TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante


Season 05 | Episode 13


Dynamic Filmmaking Duo

Dynamic filmmaking duo, DANIELS (Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert), discuss their favorite animated movies with Josh Olson and Joe Dante.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022)
Swiss Army Man (2016)
Bottle (2010)
Hi Stranger (2016)
Robin Robin (2021)
Chicken Run (2000)
The Eagleman Stag (2011)
Noah (2014)
The External World (2011)
Interesting Ball (2014)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)
Looney Tunes: Back In Action (2003)
Ghostbusters (1984) – Axelle Carolyn’s trailer commentary, Randy Fuller’s wine pairing
Gremlins (1984) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review, TFH’s 30th anniversary celebration 
Beowulf (2007)
Star Wars (1977)
Wall-E (2008)
Up (2009)
Inside Out (2015)
How To Train Your Dragon (2010)
Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs (2009)
The LEGO Movie (2014)
Speed Racer (2008) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary
Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (2018) – Dennis Cozzalio’s 2018 year-in-review
Princess Mononoke (1997) – Charlie Largent’s Blu-ray review
Spirited Away (2001) – Charlie Largent’s Blu-ray review
Batman: Gotham Knight (2008)
Cleopatra (1970)
My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)
Ponyo (2008)
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
Paprika (2006)
Inception (2010)
Mind Game (2004)
Whiplash (2014) – Dennis Cozzalio’s Oscar postscript
Koyaanisqatsi (1982)
Your Name (2016)

Other Notable Items

Brian De Palma
Michelle Yeoh
Charlie Hunnam
Looney Tunes
Maya Software
Adobe After Effects
Kirsten Lepore
Adventure Time TV series (2010-2018)
Mikey Please
Dan Ojari
Aardman Animation
Wallace and Gromit
Catch-22 novel by Joseph Heller (1961)
David Eagleman
Darren Aronofsky
David O’Reilly
The Sundance Film Festival
Everything video game by David O’Reilly (2017)
Alan Watts 
The Academy Awards
Robert Zemeckis
The Hobbit film series (2012-14)
George Lucas 
The original Star Wars trilogy (1977-1983)
Mark Hamill
Harrison Ford
Mickey Mouse
Bugs Bunny
The Annie Awards
Roger Deakins
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller 
Lawrence Kasdan
Hayao Miyazaki
Bob Dylan
Billy Bob Thornton
Satoshi Kon
Michel Gondry
Christopher Nolan
Our pals at Movies Unlimited!

This list is also available on Movies Unlimited and Letterboxd.

Subscribe to the Podcast

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. 

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments