Marc Lapadula

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A RECOGNIZED AUTHORITY ON FILM, FILM STUDIES, SCREENWRITING AND THE ART OF STORY
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FILMS THAT CHANGED AMERICA
In-Person or Virtual,
2 hrs

A peculiar minority of films have had a profound impact on our culture. Whether intentionally or not, they have brought social issues to light, forwarded ideologies, and altered the course of American history through their resounding impact on society.

THE 5 GREATEST FILMS IN AMERICAN FILM HISTORY
In-Person or Virtual,
2 hrs

Dive into five outstanding films that not only defined the provocative eras in which they were made, but successfully transcended them. Even today they continue to cast a giant, awe-inspiring shadow of influence over every artistic aspect of filmmaking.

THE JEWISH EXPERIENCE IN AMERICAN CINEMA
In-Person or Virtual,
2 hrs

Produced shortly after World War II, and extremely controversial for their time, films like Crossfire and Gentleman’s Agreement startled audiences by provocatively portraying the plight of Jewish individuals dealing with the challenges of assimilating into mainstream American life.

SCREENWRITING WORKSHOP
In-Person or Virtual,
1 hr 30 mins

In this enlightening presentation, Marc takes attendees on a journey into the world of the professional screenplay — as both literary text and a blueprint for production. Marc explores, analyzes and opens discussion on such classic screenplays as Psycho, Chinatown, Blade Runner & Winter's Bones.

HOW TO WATCH MOVIES LIKE A FILM PROFESSOR
In-Person or Virtual,
2 hrs

Often directors disguise their artistic intentions, burying some profound message beneath the visual masterpiece. Marc illustrates some remarkable examples of cinematic mastery in such films as: Casablanca, Citizen Kane, The Godfather, Rebel Without a Cause, Dr. Strangelove and Pyscho.

THE GENIUS OF ALFRED HITCHCOCK
Virtual,
1 hr

In this discussion, we will attempt to exhume and unravel Hitchcock’s bold intentions in order to shed the proper light on what this grandmaster of cinema so eloquently expressed in his films. Film clips include: The 39 Steps, Notorious, Suspicion, Strangers on a Train, and The Birds.

THE REEL WORLD: 5 TRUE STORIES OF WORLD WAR II
Virtual,
1 hr

Marc explores clips of several films that portray historical figures and real-life incidents that profoundly impacted and devastated lives. Films examine include The Pianist, Saving Private Ryan, Julia and more.

GREAT COMIC MOMENTS IN THE MOVIES
Virtual,
1 hr

Prepare to double over! From highbrow masterworks of cinema” to some lower moments of excruciating “comedy of ill-manners", we'll explore the unadulterated humor generated from the idiosyncratic, yet brilliant minds of filmmakers like Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Woody Allen & more.

OUTLAWS IN FILM
Virtual,
1 hr

Marc dissects a vast composite of film’s most precarious, grievous and self-destructive individuals who dare to live and die outside the law in such classics as: You Only Live Once, Cape Fear, Badlands, Blade Runner and The Outlaw Josey Wales.

FOUR FABULOUS FILMS FROM THE FIFTIES
Virtual,
1 hr

A revelation of how four films smuggled something remarkably daring into the rich fabric of their sub-textually complex narratives: Some Like it Hot, Rear Window, Rebel Without a Cause and On the Waterfront

THE GENIUS OF STANLEY KUBRICK
Virtual,
1 hr

we all tenuously inhabit. This lecture is for all “creative viewers” who, through trenchant analysis, wish to more fully decipher and unravel the cryptic and highly-rewarding cinematic universe of Stanley Kubrick. Excerpts from his greatest films will be screened and discussed.

THE GREATEST ROMANTIC MOMENTS IN MOVIES
Virtual,
1 hr

Love is the most powerful emotion ever to be expressed on the silver screen. Join Marc as he shares clips from heartfelt love stories like Gone With The Wind, Casablanca, Sullivan’s Travels, On The Waterfront, From Here To Eternity, Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner, Harold And Maude and Blade Runner.

CINEMA WITH A CAUSE: JEWISH FILMMAKERS & THE CALL FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE IN AMERICA
Virtual,
1 hr

Join Marc as he examines some of the most memorable works from Jewish directors, which have made an indelible impact on American life. Their films champion social causes with a hope for genuine social change and equality for all.

JEWISH FILMMAKERS AND THEIR INDELIBLE BRAND OF COMEDY
Virtual,
1 hr

We'll take you on a journey of exploration from the subtly farcical to the most uproarious examples of Jewish humor and sophisticated satire in films like: Doctor Strangelove, Take the Money and Run, Young Frankenstein, The Graduate, Annie Hall, Heaven Can Wait and more.

PART 1 - OUR NATION’S NARRATIVE IN FILM: THE AMERICAN DREAM AND BEYOND
Virtual,
1 hr

This ambitious movie presentation reflects the multi-faceted narrative of a diverse nation in all its thrilling, tumultuous and triumphant complexity.

PART 2- OUR NATION’S NARRATIVE IN FILM: THE AMERICAN DREAM AND BEYOND
Virtual,
1 hr

This ambitious movie presentation reflects the multi-faceted narrative of a diverse nation in all its thrilling, tumultuous and triumphant complexity.

THE MOST CHALLENGING AND/OR DANGEROUS MOVIE SEQUENCES EVER FILMED
Virtual,
2 hrs 30 mins

This presentation will focus on some of the most captivating, breath-taking and hair-raising sequences ever filmed from the dawn of the movies up to the present, show-casing directors like Buster Keaton, Orson Welles, William Wyler, William Friedkin, Stanley Kubrick, Francis Ford Coppola and Steven Spielberg.

WHAT MAKES GREAT MOVIE MOMENTS SO MEMORABLE
Virtual,
1 hr

Join Marc as he takes us through some of the most memorable (and timeless) moments and performances ever captured on film: You Only Live Once, Sullivan’s Travels, Touch of Evil, Some Like it Hot, The Birdcage, Chinatown, Blow Up, Blade Runner and The Godfather.