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Thursday, December 17, 2015

The Fighter

The acting in this movie was excellent. In fact Melissa Leo and Christian Bale both got Oscars for it. The movie is well done and very well portrayed. The movie is best when the action is in the ring. This seems true with all boxing films. (See the much maligned Rocky films.) 

     The script is well written and told quite beautifully. The story is a true one so therefore leaves very little room for expansion. You have to stick to the truth when writing a non-fiction story. If you don’t you get in trouble. This makes the job of writing a good screenplay harder in many ways. You must give more props for the writers then. 

    While I admit this film was slow at times it did have its merit. The plot is consistent and the storyline well told. I never left my seat for the duration of the film and neither will you. You may not be on the edge of it but you will stay seated. 

        I suggest you see this movie today and decide for yourself weather it is worth two Oscars. I believe it is well worth the price of admission. It will lose nothing on the small screen however and can be enjoyed in a few months on pay per view. 

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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