TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante

Allan Arkush

Season 05 | Episode 36

Allan Arkush

My Favorite Year: 1975

Director/TFH Guru Allan Arkush discusses his favorite year in film, 1975, with Josh Olson and Joe Dante.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

Rules of the Game (1939)
Le Boucher (1970)
Last Year At Marienbad (1961)
Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid (1982)
Topaz (1969)
Bodies Bodies Bodies (2022)
Hollywood Boulevard (1976) – Jon Davison’s trailer commentary
The Innocents (1961) – Joe Dante’s trailer commentary
The Earrings of Madame De… (1953)
Rope (1948) – Darren Bousman’s trailer commentary
Make Way For Tomorrow (1937)
The Awful Truth (1937) – Charlie Largent’s Criterion Blu-ray review
Duck Soup (1933) – John Landis’s trailer commentary 
Going My Way (1944)
Nashville (1975) – Larry Karaszewski’s trailer commentary, Dan Perri’s trailer commentary 
M*A*S*H (1970)
Shampoo (1975) – Allan Arkush’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Criterion Blu-ray review
Bonnie And Clyde (1967) – John Landis’s trailer commentary
The Nada Gang (1975)
Get Crazy (1983) – Allan Arkush’s trailer commentary
Night Moves (1975) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Dog Day Afternoon (1975) – Katt Shea’s trailer commentary
Serpico (1973) – Adam Rifkin’s trailer commentary
Murder On The Orient Express (1974)
Network (1976) – Chris Wilkinson’s trailer commentary
Prince of the City (1979) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
The Verdict (1982)
The Passenger (1975)
Suspiria (1977) – Edgar Wright’s U.S. and international trailer commentaries, Charlie Largent’s Blu-ray review
Tommy (1975) – Bernard Rose’s trailer commentary
Jaws (1975) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary, TFH’s Shark Attack At Hero Complex Gallery piece
Scarface (1983) – Katt Shea’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
White Line Fever (1975)  – Jonathan Kaplan’s trailer commentary
Billy Jack (1971)
Death Race 2000 (1975) – John Landis’s trailer commentary
The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) – Glenn Erickson’s Criterion Blu-ray review
Submersion of Japan a.k.a. Tidal Wave (1975)
Big Bad Mama (1974)
Earthquake (1974) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Avalanche (1978)
Darktown Strutters a.k.a. Get Down And Boogie (1975) – David DeCoteau’s trailer commentary
Crazy Mama (1975)
Manila Models a.k.a. Cover Girl Models (1975)
Foxtrot (1976)
Summer School Teachers (1974)
The Story Of Adele H (1975)
Amarcord (1974) – Bernard Rose’s trailer commentary
The Atomic Submarine (1959)
Rocketship X-M (1950)
Deathsport (1978)
Confessions of an Opium Eater (1962) – Joe Dante’s trailer commentary, Charlie Largent’s Saturday matinee recap
Shadow of Chinatown (1936)
Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Mesa of Lost Women (1953)
The Death Kiss (1932)
Murder By Television (1935)
A Hard Day’s Night (1964) – Allan Arkush’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
This Island Earth (1955) – Joe Dante’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
The War of the Worlds (1953) – Rick Baker’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Criterion Blu-ray review
Island of Lost Souls (1932) – John Landis’s trailer commentary
Things To Come (1936) – Jesus Treviño’s trailer commentary
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) – John Landis’s trailer commentary, Dennis Cozzalio’s review
Forbidden Planet (1956) – Eli Roth’s trailer commentary
Five Million Years To Earth a.k.a. Quatermass And The Pit (1967) – George Hickenlooper’s trailer commentary
The Million Eyes of Sumuru (1967)
Barry Lyndon (1975) – Glenn Erickson’s Criterion Blu-ray review
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) – Adam Rifkin’s trailer commentary
The Wicker Man (1973) – Charlie Largent’s Blu-ray review
Duel In The Sun (1946) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Hollywood Or Bust (1956)

Other Notable Items

Jean-Pierre Melville
Claude Chabrol
Only Murders In The Building TV series (2021- )
Steve Martin
Martin Short
Chevy Chase
Michael Chapman
Edith Head
Alfred Hitchcock
Fidel Castro
Our Genndy Tartakovsky podcast episode
Our Halina Reijn podcast episode
Josh’s Best of 1992 episode
Primal TV series (2019- )
Aaron LaPlante
The Twilight Zone TV series (1959-1964)
Sam & Dave
Sha Na Na
Joey Ramone
Johnny Ramone
James Stewart
Leo McCarey 
Beulah Bondi 
The Pacific Theater in Los Angeles
The Grove
Robert Altman
Hal Ashby
Sidney Lumet
“I’m Easy” song by Keith Carradine
Lily Tomlin
Steve Earle & The Dukes
Warren Beatty
Robert Towne
Jack Warden
William Castle
Lee Grant
Tony Bill
Carrie Fisher
Julie Christie
Arthur Penn
“Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” song by The Beatles (1967)
“Manic Depression” song by The Jimi Hendrix Experience (1967)
Ross Macdonald 
Alan Sharp
Melanie Griffith
Jennifer Warren
Gene Hackman
Éric Rohmer
Dede Allen
John Cazale
Al Pacino
MGM
Ken Russell
Ann-Margret
Tina Turner
Elton John
Pete Townshend
The Who
Roger Daltry
The Fillmore East in New York
“See Me, Feel Me” song by The Who (1969)
“Summertime Blues” song by Eddie Cochrane (1959)
Bill Graham
The Rainbow Theatre in London
Peter Sellers
Steven Spielberg
TFH Guru Mick Garris
TFH Guru Adam Rifkin
L.A. Live
TFH Guru Mark Goldblatt
Robert Shaw
Richard Dreyfuss
Roy Scheider
Fred Dekker
TFH Guru Jonathan Kaplan
Paul Bartel
Jan-Michael Vincent
Kay Lenz 
Don Porter
TFH Guru Roger Corman
Sylvester Stallone
David Carradine
Lorne Green
Raymond Burr
Andrew Meyer
Marvin Miller
Rock Hudson
Mike Finnell
“What You See Is What You Get” song by The Dramatics (1971)
Richard Pryor
Colonel Sanders 
Trina Parks 
Jonathan Demme
Cloris Leachman
Arturo Ripstein
Peter O’Toole
Charlotte Rampling
Max Von Sydow
Barbara Peters
TFH Guru Amy Holden Jones
The Resident TV series (2018- )
Charles B. Griffith
Jack Rabin
Harry Alan Towers 
Sax Rohmer
George Nader
Shirley Eaton
Frankie Avalon
American International Pictures
The Gordon/Showcase Theater in Los Angeles
Abraxas Films
Ship’s Coffee Shop in Los Angeles
Cecille B. DeMille
The Academy Museum
Our friends at Movies Unlimited!
Hollywood High School
Drive-In Of The Damned radio trailer archive

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.