TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante

James Adomian

Season 01 | Episode 22

James Adomian

Writer / Actor / Comedian

The many buckets of James Adomian (Comedy Bang Bang, The Dollop, Chapo Trap House).

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006)
OSS 117: Lost in Rio (2009)
The Rocketeer (1991)
Bad Education (2004)
Matador (1986)
Good Time (2017)
Turbo Kid (2015)
Henry V (1989)
Kaboom (2010)
Alexander (2004)
Sunshine (2007)
Snowpiercer (2013)
No Country For Old Men (2007)
Solaris (1971)
Solaris (2002)
Gremlins (1984)
Little Ashes (2009)
Zulu (1964)
The Big Lebowski (1998)
The Third Man (1949)
Goldfinger (1964)
Triumph of the Will (1935)
Batman (1989)
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003)
Sleuth (1972)
Sleuth (2007)
Stalker (1979)
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)
Hellraiser (1987)
Titanic (1997)
The Meg (2018)
Arrival (2016)
Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
Gladiator (2000)
Prometheus (2012)
Henry V (1944)
Looking For Richard (1996)
Richard III (1995)
Merchant of Venice (1996)
Elysium (2013)
Harvey (1950)
Scanners (1981)
McQ (1974)
Brannigan (1976)
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)
Paterson (2016)
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
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.

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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.