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Friday, March 29, 2013

Dirty Harry

Detective Harry Callahan is a police officer on the San Francisco homicide squad. He gets his nickname for both his style of police work and the fact that he gets all the grunt work. In one scene he is required to save a suicide attempt from a high rise building. He does it his own style. The movie goes on from there to focus on one serial killer and Harry’s attempt to bring him to justice. This was one of if not the original “dirty cop” movie. It was made in 1971 and spawned several sequels. It stars the impeccable Clint Eastwood in the titular role. It is a great film from start to finish with a wonderful supporting cast. The bad guy named ‘Scorpio’ plays his role to flawless perfection, as do the mayor and other police on the force. This movie is a thrill ride from beginning to end. It has some great action sequences, wonderful lines and amazing characters. It is considered a classic and should be treasured as such. Rent it today or add it to your Netflix queue. Grade A

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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