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i_PP
was_BEDZ
born_VBN
in_IN
8_CD
,_,
which_WDT
makes_VBZ
me_PP
barely_RB
old_JJ
enough_RB
to_TO
remember_VB
bell_NN
buttons_NNS
,_,
8_CD
tracks_NNS
and_CC
disco_NN
._.
however_RB
,_,
since_CS
i_PP
was_BEDZ
17_CD
years_NNS
old_JJ
i've_???
seen_VBN
more_DT
than_CS
my_PP$
share_NN
of_IN
adult_NN
films_NNS
._.
i_PP
mention_VB
this_DT
only_JJ
because_CS
i_PP
thinks_VBZ
its_PP$
important_JJ
to_TO
state_VB
up_RP
front_NN
that_CS
i'm_???
not_XNOT
against_IN
pornogrpahy_???
._.
i've_???
seen_VBN
enough_DT
of_IN
these_DT
films_NNS
to_IN
know_VB
the_DT
range_NN
of_IN
content_NN
and_CC
quality_NN
available_JJ
._.
director_NN
paul_NP
thomas_NP
anderson_NP
's_POS
boogie_NN
nights_NNS
offers_VBZ
us_PP
a_DT
view_NN
into_IN
the_DT
world_NN
of_IN
porn_???
during_IN
the_DT
period_NN
considered_VBN
to_IN
be_BE
the_DT
golden_JJ
age_NN
of_IN
adult_NN
cinema_NN
,_,
the_DT
mid_JJ
to_IN
late_JJ
70s_CD
._.
this_DT
was_BEDZ
the_DT
period_NN
when_CS
x-rated_VBN
movies_NNS
were_BED
real_JJ
movies_NNS
,_,
shot_NN
on_IN
film_NN
,_,
shown_VBN
in_IN
movie_NN
theaters_NNS
and_CC
even_RB
reviewed_VBN
by_IN
legitimate_JJ
critics_NNS
._.
this_DT
was_BEDZ
an_DT
age_NN
when_CS
porn_???
directors_NNS
actually_RB
aspired_VBD
to_TO
make_VB
innovative_JJ
often_RB
educational_JJ
films_NNS
,_,
films_NNS
that_CS
attempted_VBD
to_IN
tell_VB
a_NP
real_JJ
story_NN
._.
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
more_DT
fascinating_JJ
aspects_NNS
of_IN
this_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
how_WRB
,_,
like_IN
in_IN
an_DT
any_DT
other_JJ
billion_NN
dollar_NN
industry_NN
,_,
the_DT
creative_JJ
visionaries_NNS
tend_VB
to_IN
be_BE
ignorant_JJ
to_TO
the_DT
trends_NNS
that_CS
will_MD
soon_RB
make_VB
them_PP
obsolete_JJ
._.
in_IN
this_DT
case_NN
,_,
the_DT
arrival_NN
of_IN
the_DT
now_RB
ubiquitous_JJ
videocassette_NN
._.
burt_NP
reynold_NN
's_POS
manages_VBZ
to_TO
resuscitate_VB
his_PP$
career_NN
portraying_VBG
such_DT
an_DT
auteur_NN
,_,
known_VBN
as_IN
jack_NP
horner_NP
._.
horner_NP
's_POS
has_HVZ
a_DT
steady_JJ
"_"
family_NN
"_"
of_IN
performers_NNS
,_,
some_DT
of_IN
whom_WP
live_VB
in_IN
his_PP$
plush_NN
l_NN
._.
a_DT
._.
home_RB
._.
but_CC
in_IN
the_DT
world_NN
of_IN
porn_???
,_,
performers_NNS
are_BER
a_DT
commodity_NN
-_-
the_DT
fresher_NN
,_,
the_DT
better_JJR
._.
when_CS
horner_NP
scouts_NNS
a_DT
fresh_JJ
faced_VBN
stud_???
bussing_VBG
tables_NNS
at_IN
his_PP$
favorite_JJ
discotheque_NN
,_,
he_PP
decides_VBZ
to_IN
add_VB
him_PP
to_IN
his_PP$
stable_JJ
._.
it_PP
is_BEZ
a_DT
pairing_NN
that_CS
leads_VBZ
to_IN
a_DT
meteoric_NN
rise_NN
and_CC
fall_NN
for_IN
a_DT
young_JJ
man_NN
reaching_VBG
his_PP$
prime_JJ
and_CC
an_DT
old_JJ
man_NN
rapidly_RB
speeding_VBG
past_NN
his_PP$
._.
as_CS
directed_VBN
by_IN
anderson_NP
,_,
the_DT
camera_NN
moves_VBZ
through_IN
many_DT
of_IN
the_DT
scenes_NNS
with_IN
an_DT
eerie_JJ
omnipresence_NN
and_CC
an_DT
almost_RB
childlike_JJ
curiosity_NN
to_IN
peer_NN
beyond_IN
the_DT
closed_JJ
door_NN
._.
boogie_NN
nights_NNS
provides_VBZ
a_DT
voyeuristic_JJ
peep_NN
into_IN
the_DT
underbelly_RB
of_IN
l_NN
._.
a_DT
._.
