I'm from Belgium and I study German Languages (German & English). And soon...the exams. For English, we had to prepare a "file" with 15 pages of press articles. I've choosen, among others, one about Stanley Kubrick and there're some idioms/words and phrases that I don't understand...

Could you help?

Here they are:

www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7506399/site/newsweek/ (the article)

* What I don't understand: In the second paragraph: "this latest literary WET-KISS to Kubrick is a very heavy book" => Wet-kiss?

* In the 4th. paragraph, "You could use it for a bookmark IF the book didn't already have one of those cloth bookmarks sewn into its spine" => why "if" here? How do you explain? Is it the same here as "although?"

* In the 7th paragraph: "Later Kubrick MOVIES-FROM "2001" ON-MOVIE in GREAT BIG CHUNKS", I don't understand the sense of this phrase.

I hope you can help!Emotion: embarrassed

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I'm sure it will, Mira. We keep our fingers crossed!
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Taxes on property have been raised and the money is used to fund the local schools?
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