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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)

    It is an excellent tension building drama.  This movie is one for the ages.  While this movie did not specialize on special effects it had plenty of movie magic. It had a great plot, wonderful no name cast and a well-written story line to boot. 

I saw this movie recommended as one of the best films ever made. I am not sure I agree, but then again I am unfamiliar with the tensions of the world at that time. It was supposed to be perfect for the time it was made in. Today it’s just ok. More right than wrong but not a film I will view again anytime in the near future. 

I did enjoy this film. I will recommend it to the next person I talk to. I may even rent the remake. I will not however give it an ‘A’. It was not one for the record books and does not carry the same tension today as it obviously had in 1951. 

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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!

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(In A - B -C Order)

1. Hayden Christensen

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4. Keeanu Reeves

5. Denise Richards

6. Adam Sandler

7. Arnold Schwarzenegger

8. William Shatner

9. Sylvester Stalloan

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