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there_RB
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._.
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._.
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._.
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._.
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._.
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._.
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his_PP$
life_NN
._.
._.
._.
._.
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._.
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._.
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._.
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,_,
nighthawks_NNS
._.
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'_"
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audience_NN
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,_,
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the_DT
ghouls_NNS
)_)
._.
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brothers_NNS
quay_NN
._.
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,_,
the_DT
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the_DT
film_NN
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._.
the_DT
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track_NN
,_,
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the_DT
"_"
amnesia_NN
"_"
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._.
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caffeinated_VBN
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._.
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,_,
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._.
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,_,
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the_DT
right_JJ
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the_DT
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._.
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my_PP$
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._.
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._.
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,_,
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._.
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necessary_JJ
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the_DT
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._.
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,_,
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little_JJ
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striving_NN
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mythical_JJ
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._.
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the_DT
story_NN
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._.
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amnesia_NN
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the_DT
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the_DT
night_NN
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the_DT
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._.
his_PP$
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amnesia_NN
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all_PDT
mankind_NN
(_)
at_IN
least_DT
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his_PP$
world_NN
)_)
._.
when_CS
we_PP
finally_RB
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big_JJ
picture_NN
of_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
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world_NN
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it_PP
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mysterious_JJ
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the_DT
world_NN
being_BEG
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the_DT
back_NN
of_IN
a_DT
giant_NN
turtle_NN
._.
a_DT
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giving_VBG
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movie_NN
the_DT
same_DT
perfect_JJ
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roger_NP
ebert_NP
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,_,
but_CC
i_PP
do_DO
strongly_RB
recommend_VB
it_PP
,_,
for_IN
its_PP$
look_NN
,_,
its_PP$
pace_NN
,_,
its_PP$
story_NN
,_,
and_CC
its_PP$
timelessness_NN
._.