TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante

Edgar Wright

Season 03 | Episode 36

Edgar Wright

Director / Writer

In our 100th episode, Edgar Wright takes us on a musical journey through some of his favorite cinematic needle drops.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls (1970)
Baby Driver (2017)
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Vanishing Point (1971)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Deja Vu (2006)
Man On Fire (2004)
The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
Alien (1979)
The Mexican (2001)
Gremlins (1984)
American Graffiti (1973)
Star Wars (1977)
Jaws (1975)
The Exorcist (1973)
Halloween (1978)
The Amityville Horror (1979)
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Deep Red (1976)
Suspiria (1977)
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Monty Python And The Holy Grail (1975)
An American Werewolf In London (1981)
The Long Goodbye (1973)
The Evil Dead (1983)
Face/Off (1997)
The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Mandy (2018)
The Hallow (2015)
The Nun (2018)
Mulholland Drive (2001)
Christine (1983)
Blue Collar (1978)
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
Mauvais Sang (1986)
Frances Ha (2012)
The Lovers On The Bridge (1991)
Holy Motors (2012)
Annette (TBD)
Goodfellas (1990)
Mean Streets (1973)
Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974)
Raging Bull (1980)
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Mad Max (1979)
Babe (1995)
Happy Feet (2006)
Dr. Strangelove (1964)
Band of Outsiders (1964)
Blow-Up (1966)
Bonnie And Clyde (1967)
The Graduate (1967)
Harold and Maude (1971)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Electra Glide In Blue (1973)
The Warriors (1979)
The Wanderers (1979)
The Shining (1980)
Trading Places (1983)
Breathless (1983)
Blood Simple (1984)
Ghostbusters (1984)
Back to the Future (1985)
Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (1985)
Blue Velvet (1986)
Manhunter (1986)
Something Wild (1986)
Do The Right Thing (1989)
Wild At Heart (1990)
Miller’s Crossing (1990)
Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Dazed and Confused (1993)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Chungking Express (1994)
Bottle Rocket (1996)
Trainspotting (1996)
Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Grosse Point Blank (1997)
Boogie Nights (1997)
Rushmore (1998)
Buffalo ‘66 (1998)
Beau Travail (1999)
The Matrix (1999)
Sexy Beast (2000)
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Ocean’s Eleven (2001)
Zodiac (2007)
Hard Boiled (1992)
Bad Lieutenant (1992)
Natural Born Killers (1994)
Jackie Brown (1997)
Last Night In Soho (TBD)
Casino (1995)
The Departed (2006)
Shine A Light (2008)
The Age of Innocence (1993)
20 Feet From Stardom (2013)

Other Notable Items

Walter Hill
Roger Ebert
Russ Meyer
“Neat Neat Neat” song by The Damned (1977)
Bill Pope
Alex North
Ennio Morricone
Tony Scott
Jerry Goldsmith
Ridley Scott
“Bell Bottoms” song by The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion (1994)
“Also Sprach Zarathustra” by Richard Strauss (1896)
“The Blue Danube” by Johann Strauss II (1867)
György Ligeti
Stanley Kubrick
George Lucas
Walter Mirch
Robert Altman
Ron Howard
Paul Le Mat
Mackenzie Phillips
“All Summer Long” song by The Beach Boys (1964)
Happy Days TV series (1974-1984)
Scott Baio
Suzi Quatro
Harrison Ford
“Tubular Bells” song by Mike Oldfield
Lalo Schifrin
William Friedkin
The Twilight Zone TV series (1959-1964)
The Halloween score by John Carpenter (1978)
George A. Romero
Dawn of the Dead score by Goblin (1978)
Dario Argento
Simon Pegg
Dawn of the Dead The Unreleased Incidental Music (2004)
De Wolfe Music
“The Gonk” song by Herbert Chappell (1965)
“Cosmogony”  by Paul Lemel (1972)
The Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood
TFH Guru John Landis
David Naughton
“Blue Moon” song by Elvis Presley (1956)
“Blue Moon” song by Bob Dylan (1970)
“Blue Moon” song by Sam Cooke (1959)
“Blue Moon” song by The Marcels (1961)
“Moondance” song by Van Morrison (1970)

“Bad Moon Rising” song by Creedence Clearwater Revival (1969)
Jenny Agutter
“The Long Goodbye” song by Clydie King (1973)
John Woo
“Over The Rainbow” song by Judy Garland (1939)
“Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” song by Darlene Love (1963)
“Do You Hear What I Hear” by Johnny Mathis (1969)
Nicolas Cage
“Mandy” song by Barry Manilow (1974)
The Vista Theatre in Hollywood
Corin Hardy
The Panos Cosmatos podcast episode
“We Belong Together” song by Robert & Johnny (1958)
“Little Bitty Pretty One” song by Thurston Harris (1957)
Keith Gordon
“Harlem Nocturne” song by The Viscounts (1959)
“Bad To The Bone” song by George Thorogood and the Destroyers
“I Feel Good” song by James Brown (1964)
The Christine soundtrack (1983)
Impressions of An American Werewolf In London soundtrack by Meco (1981)
John Hughes
“Oh Yeah” by Yello (1985)
“Twist And Shout” song by 
“Love Missile F1-11” song by Sigue Sigue Sputnik (1983)
The Ferris Bueller’s Day Off soundtrack (1986)
“The Race” song by Yello (1988)
Leos Carax
“Modern Love” song by David Bowie (1983)
Denis Lavant
Juliette Binoche
Adam Driver
Marion Cotillard
Martin Scorsese
“Be My Baby” song by The Ronettes (1963)
“Tell Me” by The Rolling Stones (1964)
T. Rex
Mott The Hoople
“Rags To Riches” song by Tony Bennett (1953)
“Layla” song by Derek and the Dominoes (1970)
“Atlantis” song by Donovan (1969)
“My Way” song by Sid Vicious (1978)
“Jump Into The Fire” by Harry Nilsson (1971)
“What Is Life” song by George Harrison (1971)
“Monkey Man” song by The Rolling Stones (1969)
George Miller
Ben Carson
Ansel Elgort
Jim McBride
Quentin Tarantino
The Strokes
“Stuck In The Middle With You” song by Stealers Wheel (1972)
“Little Green Bag” song by the George Baker Selection (1971)
Michael Madsen
“Gimme Shelter” by the Rolling Stones (1969)
Mary Clayton
Mick Jagger

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.