The Movies That Made Me
with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante
The writer/director of Tigers Are Not Afraid takes us through some of her most formative cinematic experiences.
Movies Referenced In This Episode
Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)
The Innocents (1961)
Tigers Are Not Afraid (2017)
The Goonies (1985)
T2 Trainspotting (2017)
Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
The Lady From Shanghai (1947)
Lake Mungo (2008)
The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
Happy Feet (2006)
Lorenzo’s Oil (1992)
Mad Max: Fury Road (2014)
Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
Blade Runner (1982)
Gone With The Wind (1939)
Fanny and Alexander (1982)
Terrified a.k.a. Aterrados (2017)
Gates of the Night (1946)
Other Notable Items
Rome TV series (2005-2007)
Walt Disney Pictures
The Donner Party (no relation to Richard, don’t worry)
Once Upon A Time TV series (2011-2018)
The Criterion Channel
“The Third Guest” short story by B. Traven (1953)
The Haunting of Hill House TV series (2018- )
Twin Peaks TV series (1990-91, 2017)
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.