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martin_NP
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._.
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scorsese_JJ
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._.
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of_IN
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._.
newland_NN
archer_NP
(_(
day-lewis_???
)_)
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(_(
ryder_NN
)_)
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._.
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ellen_NP
olenska_NP
(_(
pfeiffer_NN
)_)
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of_IN
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archer_NP
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._.
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._.
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._.
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._.
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scorsese_JJ
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._.
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of_IN
forbidden_VBN
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those_DT
actions_NNS
._.
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is_BEZ
destined_VBN
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._.
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more_DT
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of_IN
goodfellas_NP
or_CC
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kundun_???
._.
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absolutely_RB
breathtaking_JJ
._.
day-lewis_???
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mental_JJ
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his_PP$
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than_CS
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should_MD
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forced_VBN
to_IN
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._.
pfeiffer_VB
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marvelous_JJ
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olenska_NP
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of_IN
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._.
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her_PP$
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his_PP$
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._.
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._.
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._.
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._.
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._.
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._.
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._.
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._.
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woodward_NP
'_"
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._.
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goodfellas_NP
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more_RBR
in_IN
common_JJ
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kundun_???
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anything_PN
else_RB
._.
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kundun_???
,_,
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the_DT
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._.
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by_IN
a_DT
director_NN
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to_IN
challenge_NN
himself_PPX
year_NN
after_CS
year_NN
._.
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