TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante

Escape from the Planet of the Pandemic Parade

Season 03 | Episode 31

Escape from the Planet of the Pandemic Parade

From the people that brought you Pandemic Parade chapters 1-8, comes yet another thrilling episode featuring Jesse V. Johnson, Casper Kelly, Fred Dekker, Don Coscarelli, Daniel Noah, Elijah Wood and Blaire Bercy.

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Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

The Wondrous Story of Birth a.k.a. The Birth of Triplets (1950)
Contagion (2011)
The Omega Man (1971)
Panic In The Streets (1950)
The Last Man On Earth (1964)
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Fantastic Voyage (1966)
Innerspace (1987)
The Howling (1981)
The Invisible Man (2020)
The Sand Pebbles (1966)
Where Eagles Dare (1969)
Planet of the Apes (1968)
Goldfinger (1964)
The Spy Who Came In From The Cold (1965)
Murder On The Orient Express (1974)
Dr. No (1962)
From Russia With Love (1963)
Bellman and True (1987)
Brimstone and Treacle (1982)
Richard III (1995)
Titanic (1997)
Catch 22 (1970)
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1966)
The Graduate (1967)
1941 (1979)
Dr. Strangelove (1964)
Jaws (1975) 
The Fortune (1975)
Carnal Knowledge (1970)
Manhattan (1979)
Hard Women (1970)
The Debt Collector (2018)
Debt Collectors (2020)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Barry Lyndon (1975)
The Professionals (1966) 
Hondo (1953)
True Grit (2010)
The New Centurions (1972)
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Brief Encounter (1945)
The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
The Swappers a.k.a. The Wife Swappers (1970)
Cube (1997)
Extraterrestrial (2011)
Independence Day (1996)
Bug (2006)
Groundhog Day (1993)
The Lighthouse (2019)
Rear Window (1954)
Locke (2013)
The Night Eats The World (2018)
A Man Escaped (1956)
Singin’ In The Rain (1952)
The Last House On The Left (1972)
Mark Of The Devil (1970)
Cannibal Girls (1973)
Don’t Look In The Basement (1973)
Josie and the Pussycats (2001)
Never Been Kissed (1999)
Clueless (1995)
The Wedding Singer (1998)
Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion (1997)
Zoolander (2001)
The Lovebirds (2020)
Together Brothers (1974)
Mandy (2018)
Too Many Cooks (2014)
Piranha (1978)
The Conversation (1974)
Nashville (1975)
Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
Slither (1973)
The State of Things (1982)
Wings of Desire (1987)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Big Trouble In Little China (1986)
Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
Husbands (1970)
The More the Merrier (1943)
The Devil and Miss Jones (1941)
The Devil in Miss Jones (1973)
The 39 Steps (1935)
Sherman’s March (1986)
Finding Vivian Maier (2013)
Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story (2018)
Frank (2014)
Beauty Is Embarrassing (2012)
The House That Jack Built (2018)
The Five Obstructions (2003)
The Big Shave (1967)
Grown-Ups (1980)
Bad At Dancing (2015)
A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence (2015)
Synecdoche, New York (2008)
Dau (2019)
45 Years (2015)
Fat City (1972)
The Yin and Yang of Mr. Go (1970)
The Kinky Coaches And The Pom Pom Pussycats (1981)
The Sinful Bed (1973)
Battle Royale (2000)
On The Beach (1959)
To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
Panic In Year Zero! (1962)
War of the Worlds (2005)
The War of the Worlds (1953)
The Day The Earth Caught Fire (1962)
A Boy And His Dog (1975)
The Parallax View (1974)
All The President’s Men (1976)
Miracle Mile (1988)
Melancholia (2011)
Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
This Is The End (2013)
Phantasm (1979)
Ex Machina (2015)
Prometheus (2012)
Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)
Rhino! (1964)
The Blob (1958)
Mission To Mars (2000)
Damnation Alley (1977)
Death Race 2000 (1975)
Battle: Los Angeles (2011)
Petulia (1968)
Cuba (1979)
Billy Liar (1963)
Citizen Kane (1941)
The Hustler (1961)
Rage (1972)
It’s Trad, Dad! (1962)
A Hard Day’s Night (1964)
Help! (1965)
The Doors (1991)
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Fury of the Fist and the Golden Fleece (2018)
Wall Street (1987)
Any Given Sunday (1999)
Talk Radio (1988)
Primer (2004)
Upstream Color (2013)
Bill And Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)
Garfield: The Movie (2004)
Phantom Thread (2017)
Ryan’s Daughter (1970)
Point Break (1991)
Darkest Hour (2017)
Bellflower (2011)
The Wanting Mare (2020)
Tenet (2020)
The Gruesome Twosome (1967)
Something Weird (1967)

