I found this week’s challenge to be quite engaging. As I finished reading Microstyle, I tried to incorporate several of Johnson’s techniques into my final product. While I found Johnson’s discussion of rhythm and poetic patterns difficult to incorporate, my attempt pushed me out of my comfort zone. I really enjoyed joining a larger community of posters which really helped me establish a relationship and a voice. In the end, I attempted to balance the micro techniques championed by Johnson within my own larger post. The result? Well, you tell me!
My comment has been published here and can be found below:
The soldiers I saw were just as distinctive as those in Saving Private Ryan if not more. One pilot flew head on into enemy fire to save a friend’s life. That is truly courage in action. Another pilot risked his life by drawing attention to himself just to save a fellow soldier’s life. That is distinction personified. Just because the movie may not fit into stereotypes of what a typical war movie should be, does that make it any less well made? Again, I think not. It’s time we stop letting preconceived notions keep us from seeing strengths of a good movie. Even if we disagree on how the movie was presented, shouldn’t we agree that it highlighted a momentous achievement in American history? No, it may not be like other war movies and no it is not perfect. It’s novel and I think we should accept it as such. No more but certainly not less.