TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante

Dean Fleischer-Camp

Season 05 | Episode 27

Dean Fleischer-Camp

Writer / Director

Marcel The Shell With Shoes On director/co-writer/co-editor Dean Fleischer-Camp discusses some of his favorite movies with hosts Josh Olson and Joe Dante.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

Marcel The Shell With Shoes On (2022)
Marcel The Shell With Shoes On (2010)
The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980) 
San Andreas (2015)
Airplane! (1980) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Ghost (1990)
Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (1985)
Beetlejuice (1988) – Alex Kirschenbaum’s review
Batman (1989)
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Batman Returns (1992) – Alex Kirschenbaum’s review
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Ed Wood (1994)
Mars Attacks (1996)
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Planet of the Apes (2001)
The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
8 ½ (1963) – Allan Arkush’s trailer commentary
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review, Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Westworld (1973) – Ed Neumeier’s trailer commentary
Robocop (1987) – Dan Ireland’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray and 4K Blu-ray reviews
Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
Alien (1979) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary, Randy Fuller’s wine pairings
Aliens (1986) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
The Mummy (1932) – Joe Dante’s trailer commentary, Charlie Largent’s Blu-ray review
Night of the Living Dead (1968) – George Hickenlooper’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Criterion Blu-ray review
Day For Night (1973) – Neil LaBute’s trailer commentary
Small Change (1976) – Allan Arkush’s trailer commentary
Hollywood Boulevard (1976) – Jon Davison’s trailer commentary
Taking Off (1971)
Amadeus (1984) – Allan Arkush’s trailer commentary
Dirty Harry (1971) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary, Alan Spencer’s trailer commentary
The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary
Ruthless People (1986)
The Naked Gun: From The Files Of Police Squad! (1988)
Paprika (2006)
Inception (2010)
Black Swan (2010)
Tokyo Godfathers (2003)
Minions: The Rise Of Gru (2022)
Gremlins (1984) – Glenn Erickson’s 4K Blu-ray review, TFH’s Mogwai Madness
Piranha (1978) – Jon Davison’s trailer commentary, Charlie Largent’s Blu-ray review, Randy Fuller’s wine pairing
Killer Klowns From Outer Space (1988) – Mick Garris’s trailer commentary
Critters (1986)
Mon Oncle (1958)
Playtime (1967)
Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday (1953)
The Sorrow and the Pity (1969)
Marty (1953)
Marty (1955) – J.D. Lifshitz’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Patterns (1956) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Requiem For A Heavyweight (1962)
12 Angry Men (1957)
Small Soldiers (1998)
The Dirty Dozen (1967) – Ed Neumeier’s trailer commentary
The Howling (1981) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary, Randy Fuller’s wine pairings
Innerspace (1987) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
The Company of Strangers (1990)
Looney Tunes: Back In Action (2003) – Michael Schlesinger’s trailer commentary

Other Notable Items

Quentin Tarantino
Ryan Reynolds
John Cena
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
Jenny Slate
Lesley Stahl
Jerry Zucker
Tim Burton
Daniel Waters
TFH Guru Larry Karaszewski
Scott Alexander
Sam Kinison
George Miller
Blood, Sweat & Chrome: The Wild and True Story of Mad Max: Fury Road book by Kyle Buchanan (2022)
Jack Nicholson
Yul Brynner
Sigmund Freud
Federico Fellini
Love Island TV series (2015- )
Francois Truffaut
Todd McCarthy
Milos Forman
Janus Films
The Czech New Wave
Vincent Schiavelli
Eerie, Indiana TV series (1991-1992)
Whoopi Goldberg
Patrick Swayze
Satoshi Kon
Darren Aronofsky
The Chiodo Brothers
TFH Guru Roger Corman
Jacques Tati
Mr. Bean
Rowan Atkinson
Man vs. Bee miniseries (2022)
Westworld TV series (2016- )
Scenes From A Marriage miniseries (1973)
Ingmar Bergman
Berlin Alexanderplatz miniseries (1980)
Slow Horses TV series (2022- )
Gary Oldman
TFH Guru Dennis Lehane
Black Bird TV series (2022- )
The Old Man TV series (2022- )
Jeff Bridges
John Lithgow
War And Peace novel by Leo Tolstoy (1869)
Charles Dickens
Rod Steiger
Ernest Borgnine
Martin Scorsese
George Kennedy
Jim Brown 
Richard Jaeckel
The Martin Short podcast episode
Only Murders In The Building TV series (2021- )
Steve Martin
The Los Angeles Times
Cynthia Scott
Our friends at Movies Unlimited!
Jenny Slate 
Nick Paley
Kermit The Frog
Isabella Rossellini
Bugs Bunny
Daffy Duck
Amblin Entertainment
Universal Pictures
Focus Features

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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.