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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Silent Movie

This may be one of Mel Brooks zaniest movies ever. Due to the fact that it’s called silent movie nd the only word of spoken dialogue in Marcel Marceau telling them “NO” on a telephone call proves my point. The laughs come purely through sight gags and body language. When the characters lines appear on the screen it’s never more than a sentence or two shown for just a few seconds for you to read. The entire cast must there fore rely on their unspoken acting abilities such as facial expressions and pantomime like movements. That in my opinion is the true test of real cometic actor.

Marty Feldman, Dom DeLuise, and Sid Caesar help round out the ever present Mel Brooks, In This wonderful charming cast. The gags are non stop and the laughs are ever dpresent. The fact that Burt Reynolds, Paul Newman, Liza Menially and Anne Bancroft all wanted to appear as themselves in this movie shows you their overwhelming respect they have for Mel Brooks. Respect he deserves too. His movies are some of the craziest movies ever made and he is now at 81 years of age still making people laugh on broadway shows the dexterity of his career.

He is a comic genius. He knows what is funny and has been appealing to the masses for over forty years. While I must admit I liked some of this other movies better like Young Frankenstein or Spaceballs. Silent Movie is not too bad. It’s funny and entertaining and it makes me laugh just thinking about it. While I admit I’m not adding this movie to my vault I will be recommending it to my friends at the same time. It is time less and cute 31 years after it’s realize date.

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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!

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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