TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante

Buddy Joe Hooker

Season 03 | Episode 43

Buddy Joe Hooker

Stuntman

Legendary stuntman Buddy Joe Hooker joins Josh and Joe to discuss the movies that made him.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

Harold And Maude (1971)
White Lightning (1974)
Blazing Saddles (1974)
White Line Fever (1975)
Bound For Glory (1976)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
The Outsider (1980)
Freebie And The Bean (1978)
Sharky’s Machine (1981)
First Blood (1982)
Night Shift (1982)
Rumble Fish (1983)
Against All Odds (1984)
To Live And Die In L.A. (1985)
F/X (1986)
Tucker The Man And His Dream (1988)
Sea of Love (1989)
Miami Blues (1990)
Thelma & Louise (1991)
Demolition Man (1993)
The Crow (1994)
Waterworld (1995)
From Dusk Till Dawn(1996)
Grosse Point Blank (1997)
Django Unchained (2012)
KISS Meets The Phantom Of The Park (1978)
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (2019)
Seven Samurai (1954)
Kagemusha (1980)
Ran (1985)
The Fugitive (1993)
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
The Bourne Identity (2002)
Casino Royale (2006)
Quantum of Solace (2008)
The Fast And The Furious (2001)
The Strongest Man In The World (1975)
The War of the Worlds (1953)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Bullitt (1968)
Robbery (1967)
S.O.B. (1981)
Vanishing Point (1971)
The Limey (1999)
Easy Rider (1969)
The Exorcist (1973)
Stagecoach (1939)
The Wild One (1953)
The Wild Bunch (1969)
Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)
The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936)
The Magnificent Seven (2016)

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KISS drummer Peter Criss
Daniel Waters
KISS bassist Gene Simmons
Hal Ashby
Steven Spielberg
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Dawn Wells
The Academy Awards
Quentin Tarantino
Brad Pitt
Sodom and Gomorrah
Hugh Hooker
The Nuart Theatre
Akira Kurosawa
Jean Cocteau
Donald Richie
Cinemascope
MAD Magazine (1952- )
James Bond
Steve McQueen
Peter Yates
Stanley Baker
Robert Vaughn
Carey Loftin
Bill Hickman
Barry Newman
Terence Stamp
Charlotte Rampling
Gilda Texter
The William Friedkin podcast episode
Vincent McEveety
Francis Ford Coppola
Jon Avnet
Jackie Chan
Buster Keaton
The Three Stooges 
Jackie Chan Action Film Week festival
Hal Needham
Terry Leonard
Yakima Canutt
Marlon Brando
Harrison Ford
Han shot first!
Sam Peckinpah
Michael Curtiz

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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 Host

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.