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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Presumed Innocent

            This is another movie so perfect for the young devotee I am writing these reviews in memory of. (She’s still alive I just miss her.) Daredevil was my first review. He was a comic book character. I taught her about some of their names and double meetings.  I also added the term bookends to her vocabulary. This movie has amazing narrative bookends. I love bookends they a great writers' tool. I hope I’m atleast a decent write I aspire towards greatness every day.

            Greatness is the end of this movie. It has an amzing jaw dropper of a finish.  It is therefore on my Top Ten Greatest Endings of All Time. (It is #7) All my lists by the way are in alphabetical order. I can’t choose favorites. This one may be the only movie two make to lists. It is also on my Top Ten Lawyer Movies of All Time.  The acting is top notch as well. Including the unforgettable performance by Ann Archer. The music is fantastic as well.

            I do admit I knew the ending going in. So the trip this time around was even better. I was aware of the twist so I was focused on how it got there. When you see such a film the second time around your eyes are open to new possibilities. One can’t help but notice inflections and nuances you may have missed before.

            This flick is full of subtleties and inferences. That is why I so enjoy seeing a movie with a base of foreseen knowledge, it opens your eyes to a whole new world. Open my eyes this movie did. It opened them to a world of the chaos and mayhem that go along with being falsely accused of a crime you didn’t commit. (Hint Dale)

            This movie is a must for anyone, law student or otherwise. It is a classic cinematic thriller that will enthrall you the second and even third time around. I rise in honor of this fine film.

Grade A+

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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