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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Star Wars: A New Hope for theatergoers everywhere.

In the summer of 1975 the major film studios were in trouble. Once thriving studios like Universal, 20th Century Fox and Paramount were losing money fast and the turned their focus on some young unknown up and potential talent to give their movie house life again and bring a new dawn to theater patrons everywhere. These names are now renown with big screen success, and young college student has grown up with these names and they are considered "the gods" of film. They are names like Martin Scorsese, Brian De Palma as well as Steven Spielberg. None had the impact on neither the Science Fiction scene nor even the cinematic forefront then more than one racecar enthusiast known as George Lucas. Mr. Lucas helped put together a special effects warehouse studio in Southern Californian. Using his own money as well as spending a majority of him time and effort into cutting a deal with Universal Studios for a two-picture deal, this now legend of screen and sound even suffered a divorce in bringing his vision to life. In doing so however Mr. Lucas changed the way we look at hear and even experience movies today. He (Lucas) created a whole new Empire and thus gave birth to one of the greatest and most successful film franchises in cinematic history. In building this small special effects warehouse he helped create a new vision that would have effects lasting into the next millennia. This special effects studio entitled, as Industrial Light and Magic broke recorded from the start. With the first decade of it's existence it won an Acadamy Award or Oscar for Best Visual Effects each year it created a movie. (It made no films between 1977 and 1980) (1) not only that but in this same time the other films produced by I.L.M were also Oscar nominatted. These aforementioned nominated films nominated only lost when up against another I.L.M produced film that did win.

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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