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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Good Will Hunting

There are very few really original scripts left in Hollywood. This movie represents one of them. It came from the pencils of the then two relatively unknown by the names of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. It incorporated one of the greatest dramatic actors of our time Robin Williams and it threw in the stunningly beautiful Minnie Drive to make the perfect academy award winning movie that is both fun and intriguing. The main characters are all well developed and completely believable. The willing suspension of disbelief is no factor in this movie. You have no doubt accepting the fact that you know these characters as if the were your best friend by the end of the movie. The drama makes you think and brings up questions you’ll be asking yourself long after the film is over. Which is better, a medal winning professor at MIT or a wonderful teacher at community college? Why does Will Hunting hang out with the people he hangs out with? Why does Will Hunting choose MIT to mop the floors at. Can you love two women in one lifetime? Just how much money is friendship worth? Is a degree at MIT worth all the extra money you spend? Can you get an equally good education at a cheaper less prestigious university? Does everybody have a certain flare for something and how much is that talent worth? Can men ever really say I love you? Is it possible to get a total stranger to hand you $73? These are but a few questions you’ll be pondering after viewing this movie. The only question you shouldn’t be asking yourself is did I enjoy it? Well anyone who didn’t instantly fall in love with this movie needs to go back to community college and see a psychologist, if not they should be thrown in jail. It was fantastic and worth hunting for at you local Blockbuster. 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