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fail_VB
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-_-
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'_"
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,_,
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"_"
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"_"
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henreid_JJ
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bergman_NN
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veidt_NP
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reason_NN
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romance_NN
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target_NN
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._.
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them_PP
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rise_NN
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nazi_JJ
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._.
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difficult_JJ
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/_SYM
ilsa_NP
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._.
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actually_RB
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serious_JJ
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most_DT
memorable_JJ
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renault_NP
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claude_NP
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a_DT
role_NN
of_IN
a_DT
lifetime_NN
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embodiment_NN
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perfect_JJ
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ethical_JJ
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charm_NN
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undoubtful_JJ
villain_NN
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almost_RB
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movie_NN
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make_VB
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character_NN
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side_NN
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good_JJ
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end_NN
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movie_NN
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to_IN
death_NN
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homosexuality_NN
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renault_NP
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._.
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creating_VBG
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._.
professional_JJ
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field_NN
day_NN
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discovering_VBG
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inaccuracies_NNS
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shining_JJ
example_NN
of_IN
hollywood_NP
ww2_???
movie_NN
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is_BEZ
beliavable_JJ
,_,
if_CS
not_XNOT
realistic_JJ
._.
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way_NN
,_,
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we_PP
don't_DO
see_VB
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as_IN
a_DT
historical_JJ
document_NN
,_,
casablanca_NP
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that_CS
can_MD
be_BE
source_NN
of_IN
entertainment_NN
as_IN
well_RB
as_CS
infinite_JJ
inspiration_NN
._.
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