TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante

Angus MacLane

Season 05 | Episode 21

Angus MacLane

Writer / Director / Animator

Angus MacLane, animation veteran and director of the new Pixar adventure Lightyear, discusses his favorite movies with hosts Josh Olson and Joe Dante.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

Taking Off (1971)
Reign of Terror (1949)
Kiss Me Deadly (1955) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s review
Lightyear (2022)
Toy Story (1995)
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) – Brian Trenchard-Smith’s trailer commentary, Dennis Cozzalio’s Beyond Furious series, Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Innerspace (1987) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Mars Attacks! (1996)
The ’Burbs (1989) – Ti West’s trailer commentary, ’Burbs Mania at TFH 
Alive (1993)
Star Wars (1977)
Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)
The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999)
The Matrix (1999)
Alien (1979) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary, Randy Fuller’s wine pairing
Aliens (1986) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Tron (1982)
The Blues Brothers (1980) – Adam Rifkin’s trailer commentary
Howard The Duck (1986) – Alex Kirschenbaum’s review
WALL-E (2008)
Predator 2 (1990)
Alien vs. Predator (2004)
Toy Story of Terror (2013)
Matinee (1993) – Illeana Douglas’s trailer commentary, Dennis Cozzalio’s review, Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Robocop (1987) – Dan Ireland’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s 4K Blu-ray review, Glenn Erickson’s review
The Toxic Avenger (1984) – Lloyd Kaufman’s trailer commentary
Mad God (2021)
The Movie Orgy (1968) – TFH-exclusive clip
Hard Boiled (1989)
A Chinese Ghost Story (1987)
The Bride With White Hair (1993) – Lee Broughton’s Blu-ray review
Akira (1988)
Hard Target (1993)
The Killer (1989)
Le Samourai (1967) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Le Cercle Rouge (1970) – Glenn Erickson’s Criterion Blu-ray review
Army of Shadows (1969) – Glenn Erickson’s Criterion Blu-ray review
City on Fire (1987)
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
True Romance (1993)
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
His Kind of Woman (1951)
Spartan (2004)
Mission: Impossible (1996)
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
Top Secret! (1984)
Heist (2001)
My Name Is Julia Ross (1945) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
The Lady Vanishes (1938)
The Iron Giant (1999)
E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (1982)
Mary Poppins (1964)
The Indian In the Cupboard (1995)
Victoria (2015) – Eduardo Rodriguez’s trailer commentary
Russian Ark (2002) – Brian Trenchard-Smith’s trailer commentary
Duck Butter (2018)
Duel (1971/1983) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary
Once Upon A Time In The West (1968) – John Landis’s trailer commentary
Once Upon A Time In America (1984)
Until The End of the World (1991) – Glenn Erickson’s Criterion Blu-ray review
Zodiac (2007)
Manhunter (1986) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary
Margaret (2011)
The Abyss (1989)
Creature From The Haunted Sea (1961) – Joe Dante’s trailer commentary
The Little Shop of Horrors (1960) – Joe Dante’s trailer commentary
The Creature From The Black Lagoon (1954) – Howard Rodman’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
The Host (2006)
The Blob (1958) – George Hickenlooper’s trailer commentary
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)
This Island Earth (1955) – Joe Dante’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s trailer commentary
Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde (1953) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Tarantula (1955) – Joe Dante’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review

Other Notable Items

Kit Parker Films’ Noir Archive 9-Film Collection 
AMC Theaters
Chuck Jones
Blood, Sweat & Chrome: The Wild and True Story of Mad Max: Fury Road book by Kyle Buchanan
Industrial Light & Magic
LAIKA Animation
Will Vinton
Dinosaurs Attack! trading cards
Warner Brothers
Tom Jones
The Steven van Zandt podcast episode
The Westgate Theater in Beaverton, OR
The TCL Chinese Theaters in Los Angeles
The Coronet Theater in San Francisco
The Regency Village Theater in Los Angeles
Pixar Animation Studios
Washington Square Cinemas in Tigard, OR
Ted Mahar
Alien vs. Predator Dark Horse Comics series(1989-2020)
Police Squad! TV series (1982)
Buster Keaton: A Biography by James Curtis
W.C. Fields: A Biography by James Curtis
Tonya Harding
Phil Tippett
Karel Zeman
The New Beverly Cinema 
The Rhode Island School of Design
The Avon Cinema in Providence, RI
John Woo
Jean-Pierre Melville
Quentin Tarantino
Tony Scott
Admiral James T. Kirk
Star Trek TV series (1966-1969)
Howard Hughes
Vincent Price
Robert Mitchum
Jane Russell
Raymond Burr
John Farrow
Richard Fleischer
David Mamet
Val Kilmer
Clark Greg
Ed O’Neill
Gene Hackman
Rebecca Pidgeon
Delroy Lindo
Robert Osborne
Turner Classic Movies
Columbia Noir #1 box set
George Macready
May Witty
Alfred Hitchcock
Century Northgate in San Rafael, CA
Spike and Mike’s Festival of Animation 
Washington Square Cinemas in Tigard, OR
The Indian In the Cupboard novel by Lynne Reid Banks (1980)
Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, CA
Steven Spielberg
Laia Costa 
The Miguel Arteta podcast episode
Nils Frahm’s Victoria soundtrack
Wim Wenders
James Cameron
TFH Guru Roger Corman
Monte Hellman
Charles B. Griffith 
Walt Disney Pictures
Lieutenant Ellen Ripley
The Hulk
Stan Lee
Dolby Surround Sound

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.