TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante

Catherine Hardwicke

Season 03 | Episode 62

Catherine Hardwicke

Writer / Director

Writer/director Catherine Hardwicke (Thirteen, Lords of Dogtown) talks about her favorite intense movies with Josh.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

Citizen Kane (1941)
Thirteen (2003)
Lords of Dogtown (2005)
Heat and Sunlight (1987)
Angelo My Love (1983)
Kids (1995)
Out Of The Blue (1980)
The Wanderers (1979)
Mean Streets (1973)
A Woman Under The Influence (1974)
Husbands (1970)
City of God (2002)
Boys Don’t Cry (1999)
The Next Karate Kid (1994)
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Hair (1979)
The Hangover (2009)
Porky’s (1981)
Hamburger: The Motion Picture (1986)
Twilight (2008)
The Nativity Story (2006)
Pariah (2011)
Mudbound (2017)
Sex And The City: The Movie (2008)
The Florida Project (2017)
Tangerine (2015)
The Ocean of Helena Lee (2015)

Other Notable Items

Rob Nilsson 
Sundance Film Festival
Robert Duvall
Larry Clark
Peanuts comic strip (1950-2000)
Charles M. Schulz 
Chloe Sevigny
Rosario Dawson
Heath Ledger
Linda Manz
Dennis Hopper
Philip Kaufman
Ken Wahl 
The Wanderers novel by Richard Price (1974)
Robert De Niro
John Cassavetes
Gena Rowlands
Fernando Meirelles
Kátia Lund
Kimberly Pierce
Hillary Swank
Scarlett Johansson
Treat Williams
John Savage
The Eli Roth podcast episode
Chris Pine
The Lieutenant of Inishmore play by Martin McDonaugh (2001)
Dee Rees
Sean Baker
Brooklynn Prince
Lois Smith
Nikki Reed 
Jay Adams
Maria McKee
Jim Akin 

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.