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ingredients_NNS
:_:
man_NN
with_IN
amnesia_NN
who_WP
wakes_VBZ
up_RP
wanted_JJ
for_IN
murder_NN
,_,
dark_JJ
science_NN
fiction_NN
city_NN
controlled_VBN
by_IN
alien_NN
beings_NNS
with_IN
mental_JJ
powers_NNS
._.
synopsis_NN
:_:
what_WDT
if_NN
you_PP
woke_VBD
up_RP
one_CD
day_NN
,_,
and_CC
suspected_VBD
you_PP
were_BED
not_XNOT
on_IN
earth_NN
,_,
and_CC
instead_RB
were_BED
part_RB
of_IN
an_DT
experiment_NN
in_IN
a_DT
giant_NN
space_NN
terrarium_NN
manipulated_VBN
by_IN
intergalactic_JJ
alien_NN
zookeepers_NNS
?_?
in_IN
dark_JJ
city_NN
john_NP
murdoch_NP
(_(
rufus_NP
sewell_NP
)_)
has_HVZ
this_DT
problem_NN
._.
dark_JJ
city_NN
starts_VBZ
out_RP
like_IN
a_DT
1940s_CD
noir_???
amnesia_NN
detective_NN
mystery_NN
._.
poor_JJ
john_NP
wakes_VBZ
up_RP
with_IN
amnesia_NN
in_IN
a_DT
hotel_NN
room_NN
with_IN
a_DT
dead_JJ
dame_NN
in_IN
one_CD
corner_NN
._.
a_DT
mysterious_JJ
phone_NN
call_NN
tells_VBZ
him_PP
to_TO
get_VB
the_DT
heck_NN
out_RP
of_IN
there_RB
,_,
and_CC
soon_RB
enough_RB
john_NP
is_BEZ
chased_VBN
all_PDT
over_IN
town_NN
by_IN
a_DT
murderous_JJ
army_NN
of_IN
pale_JJ
people_NN
in_IN
black_JJ
trench-coats_NNS
,_,
as_CS
well_RB
as_CS
by_IN
the_DT
police_NNS
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
dogged_JJ
inspector_NN
bumstead_NP
(_(
william_NP
hurt_JJ
)_)
._.
is_BEZ
john_NP
a_NN
murderer_NN
,_,
and_CC
what_WDT
can_MD
his_PP$
missing_JJ
memories_NNS
tell_VB
him_PP
?_?
he_PP
searches_VBZ
through_IN
his_PP$
own_DT
wallet_NN
for_IN
possible_JJ
contacts_NNS
and_CC
clues_NNS
._.
but_CC
when_CS
the_DT
clues_NNS
don't_DO
fit_VB
,_,
it_PP
doesn't_DOZ
just_RB
confuse_VB
him_PP
;_;
it_PP
causes_VBZ
john_NP
to_IN
go_NN
so_RB
far_RB
as_CS
to_IN
question_NN
the_DT
whole_JJ
nature_NN
of_IN
reality_NN
in_IN
the_DT
dark_JJ
city_NN
._.
to_IN
john_NP
,_,
something_PN
is_BEZ
fishy_JJ
,_,
and_CC
very_RB
unreal_JJ
about_IN
this_DT
city_NN
._.
how_WRB
come_VB
it_PP
's_BEZ
always_RB
dark_JJ
,_,
and_CC
nobody_PN
seems_VBZ
to_TO
remember_VB
what_WDT
they_PP
did_DOD
this_DT
morning_NN
?_?
and_CC
how_WRB
come_VB
nobody_PN
seems_VBZ
to_TO
remember_VB
how_WRB
to_TO
leave_VB
the_DT
city_NN
,_,
or_CC
how_WRB
to_TO
get_VB
to_IN
nearby_JJ
shell_NN
beach_NN
?_?
every_DT
night_NN
,_,
around_IN
midnight_NN
,_,
john_NP
notices_NNS
that_CS
the_DT
whole_JJ
city_NN
enters_VBZ
a_DT
state_NN
of_IN
suspended_JJ
animation_NN
,_,
and_CC
at_IN
this_DT
time_NN
,_,
creepy_JJ
alien_NN
experimenters_NNS
known_VBN
as_IN
the_DT
'strangers_NNS
'_"
come_VB
out_RP
and_CC
do_DO
nasty_JJ
things_NNS
like_IN
inject_VB
fake_JJ
memories_NNS
into_IN
people_NN
's_POS
heads_NNS
with_IN
big_JJ
hypodermic_JJ
needles_NNS
._.
