TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante

David Arquette

Season 03 | Episode 45

David Arquette

Actor / Producer

Actor/Producer David Arquette joins Joe & Josh to discuss the movies that made him.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

Scream (1996)
Never Been Kissed (1999)
3,000 Miles To Graceland (2001)
Bone Tomahawk (2015)
Spree (2020)
Gremlins (1984)
Muppets From Space (1999)
It’s A Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002)
Unforgiven (1992)
The World According To Garp (1982)
Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)
Slap Shot (1977)
The World of Henry Orient (1964)
Breakfast At Tiffany’s (1961)
Insomnia (2002)
One Hour Photo (2002)
The Long Goodbye (1973)
A History Of Violence (2005)
Last House On the Left (1972)
The Tripper (2006)
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910)
The Wizard of Oz (1925)
Funny Bones (1995)
There’s Something About Mary (1998)
The Gold Rush (1925)
The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1981)
Wild Style (1982)
The Shining (1980)
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
Dreamscape (1984)
Brainstorm (1983)
The Dead Zone (1983)
The Warriors (1979)
Commando (1985)
Somewhere In Time (1980)
Escape From New York (1981)
Being There (1979)
The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu (1980)
Targets (1968)
Pleasantville (1998)
Hidden Agenda (1999)
Wobble Palace (2018)
Tenet (2020… maybe)

Other Notable Items

Dice TV show (2016-2017)
TFH Guru Mick Garris
The Barrymores
The Carradines
The Redgraves
The Arquettes
Keith Carradine
Clint Eastwood 
Saul Rubinek
Don Siegel
CSI: Miami TV series (2002-2012)
Robin Williams
John Lithgow
John Larroquette
George Roy Hill
Jim Jeffries
Mickey Rooney
Milton Berle
Jonathan Winters
Henry Gibson
Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In TV series (1968-1973)
Jerry Lewis
Wes Craven
The “Auteur Theory”
Peter Chelsom
Chip Diggins
Oliver Platt
Oliver Reed
Lee Evans
Buster Keaton
Charlie Chaplin
Harold Lloyd
TFH Guru Allison Anders
TFH Guru Illeana Douglas
Hollywood Post 43 Theater in Los Angeles
Farley Granger
Grandmaster Flash
Fab Five Freddy
The Shining novel by Stephen King (1977)
Stanley Kubrick
Jack Nicholson
Kirk Douglas
Michael Douglas
Christopher Walken
Natalie Wood
Dennis Quaid
David Cronenberg
Martin Sheen
Dino De Laurentiis
The Dead Zone novel by Stephen King (1979)
Jeffrey Boam
Robert Patrick
David Patrick Kelly
Vincent Gallo
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Walter Hill
Eddie Albert
Leonardo DiCaprio
Christopher Reeve
Nancy Allen
The hottest band in the land, KISS
Peter Sellers
Being There novel by Jerzy Kosiński (1970)
Boris Karloff
J.T. Walsh
Eugene Kotlyarenko
The Sundance Film Festival
The Joe Bob Briggs podcast episode
The Return of the Drive-In

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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.