TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante

Anita Rocha da Silveira

Season 05 | Episode 28

Anita Rocha da Silveira

Writer / Director

Writer/Director Anita Rocha da Silveira discusses a few of her favorite films with hosts Josh Olson and Joe Dante.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

Medusa (2022)
Switchblade Sisters (1975) – Jack Hill’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Blue Velvet (1986) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary, Charlie Largent’s Criterion Blu-ray review 
Mulholland Drive (2001) – Glenn Erickson’s Criterion Blu-ray review
Clueless (1995)
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
All That Jazz (1979) – Allan Arkush’s trailer commentary
The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies (1964)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) – Darren Lynn Bousman’s trailer commentary
Last Night In Soho (2021)
Carrie (1976) – Allan Arkush’s trailer commentary
Suspiria (1977) – Edgar Wright’s American and international trailer commentaries, Charlie Largent’s Blu-ray review
Kill Me Please (2015)
Blood and Black Lace (1964) – Joe Dante’s trailer commentaries, Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Suspiria (2018)
The Virgin Suicides (1999) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Somewhere (2010)
Goodfellas (1990) – Allan Arkush’s trailer commentary, Randy Fuller’s wine pairing
The Age of Innocence (1993) – Glenn Erickson’s Criterion Blu-ray review
Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974)
The Irishman (2019) – Charlie Largent’s Criterion Blu-ray review, Dennis Cozzalio’s review
Get Out (2017)
Us (2019)
Nope (2022)
Rear Window (1954) – John Landis’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Vertigo (1958) – Dan Ireland’s trailer commentary, Brian Trenchard-Smith’s personal view, Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Millennium Mambo (2001)

Other Notable Items

The Angelika Film Center in New York
The Laemmle NoHo 7 in Los Angeles
The Alamo Drafthouse in Los Angeles
David Lynch
Roy Orbison
Jane Austen
Brittany Murphy
Alicia Silverstone
Bob Fosse
Roy Scheider
“House of the Rising Sun” by The Animals (1964)
Siouxsie and the Banshees
TFH Guru Edgar Wright
Dario Argento
Sissy Spacek
Mario Bava
Sofia Coppola
Stephen Dorff
Chateau Marmont
Twin Peaks TV series (1990-91, 2017)
Lorraine Bracco
Martin Scorsese
Key and Peele TV series (2012-2015)
Jordan Peele 
Alfred Hitchcock
James Stewart
François Truffaut
Jean-Luc Godard
Hou Hsiao-hsien

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.