TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante

Allan Arkush Returns!

Season 04 | Episode 50

Allan Arkush Returns!

Director / Producer / TFH Guru

It’s a very musical episode! Director and TFH Guru, Allan Arkush, returns to talk about his favorite rock and roll movies with hosts Josh Olson and Joe Dante.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

No Nukes (1980)
Amazing Grace (2018) – Dennis Cozzalio’s Oscar nominee reactions
The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) – Glenn Erickson’s Criterion Blu-ray review
Get Crazy (1983) – Allan Arkush’s trailer commentary
Rock ‘n’ Roll High School (1979) – Eli Roth’s trailer commentary
Blackboard Jungle (1955) – Allan Arkush’s trailer commentary 
Rock, Rock, Rock! (1956) – ​​Jesus Treviño’s trailer commentary
Mister Rock And Roll (1957)
Go, Johnny, Go! (1959) – Allan Arkush’s trailer commentary
Hail Hail Rock And Roll! (1987) – Allan Arkush’s trailer commentary
The Girl Can’t Help It (1956) – Dan Ireland’s trailer commentary
Hellzapoppin’ (1941)
Innerspace (1987) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Almost Famous (2000) – Allan Arkush’s trailer commentary
Wayne’s World (1992)
The Graduate (1967) – Neil LaBute’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Criterion Blu-ray review
Scorpio Rising (1963)
Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (1954)
Eaux d’Artifice (1953)
Fireworks (1947)
Mean Streets (1973)
American Graffiti (1973) – Allan Arkush’s trailer commentary
Star Wars (1977)
O Lucky Man! (1973)
If… (1968)
Shake, Rattle And Rock (1956)
Shake, Rattle And Rock! (1994)
Roadracers (1994)
Runaway Daughters (1994)
Goodfellas (1990) – Allan Arkush’s trailer commentary, Randy Fuller’s wine pairing
Performance (1970) – Mark Goldblatt’s trailer commentary
School Daze (1988)
Do The Right Thing (1989)
Baby Driver (2017) – Dennis Cozzalio’s 2018 Oscar predictions
Last Night In Soho (2021)
I’m Not There (2007)
High School Confidential! (1958) – Allan Arkush’s trailer commentary
Mo’ Better Blues (1990)
Jungle Fever (1991)
American Utopia (2020) – Dennis Cozzalio’s 2020 year-end list
When The Levees Broke (2006)
Blackkklansman (2018) – Allan Arkush’s trailer commentary, Dennis Cozzalio’s 2018 year-end list, Dennis Cozzalio’s 2019 Oscar predictions, Dennis Cozzalio’s 2019 Muriel Awards, Randy Fuller’s wine pairing
The Velvet Underground (2021)
Rude Boy (1980)
Monterey Pop (1968) – Chris Wilkinson’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Criterion Blu-ray review, Randy Fuller’s wine pairing
Midsummer Rock (1970)
Gimme Danger (2016)
Woodstock (1970) – Mick Garris’s trailer commentary, Randy Fuller’s wine pairing
Mad Dogs And Englishmen (1971)
Year of the Horse (1997)
Animal House (1978) – Allan Arkush’s trailer commentary, Dennis Cozzalio’s review
The Wild Bunch (1969) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary, Joe Dante’s review
Two Rode Together (1961)
Night And Day (1946)
Lisztomania (1975) – Allison Anders’s trailer commentary
Tommy (1975) – Bernard Rose’s trailer commentary
The Fall of the Louse of Usher (2002)
Ray (2004)
Bohemian Rhapsody (2019) – Dennis Cozzalio’s 2019 Oscar predictions, 2019 Oscar nominee reactions, 2018 year-end review
The Doors (1991) – Allan Arkush’s trailer commentary
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)
Sid And Nancy (1986) – Allan Arkush’s trailer commentary
Love And Mercy (2014)
Band Of Gypsies: Live At The Fillmore East (1970)
Cocksucker Blues (1972)
The Rolling Stones – Totally Stripped (1995)
Shine A Light (2008) – Allan Arkush’s trailer commentary
Heartbeeps (1981)
Hollywood Boulevard (1976)
Network (1976) – Chris Wilkinson’s trailer commentary
Harvey (1950) – Joe Dante’s trailer commentary
The Hospital (1971) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Queen of Outer Space (1958) – Allan Arkush’s trailer commentary

