As I film lover, I wanted to tell you about this really interesting event
I spoke with the organizers last week, and they said the'y lower the price from $89 to $44 for anyone who uses the code "Stacy" when they register. Really - I'm not kidding!
The Five Greatest Movies Ever Made
Presented by Marc Lapadula - Yale University
It's nearly impossible to try and even count the number of movies which have been released in the United States since the dawn of the film industry . So imagine how difficult it would be to try and identify the five best American movies, and describe what makes them so great!
Well, that's exactly what Yale film professor Marc Lapadula will be doing on Sunday morning July 17th at our first ever class held at Doral Arrowwood in Rye Brook! The title is "The Five Greatest Movies Ever Made", and he'll do his best to explain his choices -- showing clips of each chosen film.
Citizen Kane is one of the five greatest films. Can you guess the others?
At this special event, Yale Film professor Marc Lapadula will discuss:
Great Stories: It's crucial that there is solid writing with a strong story "arc," creating a compelling narrative structure. A lot of movies have flimsy, time worn and predictable plots. Star vehicles are often like this; designed to capitalize on a star's box office appeal with little effort put into the script.
Great Performances: Needless to say, movies with weak performances are not likely to stand the test of time. When a scene can be watched over and over, something special has been achieved that always mesmerizes and astounds audiences.
Character Development: We want to see characters that face supremely challenging experiences which transforms them in some profound way.
Direction and Editing: Poor direction is easier to spot than you might think. How many times have you been to a fairly decent movie that just went on way too long. Great, inspired direction is crisp and intelligent. It must grapple with sophisticated themes and subtexts. It can never obvious or overly sentimental.
Box Office Success: Here is where the business side intersects with the "art of film- making." Many bad movies generate a lot of money but few films become "true classics" if they don't connect with large audiences.
The class starts at 9:30am and ends at Noon, and will be held at the Doral Arrowwood Resort in Rye Brook New York. But seating is very limited - so I strongly urge you to register now to lock in a spot.
Full price is $89, but as a friend of Stacy...
you can pay a lot less than half that price - just $44 - simply by using
coupon code "Stacy ".
Registration couldn't be easier,
just call 800.300.3438 or click on the button below
But don't forget the coupon code Stacy to lock in your discount