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Monday, November 18, 2013

A Beautiful Mind

This is one those rare movies that is better the second time around. You are totally engrossed from the opening credits and the amazing score. The only complaint I have about this movie and it’s a minor one, is that Russell Crowe is too old at the beginning of the movie to be in college. His love (Jennifer Connely) interest is enchanting and astonsishing as well. You quickly get past that though when you witness his amazing performance. Each jester is a work of art, each movement a precision. Crowe puts out the performance of his life in a movie that far outshines his Academy Award winning performance of a year ago in Gladiator (2000). Ms. Connely did win an Oscar tohugh. The make -up used later in the movie is nothing short of miraculous. Russel and Jennifer seem to age perfectly and are at times virtually unrecognizable. This is one of those movies that you will want to see again and again. Each time picking up something you didn’t see before. The second viewing is a whole new experience you know how it ends and the truth so you concentrate more on the hints and indications to one of the of the greatest plot twists ever. The only thing more amazing than this movie is the fact that it is all a one hundred percent real story. 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