Marc Lapadula – Yale University

This class will discuss uproariously funny movie clips from each decade from the 1950s to the present. Students will quickly discover that film humor elicits laughs that are capable of transcending eras regardless of age, sex, race or cultural background. From highbrow Masterworks of Comic Cinema to lower moments of excruciating Comedy of Ill Manners, we will explore the comic minds which created these films and more:

  • 1950s: SOME LIKE IT HOT
  • 1960s: DOCTOR STRANGELOVE
  • 1970s: ANNIE HALL
  • 1980s: WHEN HARRY MET SALLY
  • 1980s: BEVERLY HILLS COP
  • 1990s: MY COUSIN VINNY
  • 1990s: GROUNDHOG DAY
  • 2000s: WEDDING CRASHERS
  • 2010s: LADY BIRD