TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante

Connie Nielsen & Neasa Hardiman

Season 03 | Episode 23

Connie Nielsen & Neasa Hardiman

Actor & Writer/Director of Sea Fever

The star and the writer/director of Sea Fever talk about a diverse array of influential films in a double episode.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

Sea Fever (2020)
Soldier (1998)
Unforgiven (1992)
Blade Runner (1982)
Gladiator (2000)
The Ice Harvest (2005)
Wonder Woman (2017)
Ordet (1955)
Ditte, Child of Man (1946)
Frances (1982)
The Accused (1988)
The Deer Hunter (1978)
My American Uncle (1980)
8 ½ (1963)
Ikiru (1952)
Heaven’s Gate (1980)
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)
Europa (1991)
Diva (1981)
The Sacrifice (1986)
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
The Party (1968)
Westworld (1973)
The Searchers (1956)
Alien (1979)
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
The Exterminating Angel (1962)
Contagion (2011)
Idiocracy (2006)
The Company of Wolves (1984)
Mona Lisa (1986)
King Kong (1933)
Arrival (2016)
In The Cut (2003)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Mandy (2018)
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Dune (1984)
Dune (2020… maybe)
Bright Star (2009)
Basic Instinct (1992)
Innerspace (1987)
American Gigolo (1980)
Thelma and Louise (1991)
Wild Things (1998)
Ginger Snaps (2000)
Life of Pi (2012)
Hulk (2003)
Die Hard (1988)
The Hurt Locker (2009)
Psycho (1960)
1917 (2019)
Shane (1953)

Other Notable Items

Brendan McCarthy
David Peoples
Kurt Russell
Lars Von Trier
Carl Theodor Dreyer
Bjarne Henning-Jensen
The Twilight Zone TV series (1959-1964)
Jessica Lange
Frances Farmer
Jodie Foster
Alain Resnais
Federico Fellini
Akira Kurosawa
Michael Cimino
Clint Eastwood
Andrei Konchalovsky
Peter Sellers
Steve Franken
Yul Brynner
Charles Bronson
Ridley Scott
Daryl Hannah
Rutger Hauer
Harrison Ford
The Decameron novella collection by Giovanni Boccaccio
Our friends at the Hollywood Food Coalition
Happy Valley TV series (2014- )
Atom Egoyan
Jean Renoir
Noah Baumbach
Fritz Lang
Bertolt Brecht
Neil Jordan
“The Company of Wolves” short story by Angela Carter (1977)
Park Chan-wook
Wong Kar-wai
Ang Lee
Beowulf
Dennis Villeneuve
Jane Campion
Ang Lee
Kathryn Bigelow
“Story of Your Life” short story by Ted Chiang (1998)
Eric Heisserer
Jóhann Jóhannsson
Olwen Fouéré
Veronica Cartwright
Sigourney Weaver
James Cameron
Bruce Willis
Linda Hamilton
Treat Williams
Amy Adams
Jeremy Renner
David Lynch
Meg Ryan
Mark Ruffalo
Brad Pitt
Yuen Woo-ping
James Schamus
Kuo Jung Tsai
Michelle Yeoh
Chow Yun-fat
Zhang Ziyi
Reginald VelJohnson
James Bond
Guy Pearce
Ralph Fiennes
Benedict Cumberbatch
Colin Firth
Sam Mendes
Jessica Chastain
John Wayne
John Ford

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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.