
era_NN
overcome_VB
the_DT
bad_JJ
ones_NNS
._.
until_CS
that_DT
happens_VBZ
,_,
1960s_CD
would_MD
be_BE
remembered_VBN
as_IN
the_DT
decade_NN
of_IN
greed_NN
,_,
when_CS
the_DT
revolutionary_JJ
ideals_NNS
of_IN
1960s_CD
turned_VBD
into_IN
its_PP$
cruel_JJ
,_,
materialistic_JJ
opposite_JJ
and_CC
the_DT
money_NN
became_VBD
the_DT
only_JJ
thing_NN
that_CS
matters_NNS
._.
contemporary_JJ
movies_NNS
are_BER
good_JJ
in_IN
illustrating_VBG
what_WDT
was_BEDZ
bad_JJ
for_IN
the_DT
people_NN
who_WP
had_HVD
to_IN
live_JJ
in_IN
those_DT
times_NNS
._.
one_CD
of_IN
such_DT
movies_NNS
,_,
one_CD
that_DT
probably_RB
brings_VBZ
the_DT
essence_NN
of_IN
1980s_CD
to_IN
the_DT
screen_NN
,_,
is_BEZ
william_NP
friedkin_NP
's_POS
to_IN
live_JJ
and_CC
die_VB
in_IN
l_NN
._.
a_DT
._.
the_DT
money_NN
isn't_BEZ
just_RB
the_DT
symbolic_JJ
motive_NN
in_IN
the_DT
film_NN
,_,
it_PP
is_BEZ
the_DT
major_JJ
elements_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
plot_NN
._.
rick_NP
masters_NNS
(_(
willem_NN
dafoe_???
)_(
is_BEZ
an_DT
ex-convict_NN
who_WP
used_VBD
his_PP$
artistic_JJ
abilities_NNS
in_IN
order_NN
to_IN
become_VB
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
best_JJS
counterfeiters_NNS
in_IN
l_NN
._.
a_DT
._.
being_NN
too_RB
intelligent_JJ
to_IN
fall_NN
into_IN
police_NNS
traps_NNS
,_,
and_CC
ruthless_JJ
enough_RB
to_TO
eliminate_VB
anybody_PN
or_CC
anything_PN
that_CS
could_MD
jeopardise_VB
his_PP$
career_NN
,_,
masters_NNS
managed_VBD
to_TO
elude_VB
law_NN
for_IN
years_NNS
and_CC
became_VBD
well-_???
connected_JJ
._.
richard_NP
chance_NN
(_(
william_NP
l_NN
._.
petersen_NP
)_(
is_BEZ
a_DT
secret_JJ
service_NN
agent_NN
,_,
adrenaline_JJ
junkie_NN
whose_WP$
life_NN
gets_VBZ
new_JJ
meaning_NN
after_IN
his_PP$
partner_NN
got_VBD
killed_VBN
by_IN
masters_NNS
._.
however_RB
,_,
his_PP$
plans_NNS
of_IN
bringing_VBG
the_DT
counterfeiter_NN
down_IN
meet_VB
one_CD
obstacle_NN
after_IN
another_DT
._.
finally_RB
he_PP
sets_VBZ
up_RP
a_DT
final_JJ
sting_NN
,_,
but_CC
his_PP$
superiors_NNS
deny_VB
him_PP
the_DT
necessary_JJ
money_NN
._.
being_BEG
frustrated_VBN
,_,
and_CC
against_IN
the_DT
reluctance_NN
of_IN
his_PP$
new_JJ
partner_NN
john_NP
vukovich_NP
(_(
bill_NN
pankow_NP
)_)
,_,
he_PP
decides_VBZ
to_IN
get_VB
the_DT
money_NN
by_IN
robbing_VBG
underworld_NN
courier_RBR
._.
their_PP$
plan_NN
backfires_NNS
with_IN
almost_RB
tragic_JJ
consequences_NNS
when_CS
their_PP$
target_NN
turns_VBZ
out_RP
to_IN
be_BE
undercover_JJ
fbi_NP
agent_NN
,_,
but_CC
chance_NN
decides_VBZ
to_IN
carry_VB
out_RP
his_PP$
scheme_NN
anyway_RB
._.
like_IN
french_JJ
connection_NN
,_,
one_CD
of_IN
his_PP$
previous_JJ
masterpieces_NNS
,_,
this_DT
friedkin_NN
's_POS
movie_NN
was_BEDZ
inspired_VBN
by_IN
real_JJ
life_NN
._.
gerrald_NP
petievich_NP
,_,
author_NN
of_IN
the_DT
novel_NN
that_CS
later_RBR
served_VBD
as_IN
basis_NN
for_IN
his_PP$
screenplay_NN
,_,
spent_VBN
many_DT
years_NNS
working_VBG
as_IN
a_DT
secret_JJ
service_NN
agent_NN
._.
that_CS
turned_VBN
to_IN
be_BE
useful_JJ
for_IN
the_DT
portrayal_NN
of_IN
that_DT
law_NN
enforcement_NN
agency_NN
,_,
not_XNOT
much_RB
utilised_VBN
by_IN
hollywood_NP
._.
