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it_PP
's_BEZ
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"_"
the_DT
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._.
"_"
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,_,
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?_?
bar_NN
(_(
"_"
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eyes_NNS
"_"
)_)
,_,
adroitly_RB
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and_CC
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a_DT
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atmosphere_NN
of_IN
menace_NN
._.
the_DT
cinematography_NN
,_,
by_IN
javier_NP
aguirresarobe_NN
,_,
is_BEZ
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i_PP
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in_IN
her_PP$
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of_IN
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._.
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the_DT
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of_IN
the_DT
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deliberate_JJ
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downright_NN
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the_DT
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of_IN
the_DT
tale_NN
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me_PP
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than_CS
satisfied_JJ
._.
overall_JJ
,_,
the_DT
film_NN
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like_IN
a_DT
very_RB
high_JJ
quality_NN
version_NN
of_IN
any_DT
number_NN
of_IN
old_JJ
"_"
twilight_NN
zone_NN
"_"
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the_DT
characters_NNS
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a_DT
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of_IN
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,_,
only_RB
to_IN
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a_DT
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,_,
a_DT
military_JJ
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or_CC
a_DT
department_NN
store_NN
dummy_NN
._.
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vintage_NN
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and_CC
listening_VBG
to_IN
the_DT
players_NNS
chatter_VB
,_,
i_PP
always_RB
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to_TO
shout_VB
,_,
"_"
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with_IN
it_PP
!_!
"_"
as_CS
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i_PP
appreciated_VBD
the_DT
atmosphere_NN
and_CC
acting_VBG
in_IN
"_"
the_DT
others_NNS
,_,
"_"
my_PP$
reaction_NN
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much_DT
the_DT
same_DT
._.
set_NN
at_IN
an_DT
island_NN
mansion_NN
off_IN
the_DT
coast_NN
of_IN
england_NP
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world_NN
war_NN
ii_CD
,_,
the_DT
story_NN
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on_IN
grace_NN
(_(
kidman_NN
)_)
,_,
who_WP
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to_IN
her_PP$
children_NNS
anne_NP
(_(
alakina_NP
mann_NP
)_)
and_CC
nicholas_NP
(_(
james_NP
bentley_NP
)_)
and_CC
worries_NNS
about_IN
her_PP$
husband_NN
,_,
charles_NP
(_(
christopher_NP
eccleston_NP
)_)
,_,
a_DT
missing_JJ
serviceman_NN
._.
anne_NP
and_CC
nicholas_NP
suffer_VB
from_IN
photosensitivity_NN
and_CC
grace_NN
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the_DT
estate_NN
with_IN
the_DT
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to_IN
all_PDT
50_CD
doors_NNS
,_,
protecting_VBG
the_DT
little_JJ
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from_IN
excess_JJ
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by_IN
making_VBG
sure_JJ
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only_RB
one_CD
door_NN
is_BEZ
open_JJ
at_IN
a_DT
time_NN
._.
at_IN
the_DT
beginning_NN
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
,_,
three_CD
servants_NNS
,_,
mrs_NN
._.
mills_NP
(_(
fionnula_NN
flanagan_NP
)_)
,_,
young_JJ
,_,
mute_JJ
lydia_NP
(_(
elaine_NP
cassidy_NN
)_)
,_,
and_CC
mr_NN
._.
tuttle_NP
(_(
eric_NP
sykes_NNS
)_)
,_,
an_DT
aging_JJ
gardener_NN
,_,
join_VB
the_DT
family_NN
._.
the_DT
two_CD
that_CS
speak_VB
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agreeable_JJ
enough_RB
at_IN
first_OD
,_,
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it_PP
soon_RB
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apparent_JJ
that_CS
they_PP
know_VB
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that_CS
grace_NN
does_DOZ
not_XNOT
._.
to_IN
make_NN
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worse_JJR
,_,
the_DT
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are_BER
upset_VBN
:_:
nicholas_NP
is_BEZ
unusually_RB
jittery_JJ
and_CC
anne_NP
claims_NNS
to_IN
be_BE
seeing_CS
ghosts_NNS
._.
grace_NN
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to_IN
blame_NN
the_DT
troubles_NNS
on_IN
the_DT
new_JJ
arrivals_NNS
to_IN
her_PP$
home_NN
,_,
only_RB
to_IN
realize_VB
that_RB
whatever_WDT
is_BEZ
happening_VBG
is_BEZ
beyond_RB
them_PP
._.
that_CS
's_BEZ
essentially_RB
the_DT
whole_JJ
story_NN
,_,
with_IN
the_DT
tension_NN
growing_JJ
until_IN
the_DT
pivotal_JJ
moment_NN
when_CS
everything_PN
becomes_VBZ
clear_JJ
._.
earlier_RBR
,_,
there_EX
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an_DT
outstanding_JJ
scene_NN
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grace_NN
darts_NNS
outside_IN
,_,
only_RB
to_IN
be_BE
enveloped_VBD
in_CD
fold_NN
after_IN
fold_NN
of_IN
shimmering_JJ
fog_NN
._.
the_DT
visuals_NNS
in_IN
the_DT
otherworldly_JJ
sequence_NN
,_,
courtesy_NN
of_IN
aguirresarobe_NN
,_,
are_BER
simply_RB
astounding_VBG
._.
i_PP
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enjoyed_VBD
the_DT
presence_NN
of_IN
religion_NN
,_,
a_DT
rarity_NN
in_IN
films_NNS
dealing_VBG
with_IN
the_DT
supernatural_JJ
._.
grace_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
christian_JJ
and_CC
answers_NNS
her_PP
children_NN
's_POS
questions_NNS
about_IN
life_NN
and_CC
death_NN
with_IN
the_DT
assurance_NN
of_IN
a_DT
devout_JJ
worshiper_NN
._.
when_CS
mother_NN
is_BEZ
away_RB
,_,
though_CS
,_,
the_DT
kids_NNS
speculate_VB
whether_CS
her_PP
statements_NNS
are_BER
fact_NN
or_CC
folklore_NN
,_,
just_RB
as_CS
real_JJ
children_NNS
do_DO
._.
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those_DT
nice_JJ
touches_NNS
fail_VB
to_IN
enliven_VB
a_NP
film_NN
that_CS
is_BEZ
too_RB
slow_JJ
or_CC
make_VB
up_RP
for_IN
a_DT
lackluster_NN
ending_NN
._.
"_"
the_DT
others_NNS
"_"
sets_NNS
out_RP
to_IN
be_BE
a_DT
classic_JJ
ghost_NN
story_NN
,_,
but_CC
fails_VBZ
to_TO
grasp_VB
that_DT
special_JJ
something_PN
that_CS
makes_VBZ
such_DT
films_NNS
more_RBR
than_CS
layers_NNS
of_IN
mist_NN
._.
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