ONLINE! Several Essential Films With Truly Great Writing

Code: SL41009

Dates: May 6, 2021

Meets: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Sessions: 1

Course Fee: $35.00

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You don’t need to be an aspiring screenwriter to notice and appreciate extremely well-written screenplays. Outstanding films are spawned from such scripts whose narrative construction, character chemistry, sinuous plot-lines and compelling dialogue make them especially memorable. In this presentation, Yale Film Professor Marc Lapadula will show and discuss powerful and entertaining movie clips that showcase great writing. Clips will include: Sullivan's Travels, Gentleman's Agreement, Chinatown, Heaven Can Wait, The Verdict, Running on Empty, A Few Good Men, The Devil Wears Prada, Winter's Bone.
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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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