Iconic American Films: Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho Thriller with Marc Lapadula

Iconic American Films: Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho Thriller with Marc Lapadula


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Back by popular demand, the fourth installment of our Iconic American Films series!

Join film professor Marc Lapadula for a deep dive into American cinema. In this four-part series (participants can join one seminar or all four) we will look closely at one film at a time and place it in its social and historical context and understand the artistic intention behind its creation. The series will span the 1950s - 1970s.

We will examine three outstanding films in their entirety, one per session, each one representing a decade, for an in-depth look into what each individual filmmaker is trying to say as an artist about the tumultuous social, psychological and political unrest of their times. The films are Rebel Without a Cause (1955) directed by Nicholas Ray, Doctor Strangelove (1964) directed by Stanley Kubrick, Chinatown (1974) directed by Roman Polanski, and Psycho (1960) directed by Alfred Hitchcock. 

These four entries are timeless works of cinematic mastery that perpetually transcend the eras in which they were made, connecting with audiences in the present day. We will deftly uncover what has been woven into the rich fabric of these sub-textually complex and sophisticated narratives

For most film scholars and movie critics, Alfred Hitchcock continues to be regarded as one of the most influential and significant filmmakers in the history of world cinema. Cultivating a career that spanned six decades, he found himself anointed the undisputed “Master of Suspense” with a slew of films that quite literally glued audience members to the edges of their seats. So it may come as a surprise to many that beneath the shocking surface images lurked a multi-dimensional artist who went out of his way to devise complex and richly-layered subtexts in all his films. These subtexts masked a sophisticated artistic ambition that he has never been fully given credit for. We will expose Hitchcock as an intrepid, consummate “auteur” by focusing on his psychological thriller Psycho (1960)

Led by Yale University professor of film studies, Marc Lapadula, this interactive seminar is part of a four-part series exploring iconic American films.  You may enroll in one or all of the series. Professor Lapadula recommends that you watch the film ahead of the session if possible.

The full series includes the following seminars, one iconic film per session:

Marc Lapadula is a Senior Lecturer in The Film and Media Studies Program at Yale University. He is a playwright, screenwriter, and 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 America, as well as Canada and Mexico, at notable venues like The National Press Club, The Smithsonian Institution, The Guthrie Theater, The Commonwealth Club, The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Toronto Jewish Film Festival, The Brookings Institute for Johns Hopkins University and The New York Historical Society, to name only a few.

Not suitable for children under age 13 (sensitive content).

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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Another Great Look at a Great Movie: Psycho

I've always been drawn to the "great" movies. But my appreciation is limited to the "experience". Marc provides the insight into why I'm drawn to these movies.

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New Way to View a Classic

Wow, but there is a lot to see in this movie that I would never have found without Marc's guidance. Increased my appreciation of the film ten fold.

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T.K.
Another great class

Prof Lapadula provides great insight into the film Psycho illustrating the brilliance of Alfred Hitchcock.

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Another Great Look at a Great Movie: Psycho

I've always been drawn to the "great" movies. But my appreciation is limited to the "experience". Marc provides the insight into why I'm drawn to these movies.

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C.B.
New Way to View a Classic

Wow, but there is a lot to see in this movie that I would never have found without Marc's guidance. Increased my appreciation of the film ten fold.

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T.K.
Another great class

Prof Lapadula provides great insight into the film Psycho illustrating the brilliance of Alfred Hitchcock.