TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante

Bill Hader Chapter 2

Season 02 | Episode 29

Bill Hader Chapter 2

Actor / Writer / Producer

More of this dweeb. 😉

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

Taxi Driver (1976)
The Wild Bunch (1969)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
The Natural (1984)
Blue Velvet (1986)
Dementia 13 (1963)
Barry Lyndon (1975)
The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
The Tomb of Ligeia (1964)
The Trip (1967)
Stray Dog (1949)
High and Low (1963)
Yojimbo (1961)
Heat (1995)
The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
No Country For Old Men (2007)
Mother (2009)
The Brood (1979)
A Serious Man (2009)
Miller’s Crossing (1990)
The Big Lebowski (1998)
Blowup (1966)
The Counselor (2013)
Bring Me The Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
Dances with Wolves (1990)
Goodfellas (1990)
Rocky (1976)
Ran (1985)
Brazil (1985)
Prizzi’s Honor (1985)
Out of Africa (1985)
3 Days of the Condor (1975)
Castle Keep (1969)
Jeremiah Johnson (1972)
They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (1969)
The Day of the Locust (1975)
The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
Spider Baby (1968)
Vampire Circus (1972)
The President’s Analyst (1967)
Love and Death (1975)
Fight Club (1999)
Zodiac (2007)
Seven (1995)
Natural Born Killers (1994)
Sitting Target (1972)
Death Line (1972)
The Outfit (1973)
Rolling Thunder (1977)
The Cranes Are Flying (1957)
Young Frankenstein (1974)
10 (1979)
What Did You Do In The War Daddy? (1966)
Grease (1978)
Piranha (1978)
Mandy (2018)

Other Notable Items

Bill’s excellent HBO series Barry (2018- ), nominated for 17 2019 Emmy Awards
Patrick Magee
Bill’s Vincent Price SNL holiday sketches (Halloween Specials I & II, Thanksgiving Special, Christmas Special)
Vincent Price-Roger Corman Edgar Allan Poe movies
Bill Hader’s portrayal of Roger Corman in a live reading of Joe’s hopefully upcoming feature The Man with Kaleidoscope Eyes
Documentary Now! (2015- )
King’s Ransom novel by Ed McBain (1959)
No Country For Old Men novel by Cormac McCarthy (2005)
David Cronenberg
Carol Reed
Bong Joon-ho
Richard Stark’s Parker novels
Oliver Reed
John Flynn
Max Ophüls
Mel Brooks
Blake EdwardsPink Panther series
Paul Bartel
Phil Tippett
Rob Bottin
The new Piranha Steelbook 4K Blu-ray from Shout! Factory

This list is also available on 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.