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Sunday, March 9, 2014

The Artist

Let me start off with the complaints. First and foremost if you are going to put such legendary actors like Malcolm Mc Dowell, James Cromwell and even John Goodman in the same cast for crying out loud do not make it a silent film. Second point, the sound was a bit off in certain scenes. As one young lady told me before I saw the film. She is correct. It was not the score, soundtrack, or even background noise that seemed off kilter. It was the key sound effect noises that were somehow off balance in certain signature scenes. This film was brilliantly acted, excellently directed and superbly paced. The female actresses in this film were relatively unknown. They are all beautiful with well-sculpted faces that almost need to be scene in black and white. The plot is fitting. It is about a silent film actor named George Valentine and his struggle to adopt his acting style and ability into the format of sound with in the modern day cinema. He goes through stages of change and tribulation to give his character voice and be able to adapt to the new format of film. Several other films up for Best picture are about including Moneyball, Hugo and even War Horse. I for once agree with the Academy on the choice of Best Picture The names of these three stunning scarlet’s are Missy Pyle, Berience Bejo and Penelope Ann Miller. The last of the fabulous three ladies may have the most recognized name, but she has the least amount of screen time. All three however make this picture worthy of a big screen viewing and worth dishing out your hard earned cash too see. Let us not forget marquee man and leading role in this picture. His name is Jean Dujardin he is also a relative unknown face in America. This handsome beau resembles a cross between David Niven and Walt Disney; both are faces synonymous with the backdrop of the Silver Screen. As a result he is perfect for the lead role. Gentlemen let the moths out of your wallets to take your girlfriends to see this film. Ladies if your men are to stubborn to part with the dough then point out to them that they get to spend 100 minutes sitting next to you in the dark. 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