TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante

Genndy Tartakovsky

Season 05 | Episode 35

Genndy Tartakovsky

Writer / Director / Producer

Animation legend Genndy Tartakovsky joins Josh Olson and Joe Dante to discuss his favorite silent sequences from great movies.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

Infested (2002)
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) – Brian Trenchard-Smith’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
The Godfather (1972) – Ernest Dickerson’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review, Randy Fuller’s wine pairings
Apocalypse Now (1979) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Hotel Transylvania (2012)
A Fistful of Dollars (1964) – John Badham’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray reviews
Once Upon A Time In The West (1968) – John Landis’s trailer commentary
The Birds (1963) – Eli Roth’s trailer commentary, Randy Fuller’s wine pairings, Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (1966) – Ernest Dickerson’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray reviews
Conan The Barbarian (1982)
Conan The Destroyer (1984)
The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
The Party (1968) – Michael Lehmann’s trailer commentary
The Pink Panther (1963) – Dan Ireland’s trailer commentary
The Great Race (1965)
Sorcerer (1977) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary, Bernard Rose’s trailer commentary
The Exorcist (1973) – Oren Pelli’s trailer commentary
Star Wars (1977)
The Train (1964) – Brian Trenchard-Smith’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Rififi (1955)
Thief (1981) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary
Fixed (TBD)
The Third Man (1949) – George Hickenlooper’s trailer commentary, Randy Fuller’s trailer commentary
Looney Tunes: Back In Action (2003) – Michael Schlesinger’s trailer commentary
Papillon (1973)
Papillon (2017)
Iron Man 2 (2010)
Three Thousand Years of Longing (2022)
Gremlins (1984) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review, TFH’s Mogwai Madness
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
The Longest Day (1962) – John Landis’s trailer commentary
Thunderball (1965)
The Fast And The Furious (2001)
Joe Versus The Volcano (1990) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Hotel Transylvania: Transformania (2022)

Other Notable Items

Nicolas Cage
Dexter’s Laboratory TV series (1996-2003)
Samurai Jack TV series (2001-2004, 2017)
Powerpuff Girls TV series (1998-2005)
Our Amber A’Lee Frost podcast episode
Primal TV series (2019- )
Blood, Sweat & Chrome The Wild and True Story of Mad Max: Fury Road book (2022)
Tex Avery
Popeye The Sailor TV series (1960-1963)
Sergio Leone
Ennio Morricone
Bernard Hermann
Clint Eastwood
John Milius
The Coen Brothers
Sam Raimi
Leon Schlesinger 
Fred Quimby 
Charles Durning
The Cinerama Dome
Blake Edwards
Peter Sellers
James Bond
Adam Sandler
Steven Spielberg
The Pink Panther
Bugs Bunny
The Inspector
Richard Williams
Tom and Jerry
The Smurfs TV series (1981-1989)
William Friedkin
The American Cinematheque
John Frankenheimer
Arthur Penn
James Caan
Alley Oop comic strip (1933- )
Calvin and Hobbes comic strip by Bill Watterson (1985-1995)
Agnes Varda
Sony Pictures
New Line Cinema
Steve McQueen
Jon Favreau
George Miller
The Mandalorian TV series (2019- )

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.