the_DT
strangers_NNS
have_HV
the_DT
ability_NN
to_IN
'tune_NN
,_,
'_"
or_CC
warp_NN
reality_NN
using_VBG
telepathic_JJ
powers_NNS
._.
turns_VBZ
out_RP
,_,
the_DT
city_NN
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
on_IN
earth_NN
at_IN
all_PDT
._.
and_CC
the_DT
reason_NN
why_WRB
john_NP
doesn't_DOZ
fall_VB
victim_NN
to_IN
the_DT
nightly_JJ
suspended_JJ
animation_NN
,_,
is_BEZ
because_CS
he_PP
is_BEZ
a_DT
human_JJ
mutation_NN
that_CS
possesses_VBZ
the_DT
same_DT
god-like_NN
reality-warping_VBG
abilities_NNS
as_IN
the_DT
strangers_NNS
._.
even_RB
with_IN
the_DT
help_NN
of_IN
scientist_NN
dr_NN
._.
daniel_NP
schreber_NN
,_,
can_MD
john_NP
take_VB
back_RP
the_DT
dark_JJ
city_NN
?_?
opinion_NN
:_:
director_NN
alex_NP
proyas_NP
(_(
he_PP
also_RB
directed_VBN
the_DT
crow_NP
)_)
mentions_VBZ
this_DT
in_IN
the_DT
dark_JJ
city_NN
press_NN
kit_NN
:_:
in_IN
films_NNS
,_,
science_NN
fiction_NN
is_BEZ
always_RB
"_"
used_VBN
to_IN
have_HV
big_JJ
spaceships_NNS
blow_NN
up_IN
cities_NNS
._.
i_PP
think_VB
we're_???
a_DT
little_DT
tired_JJ
of_IN
that_DT
._.
"_"
according_VBG
to_IN
director_NN
proyas_NP
,_,
probably_RB
the_DT
most_DT
interesting_JJ
thing_NN
about_IN
dark_JJ
city_NN
is_BEZ
its_PP$
layers_NNS
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
designed_VBN
so_RB
that_CS
you_PP
can_MD
watch_VB
the_DT
film_NN
over_IN
again_RB
,_,
and_CC
examine_VB
it_PP
from_IN
the_DT
perspective_NN
of_IN
a_DT
main_JJ
character_NN
other_JJ
than_CS
murdoch_NP
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
a_DT
philosophical_JJ
piece_NN
._.
cinematic_JJ
science_NN
fiction_NN
is_BEZ
basically_RB
a_DT
thinly_RB
disguised_JJ
shootout_IN
between_IN
the_DT
good_JJ
humans_NNS
and_CC
the_DT
bad_JJ
aliens_NNS
(_(
whether_CS
they_PP
be_BE
klingons_NNS
,_,
giant_NN
bugs_NNS
,_,
or_CC
proponents_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
dark_JJ
side_NN
of_IN
the_DT
force_NN
)_)
._.
but_CC
science_NN
fiction_NN
in_IN
books_NNS
reaches_VBZ
beyond_IN
the_DT
'shoot-em-up_???
'_"
level_NN
and_CC
targets_NNS
the_DT
big_JJ
questions_NNS
,_,
questions_NNS
like_IN
who_WP
are_BER
we_PP
?_?
what_WDT
is_BEZ
the_DT
human_JJ
condition_NN
?_?
what_WDT
is_BEZ
ethical_JJ
?_?
what_WDT
would_MD
a_DT
true_JJ
human_JJ
being_NN
do_DO
?_?
