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Friday, December 4, 2015

Guys and Dolls

Ok, I know  my readers are going to find this hard to believe,  but I’m not  sure if this film was the first movie to have the plot of the screenplay be that the of girl is the bet. I know  I‘ve seen trailers for such a contrived  concept before. I may have even seen one of those just mentioned films and reviewed it.  All I’m saying is that I’m not sure. You may find that concept to be incredulous to believe.

Here I go again. Not getting to the heart of the review until the second paragraph. It was creative. I had fun, I even found myself dancing and singing along (in my chair that is) at the first few songs. Then the movie got to long. At 2 hours and 29 minutes it was just too long and drawn out. I’m aware that movies this old (1938) tended to be longer than today’s films but that doesn’t make it seem and more interesting. It simply wasn’t well paced. 

Parts dragged in between song and dance numbers. Many songs seemed pointless and frivolous. I at times found myself nodding off and losing track of this drawn out plot. It was however enjoyable as a whole. The ending made up for the middle and the aforementioned start was good enough to keep me watching till the end. 

The performances were top notch. Every actor and actress sung so eloquently and beautifully. Including Marlon Brando whom did so exclusively for this fine film. Nothing about this movie however was memorable. ( I’m sure older audiences will disagree.) Alas I stick true to my original statement. This flick was a lot of fun it may even be excellent It however just wasn’t superlative. 

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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