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Sunday, March 3, 2013

D jango Unchained

I will admit I have never see a Quentin Tarantino film before now. For I am a pacifist and find films with titles like Kill Bill, Inglorious Bastards and Death Proof questionable. That being said I can get past the violence in this film and see even the humor in the storyline. The KKK scene was hilarious. The concept of a German Bounty Hunter (Christoph Waltz) and a runaway slave (Jamie Foxx) looking for love seeking revenge whist “hiding out” in plain sight on a slave plantation in the deep south is definitely a humorous plotline. I love the casting of Samuel L. Jackson as a slave turned “Ni--er hater”. What I objected to was the length of this film. At 2 hours and 45 minutes I was antsy to get out of the theater. The editor could have cut 45 minutes to an hour from the script and still make senseof it. The screenplay ran to long the and the closing scene(s) seemed predicable and violent. I o got past the blood and gore mind you just not when is gratuitous. For the mostly enjoyable. This was a decent introduction to Mr. Taranino’s filmmaking style. Will I go out and rent Pulp Fiction on Netflix ? Hell no. I will give this flick and grade however. Grade C+

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A note from an editor!

Hi Matthew,

Thank you for the time and effort you put into this piece, especially on a Saturday morning. I can tell you definitely took good notes of everything that was going on during the event!

We still have some work to do before this piece is ready to print. Your piece has a lot of information, but it doesn’t sound like a news article. What was the point of his speech/presentation? Why was he addressing this audience? What is Vanguard? What does the company do – who does it serve? You spend a lot of time narrating (for example, how he was injured), but did not report on the purpose of the event. You can maybe mention his appearance/joking about it in a sentence or two, but do not take several paragraphs to do so. Also, I like how you mentioned where the name “Vanguard” comes from.

There are a lot of spelling errors in this piece – make sure you proof read each sentence carefully.

I know I am getting back to you a little later I hoped, and I’m sorry about that! But if you have time tonight, please go through my suggestions and try to rework your piece. You can send me what you have tonight/tomorrow morning. Please bring a copy of it to the meeting tomorrow and we will discuss it further from there.

Once again, thanks for your hard work and promptness! Remember this is a learning process, and we are all part of the Waltonian team!

Talk to you soon!

Ten Most pathetic movie stars that still have careers.

(In A - B -C Order)

1. Hayden Christensen

2. Tom Crusie

3. Kevin Costner

4. Keeanu Reeves

5. Denise Richards

6. Adam Sandler

7. Arnold Schwarzenegger

8. William Shatner

9. Sylvester Stalloan

10. John Claude Van dahm