TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante

Albert Birney & Kentucker Audley

Season 05 | Episode 07

Albert Birney & Kentucker Audley


Filmmakers Albert Birney and Kentucker Audley discuss the movies that inspired their latest film, Strawberry Mansion.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

Strawberry Mansion (2022)
The Fabulous Baron Munchausen (1962) – Glenn Erickson’s trailer commentary
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary
The Neverending Story (1984)
A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984) – Dan Ireland’s trailer commentary
Pretty Woman (1990) – Allan Arkush’s trailer commentary
Barton Fink (1991)
Being There (1979) – Alan Spencer’s trailer commentary, Charlie Largent’s Blu-ray review
Salesman (1969)
The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
Eraserhead (1977) – Karyn Kusama’s trailer commentary
The Shining (1980) – Adam Rifkin’s trailer commentary
The Tragedy of Macbeth (2021)
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) – Glenn Erickson’s Criterion Blu-ray review
Bottle Rocket (1996)
Rushmore (1998)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Beetlejuice (1988) – Alex Kirschenbaum’s review
Pee Wee’s Big Adventure (1985)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) – Axelle Carolyn’s trailer commentary, Randy Fuller’s trailer commentary
Honey I Shrunk The Kids (1989)
Re-Animator (1985) – Charlie Largent’s Blu-ray review
Spirited Away (2001) – Charlie Largent’s Blu-ray review
My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
Meshes of the Afternoon (1943) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
The Wizard of Oz (1939) – John Badham’s trailer commentary
Lost In Translation (2003)
Swingers (1996)
Clerks (1994)
Buffalo ’66 (1998)
Pink Flamingos (1972) – Mark Helfrich’s trailer commentary
Wild At Heart (1990) – Alex Kirschenbaum’s review
Casablanca (1942) – John Landis’s trailer commentary
Sylvio (2017)

Other Notable Items

Terry Gilliam
Karel Zeman 
TFH Guru Roger Corman
Wolfgang Peterson
Wes Craven
The Twilight Zone TV series (1959-1964)
The Coen Brothers
John Turturro
Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland novel by Lewis Carroll (1865)
Wes Anderson
Jason Schwartzman
Tim Burton
Michael Keaton
Larry Wilson
Warren Skaaren
Michael McDowell
Harry Belafonte
Amazing Stories TV series (1985-1987)
Steven Spielberg
The Mahoning Drive-In Theater in Maryland
The Joe Bob Briggs podcast episode
Rick Moranis
TFH Guru Stuart Gordon
Hayao Miyazaki
Maya Deren
Stan Brakhage
Todd Solondz
Jim Jarmusch
Scarlett Johansson
Sofia Coppola
Bill Murray
Some Girls album by The Rolling Stones (1978)
Mick Jagger
David Lynch
John Waters
The George Eastman House

This list is also available on Movies Unlimited and Letterboxd.

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About the Podcast

Filmmakers and entertainers discuss the movies that inspired them. Hosted by Oscar nominated screenwriter and TFH Guru Josh Olson and TFH Fearless Leader Joe Dante.

The Movies That Made Me is recorded live in Hollywood and engineered by film composer Don Barrett.

About The Hosts

Josh Olson was the only student in his second grade class to see The House That Dripped Blood. Many years later, he wrote and directed the no-budget horror film, INFESTED, a brutal assault on The Big Chill, with zombies. He went on to write the screenplay for A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE and was nominated for the WGA, BAFTA and Academy Awards for Best Screenplay. He kept losing to Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana, but that’s okay.

He has written features and TV shows with Harlan Ellison, Walter Hill, Slash, Willie Nelson, and Mick Jagger. His Village Voice essay “I Will Not Read Your Fucking Script” became an internet phenomenon, getting upwards of five million hits.

The ten-part audio drama BRONZEVILLE which he wrote, starring Laurence Fishburne, Larenz Tate, Tracee Ellis Ross, Omari Harwicke and Tika Sumpter was a popular and critical hit, and is currently being developed for TV. He and John Brancato (THE GAME) recently wrote and sold the feature spec TRIGGER WARNING, which is being produced by Thunder Road.

Joe Dante is a director known for his satirical blend of horror and comedy viewed through the lens of grounded, relatable American life. his career in film began as a movie critic at age 12. A few years later, he conspired with Jon Davison to produce The Movie Orgy, an experimental exploration of ‘50s pop culture that metamorphosed into a hit phenomenon bringing Dante to college campus showings nationwide.

Soon after, he followed Jon to Hollywood where he edited trailers for producer Roger Corman before co-directing his first feature, Hollywood Boulevard. His first solo film, Piranha, successfully kickstarted his legendary career with titles like The Howling, Gremlins, The ‘Burbs, Innerspace, and more.

Joe’s dedication to preserving the history of cinema and his near encyclopedic knowledge of movies led to the creation of Trailers From Hell, a web series offering viewers a brief history lesson of movies discussed through their respective trailers.