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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Some little Known facts about a Galaxy far far away...

1. Star Wars was released on May 25 Th. 1977 2. ILM was created in Southern California to make only Star Wars and later moved to San Francisco to create The Empire Strikes Back. They won an Oscar for every film it made in Their first ten years. Including all 3 star wars films. The only movies that didn’t win an Oscar for in that time period were other nominated films (made by ILM) that did win Oscars. 3. John Williams won one of his five Oscars for Star Wars. He has been nominated for 45 films. Second only To Walt Disney and Alfred Newman. (He has the most of any man alive) 4. AFI (American Film Institute) declared Star Wars as the “Great American movie score of all time” 5. Star Wars was out in theaters for over one year (an unheard of accomplishment at that or any time.) 6. As of 2008 the Star wars film have grossed 4.3 Billion making it the 3rd largest film series ever. 7. Lucas was rejected by both UA and Universal studios for his first Star Wars Film. 8. Star Wars was supposed to be just one movie. It later spawned two hit sequels and than 3 smash prequels. 9. Return of the Jedi was originally called Revenge of the Jedi and later revised because Jedi’s don’t believe in revenge. 10. Star wars was filmed in part in the Sahara Desert, (North Africa) London England, and Southern California. 11. Darth Vader was loosely based on Richard M. Nixon. 12 Harrison ford owes 8 of his most successful movies to George Lucas.

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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