TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante

David Lowery

Season 04 | Episode 34

David Lowery

Writer / Director

Acclaimed writer/director David Lowery joins Josh and Joe to discuss the films that inspired The Green Knight.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

The Green Knight (2021)
Peter Pan & Wendy (2022)
Lawrence Of Arabia (1962)
The Old Man And The Gun (2018)
A Ghost Story (2017)
Pete’s Dragon (1977)
Pete’s Dragon (2016) – Glenn Erickson’s review
Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (2013)
Ghost Story (1974)
Sword of the Valiant (1984)
Gawain and the Green Knight (1973)
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2014)
Masters of the Universe (1987) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary
Andrei Rublev (1966) – Glenn Erickson’s Criterion Blu-ray review, Dennis Cozzalio’s Muriel Awards blurb
War And Peace (1966) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Heaven’s Gate (1980)
The Passion Of Joan Of Arc (1928) – Charlie Largent’s Criterion Blu-ray review
The Devils (1971)
Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
The Conjuring (2013)
Jubilee (1978)
Benedetta (2021)
Dune (1984)
Dune (2021)
Hard To Be A God (2013)
Jodorowsky’s Dune (2013)
Moby Dick (1956) – Ernest Dickerson’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review, Randy Fuller’s wine pairing
Willow (1988)
Star Wars (1977)
Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)
Hook (1991)
Earthquake (1974) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Henry V (1944)
Henry V (1989)
Citizen Kane (1941) – John Landis’s trailer commentary
Dead Again (1991)
Hamlet (1996)
Love’s Labour’s Lost (2000)
All Is True (2018)
Prospero’s Books (1991)
The Draughtsman’s Contract (1982)
Barry Lyndon (1975) – Glenn Erickson’s Criterion Blu-ray review
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
F9: The Fast Saga (2021)
The Pillow Book (1996)
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
Tetro (2009)
Youth Without Youth (2007)
Twixt (2011)
The Godfather Part III (1990)
One From The Heart (1981)
Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters (1985)
Son Of Dracula (1943) – Joe Dante’s trailer commentary
The Fall (2006)
Perceval le Gallois (1978)
Lancelot du Lac (1974)
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events (2004)
The Wizard Of Oz (1939) – John Badham’s trailer commentary
Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace (1999)
The Dark Crystal (1982) – Bernard Rose’s trailer commentary
Labyrinth (1986)
Beckett (2021)
Chimes At Midnight (1966) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
The King (2019)

Other Notable Items

Musso & Frank Grill in Hollywood, CA
Andrei Tarkovsky
The Cannon Group, Inc.
Stephen Weeks
Nigel Green
The Cannon Group, Inc.
Alfred Hitchcock
Amazon’s forthcoming Lord of the Rings series
Bradford Young
Carl Theodor Dreyer
Ken Russell
Warner Brothers
Robert Cartwright
Derek Jarman
Jade Healy
Paul Verhoeven
Oliver Reed
Joel Edgerton
Denis Villeneuve
David Lynch
Anthony Masters
Bob Ringwood
Aleksei Yuryevich German
Elon Musk
Dune novel by Frank Herbert (1965)
Alejandro Jodorowsky
Jean ‘Moebius’ Giraud
George Lucas
The forthcoming Disney+ Willow series
Tonka Toys
Michael Pangrazio
Weta Digital
John Knoll
Albert Whitlock
Kenneth Branagh
Orson Welles
William Shakespeare
Derek Jacobi
Laurence Olivier
Wallander TV series (2008-2016)
Our friends at Movies Unlimited!
Peter Greenaway
The Tempest play by William Shakespeare (1611)
Sir John Gielgud
Ben van Os
Jan Roelfs
James V. Hart
Francis Ford Coppola
Thomas E. Sanders
Eiko Ishioka
TFH Guru Guillermo Del Toro’s monster museum
Gary Oldman
Robert Siodmak
Tarsem Singh
Eric Rohmer
Robert Bresson
Medieval Times
The Criterion Collection
Tim Burton
Hammer Film Productions
Rick Heinrichs
Emmanuel Lubeszki
Schmigadoon! TV series (2021- )
Every single beheading in Sleepy Hollow
Ray Park
The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance TV series (2019)
The Jim Henson Company
RED digital camera
Louis Leterrier
John David Washington
Alicia Vikander
Anya Taylor Joy
Ralph Ineson

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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.