TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante

Ilya Naishuller

Season 04 | Episode 10

Ilya Naishuller

Director / Producer / Writer

Nobody director Ilya Naishuller joins Josh and Joe to talk about his favorite movies.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

Nobody (2021)
Hardcore Henry (2016)
Billy Jack (1971)
My Winnipeg (2007)
The Usual Suspects (1995)
Top Gun (1986)
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Seven (1995)
Bill Hicks: Revelations (1993)
The Mission (1986)
The Killing Fields (1984) 
Captivity (2007)
The Killing (1956)
The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004)
Once Upon A Time In America (1984)
You And I (2008)
Infested (2002)
No Country For Old Men (2007)
The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
Goodfellas (1990)
Goldfinger (1964)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (2019)
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
Papillon (1973)
Papillon (2017)
Midnight Run (1988)
Planet of the Apes (1968)
Oldboy (2003)
Parasite (2019)
Assassins (1995)
Ladder 49 (2004)
Waterworld (1995)
Heathers (1989)
Mad Max (1979)
A History Of Violence (2005)
The ’Burbs (1989)
Punishment Park (1971)
The War Game (1966)
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Uncut Gems (2019)
Culloden (1964)
Bonnie Prince Charlie (1948)
Dr. Strangelove (1964)
Fail Safe (1964)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
Let The Right One In (2008)
Patton (1970)
Hardcore (1979)
Mr. Nobody (2009)
District 9 (2009)
Paths of Glory (1957)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
Barry Lyndon (1975)
The Shining (1980)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Killer’s Kiss (1955)
Fear And Desire (1953)
Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy (2004)
The Big Short (2015)
Vice (2018)
The Other Guys (2010)
Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie (2004)
The Thing (1982)
City Of God (2002)
Coherence (2014)
Rango (2011)
Blue Ruin (2013)
One Night In Miami… (2020)
The Invitation (2015)
Lawrence Of Arabia (1962)
Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003)
Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004)
No Time To Die (2021… maybe?)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

Other Notable Items

Bob Odenkirk
Bruce Willis
Mr. Show with Bob and David TV series (1995-1998)
Steven Seagal
Universal Pictures
Christopher Lloyd
Guy Maddin
Timur Bekmambetov
Kevin Spacey
Bryan Singer
Christopher McQuarrie
Bill Hicks
The Clash
Luke Wilson
“Needle In The Hay” by Elliott Smith
Roland Joffé
Orson Welles
Stanley Kubrick
Elisha Cuthbert
Pawel Wdowczak
Emma Thomas
The Coen Brothers
Anton Yelchin
Woody Harrelson
Josh Brolin
Connie Nielsen
William Yeh
Sharlto Copley
Quentin Tarantino
Mike Simpson
Harlan Ellison
“Every Breath You Take” by The Police
Steve McQueen
Dustin Hoffman
Papillon novel by Henri Charrière (1969)
Jim Carrey
Christian Bale
Robert De Niro
Franklin J. Schaffner
John Travolta
Old Boy manga series by Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi (1996-1998)
Park Chan-wook
Tim Roth
Daniel Waters
Robert Rodriguez
Peter Watkins
Martin Scorsese
Wiseguy book by Nicholas Pilegg i (1985)
Toronto International Film Festival
The Safdie Brothers
“Born Free” by M.I.A.
David Niven
The Criterion Collection
Arrow Video
The Velvet Underground & Nico album by… The Velvet Underground and Nico
Lou Reed
Brian Eno
Red Alert novel by Peter George (1958)
Columbia Pictures
George C. Scott
STX Entertainment 
Jared Leto
Stephen King
The Shining miniseries (1997)
Adam McKay
Saturday Night Live TV series (1975- )
Will Ferrell
The Second City Theatre
Richard Pryor
Eddie Murphy
Biting Elbows
Darya Charusha
James Ward Byrkit 
Jeremy Saulnier
TFH Guru Karyn Kusama
Federico Fellini
Ingmar Bergman
TFH Guru Roger Corman
Jean-Luc Godard
Francois Truffaut

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.