TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your host Josh Olson

Season 02 | Episode 25

Illeana Douglas RETURNS!

Actor / Producer / Writer

The great actress returns with her list of all time favorite shots!

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Equus (1977)
The Shining (1980)
The Band Wagon (1953)
The Third Man (1949)
Touch of Evil (1958)
The Player (1992)
Harold and Maude (1971)
Shock Corridor (1963)
The Heartbreak Kid (1972)
Withnail and I (1987)
Blume in Love (1973)
Alex In Wonderland (1970)
Alive (1993)
Limelight (1952)
The Crow (1994)
Miller’s Crossing (1990)
Love Actually (2003)
Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)
The Star (1952)
Star! (1968)
1941 (1979)
Mommie Dearest (1981)
Number One (1969)
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
Days of Wine and Roses Playhouse 90 TV film (1958)
The Comedian Playhouse 90 TV film (1957) 
Grand Prix (1966)
Seven Days in May (1966)
Seconds (1966)
Patterns (1956)
12 Angry Men (1957)
Marty Playhouse 90 TV film (1953)
Judgment at Nuremberg Playhouse 90 TV film (1959)
The Young Stranger (1957)
Dr. Strangelove (1964)
Fail Safe (1964)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Barry Lyndon (1975)
The Leopard (1963)
The Red Shoes (1948)
Becky Sharp (1935)
Terror on a Train/Time Bomb (1953)
Stairway To Heaven/A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
Black Narcissus (1947)
Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1924) 
The Getaway (1972)
What! No Beer? (1933)
Sunset Boulevard (1950)
42nd Street (1933)
Rear Window (1954)
Rope (1948)
Dames (1934)
The Apartment (1960)
The Trial (1962)
Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
Ace in the Hole (1951)
To Die For (1995)
Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
The Howling (1981)
The World of Henry Orient (1964)
The Out-of-Towners (1970)
North by Northwest (1959)
Psycho (1960)
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
Raging Bull (1980)
Revolutionary Road (2008)
Jaws (1975)
Do The Right Thing (1989)
Crooklyn (1994)
Jungle Fever (1991)
Rocco and His Brothers (1960)
Two Women (1960)
The Thing From Another World (1951)
From Here To Eternity (1953)
Persona (1966)
The Seventh Seal (1957)
Citizen Kane (1941)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
The Untouchables (1987)
Vertigo (1958)
The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)
Reindeer Games (2000)
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)

Other Notable Items

Nobody’s favorite attorney general
The MaltinFest Leonard Maltin podcast episode
Illeana’s original favorite movie scenes podcast episode
Cyd Charisse
John Frankenheimer
Martin Scorsese
Stephen Bissette’s podcast episode
The Playhouse 90 live telefilms
Illeana’s grandfather, actor Melvyn Douglas
The Cinerama Dome
Michael Powell
Batman TV series (1966-1968)
Mission: Impossible film series 
Buster Keaton
Busby Berkeley
“I Only Have Eyes For You” sequence in Dames
Ernest Dickerson’s podcast episode
The Criterion Channel
Wes Anderson
Daniel Waters’s podcast episode

This list is also available on Letterboxd.

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.