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Sunday, November 17, 2013

The Soloist (The Movie)

This is going to be a shocker but the movie was not as good as the book. The book went into more detail. The book was a real page-turner and the book was unforgettable. The movie was not so riveting. It was really good however. Robert Downy Jr. is great but Jamie Foxx is superlative as the titular character. The pacing was perfect and the score top notch. The one scene that was my favorite it was a Fantasia like scene where Nathanial Ayers (Foxx) first hears a symphony orchestra. He saw it in colors. It was a breathtaking piece of combined cinematography and special effects. I was blown away. It got my spotlight light scene of the film and deserves an award itself for its majesty and beauty. This is one movie that can be shared with the entire family save a little language. It was realistic and completely believable probably because it was based on a true story. I give it my highest grade for a book made into a movie I read first. That grade is a B. Grade B

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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