's_NNS
hardcore_IN
film_NN
scene_NN
._.
but_CC
the_DT
peep_NN
show_VB
doesnut_NN
let_VB
us_PP
walk_VB
away_RB
when_CS
the_DT
titillation_NN
ends_NNS
._.
the_DT
downside_NN
of_IN
voyeurism_NN
is_BEZ
sometimes_RB
we_PP
end_NN
up_RP
seeing_VBG
things_NNS
we_PP
wish_VB
we_PP
hadnut_NN
._.
by_IN
the_DT
film_NN
's_POS
final_JJ
image_NN
,_,
what_WDT
we_PP
we_PP
once_RB
found_VBD
titillating_VBG
has_HVZ
now_RB
become_VBN
a_DT
grim_JJ
reminder_NN
of_IN
the_DT
vanity_NN
of_IN
fame_NN
and_CC
the_DT
high_JJ
price_NN
of_IN
realizing_VBG
your_PP$
dreams_NNS
._.
boogie_NN
nights_NNS
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
about_IN
sex_NN
._.
it_PP
does_DOZ
not_XNOT
glorify_VB
porn_???
or_CC
the_DT
lifestyles_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
performers_NNS
._.
in_IN
fact_NN
,_,
the_DT
film_NN
isn't_BEZ
really_RB
about_IN
pornography_NN
at_IN
all_PDT
._.
pornography_NN
is_BEZ
merely_RB
the_DT
setting_NN
to_IN
tell_VB
a_NP
compelling_JJ
story_NN
about_IN
a_DT
lost_JJ
and_CC
forgotten_VBN
group_VB
of_IN
people_NN
who_WP
form_VB
their_PP$
own_DT
sub-culture_NN
to_IN
find_VB
acceptance_NN
of_IN
who_WP
they_PP
are_BER
._.
the_DT
film_NN
goes_VBZ
to_IN
brilliant_JJ
,_,
often_RB
hilarious_JJ
and_CC
sometimes_RB
harrowing_VBG
lengths_NNS
to_IN
show_NN
us_NP
that_CS
the_DT
people_NN
who_WP
choose_VB
to_TO
produce_VB
or_CC
perform_VB
in_IN
these_DT
films_NNS
are_BER
generally_RB
not_XNOT
all_PDT
that_DT
bright_JJ
and_CC
lack_NN
the_DT
basic_JJ
tools_NNS
to_IN
function_NN
in_IN
the_DT
mainstream_JJ
world_NN
._.
yet_RB
,_,
like_IN
in_IN
the_DT
lauded_JJ
tarantino_NN
films_NNS
,_,
these_DT
people_NN
still_RB
have_HV
their_PP$
own_DT
moral_JJ
code_NN
,_,
their_PP$
own_DT
concepts_NNS
of_IN
integrity_NN
and_CC
their_PP$
own_DT
needs_NNS
to_IN
experess_NN
themselves_PPX
creatively_CS
._.
the_DT
characters_NNS
we_PP
meet_VB
are_BER
like_IN
a_DT
road_NN
map_NN
of_IN
dysfuntion_NP
._.
first_OD
stop_VB
,_,
the_DT
den_NN
mother_NN
(_(
julianne_NP
moore_NP
)_)
in_IN
denial_NN
about_IN
her_PP$
addiction_NN
to_IN
cocaine_NN
as_IN
she_PP
tries_VBZ
to_IN
retain_VB
custody_NN
of_IN
her_PP$
son_NN
._.
second_NN
stop_VB
,_,
the_DT
cuckold_NN
crewman_NN
(_(
william_NP
h_NN
._.
macy_???
)_(
who_NP
keeps_VBZ
discovering_VBG
his_PP$
wife_NN
having_HVG
sex_NN
with_IN
anyone_PN
and_CC
everyone_PN
(_(
the_DT
wife_NN
is_BEZ
played_VBN
in_IN
hilarious_JJ
cameos_NNS
by_IN
real-life_JJ
porn_???
star_JJ
nina_NP
hartley_NP
)_)
._.
but_CC
the_DT
driving_JJ
force_NN
behind_IN
the_DT
plot_NN
is_BEZ
17_CD
year_NN
old_JJ
eddie_NP
adams_NP
._.
eddie_NP
is_BEZ
blessed_JJ
with_IN
a_DT
natural_JJ
endowment_NN
so_RB
famous_JJ
that_CS
people_NN
actually_RB
pay_VB
just_RB
to_IN
see_NN
it_PP
._.
with_IN
no_DT
real_JJ
ambition_NN
of_IN
his_PP$
own_DT
,_,
he_PP
hooks_NNS
up_IN
with_IN
jack_NP
horner_NP
to_IN
fullfill_NP
his_PP$
destiny_NN
of_IN
fame_NN
._.
