TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante

Darius Marder

Season 04 | Episode 05

Darius Marder

Writer / Director / Editor

Oscar-nominated Sound of Metal writer/director Darius Marder joins Josh and Joe to discuss Lars Von Trier’s Breaking the Waves.

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Movies Referenced In This Episode

The Place Beyond The Pines (2012)
Sound of Metal (2020) 
Mank (2020)
Star Wars (1977)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
The Father (2020)
Breaking The Waves (1996)
Hamburger: The Motion Picture (1986)
Repo Man (1984)
Paris, Texas (1984)
Innerspace (1987)
The Celebration (1998)
The Five Obstructions (2003)
Europa (1991)
The Servant (1963)
The Go-Between (1971)
Dancer In The Dark (2000)
The Idiots (1998)
Dogville (2003)
Manderlay (2005)
Melancholia (2011)
Naked (1993)

Other Notable Items

Ricky Gervais
Riz Ahmed
Florian Zeller 
Roger Ebert
Lars von Trier
Robby Müller
Jim Jarmusch
Daniël Bouquet
David Bowie
Dogme 95
Tomas Vinterburg
The Paprika Steen podcast episode
Emily Watson
Stellan Skarsgård
Joseph Losey
The Kingdom TV miniseries (1994)
Helena Bonham Carter
Nicole Kidman
Mikkel E.G. Nielsen
Cannes Film Festival
Mike Leigh
Katrin Cartlidge
Nuart Theatre

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.