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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Dead Poets Society

First off I’d like to say that this is not a college movie. I apologize I mistook it for one. So therefore consider this a bonus review. I will do two more college reviews in the next two weeks leading up to my time going back to school myself. Ok, now lets get down to the review. No matter how many times I see this movie I cannot see the ending scene without crying. It is a touching scene to a moving film and it inspires me to write this review, much as Mr. Keating inspired his students to write poetry. This movie is inspirational. It inspires you to leave your life and “seize the day” It is a heartwarming film and an amazing movie as well. While this may seem like one of those true-life movies it is not. It is surely a work of fiction and a well written one at that. It tells us not to conform to society and live our lives to the fullest. The acting in this film is top notch. In fact Robin Williams was nominated for and Oscar for his role. The writing is excellent too. It won an Oscar for Best Screenplay. This is a rare film that was made for the big screen and not adapted from a book. It stands up to day as a timeless piece 21 years later. This is the type of film to tell your friends about. This is the type of film to woo girls with. Nobody can resist this timeless classic and everyone who sees it will love it. 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