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Friday, January 1, 2016

The Cinderella Man

There is one word that can describe this titular character; dedication. He is dedicated to his wife, his responsibility to be the sole bread winner for 4 other mouths to feed, keep warm and shelter and most noteworthy of all is his dedication of love to all that surround him especially his children.

No other love could match his desire to keep his children close to him and with in the protective love and dedication that this seemingly non stereotypical boxer could have for his children. I mean seriously how likely is it that a man paid to punch the snot out of another man could harness such unrelenting love his wife and children. 

  That love is the basis for this remarkable story. The time setting of the Great Depression, the backdrop of the inner city shack they live in and the fact that this is seemingly a mans sports movie are all frivolous to the story of how remarkable one man could be and how astonishing his desire must be to keep his kindred together. 

While the score was fantastic and the pacing perfect, this movie while it may seem like a testosterone adventure on the surface is really a chick flick at heart. As I said before the movie is about the father, not the boxer. I therefore believe they focus too much (nearly the last three quarters of the film) on the final boxing match. 

The title itself is almost an oxymoron. It is called Cinderella Man after all. Cinderella is a girls gal. She lost her slipper at the ball, you cant get ant more feminine than that. It is the aforementioned title that draws you in however. That title gets you to shell out your own dough. In today’s day and age (much like the time period of this movie) that is not a feat easily attained.

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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