This is indeed the last lecture, which is called “An End And Another Beginning And”. Mark Ingham completes this final lecture, but the story never ends. It’s a good thing we have two words known as the end. Because a story can carry on forever, if it wanted to. Mark considered being imaginative with our 12 articles. He then told us a question, which was: What type of audience are you focusing on? Some people supposed 18 – 20 year old. Furthermore, Mark lectured us how to grab the audience’s attention.
We watched several endings of films. One of them we watch was the film planet of the apes. When the main character realizes that all along he has been on earth in the future. The movie was by Franklin J. Schaffner, 1968. I thought this was an astonishing ending. It makes me think how the story will continue, and how the main character will find his way out of the future. Would it be another beginning or just another story?
There was a music video we watched of the last 4:06, and is known as “Apocalypse” Now”.
This story reminds me of a book that I read several months ago called Tell to win by Peter Guber. It is a book about winning people’s minds though stories, and how to succeed in life though stories. Success is won by creating compelling stories that have the power to move partners, shareholders, customers, and employees to action. As I read tell to win my story telling began to improve. And I must say this book really improved my english reading and writing. The tell to win book begins with a life story and experiences of Peter Guber, also states how a story is written and spoken.
Peter Guber is Chairman and CEO of Mandalay Entertainment. Peter is well known and has box office hits The Color Purple, Midnight Express, Batman and Flashdance. Guber’s films have earned over three billion dollars worldwide and 50 Academy Award nominations. After reading his book and watchings his films, I have become one of his fans. I would also advise you guys to buy a copy of Tell to win.
Furthermore, there is also a film that reminds me of lecture called 2012 directed by Roland Emmerich. The storyline starts by Dr. Adrian Helmsley, part of a worldwide geophysical team investigating the effect on the earth of radiation from unprecedented solar storms, learns that the earth’s core is heating up. He warns U.S. President Thomas Wilson that the crust of the earth is becoming unstable and that without proper preparations for saving a fraction of the world’s population, the entire race is doomed. And believed the world was coming to an end.
The thing that I found thoroughly disappointing about 2012 is that it’s almost entirely lacking of any interesting backstory or intellectual substance whatsoever. There’s very little mention of the Mayan calendar, Mayan history, or any of the prophetic wisdom that has foreseen the supposed end of days. The fear, analysis, curiosity, and everything else you’ve ever wondered about this new mysterious year that is quickly approaching is almost entirely removed from this film.
[ONLINE] Available at: http://www.peterguber.com/telltowin/about_tell_to_win. [Accessed 29 April 2012].
[ONLINE] Available at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Guber. [Accessed 29 April 2012].