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Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Man Who Knew Too Little

This unique comedy is actually a spoof of an Alfred Hitchcock movie. (In title form at least.) The Man Who Knew Too Much was actually a spy film starring Doris Day and James Stewart. This 1956 Hitchcock classic may best be known for the Oscar winning song that served as love theme/ spy call than anything else. The plot of this film is unique however. Bill Murray video store clerk (Yes, video store as in VHS or Beta, in the late 90’s [1997 to be exact]) putting that aside however this bumbling idiot cannot get smart if his life depended on it and guess what it did. Yet, somehow he survives and actually thrives as the dumbest man alive. (That used to be my title.) The film is hysterical if you are in the right mood. You must not be looking for much; you cannot take anything too seriously, and you must take everything with grain of salt. (Once again requirements for putting up with me.) The screenplay and novel are both written by Robert Farrer. That is a good thing, since, too much cooks spoil a broth. This broth is very tasty, it is served at the perfect tempature. There are not too many vegatables and it does not need any salt. (Hi Meg) I suggest you serve it with a side of humble pie. 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