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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The French Connection

         I was in the Warner Library (Eastern University) trying to decide what James Bond movie to borrow next. This movie caught my eye instead. So I decided to get it. It won Best Picture in 1971 and has a chase scene in it that is legendary. It is only fitting that is the first movie I review after watching this years Oscars.

               I liked this movie and even it chase scene. It is a good flick and has some great action in it.  Gene Hackman gets top billing for it and even won an Oscar for it. Roy Scheider is his partner in it (they are cops) and in my opinion deserves equal billing. They are both good and make this movie one that is worth renting.

          The movie is now forty years old but withstands the test of time. You may see influences of this movie in more recent films such as Lethal Weapon and others. The story holds up and is dated only by the cars and the clothes worn by the characters. It is a flick worthy of a remake. I shall return it tomorrow to the library with a smile. It was a good flick and I liked it a lot. See it today and decide for yourself if you like it or not.

                                                                                 Grade B+

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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