The Movies That Made Me
with your host Josh Olson
The many buckets of James Adomian (Comedy Bang Bang, The Dollop, Chapo Trap House).
Movies Referenced In This Episode
OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006)
OSS 117: Lost in Rio (2009)
The Rocketeer (1991)
Bad Education (2004)
Good Time (2017)
Turbo Kid (2015)
Henry V (1989)
No Country For Old Men (2007)
Little Ashes (2009)
The Big Lebowski (1998)
The Third Man (1949)
Triumph of the Will (1935)
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003)
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)
The Meg (2018)
Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
Henry V (1944)
Looking For Richard (1996)
Richard III (1995)
Merchant of Venice (1996)
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)
The Transformers: The Movie (1986)
Other Notable Items
The Chapo Trap House podcast, including the superiority of Chapo Trap House’s live-streamed 2016 election night coverage over that of CNN.
The ’60s OSS 117 film series
The Kommissar X film series
“The Spy Who Came In From The Cold”
The Gaia Theory
“Fenimore Cooper’s Literary Offenses” by Mark Twain
“A Fountain of Maggots: Rob Marshall’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” by Ali Arikan
“Remembrance of Earth’s Past” Trilogy
The films of Gregg Araki
The Battle of Agincourt
Jesse “The Body” Ventura
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.
The Movies That Made Me is recorded live at Patio 7 in the historic Crossroads of the World complex 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.