The Movies That Made Me
with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante
Actor Clayne Crawford (The Killing of Two Lovers, The Perfect Host, Baytown Outlaws) joins Josh and Joe to discuss a few of his favorite flicks.
Movies Referenced In This Episode
Two Mules For Sister Sara (1970)
Kramer Vs. Kramer (1979)
The Manchurian Candidate (1962) – John Landis’s trailer commentary. Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review.
Mad Max (1979) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary. Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review.
The Killing Of Two Lovers (2021)
On The Waterfront (1954) – John Badham’s trailer commentary.
Top Gun (1986)
Gremlins (1984) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review. TFH’s Gremlins celebration.
Young Guns (1988)
Citizen Kane (1941) – John Landis’s trailer commentary.
Star Wars (1977)
The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Robocop (1987) – Dan Ireland’s trailer commentary.
12 Monkeys (1995) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review.
Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) – Alan Spencer’s trailer commentary.
The Fisher King (1991)
The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
Five Easy Pieces (1970)
Easy Rider (1969) – Michael Lehmann’s trailer commentary.
Grand Hotel (1932)
It’s Alive (1974) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary.
Runaway Train (1985) – Rod Lurie’s trailer commentary. Glenn Erickson’s Twilight Time Blu-ray review. Glenn Erickson’s KL Studio Classics Blu-ray review. Randy Fuller’s Blood of the Vines piece.
A Place In The Sun (1951) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review.
Judgment At Nuremberg (1961)
Red River (1948) – Allan Arkush’s trailer commentary.
Raintree County (1957)
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Being There (1979) – Alan Spencer’s trailer commentary. Charlie Largent’s Blu-ray review.
Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas (1998)
True Romance (1993)
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
The Gold Rush (1925)
Once Upon A Time In The West (1968) – John Landis’s trailer commentary.
A Ghost Story (2017)
Other Notable Items
The Godfather trilogy
Los Angeles Film Critics Association
Robert De Niro
Rocket Video on LaBrea
Jan’s Family Restaurant on Beverly
John P. Ryan
The Academy Awards
Songs My Mother Taught Me memoir by Marlon Brando
Elia Kazan: A Life memoir by Elia Kazan
Montgomery Clift: A Biography by Patricia Bosworth
TFH Guru Larry Cohen
“London Calling” by The Clash
The Pink Panther film series
Benicio Del Toro
Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas memoir by Hunter S. Thompson (1971)
The Egyptian Theatre
Laurel and Hardy
The Mandalorian TV series (2019- )
This list is also available on Letterboxd.
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.