Six Essential Films With Truly Great Writing

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

Great Screenplays

You don’t need to be an aspiring screenwriter to notice and appreciate extremely good screenplays. And there are many memorable films whose narrative construction, character development, and solid plotlines make them especially memorable. In this memorable first-time-ever presentation Yale Film Professor Marc Lapadula will show and discuss clips from 6 of them to illustrate what makes them so great:

 

Movies With Great Screenplays

  • SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS
  • GENTLEMAN’S AGREEMENT
  • HEAVEN CAN WAIT, RAIN MAN
  • A FEW GOOD MEN
  • THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA

Other Great Screenplays To Study

Learn more about other great screenplays, and learn from a variety of other great videos at OneDayU, including ‘Effective Business Strategy’, ‘Are Machines Taking Over?& ‘Great Foreign Films’ all on-demand now.

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