far_JJ
from_IN
comic_NN
book_NN
style_NN
on_IN
the_DT
order_NN
of_IN
spawn_NN
,_,
batman_NN
,_,
or_CC
the_DT
mutant_NN
ninja_NN
turtles_NNS
,_,
dark_JJ
city_NN
not_XNOT
only_RB
features_NNS
the_DT
showdown_NN
between_IN
good_JJ
humans_NNS
and_CC
powerful_JJ
aliens_NNS
,_,
but_CC
it_PP
also_RB
asks_VBZ
questions_NNS
worthy_JJ
of_IN
films_NNS
such_DT
as_IN
brazil_NP
or_CC
blade_NN
runner_NN
._.
dark_JJ
city_NN
is_BEZ
what_WDT
philosophers_NNS
would_MD
call_VB
an_DT
existentialist_JJ
screenplay_NN
._.
a_DT
little_JJ
more_DT
than_CS
200_CD
years_NNS
ago_RB
,_,
the_DT
world_NN
was_BEDZ
filled_VBN
with_IN
unhappy_JJ
peasants_NNS
-_-
-_-
unhappy_JJ
because_CS
nearly_RB
every_DT
aspect_NN
of_IN
their_PP$
lives_NNS
was_BEDZ
controlled_VBN
by_IN
totalitarian_JJ
,_,
military_JJ
,_,
conformist_JJ
,_,
medieval_JJ
regimes_NNS
._.
the_DT
people_NN
took_VBD
refuge_NN
in_IN
religion_NN
,_,
the_DT
idea_NN
being_BEG
that_DT
earthly_JJ
life_NN
was_BEDZ
a_DT
time_NN
of_IN
suffering_VBG
,_,
but_CC
after_IN
death_NN
,_,
heaven_NN
would_MD
be_BE
available_JJ
._.
meanwhile_RB
,_,
the_DT
state_NN
used_VBN
these_DT
same_DT
ideas_NNS
to_IN
prop_???
up_IN
their_PP$
regimes_NNS
;_;
the_DT
king_NN
was_BEDZ
often_RB
head_NN
of_IN
the_DT
religion_NN
and_CC
therefore_RB
sanctioned_VBN
by_IN
heaven_NN
._.
when_CS
science_NN
finally_RB
overturned_VBN
religion_NN
,_,
the_DT
medieval_JJ
dictatorships_NNS
came_VBD
tumbling_JJ
down_IN
and_CC
were_BED
replaced_VBN
by_IN
democratic_JJ
governments_NNS
._.
but_CC
the_DT
new_JJ
fear_NN
was_BEDZ
that_DT
the_DT
power_NN
of_IN
science_NN
and_CC
experimentation_NN
would_MD
be_BE
used_VBN
to_IN
create_VB
a_NP
world_NN
order_NN
as_IN
darkly_RB
totalitarian_JJ
as_CS
the_DT
old_JJ
._.
this_DT
is_BEZ
the_DT
time_NN
period_NN
when_CS
writers_NNS
and_CC
philosophers_NNS
such_DT
as_IN
freud_NP
,_,
kant_???
,_,
kafka_NP
,_,
nietzsche_NN
,_,
and_CC
dostoevsky_NN
pondered_VBD
what_WDT
society_NN
should_MD
be_BE
,_,
and_CC
what_WDT
place_NN
the_DT
individual_JJ
had_HVD
in_CD
it_NN
._.
the_DT
existentialists_NNS
'_"
in_IN
particular_JJ
wrote_VBD
about_IN
the_DT
power_NN
of_IN
the_DT
lone_JJ
individual_JJ
against_IN
what_WDT
may_MD
be_BE
a_DT
hostile_JJ
,_,
indifferent_JJ
,_,
or_CC
alienated_VBD
universe_NN
._.
in_IN
dark_JJ
city_NN
,_,
when_CS
the_DT
last_OD
dying_JJ
,_,
defeated_JJ
alien_NN
asks_VBZ
john_NP
murdoch_NP
why_WRB
the_DT
aliens_NNS
'_"
scientific_JJ
experiments_NNS
on_IN
the_DT
human_JJ
beings_NNS
'_"
brains_NNS
failed_VBD
,_,
murdoch_NP
replies_NNS
,_,
pointing_VBG
to_IN
his_PP$
head_NN
,_,
"_"
because_CS
the_DT
human_JJ
condition_NN
isn't_BEZ
located_VBN
in_IN
here_RB
._.
"_"