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as_CS
the_DT
small_JJ
boats_NNS
rock_NN
slowly_RB
toward_IN
the_DT
shore_NN
at_IN
omaha_???
beach_NN
normandy_NP
on_IN
d-day_NP
,_,
the_DT
weary_JJ
,_,
seasick_JJ
soldiers_NNS
take_VB
a_DT
deep_JJ
breath_NN
and_CC
open_JJ
the_DT
large_JJ
protective_JJ
shield_NN
at_IN
the_DT
back_NN
of_IN
the_DT
boat_NN
._.
they_PP
are_BER
unaware_JJ
of_IN
exactly_RB
what_WDT
is_BEZ
going_VBG
to_TO
happen_VB
._.
one_CD
man_NN
kisses_NNS
the_DT
crucifix_NN
that_CS
hangs_VBZ
around_IN
his_PP$
neck_NN
._.
as_CS
the_DT
flap_NN
falls_VBZ
,_,
the_DT
battle_NN
begins_VBZ
._.
they_PP
are_BER
trapped_VBN
like_IN
rats_NNS
in_IN
a_DT
cage_NN
and_CC
proceed_VB
to_IN
be_BE
blown_VBN
to_IN
pieces_NNS
in_IN
the_DT
wake_NN
of_IN
enemy_NN
gunfire_NN
._.
amid_IN
the_DT
chaos_NN
of_IN
this_DT
massacre_NN
,_,
stands_VBZ
a_DT
shot_NN
that_CS
,_,
at_IN
least_DT
for_IN
me_PP
,_,
hangs_VBZ
in_IN
the_DT
air_NN
like_IN
the_DT
girl_NN
in_IN
the_DT
little_JJ
red_JJ
coat_NN
in_IN
schindler_NN
's_POS
list_NN
._.
a_DT
soldier_NN
,_,
clearly_RB
missing_VBG
an_DT
arm_NN
,_,
wanders_VBZ
around_IN
the_DT
body-strewn_JJ
beach_NN
like_IN
a_DT
lost_JJ
puppy_NN
._.
we_PP
are_BER
not_XNOT
invited_VBN
to_IN
know_VB
what_WDT
he_PP
is_BEZ
searching_VBG
for_IN
until_IN
he_PP
finds_VBZ
it_PP
himself_NN
._.
he_PP
bends_VBZ
over_IN
,_,
picks_VBZ
up_RP
his_PP$
arm_NN
and_CC
starts_VBZ
to_TO
carry_VB
it_PP
,_,
probably_RB
not_XNOT
bothering_VBG
to_TO
ask_VB
himself_PPX
;_;
"_"
what_WDT
now_RB
?_?
"_"
saving_NN
private_JJ
ryan_NP
is_BEZ
a_DT
masterfully_RB
composed_VBN
film_NN
._.
the_DT
direction_NN
is_BEZ
out_RP
of_IN
this_DT
world_NN
,_,
surely_RB
the_DT
type_NN
of_IN
command_NN
that_CS
can_MD
win_VB
spielberg_NP
another_DT
directing_VBG
oscar_NN
._.
the_DT
cinematography_NN
,_,
by_IN
janusz_NP
kaminsky_NN
,_,
is_BEZ
also_RB
astounding_VBG
._.
but_CC
be_BE
forewarned_JJ
,_,
this_DT
is_BEZ
the_DT
most_DT
violent_JJ
and_CC
graphic_JJ
film_NN
i_PP
have_HV
ever_RB
seen_VBN
._.
the_DT
articles_NNS
you_PP
read_VB
and_CC
the_DT
warnings_NNS
you_PP
see_VB
are_BER
justified_JJ
;_;
saving_NN
private_NN
ryan_NP
is_BEZ
visually_RB
as_IN
disturbing_JJ
as_CS
a_DT
film_NN
can_MD
get_VB
._.
the_DT
question_NN
is_BEZ
,_,
"_"
does_DOZ
the_DT
story_NN
and_CC
its_PP$
realism_NN
justify_VB
the_DT
excessive_JJ
use_NN
?_?
"_"
the_DT
answer_NN
from_IN
my_PP$
point_NN
of_IN
view_NN
is_BEZ
"_"
no_DT
"_"
._.
braveheart_NP
was_BEDZ
a_DT
truly_RB
gritty_JJ
,_,
and_CC
,_,
one_CD
would_MD
imagine_VB
,_,
realistic_JJ
battle_NN
film_NN
._.
ryan_NP
is_BEZ
ten_CD
times_NNS
worse_JJR
._.
expect_VB
disembowelments_NNS
,_,
sucked_VBN
in_IN
skulls_NNS
,_,
heads_NNS
blown_VBN
to_IN
bits_NNS
,_,
arms_NNS
and_CC
legs_NNS
flying_VBG
across_IN
the_DT
battlefield_NP
._.
many_DT
in_IN
the_DT
theater_NN
could_MD
not_XNOT
bear_VB
to_TO
watch_VB
._.
and_CC
it_PP
is_BEZ
a_DT
shame_NN
,_,
too_RB
,_,
because_CS
this_DT
is_BEZ
otherwise_RB
by_IN
far_RB
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
standouts_NNS
this_DT
year_NN
._.
but_CC
such_DT
graphic_JJ
displays_NNS
may_MD
turn_VB
away_RB
even_RB
the_DT
most_DT
loyal_JJ
spielberg_NP
supporters_NNS
(_(
and_CC
academy_NN
members_NNS
)_)
._.
saving_NN
private_JJ
ryan_NP
takes_VBZ
us_PP
from_IN
the_DT
attack_NN
at_IN
omaha_???
