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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Love’s Long Journey

As I viewed this film, I couldn’t shake the feeling that this was going to be nothing more than a long episode of Little House on the Prairie. I was not that far off the truth. The story is of a young couple with a baby in the oven (their 1st) settling a prairie in the middle of a vast wilderness in some undisclosed western farmland. The characters are two dimensional, with cookie cutter like characteristics, genuine charm and winning personalities. This made for TV movie is full of pseudo-style acting, frivolous contrived villains and mundanely pointless conflict. I know this is a drama but you can have drama without a predictable set of antagonists and half baked charaters. Life full of conflict and drama we all have antagonists in our lives. This would have been better if the screenplay had focused of the main characters not the secondary ones. The majestic cinematography and wonderful theme out is ruined by adding and criminals where you don’t need them. 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