TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante

Dana Gould 2

Season 02 | Episode 22

Dana Gould 2

Comedian / Writer / Producer

Comedian Dana Gould returns to talk about movies that everyone assumes are terrible, but which turn out to be amazing.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

Gran Torino (2008)
Ed Wood (1994)
Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959)
Planet of the Apes (1968)
The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966)
The Ghost Breakers (1940)
Scotched in Scotland (1954)
The Love Bug (1997)
Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)
The War of the Gargantuas (1966)
You Only Live Twice (1967)
Thunderball (1965)
Carnival of Souls (1962)
Carnal Knowledge (1971)
Bad Timing (1980)
Blind Fury (1989)
Frankenstein Conquers The World (1965)
Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
Dracula (1931)
The President’s Analyst (1967)
Giants and Toys (1958)
Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957)
Shin Godzilla (2016)
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Mars Attacks! (1996)
Godzilla (1998)
Godzilla (2014)
King Kong Escapes (1967)
Wild in the Streets (1968)
Freaks (1932)
The Odd Couple (1968)
I Love You, Alice B. Toklas! (1968)
Serial (1980)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
Police Academy: Mission to Moscow (1994)
Safari 3000 (1982)
Glen or Glenda (1953)
The Rosebud Beach Hotel (1984)
Airport ’77 (1977)
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
The French Connection (1971)
Modern Romance (1981)
Speed Racer (2008)
Creature From The Black Lagoon (1954)
To My Great Chagrin: The Unbelievable Story of Brother Theodore (2007)
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
Apollo 11 (2019)

Other Notable Items

Dana’s Stan Against Evil TV series (2016-2018)
Podcast guest Bobcat Goldthwait
Dana’s prior The Movies That Made Me podcast episode
Dana and Bobcat’s 2019 comedy tour, The Show With Two Heads
Ed Wood
Gargantua Photos
Bob Burns
Scott Alexander’s epic, twopart podcast episode
TFH Guru Larry Karaszewski’s podcast episode
Harpo Speaks! book
The Dana Gould Hour podcast
The Andy Griffith Show TV series (1960-1968)
Make Room For Daddy/The Danny Thomas Show TV series (1953-1964)
I Spy TV series (1965-1968)
Ron Howard
The lyrics to Rick James’ “Superfreak”
Rod Serling
Mike Scully
TFH Guru Adam Rifkin’s podcast episode
Bruce Campbell
The Munsters TV series (1964-1966)
John Beck’s sneaky theft of Willis O’Brien’s King Kong vs Godzilla crossover concept
Toho Company
Russ Tamblyn
Twin Peaks TV series (1990-1991, 2017)
Dwight Frye
The Ramones
The Clash
Batman TV series (1966-1968)
The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster
The greatness of Tom Jones
Tim Burton
The Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull refrigerator moment
Burt Young
Robert Klein
“The Words Get Stuck In My Throat” song
Christopher Lee
Christopher Lee on “Saturday Night Live”
SNL comedian Laraine Newman
TFH Guru Illeana DouglasI Blame Dennis Hopper podcast
Space: 1999 TV series (1975-1977)
The Bob Newhart Show (1972-1978)
The Twilight Zone TV series (1959-1964)
Night Gallery TV series (1969-1973)
Star Trek: The Original Series TV series (1966-1968)
Star Trek: The Next Generation TV series (1987-1994)
The Simpsons TV series (1989- )
The Wachowskis
Sense8 TV Series (2015-2018)
Doona Bae
Tyne Daly, one of Dana’s childhood celebrity crushes
Julie Andrews, one of Joe’s childhood celebrity crushes
Lauren Bacall, one of Josh’s childhood celebrity crushes
Mallory O’Meara’s excellent new Milicent Patrick book, The Lady From The Black Lagoon
Brother Theodore
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962-1992)

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.