beach_NN
on_IN
d-day_NP
,_,
1944_CD
,_,
through_IN
into_IN
the_DT
film_NN
's_POS
primary_JJ
mission_NN
._.
captain_NN
miller_NP
(_(
hanks_NP
)_)
assembles_NNS
an_DT
8_CD
man_NN
crew_NN
and_CC
sets_NNS
off_IN
to_IN
find_NN
a_DT
missing_JJ
solider_NN
,_,
private_JJ
ryan_NP
,_,
whose_WP$
three_CD
brothers_NNS
have_HV
already_RB
been_BEN
killed_VBN
on_IN
the_DT
battlefield_NP
._.
the_DT
government_NN
goes_VBZ
to_IN
great_JJ
lengths_NNS
to_IN
make_NN
sure_JJ
that_CS
mrs_NN
._.
ryan_NP
doesn't_DOZ
recieve_VB
a_DT
fourth_OD
letter_NN
of_IN
condolences_NNS
about_IN
her_PP$
sons_NNS
,_,
that_CS
no_DT
person_NN
should_MD
suffer_VB
such_DT
injustice_NN
._.
miller_NP
's_POS
crew_NN
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
in_IN
favor_NP
of_IN
the_DT
mission_NN
and_CC
they_PP
begin_VB
to_TO
harbor_NP
a_DT
secret_JJ
hatred_NN
for_IN
ryan_NP
,_,
though_CS
they_PP
don't_DO
yet_RB
know_VB
him_PP
._.
they_PP
resent_VB
having_HVG
to_TO
trudge_VB
out_RP
to_IN
bring_VB
home_RB
one_CD
soldier_NN
who_WP
doesn't_DOZ
have_HV
any_DT
more_DT
or_CC
less_RBR
right_JJ
to_TO
live_VB
than_CS
any_DT
of_IN
them_PP
._.
this_DT
film_NN
manages_VBZ
to_IN
keep_NN
up_RP
a_DT
rapid_JJ
pace_NN
and_CC
,_,
though_CS
there_EX
is_BEZ
a_DT
lot_NN
of_IN
set_NN
up_RP
between_IN
battles_NNS
,_,
the_DT
story_NN
continues_VBZ
full_JJ
speed_NN
to_IN
the_DT
end_NN
._.
the_DT
pacing_VBG
and_CC
dramatism_NN
of_IN
the_DT
extremely_RB
well_RB
choreographed_VBN
battle_NN
scenes_NNS
is_BEZ
really_RB
in_IN
a_DT
league_NN
of_IN
it_PP
's_BEZ
own_DT
._.
spielberg_NP
,_,
though_CS
not_XNOT
a_DT
student_NN
of_IN
the_DT
"_"
quick_JJ
cut_NN
"_"
school_NN
of_IN
filmmaking_VBG
,_,
takes_VBZ
a_DT
stab_NN
at_IN
it_PP
here_RB
,_,
and_CC
does_DOZ
it_PP
better_JJR
than_CS
michael_NP
bay_NN
or_CC
any_DT
of_IN
his_PP$
mtv_???
counterparts_NNS
could_MD
ever_RB
hope_VB
to_IN
do_DO
it_NN
._.
bay_NN
should_MD
pay_VB
close_JJ
attention_NN
,_,
take_VB
copious_JJ
notes_NNS
._.
if_CS
you_PP
want_VB
to_TO
jump_VB
cut_NN
every_DT
two_CD
seconds_NNS
,_,
do_DO
it_PP
the_DT
way_NN
spielberg_NP
does_DOZ
it_NN
in_CD
ryan_NP
._.
in_IN
the_DT
end_NN
,_,
the_DT
extremity_NN
of_IN
the_DT
gory_JJ
violence_NN
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
justified_VBN
by_IN
the_DT
"_"
importance_NN
"_"
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
._.
schindler_NN
's_POS
list_NN
taught_VBD
many_DT
people_NN
the_DT
truth_NN
about_IN
the_DT
holocaust_NP
._.
it_PP
opened_VBD
eyes_NNS
,_,
sparked_VBD
debate_NN
and_CC
study_NN
._.
though_CS
the_DT
battle_NN
scenes_NNS
in_IN
ryan_NP
have_HV
never_RB
been_BEN
portrayed_VBN
as_IN
realistically_RB
before_IN
,_,
they_PP
don't_DO
amount_NN
to_IN
anything_PN
as_IN
serious_JJ
or_CC
thought_VBD
provoking_VBG
as_IN
the_DT
schindler_NN
's_POS
list_NN
._.
overall_JJ
,_,
this_DT
is_BEZ
just_RB
the_DT
truest_NN
depiction_NP
of_IN
the_DT
old_JJ
adage_NN
,_,
"_"
war_NN
is_BEZ
hell_NN
._.
"_"
but_CC
braveheart-dosage_NN
would_MD
have_HV
fit_JJ
this_DT
movie_NN
much_RB
more_DT
appropriately_RB
,_,
and_CC
would_MD
have_HV
made_VBN
the_DT
difference_NN
between_IN
me_PP
getting_VBG
up_RP
the_DT
nerve_NN
to_IN
see_VB
it_NN
again_RB
some_DT
day_NN
and_CC
realizing_VBG
that_DT
this_DT
is_BEZ
something_PN
i_PP
doubt_VB
i_PP
could_MD
endure_VB
again_RB
._.
masterful_JJ
work_NN
marred_VBN
only_RB
by_IN
excessive_JJ
gore_NP
._.