ONLINE! Our Nation's Narrative In Film: The American Dream and Beyond…

Code: SL51002

Dates: January 15-22, 2021

Meets: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Sessions: 2

Course Fee: $59.00

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

This class presents movie clips that reflect the multi-faceted narrative of a diverse nation in all its thrilling, triumphant and flawed complexity. Talented filmmakers from different eras and unique artistic backgrounds form a genuine composite sketch of American Life — framing in sharp relief where we’ve been, where we are now, and where we, as a people and a country, might be heading in the future. The music soundtracks from each film will be showcased as film composers play a pivotal role in making a powerful cinematic experience. PART 1: 1. The American Dream – films: The Godfather Part 2, West Side Story, Do The Right Thing 2. Coming of Age – films: The Graduate, Lady Bird 3. Social Justice – films: Crossfire, To Kill A Mockingbird, A Patch of Blue, The New Centurions 4. The Workplace - films: Norma Rae, Working Girl PART 2: 5. War – films: Full Metal Jacket, Saving Private Ryan, The Best Years Of Our Lives, The Hurt Locker 6. On the Road — films: Easy Rider, Thelma & Louise, Rain Man 7. The Outlaw — films: The Outlaw Josey Wales, The Godfather: Part 1 & Part 2, Badlands 8. The Underdog – films: – Hoosiers, The Verdict, Rocky
Fee: $59.00

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Marc Lapadula

Marc Lapadula is a Senior Lecturer in the Film Studies Program at Yale University. He is a playwright, screenwriter and an award-winning film producer. In addition to Yale, Professor Lapadula has taught at Columbia University's Graduate Film School, created the screenwriting programs at both The University of Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins where he won Outstanding Teaching awards and has lectured on film, playwriting and conducted highly-acclaimed screenwriting seminars all across the country at notable venues like The National Press Club, The Smithsonian Institution, and The New York Historical Society.



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