Investigations into Classic Cinema: The Reel World: True Stories of World War II with Marc Lapadula

Investigations into Classic Cinema: The Reel World: True Stories of World War II with Marc Lapadula


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Join film and media professor Marc Lapadula for an in-depth look at the cinematic representation of World War II. We’ll look at why filmmakers are drawn to this period of history and how film helps to shape our understanding of global events.

Seventy years on, the global cataclysm known as World War II, as well as its crippling aftermath, continues to capture the attention and imaginations of filmmakers around the world. From classical directors like Alfred Hitchcock (Saboteur) to more modern, technically stunning visual stylists such as Steven Spielberg (Saving Private Ryan), this devastating conflict between nations still inspires captivating stories on the big screen, exploring the “how” and “why” of such an unthinkable event. Marc explores clips of several films that portray historical figures and real-life incidents that profoundly impacted and devastated lives. Besides the above-mentioned, films Marc examines include The Pianist, Patton, Julia, and The Bridge at Remagen.

Led by professor of film studies, screenwriter, and producer Marc Lapadula, this interactive seminar will explore film and World War II. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased understanding of how to watch films critically and analyze how historical events are depicted on film.

This conversation is part of a five-part series on film with Marc Lapadula. Each session is designed as a stand-alone seminar as well as part of the series.

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.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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True Stories Are Better Than Fiction

Another outstanding seminar by Marc. His knowledge of the Second World War is vast and only added to his knowledge of film. The fact that all these stores are true only enhanced the full experience.

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Lots of recommendations for future viewing (re-viewing)

I have really enjoyed and learnt a lot from the four seminars so far. Well worth getting up a little early to participate in the morning in Melbourne, Australia.

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Classic Cinema: True Stories of WW 11

Each time I take a Context Travel course, I marvel at he exceptionalism of the professor and the courses they teach. This was my first with Marc Lapadula and I had seen almost all the movies he focused on. He is such an outstanding professors...a true movie historian. I cannot wait to take more. Thank you.

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True Stories Are Better Than Fiction

Another outstanding seminar by Marc. His knowledge of the Second World War is vast and only added to his knowledge of film. The fact that all these stores are true only enhanced the full experience.

D
D.M.
Lots of recommendations for future viewing (re-viewing)

I have really enjoyed and learnt a lot from the four seminars so far. Well worth getting up a little early to participate in the morning in Melbourne, Australia.

M
M.T.
Classic Cinema: True Stories of WW 11

Each time I take a Context Travel course, I marvel at he exceptionalism of the professor and the courses they teach. This was my first with Marc Lapadula and I had seen almost all the movies he focused on. He is such an outstanding professors...a true movie historian. I cannot wait to take more. Thank you.