TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante

Eskil Vogt

Season 05 | Episode 17

Eskil Vogt

Writer / Director

Writer/director Eskil Vogt joins hosts Josh Olson and Joe Dante to discuss a few of his favorite movies.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

The Worst Person In The World (2021)
The Innocents (2022)
The Godfather Part II (1974) – Katt Shea’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
The Breakfast Club (1985)
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
Trust (1990)
Fight Club (1999)
Evil Dead II (1987) – Alex Kirschenbaum’s review
Gremlins (1984) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
The Getaway (1972) – Larry Karaszewski’s trailer commentary
The Getaway (1994)
Junior Bonner (1972) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Star Wars (1977)
The Limey (1999)
Point Blank (1967) – John Landis’s trailer commentary
Out of Sight (1998)
The Hunger (1983)
Providence (1977)
Blind (2014)
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)
The Card Counter (2021)
First Reformed (2017) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Taxi Driver (1976) – Rod Lurie’s trailer commentary
Light Sleeper (1992)
American Gigolo (1980)
Notorious (1946) – John Landis’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Criterion Blu-ray review
Torn Curtain (1966)
Jacob’s Ladder (1990)
Lolita (1997)
Deep Water (2022)
Ghost (1990)
My Life (1993)
The Dead Zone (1983) – Mick Garris’s trailer commentary
A History Of Violence (2005)

Other Notable Items

The Joachim Trier podcast episode
Renate Reinsve 
Ingmar Bergman
The French New Wave
Jean-Luc Godard
Francois Truffaut
John Hughes
Matthew Broderick
Hal Hartley
Sam Raimi
Peter Jackson
Stanley Kubrick
Michaelangelo Antonioni
Sam Peckinpah
Steve McQueen
George Lucas
Steven Soderbergh
Lem Dobbs
Terrence Stamp
Tony Scott
Ridley Scott
Catherine Deneuve
David Bowie
Susan Sarandon
“Bela Lugosi’s Dead” song by Bauhaus (1979)
Sir John Gielgud
Alain Resnais
The Criterion Collection
Paul Schrader
Francis Ford Coppola
Alfred Hitchcock
Ingrid Bergman
Cary Grant
Claude Rains
Leopoldine Konstantin
RKO Pictures
Adrian Lyne
Francis Bacon
Bruce Joel Rubin 
Michael Keaton
Russ Meyer
David Cronenberg
Howard Shore
Stephen King
Martin Sheen
Jeffrey Boam
Tom Skeritt
Dino De Laurentiis
Brooke Adams
Christopher Walken

This list is also available on Movies Unlimited and 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.