The Movies That Made Me
with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante
Writer/Director Allison Anders (Gas Food Lodging, Grace of My Heart, Four Rooms) sits down with us to talk about two of her favorite directors, Ida Lupino and Anthony Mann.
Movies Referenced In This Episode
Border Radio (1987)
Gas Food Lodging (1992)
Mi Vida Loca (1993)
Four Rooms (1995)
Grace of My Heart (1996)
Things Behind The Sun (2001)
The Man From Laramie (1955)
The Hitchhiker (1953)
Not Wanted (1949)
Hard Fast and Beautiful (1951)
The Bigamist (1953)
Monster’s Ball (2001)
High Plains Drifter (1973)
Straw Dogs (1971)
Once Upon A Time In America (1984)
Paths of Glory (1957)
On Dangerous Ground (1951)
El Cid (1961)
They Live By Night (1948)
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
The Blob (1958)
Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? (1961)
The Trouble with Angels (1966)
Where Angels Go Trouble Follows (1968)
Summer Magic (1963)
A Dandy in Aspic (1968)
The Heroes of Telemark (1965)
Raw Deal (1948)
He Walked By Night (1948)
Reign of Terror (1949)
Peeping Tom (1960)
The Queen’s Guards (1961)
Age of Consent (1969)
Other Notable Items
The “Just a word of warning” scene from Frankenstein
Thomas Mann (no relation)
TFH Guru Adam Rifkin
TFH Guru John Landis
TFH Guru Illeana Douglas
Orange is the New Black TV show (2013-2019)
Sex addiction clinic at The Meadows
The Betrayal Bond by Patrick Carnes (2019)
TFH Guru Karyn Kusama
Mr. Adams and Eve TV show (1957-1958)
The Twilight Zone TV show (1959-1964)
Gunsmoke TV show (1955-1975)
Don’t Look and It Won’t Hurt novel by Richard Peck
Harry Dean Stanton
Marcus Welby, M.D. TV show (1969-1976)
Hotel TV show (1983-1988)
Dragnet TV show (1951-1959)
This list is also available on Letterboxd.
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.