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How to Watch Movies

Like a Film Professor

Marc Lapadula / Yale University

June 23, 2018    10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Minneapolis, MN


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Do you wish you’d taken that film class in college? What do those students know about movies that you don’t?

Films are works of art; and like paintings and novels, many of them contain a subtext, full of hidden meanings and symbolism. Innovative directors strive for an end product that appears simple on the surface, but carries a deeper, more personal message within each frame.

Professor Lapadula’s One Day U event will cover some classic examples of cinematic mastery, achieved through technical innovation and/or complex thematic construction.

Once you know where and how to look for subtle meaning in film, the fun begins. You can unravel a director’s intent, and learn how to follow the creative process between director, script and cinematographer in the making of a film.

Check out this list of films below.

How many of these are on your top ten favorite list?

How many of them are you unable to stop watching,

when you come across them on TV or elsewhere?

The films selected for this presentation were chosen because they represent some of the most remarkable moments and performances captured on celluloid. They’re classics, and you’ll learn why.

Film Clips Include:

CASABLANCA

CITIZEN KANE

THE GODFATHER

REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE

DOCTOR STRANGELOVE

PSYCHO

THE LAST PICTURE SHOW

CHINATOWN

ON THE WATERFRONT

DELIVERANCE

THE KING OF COMEDY

NIGHT OF THE HUNTER

Bring your favorite film buff buddy along, and make a day of it. Or forward this email to some friends who might like to attend.

We promise you’ll never look at a movie quite the same way again.

Marc Lapadula / Yale University
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, Marc 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, The Commonwealth Club and The New York Historical Society.


Tuition for this stroll through cinematic history is $109.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Humphrey School of Public Affairs
301 19th Avenue South
University of Minnesota Cowles Auditorium
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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