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Friday, November 27, 2015

My Fair Lady

           The one thing I learned recently is life is about adapting. I say that because I one time had a rule that I won’t watch movies that weren’t realized in my life time. At nearly 250 reviews and counting I believe this is only the second movie to break that mold (12 Angry Men of 1957 is the 1st). Well both were A’s so maybe I should change the rule I espoused so many moons ago. 

This is a story line seen many times since. A book taught rich man makes a bet with his servant that he can make a lady out of anyone. He picks a lowly flower girl to prove his point. He transforms her from ignorant street urchin into a prim and proper, not to mention well dressed elegant lady. 

This movie is full of astonishing musical numbers, extravagant set pieces and colorful majestic characters. It is a non stop funfest and delightful to both man and woman not to mention the young and old alike. One must be young at heart however to endure this movie for  nearly 3 hours. (2:52). It even has an intermission complete with a entr’ acte. 

I wanted to see this movie after meeting a young lady whom her girlfriend affectionately referred to as Audrey. I knew in an instant she meant Ms. Hepburn. This will be the third review I’ll personalize for her. Many more will come as long as she approves. As will many more reviews be posted on my blogspot. She (Audrey Hepburn) may possess an exquisite beauty. But your’s my friend is superlative. This movie is my 21 posting of the month how lucky for me it gets an A. 

                                                                                                                                                                                               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