The Movies That Made Me
with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante
Writer/producer/showrunner David Kajganich discusses a few of his favorite films with hosts Josh Olson and Joe Dante.
Movies Referenced In This Episode
All The Fine Young Cannibals (1960)
Bones And All (2022)
A Bigger Splash (2015)
Deathdream (1974) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
A Christmas Story (1983)
Black Christmas (1974) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary, Randy Fuller’s wine pairings
Murder By Decree (1979) – Mick Garris’s trailer commentary
Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things (1972)
Black Vengeance a.k.a. Poor Pretty Eddie (1975)
The Poseidon Adventure (1972) – Robert Weide’s trailer commentary
Gremlins (1984) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review, TFH’s Mogwai Madness
Picnic At Hanging Rock (1975)
The Last Wave (1977) – Brian Trenchard-Smith’s trailer commentary
Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World (2003)
What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? (1962) – Dan Ireland’s trailer commentary
Dressed To Kill (1980) – Dennis Cozzalio’s Criterion review
The Last Picture Show (1971) – Mark Pellington’s trailer commentary
The Hitcher (1986)
The Man Who Would Be King (1975) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary
Fat City (1972) – Karyn Kusama’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Wise Blood (1979)
The Howling (1981) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary, Randy Fuller’s wine pairings
The Silence Of The Lambs (1991) – Allan Arkush’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s 4K Blu-ray and Criterion Blu-ray reviews
The Devils (1971) – Ernest Dickerson’s trailer commentary
Tommy (1975) – Bernard Rose’s trailer commentary
Come And See (1985) – Larry Karaszewski’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Criterion Blu-ray review
Pursuit of Loneliness (2012)
Valley of Love (2015)
The Shooting (1966)
Silent Light (2007)
Trash Humpers (2009)
Man Bites Dog (1992)
Other Notable Items
Our new home at the Airwave Media podcast network!
TFH Guru Luca Guadagnino
“You Want It Darker” song by Leonard Cohen (2016)
Bones & All novel by Camille DeAngelis (2016)
“The Monkey’s Paw” short story by W.W. Jacobs (1903)
Masterpiece TV series (1971- )
Brian De Palma
TFH Guru John Sayles
Theatre of Living Arts in Philadelphia
Our friends at Movies Unlimited!
Gus Van Sant
The New Beverly Cinema
Dynasty TV series (1981-1989)
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.