TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante

Daniel Noah & Elijah Wood: Ch. 2

Season 02 | Episode 38

Daniel Noah & Elijah Wood: Ch. 2

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The exploration of the horror films that inspired Elijah Wood and Daniel Noah continues…

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

Poltergeist (1982)
Ordinary People (1980)
Night of Evil (1962)
Cat People (1942)
Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
The Innocents (1961)
Repulsion (1965)
Halloween (1978)
Halloween (2007)
The Faculty (1998)
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1983)
Seconds (1966)
The Swimmer (1968)
The Vanishing (1988)
The Vanishing (1993)
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910)
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
The Maltese Falcon (1931)
Funny Games (1997)
Funny Games (2007)
Insomnia (1997)
Insomnia (2002)
Let Me In (2010)
Let The Right One In (2008)
Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)
Heaven Can Wait (1978)
Breakdown (1997)
The Forgotten (2004)
With A Friend Like Harry… (2000)
Jeepers Creepers (2001)
The Dish (2000)
Omen III: The Final Conflict (1981)
Possession (1981)
My Favorite Year (1982)
Begotten (1990)
Dawson City: Frozen Time (2016)
Groundhog Day (1993)
After Hours (1985)
The Jerk (1979)
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969)
The Pickle (1993)
Wet Hot American Summer (2001)
Uncle Buck (1989)
Bottle Rocket (1996)
Step Brothers (2008)
Withnail and I (1987)
Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)
How To Get Ahead In Advertising (1989)
Mulholland Drive (2001)
Citizen Kane (1941)
Virus (1999)
Outbreak (1995)
Panic in the Streets (1950)
The Killer That Stalked New York (1950)
The World of Henry Orient (1964)
The Most Dangerous Game (1932)
Run For The Sun (1956)
A Game of Death (1945)
Hard Target (1993)
The Second Civil War (1997)
Get Out (2017)
Ready Or Not (2019)
8 1/2 (1963)
Blow-Up (1966)
My Fair Lady (1964)

Other Notable Items

LaserDiscs vs. DVDs
The Twilight Zone TV show (1959-1964), obviously the greatest TV show of all time
The exquisite pilot of The Twilight Zone, “Where Is Everybody?”
The Illeana Douglas Podcast Episode
The Lorraine Newman Podcast Episodes
The Bill Hader Podcast Episodes
Roman Polanski
Woody Allen
Richard Wagner
The Boyd Theatre, formerly the Sameric Theatre, in Philadelphia
Ice-T, My Life In Prison, “The Tower”
George A. Romero
John Carpenter
Rock Hudson
Mad Men’s Don Draper
Burt Lancaster
John Cheever
Joan Rivers
Sydney Pollack
Frank Perry
The September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center
Neil Armstrong’s moon landing on July 20th, 1969
Clint Eastwood
Jonathan Winters
Mick Jagger
Jerry Lewis
TFH Guru John Landis
E. Elias Merhige
The Sunset 5
Paul Mazursky
Richard E. Grant
Jimi Hendrix, Electric Ladyland, “Crosstown Traffic”
David and Elijah’s Visitations Podcast
Citizen Kane fan Donald Trump
The Wachowskis
John Waters
TFH Guru John Sayles
John Carpenter
Boots Riley
Cornel West
Bruce Springsteen
Chuck D.
The Avengers TV series (1961-1969) — no, not that Avengers
The shelving of The Hunt
The Most Dangerous Game short story by Richard Connell (1924)

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.