Funny Hollywood: Essential Comedies From Some Like it Hot to Lady Bird

Marc Lapadula
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 British and American Theatre and playwriting. Lapadula has given highly acclaimed classic film lectures on a wide range of cinema topics across the country at notable venues, such as: The National Press Club, The Smithsonian Institution, The Commonwealth Club, The Cleveland Museum of Art, and The New York Historical Society.

Overview

Essential Comedy Movies

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

 

Learn More About Essential Comedies

Learn more about essential comedy movies and other great films by checking out other videos at OneDayU, including including ‘The History Of Children’s Literature, ‘Our Guide To Cheese& ‘The Similarities Between Chimpanzees And Humans’ all on-demand now.

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