TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante

Gina Prince-Bythewood

Season 03 | Episode 42

Gina Prince-Bythewood

Writer / Director

Gina Prince-Bythewood, the director of this summer’s hottest movie, The Old Guard, joins Josh and Joe for a cheerful discussion of the movies that shattered her.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

The Old Guard (2020)
The Irishman (2019)
The Other Side of the Wind (2018)
Love And Basketball (2000)
The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
First Cow (2019)
Benji (1974)
Oh! Heavenly Dog (1980)
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
Bambi (1942)
E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (1982)
The Color Purple (1985)
Ghost (1990)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Ordinary People (1980)
Central Station (1998)
Life Is Beautiful (1997)
To Be Or Not To Be (1942)
Pinocchio (2002)
Like Crazy (2011)
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
Beyond The Lights (2014)
12 Years A Slave (2013)
Goodfellas (1990)
Dirty Pretty Things (2002)
Amy (2015)
Moonlight (2016)
The Florida Project (2017)
Man On Fire (2004)
Bridesmaids (2011)
Sex And The City: The Movie (2008)
Wonder Woman (2017)
Black Panther (2018)
Spy (2015)
Se7en (1995)
Fight Club (1999)
The Game (1997)
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (2019)

Other Notable Items

Martin Scorsese
Orson Welles
Joe Camp
Chevy Chase
The Tuppence Middleton podcast episode
Steven Spielberg
The Color Purple novel by Alice Walker (1982)
The Indiana Jones franchise
Menno Meyjes
Oprah Winfrey
Whoopi Goldberg
The Academy Awards
Robert Redford
Mary Tyler Moore
The Mary Tyler Moore Show TV series (1970-1977)
Judd Hirsch
Taxi TV series (1978-1983)
James Garner
The Rockford Files TV series (1974-1980)
The Day The Clown Cried, an unfinished film
Roberto Benigni
Drake Doremus
Anton Yelchin
Felicity Jones
Dustin O’Halloran
Volker Bertelmann
Lupita Nyong’o
Roots miniseries (1977)
Chiwetel Ejiofor
The James Bond franchise
Greg Rucka
Amy Winehouse
The Best Picture drama at the 2017 Oscars
Mahershala Ali
Dakota Fanning
Terilyn A. Shropshire
Melissa McCarthy
Kristen Wiig
Robin Williams
David Fincher
Morgan Freeman

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.