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DARK CITY (1998)****
First page of Whole-Movie English Lesson for Dark City at Movies Grow English, site for ESL lessons

(focus on reality perception)

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Contains 16 movie quotes & 39 Academic Words (AWL*).
In this sci-fi mystery, based on Plato's Allegory of the Cave, John Murdock (Rufus Sewell) awakens at the center of a shifting landscape of eternal darkness where one's memories seem false and incomplete at best.  Inspector Bumstead (William Hurt) wants Murdock for a murder he can't remember committing, and Murdock has a wife (Jennifer Connelly) he barely knows.  Dr. Schreber (Kiefer Sutherland) is the only person who has any idea what's going on, and who the mysterious Strangers are, in this unusual hero's journey of discovery.  Directed by Alex Proyas -- a neo-noir classic!   Rated R (100 min.) mike laib 2014.


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