Other Notable Items

George A. Romero
Vincent Price
I Am Legend novel by Richard Matheson (1954)
Fritz Lang
Peter Guber
The Leigh Whannell podcast episode
Daniel Blatt
Dracula novel by Bram Stoker (1897)
Stephen Boyd
Raquel Welch
Donald Pleasence
Leonard Rosenman’s Fantastic Voyage score
James Cameron
Paul Greengrass
Robert Shaw
James Bond
John Barry
Ken Adam
Richard Loncraine
Bernard Hill
Mike Nichols
Catch 22 novel by Joseph Heller (1961)
Alan Arkin
Charles Grodin
Martin Sheen
Martin Balsam
Richard Benjamin
Orson Welles
Bob Newhart
Jon Voight
Universal Classic Monsters
Ray Harryhausen
Roy Scheider
Steven Spielberg
Robert Wise
The John Williams Jaws score (1975)
Martin Scorsese
Stanley Kubrick
The Coen Brothers
Tomas Vintenberg
Michael Mann
Woody Allen
The Scott Adkins podcast episode 
Leonard Rossiter
The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin TV series (1976-1979)
CHiPs TV series (1977-1983)
Steptoe and Son TV series (1962-1965, 1970-1974)
Sanford and Son TV series (1972-1977)
Robert Ryan
A Word On Westerns TV series (2014- )
Rob Word
John Wayne
Hondo novel by Louis L’Amour (1953)
The Colony Theatre in New Jersey
Stacy Keach
Richard Fleischer
Sessue Hayakawa
Anna May Wong
Alec Guinness
David Lean
Katharine Hepburn
Carol Reed
Sam Spiegel
The Streets of San Francisco TV series (1972-1977)
Hill Street Blues TV series (1981-1987)
Barney Miller TV series (1975-1982) 
Joseph Wambaugh
Homicide: Life on the Street TV series (1993-1999)
Clifton Davis
The Last Dance TV miniseries (2020)
The Chicago Bulls
Michael Jordan
Vincenzo Natali
Nacho Vigalondo
William Friedkin
Michael Shannon
Ashley Judd
Robert Eggers
Tom Hardy
The Criterion Channel 
Blaire Bercy’s excellent podcast Fishnet Flix
Mona May
Just Say Julie TV series (1989-1992)
Julie Brown
Josie and the Pussycats TV series (1970-1971)
Issa Rae
Kumail Nanjiani
The Hollywood Food Coalition
The Hollywood Methodist Church
Support and Feed nonprofit
Billie Eilish
Perry Farrell
Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell TV series (2013- )
Panos Cosmatos
Sundance Film Festival
Andrea Riseborough
Nicolas Cage
Adult Swim
John Sayles
Heather Menzies
Robert Urich
Allen Garfield
James Caan
Peter Boyle
Sally Kellerman
Wim Wenders
Sam Fuller
Howard Zieff
W.D. Richter
Saul Bass
Lee Remick
James Stewart
Ben Gazzara
John Cassavetes
James Coburn
W.C. Fields
Walter Matthau
Jean Arthur
Charles Coburn
Alfred Hitchcock
Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood TV series (1962-2001)
The Joy of Painting TV series (1983-1994)
Bob Ross
The Andy Griffith Show TV series (1960-1968)
True Stories TV series (2006)
Northern Exposure TV series (1990-1995)
Joe Pera Talks with You TV series (2018- )
The Passing Parade radio series (1937-1951)
John Nesbitt
Caveh Zahedi 
The Show About The Show TV series (2015- )
Schizo by Ivan Brunetti (1994-2006)
Joe Matt
Chester Brown
Gabrielle Bell
Pee-wee’s Playhouse TV series (1986-1990)
Peter Gabriel‘s “Big Time” by  music video
Wayne White
Lars von Trier
Jørgen Leth
Mike Leigh
TFH Guru Eduardo Rodriguez
Roy Andersson
Charlie Kaufman
Ken Loach
Jeff Bridges
Susan Tyrrell
Burgess Meredith
Evanston Township High School
John Cusack
Jeremy Piven
True West play by Sam Shepard (1980)
Jack Nicholson
Steppenwolf Theatre
Gregory Peck
Ava Gardner
Fred Astaire
Ray Milland
George Pal
The War of the Worlds 1938 radio drama
Tom Cruise
Harlan Ellison
Michael Caine
Leo McKern
Val Guest
Hammer Film Productions
Anthony Edwards
Normal People TV series (2020- )
Devs TV miniseries (2020)
Alex Garland
Prometheus the Greek god
The Woolly Monkey
Adam West
Paul Mantee
Damnation Alley novel by Roger Zelazny (1969)
Aaron Eckhart
Battle: Los Angeles score score by Brian Tyler
Richard Lester
Sean Connery
John Barry
Julie Christie
Tom Courtenay
George C. Scott
Shirley Knight
Richard Chamberlain
Joseph Cotten
William Holden 
Colleen Dewhurst
Trish Van Devere
Janis Joplin
Nicolas Roeg
Getting Away With It Or: The Further Adventures of the Luckiest Bastard You Ever Saw Richard Lester book by Steven Soderbergh (2000)
Oliver Stone
Ray Manzarek
Jim Morrison
The Doors by The Doors
John Milius
Kathleen Quinlan
The Whiskey-A-Go-Go
Kyle MacLachlan
Sean Stone
Bill Goldberg
Michael Dudikoff
Danny Trejo
Sam J. Jones
Cynthia Rothrock
Shane Carruth
Ron Jeremy
Richard Grieco
Tom “Tiny” Lister
Ernie Reyes Jr.
Michael Winslow
Don “The Dragon” Wilson
David Sullivan
Pauline Kael
Gary Oldman
Winston Churchill
Clint Eastwood
Christopher Nolan
ArcLight Cinemas
Alamo Drafthouse
The Town Theatre in Long Beach
“Redemption Song” by Bob Marley and the Wailers, covered by Johnny Cash and Joe Strummer

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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 Host

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.