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award-calibre_NN
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superb_JJ
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dunst_IN
,_,
tina_???
majorino_NP
,_,
anna_NP
paquin_NP
,_,
natalie_NP
portman_NP
,_,
christina_NP
ricci_NP
,_,
elijah_NP
wood_NN
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malone_NP
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to_IN
do_DO
,_,
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ron_NP
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in_IN
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glen_NP
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._.
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special_JJ
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of_IN
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rooker_NN
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country_NN
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played_VBN
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zabriskie_NP
)_)
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._.
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manner_NN
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and_CC
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._.
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camera_NN
positioning_NN
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,_,
to_IN
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of_IN
an_DT
automobile_NN
._.
the_DT
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television_NN
production_NN
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carolina_NP
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broadcast_NN
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sentiments_NNS
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abuse_NN
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rape_NN
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their_PP$
audience_NN
._.
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some_DT
sequences_NNS
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the_DT
film_NN
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unpleasant_JJ
,_,
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carolina_NP
adds_VBZ
up_RP
to_IN
a_DT
powerful_JJ
viewer_NN
experience_NN
worth_IN
seeing_VBG
._.
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