secret_JJ
service_NN
millieu_NP
was_BEDZ
also_RB
cleverly_RB
used_VBN
in_IN
order_NN
to_IN
bring_VB
the_DT
viewer_NN
into_IN
the_DT
decade_NN
of_IN
greed_NN
;_;
the_DT
beginning_NN
scene_NN
where_CS
the_DT
movie_NN
's_POS
hero_NN
works_NN
as_IN
a_DT
part_NN
of_IN
presidential_JJ
security_NN
detail_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
nice_JJ
opportunity_NN
to_IN
hear_VB
reagan_NP
's_POS
speech_NN
that_CS
could_MD
illustrate_VB
the_DT
political_JJ
and_CC
economical_JJ
notions_NNS
of_IN
those_DT
times_NNS
._.
ultramaterialistic_JJ
and_CC
egotistical_JJ
view_NN
of_IN
the_DT
world_NN
is_BEZ
shared_VBN
by_IN
almost_RB
any_DT
character_NN
in_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
._.
willem_NN
dafoe_???
brilliantly_RB
portrays_VBZ
dangerous_JJ
and_CC
intelligent_JJ
psychopath_NN
,_,
whose_WP$
ruthlessness_NN
and_CC
lack_NN
of_IN
any_DT
moral_JJ
fibber_NN
doesn't_DOZ
seem_VB
like_IN
affliction_NP
in_IN
the_DT
reagan_NP
years_NNS
;_;
on_IN
the_DT
contrary_NN
,_,
those_DT
qualities_NNS
actually_RB
makes_VBZ
masters_NNS
socially_RB
acceptable_JJ
._.
compared_VBN
with_IN
him_PP
,_,
and_CC
all_PDT
the_DT
other_JJ
side_NN
characters_NNS
that_CS
want_VB
their_PP$
"_"
piece_NN
of_IN
the_DT
action_NN
"_"
,_,
two_CD
heroes_NNS
on_IN
the_DT
side_NN
of_IN
law_NN
seem_VB
like_IN
losers_NNS
._.
instead_RB
of_IN
being_BEG
a_DT
classical_JJ
good_JJ
guy_NN
,_,
secret_JJ
service_NN
agent_NN
richard_NP
chance_NN
(_(
portrayed_VBN
by_IN
william_NP
petersen_NP
in_IN
his_PP$
most_DT
impressive_JJ
role_NN
so_RB
far_RB
)_)
is_BEZ
nothing_PN
more_RBR
than_CS
a_DT
lunatic_NN
whose_WP$
adrenaline_JJ
addiction_NN
and_CC
madness_NN
work_NN
against_IN
his_PP$
better_JJR
judgement_NN
;_;
his_PP$
sidekick_NN
,_,
who_WP
should_MD
serve_VB
as_IN
those_DT
"_"
better_JJR
judgement_NN
"_"
is_BEZ
a_DT
weakling_NN
and_CC
sentimental_JJ
fool_NN
that_CS
gets_VBZ
suckered_JJ
in_IN
the_DT
end_NN
._.
in_IN
such_DT
surroundings_NNS
of_IN
moral_JJ
decay_NN
,_,
the_DT
not_XNOT
so_RB
happy_JJ
,_,
yet_RB
surprising_JJ
ending_NN
doesn't_DOZ
seem_VB
out_RP
of_IN
line_NN
(_(
although_CS
the_DT
very_RB
last_OD
shot_NN
leaves_NNS
too_RB
much_DT
questions_NNS
unanswered_JJ
)_)
._.
the_DT
dark_JJ
atmosphere_NN
of_IN
l_NN
._.
a_DT
._.
-_-
city_NP
of_IN
glamour_NN
and_CC
moral_JJ
decay_NN
-_-
is_BEZ
nicely_RB
captured_VBN
by_IN
william_NP
friedkin_NP
's_POS
directing_VBG
skills_NNS
._.
the_DT
tight_JJ
and_CC
realistic_JJ
scripts_NNS
with_IN
memorable_JJ
characters_NNS
(_(
portrayed_VBN
by_IN
such_DT
capable_JJ
actors_NNS
like_IN
john_NP
turturro_NP
,_,
dean_NP
stockwell_NP
,_,
debra_NN
feuer_NN
,_,
darlanne_NP
fleugel_NP
and_CC
steve_NP
james_NP
)_)
gave_VBD
opportunity_NN
for_IN
friedkin_NP
to_IN
use_NN
another_DT
gimmick_NN
that_CS
made_VBN
him_PP
famous_JJ
in_IN
his_PP$
1971_CD
masterpiece_NN
-_-
great_JJ
car_NN
chase_NN
._.
that_CS
scene_NN
alone_RB
,_,
with_IN
lot_NN
of_IN
realism_NN
,_,
thrills_NNS
and_CC
surprise_NN
twists_NNS
,_,
is_BEZ
worth_IN
seeing_VBG
the_DT
rest_NN
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
._.
the_DT
soundtrack_NN
,_,
provided_VBN
by_IN
now_RB
almost_RB
forgotten_VBN
band_NN
"_"
wang_???
chung_JJ
"_"
,_,
is_BEZ
also_RB
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
more_DT
memorable_JJ
of_IN
that_DT
decade_NN
._.
in_IN
every_DT
case_NN
,_,
to_IN
live_JJ
and_CC
die_VB
in_IN
l_NN
._.
a_DT
._.
is_BEZ
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
rare_JJ
movies_NNS
in_IN
which_WDT
hollywood_NP
actually_RB
tries_VBZ
to_IN
tell_VB
some_DT
unflattering_NN
truths_NNS
about_IN
the_DT
world_NN
and_CC
succeeds_VBZ
in_IN
it_PP
._.
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