his_PP$
alcoholic_JJ
mother_NN
,_,
clearly_RB
dissatisfied_JJ
with_IN
her_PP$
own_DT
lot_NN
,_,
abuses_NNS
him_PP
verbally_RB
and_CC
drives_VBZ
him_PP
out_RP
of_IN
the_DT
house_NN
._.
horner_NP
introduces_VBZ
him_PP
to_TO
amber_JJ
waves_NNS
(_(
moore_NP
)_)
who_WP
immediately_RB
adopts_VBZ
him_PP
,_,
a_DT
nuclear_JJ
family_NN
is_BEZ
born_VBN
._.
the_DT
surrogate_NN
relationship_NN
that_CS
develops_VBZ
between_IN
amber_JJ
waves_NNS
and_CC
her_PP$
"_"
babies_NNS
"_"
provides_VBZ
some_DT
of_IN
the_DT
films_NNS
most_DT
poignant_JJ
scenes_NNS
._.
clearly_RB
,_,
she_PP
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
even_RB
fit_VB
to_IN
manage_VB
her_PP$
own_DT
life_NN
,_,
let_VB
alone_RB
nurture_NN
these_DT
lost_JJ
children_NNS
._.
but_CC
the_DT
need_NN
to_IN
love_NN
and_CC
be_BE
loved_VBN
is_BEZ
so_RB
strong_JJ
,_,
they_PP
easily_RB
ignore_VB
the_DT
dangers_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
less_DT
subtle_JJ
addiction_NN
she_PP
introduces_VBZ
them_PP
to_TO
._.
even_RB
the_DT
viewer_NN
is_BEZ
somehow_RB
lulled_VBN
into_IN
feeling_NN
like_IN
the_DT
love_NN
she_PP
offers_VBZ
is_BEZ
similar_JJ
to_TO
being_BEG
in_CD
a_NN
real_JJ
family_NN
._.
then_RB
again_RB
,_,
perhaps_RB
its_PP$
not_XNOT
so_CS
different_JJ
from_IN
real_JJ
families_NNS
at_IN
all_PDT
._.
eddie_NP
adams_NP
,_,
who_WP
later_RBR
takes_NNS
on_IN
the_DT
screen_NN
name_NN
"_"
dirk_NP
diggler_NP
"_"
,_,
is_BEZ
skillfully_RB
acted_VBN
by_IN
former_DT
pop-star_NN
,_,
mark_NN
wahlberg_NP
._.
i_PP
say_VB
"_"
former_DT
"_"
pop_JJ
star_NN
because_CS
with_IN
this_DT
performance_NN
wahlberg_NP
can_MD
officially_RB
quit_VB
his_PP$
day_NN
job_NN
._.
this_DT
is_BEZ
bold_JJ
and_CC
brave_JJ
territory_NN
for_IN
such_DT
a_DT
young_JJ
man_NN
._.
he_PP
pulls_VBZ
it_PP
off_RP
marvelously_RB
._.
wahlberg_NP
is_BEZ
a_DT
"_"
big_JJ
,_,
bright_JJ
star_NN
"_"
with_IN
a_DT
big_JJ
bright_JJ
future_NN
._.
boogie_NN
nights_NNS
plays_VBZ
very_RB
much_DT
in_IN
the_DT
spirit_NN
of_IN
the_DT
people_NN
versus_IN
larry_NP
flynt_???
,_,
without_IN
the_DT
first_OD
amendment_NN
preachiness_NN
._.
its_PP$
intimate_JJ
studies_NNS
of_IN
character_NN
make_VB
it_PP
the_DT
superior_JJ
film_NN
._.
wahlberg_NP
's_POS
surprising_JJ
performance_NN
is_BEZ
on_IN
par_NN
with_IN
woody_NP
harrelson_NP
's_POS
._.
but_CC
in_IN
my_PP$
opinion_NN
,_,
boogie_NN
nights_NNS
,_,
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
the_DT
best_JJS
film_NN
of_IN
the_DT
year_NN
._.
i_PP
got_VBD
the_DT
feeling_NN
that_CS
itus_???
20_CD
20_CD
/_SYM
20_CD
hour_NN
running_VBG
time_NN
could_MD
have_HV
been_BEN
cut_VBN
by_IN
20_CD
or_CC
20_CD
minutes_NNS
without_IN
losing_VBG
any_DT
of_IN
its_PP$
resonance_NN
._.
still_RB
,_,
if_CS
the_DT
subject_NN
matter_NN
of_IN
this_DT
film_NN
intimidates_NNS
you_PP
,_,
thereus_NP
no_DT
doubt_NN
that_CS
once_RB
you_PP
start_VB
watching_VBG
boogie_NN
nights_NNS
you_PP
may_MD
still_RB
feel_VB
like_IN
its_PP$
not_XNOT
your_PP$
thing_NN
,_,
but_CC
youull_NP
find_VB
yourself_PPX
grooving_VBG
to_IN
it_PP
anyway_RB
._.
._.
._.
ya_PP
know_VB
,_,
kinda_RB
like_IN
disco_NN
._.