TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante

Antonio Campos

Season 05 | Episode 20

Antonio Campos

Writer / Producer / Director

Antonio Campos, creator of the new HBO Max miniseries The Staircase, walks hosts Josh Olson and Joe Dante through his favorite films noir.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

Afterschool (2008)
The Devil All The Time (2020)
Rashomon (1950) – Brian Trenchard-Smith’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
The Typewriter, the Rifle & the Movie Camera (1996)
Raw Deal (1948) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
T-Men (1947) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (1995)
House of Bamboo (1955) – Allan Arkush’s trailer commentary
Pickup On South Street (1953) – Sam Hamm’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Criterion Blu-ray review
The Naked Kiss (1964)
Reign of Terror (1949)
Detour (1945) – Glenn Erickson’s Criterion Blu-ray review
Scarlet Street (1945)
The House on 92nd Street (1945) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Barry Lyndon (1975) – Glenn Erickson’s Criterion Blu-ray review
The Killing (1956) – Michael Lehmann’s trailer commentary
Kiss of Death (1947) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Kiss of Death (1995)
Murder By Contract (1958) – Larry Karaszewski’s trailer commentary, Randy Fuller’s wine pairing
Blast of Silence (1961) – Joe Dante’s trailer commentary
Shock Corridor (1963) – Katt Shea’s trailer commentary
M (1931)
M (1951)
Lost Highway (1997)
The Nest (2020)
Code Unknown (2000)
Collateral (2004)

Other Notable Items

The Staircase TV docuseries (2004)
The Staircase TV miniseries (2022)
Samuel Fuller
Martin Scorsese
Anthony Mann
Film Forum in Los Angeles
Robert Ryan
John Alton
Richard Basehart 
William Cameron Menzies
Kim’s Video in New York City
Turner Classic Movies
Maximilien Robespierre
Monogram Pictures
Edgar Ullmer
J. Arthur Rank
Eagle-Lion Films 
Reed Hadley
Louis de Rochemont
William Conrad
The Fugitive TV series (1963-1967)
Donald Ray Pollock
Richard Widmark
Henry Hathaway
Nicolas Cage
Peter Falk
Allen Baron
Larry Tucker
Paul Mazursky
The Bradbury Building
Georges Simenon
Jules Maigret
Victor Mature
Republic Pictures
Wendell Corey 
Joseph Losey 
Steve Brodie
Robert Aldrich
Mike Hammer
TFH Guru Larry Cohen
Ralph Meeker
Percy Helton
Darryl F. Zanuck
Colleen Gray
Alfred Hitchcock
The Sean Durkin podcast episode
Michael Haneke
Tom Cruise
Vince Edwards
EC Comics
Juliette Binoche

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.