Other Notable Items

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
Haskell Wexler
Aretha Franklin
Sydney Pollack
Jerry Lewis’s incomplete film, The Day The Clown Cried (1972)
The American Film Institute
Kino Lorber
Frank Tashlin 
TFH Guru Mark Goldblatt
Kent Beyda
TFH Guru Roger Corman
Lou Reed
Malcolm McDowell
Rod Stewart
Mick Jagger
The Chantels 
The Riot grrrl movement
Daniel Stern
Howard Kaylan 
The Turtles
Flo & Eddie
The Ramones
Paddy Chayefsky
“Rocket 88” song by Jackie Brenston (1951)
“Good Rockin’ Tonight” song by Wynonie Harris (1947)
“Saturday Night Fish Fry” song by Louis Jordan (1949)
“Thirteen Women And Only One Man” song by Bill Haley & His Comets (1954)
“Rock Around The Clock” song by Bill Haley & His Comets (1954)
Wallichs Music City record store in LA
Glenn Ford
Richard Brooks
Alan Freed 
J. Edgar Hoover
Dwight Eisenhower
Chuck Berry
The Grateful Dead
The Who
The Fillmore East
Pete Townshend
Keith Richards
Taylor Hackford
Eric Clapton
Etta James
Linda Rondstadt
Robert Cray
Johnnie Johnson
“Carol” song by Chuck Berry (1959)
Little Richard
“Twistin’ The Night Away” song by Sam Cooke (1962)
“Tiny Dancer” song by Elton John (1972)
“Bohemian Rhapsody” song by Queen (1975)
Mike Nichols
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme album by Simon & Garfunkel (1966)
Bridge Over Troubled Water album by Simon & Garfunkel (1970)
Eleanor Roosevelt
“Mrs. Robinson” song by Simon & Garfunkel (1967)
Dustin Hoffman
Kenneth Anger
“My Boyfriend’s Back” song by The Angels (1963)
“Blue Velvet” song by Tony Bennett (1951)
“I Will Follow Him” cover song by Peggy March (1963)
“He’s A Rebel” song by The Blossoms (pretending to be The Crystals) (1962)
“Party Lights” song by Claudine Clark (1962)
“(Love Is Like A) Heat Wave” song by Martha and the Vandellas (1963)
“Hit The Road Jack” song by Ray Charles (1961)
Martin Scorsese
Film Bulletin
George Lucas
Walter Murch
Ron Howard
Flash Gordon
Allied Artists
American International Pictures
Sterling Holloway
Margaret Dumont
Fats Domino
Renée Zellweger
Robert Rodriguez
John Doe of X
Howie Mandel
Our friends at Movies Unlimited!
Paul Rudd
Jenny Lewis
Shannon’s Deal TV series (1990-1991)
Modern Family TV series (2009-2020)
TFH Guru Eli Roth
“Jump Into The Fire” song by Harry Nilsson (1971)
“Memo From Turner” song by Mick Jagger (1970)
“Monkey Man” song by The Rolling Stones (1969)
“Mannish Boy” song by Muddy Waters (1955)
“What Is Life” song by George Harrison (1970)
“Magic Bus” song by The Who (1968)
“Toad” song by Cream (1966)
Quentin Tarantino
“Layla” song by Derek And The Dominoes (1970)
Spike Lee
“Fight The Power” song by Public Enemy (1988)
TFH Guru Edgar Wright
Todd Haynes
Rosie Perez
“A Love Supreme” song by John Coltrane (1964)
“Living For The City” song by Stevie Wonder (1973)
TFH Guru Ernest Dickerson
“Fight The Power” live music video by Public Enemy (1989)
Miles Davis
Off The Wall album by Michael Jackson (1979)
Prince
David Byrne
Terence Blanchard
“Too Late To Turn Back Now” song by Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose (1972)
Cameron Crowe
The Velvet Underground
Jonathan Richman
No Dogs In Space podcast
The Ramones
London Calling album by The Clash (1979)
Janis Joplin 
Big Brother and the Holding Company
“Like A Rolling Stone” song cover by The Jimi Hendrix Experience (1967)
Bob Dylan
“Wild Thing” song cover by The Jimi Hendrix Experience (1967)
Historic Performances Recorded At The Monterey International Pop Festival split live album by Otis Redding and Jimi Hendrix (1967)
Iggy Pop
The Stooges
Alice Cooper
Mountain
Grand Funk Railroad
Mott The Hoople
Ten Years After
Jack Lescoulie
The Today Show TV series (1952- )
Dave Garroway
Jim Jarmusch
“With A Little Help From My Friends” cover song by Joe Cocker (1969)
“TV Eye” song by The Stooges (1970)
John Belushi
Kodak
“Bird On A Wire” song by Leonard Cohen (1969)
Leon Russell
“Like A Hurricane” song by Neil Young (1977)
The Steven Van Zandt podcast episode
Summer of Sorcery Live! At The Beacon Theatre album by Steven Van Zandt (2021)
“Sun City” song by Steven Van Zandt (1985)
“Beef Bologna” song by Fear (1982)
TFH Guru John Landis
Cliff Coleman
Hunt Lowry 
C.C. Coleman
John Ford
Thomas Del Ruth
The Hollywood Palladium
Franz Liszt
Ken Russell 
Ray Charles
Queen
“Light My Fire” song by The Doors (1966)
The Whisky-A-Go-Go
Sid Vicious
Nancy Spungen
Chloe Webb 
Brian Wilson
The Beach Boys
The Beatles
Mission: Impossible TV series (1966-1973)
“California Girls” song by The Beach Boys (1965)
The Wrecking Crew
Duke Ellington
“Machine Gun” song by Jimi Hendrix (1970)
Band Of Gypsys
Yasujirō Ozu
Amalie R Rothschild
The Rolling Stones
The Fox Venice Theatre
Robert Frank
Don Was
Club Paradiso in Amsterdam
“She Was Hot” song by The Rolling Stones (1983)
Steve Bing
IMAX
Andy Kaufman
The Los Feliz 3 Theatre
Lori Eastside
Lee Ving 
The New Beverly Cinema
Gower Gulch
James Stewart
Altered States novel by Paddy Chayefsky (1978)
“Get Down Tonight” song by KC and the Sunshine Band (1975)
Ben Hecht
Zsa Zsa Gabor
“Dark Star” song by the Grateful Dead (1968)

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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.