TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante

Joachim Trier

Season 05 | Episode 09

Joachim Trier

Writer / Director

Joachim Trier, writer/director of the multi-Oscar nominated film The Worst Person in the World, discusses his favorite movies with hosts Josh Olson and Joe Dante.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

A History of Violence (2005)
Gremlins (1984) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review, TFH’s retrospective links 
Innerspace (1987) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
The Worst Person In The World (2021)
Back To The Future (1985)
Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)
Hour of the Wolf (1968)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) – John Landis’s trailer commentary, Dennis Cozzalio’s review
Mirror (1975)
Stalker (1979) – Glenn Erickson’s Criterion Blu-ray review
Soylent Green (1973)
Dr. Strangelove (1964) – Michael Lehmann’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Criterion Blu-ray review
Last Year At Marienbad (1961)
The Hunt (1959)
Remonstrance (1972)
Don’t Look Now (1973) – John Landis’s trailer commentary
Bad Timing (1980) – Bernard Rose’s trailer commentary
Walkabout (1971) – Larry Karaszewski’s trailer commentary
Performance (1970) – Mark Goldblatt’s trailer commentary 
Drive My Car (2021)
491 (1964)
The Seventh Seal (1957)
Persona (1966)
The Wild Strawberries (1957) – Allan Arkush’s trailer commentary
The Virgin Spring (1960) – Glenn Erickson’s Criterion Blu-ray review
The Last House On The Left (1972) – Darren Bousman’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Another Round (2020)
Goodfellas (1990) – Allan Arkush’s trailer commentary
Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974)
Cape Fear (1991) – Illeana Douglas’s trailer commentary
Oslo, August 31st (2011)
The Age Of Innocence (1993) – Glenn Erickson’s Criterion Blu-ray review
The Color of Money (1986) – Rod Lurie’s trailer commentary
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
The ’Burbs (1989) – Ti West’s trailer commentary
Louder Than Bombs (2015)
Rad (1986)
Thrashin’ (1986)
Flashdance (1983)
Cool As Ice (1991)
Schindler’s List (1993)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) – Joe Dante’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Animal House (1978) – Allan Arkush’s trailer commentary, Dennis Cozzalio’s retrospective and review 
Thelma (2017)
Heathers (1989) – Karyn Kusama’s trailer commentary
Nightmare Alley (2021)
Last Night In Soho (2021)
Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)
The Batman (2022)
Parasite (2019) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review, Dennis Cozzalio’s 2019 year-end list
Amarcord (1973) – Bernard Rose’s trailer commentary
Moscow on the Hudson (1984)
Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986)
Harry and Tonto (1974)
Next Stop, Greenwich Village (1976) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Blume in Love (1973)
Alex In Wonderland (1970)
Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice (1969) – Charlie Largent’s Blu-ray review
The Pickle (1993)
C’mon C’mon (2021)
The Rain People (1969)
Fear and Desire (1953)
What’s New, Pussycat? (1965)
I Love You, Alice B. Toklas! (1968)
Heat (1995)
Collateral (2004)
Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003)
M (1931)
M (1951)
Blow Up (1966) – Charlie Largent’s Criterion Blu-ray review
Blow Out (1981) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary
Scarface (1983) – Katt Shea’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Carrie (1976) – Allan Arkush’s trailer commentary
Body Double (1984)
Femme Fatale (2002) – Allan Arkush’s trailer commentary 
Snake Eyes (1998)
Mission: Impossible (1996)
The Untouchables (1987)
Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)
Dressed To Kill (1980) – Dennis Cozzalio’s Criterion Blu-ray review
Piranha (1978) – John Davison’s trailer commentary, Charlie Largent’s Blu-ray review, Randy Fuller’s wine pairing
The Howling (1981) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary, Randy Fuller’s wine pairing

Other Notable Items

The Phantom of Skid Row novel by Harry Ringel (2022)
TFH Guru Adam Rifkin
The American Cinematheque in Los Feliz
Jonah Ray
Renate Reinsve
Anders Danielsen Lie
Herbert Nordrum
Cheech and Chong
Ingmar Bergman
Fanny and Alexander TV miniseries (1983)
Michelangelo Antonioni
Sight & Sound
Film Comment
The Skirball Cultural Center
Akira Kurosawa
Jean-Luc Godard
Alain Resnais
Charlton Heston
Edward G. Robinson
MTV (when it was cool)
Sergei Eisenstein
Erik Løchen 
Vincente Minelli
Luis Buñuel
French New Wave
Nicholas Roeg
Julie Christie
Donald Sutherland
The National Film And Television School
Stephen Frears
Mike Leigh
Robert Bresson
Mick Jagger
Donald Cammell
Vilgot Sjöman
Eskil Vogt
Thomas Vinterberg
Paul Thomas Anderson
The Academy Awards
Cannes Film Festival
Martin Scorsese
Henry James
The Age of Innocence novel by Edith Wharton (1920)
Michelle Pfeiffer
Winona Ryder
Daniel Day-Lewis
Jean Baudillard
A.O. Scott
Josh Brolin
Vanilla Ice
Janusz Kamiński 
László Kovács 
Vilmos Zsigmond
Steven Spielberg
Saturday Night Live TV series (1975- )
Bill Murray
Chevy Chase
Dan Aykroyd
TFH Guru John Landis
Stanley Kubrick
Daniel Waters
Landmark Theatres
The Nuart Theatre
TFH Guru Guillermo del Toro
TFH Guru Edgar Wright
Tom Quinn
Paul Mazursky
Jacques Tati
Federico Fellini
Donald Sutherland
Art Carney
Joaquin Phoenix
Francis Ford Coppola
James Caan
Robert Duvall
Shirley Knight
Peter Sellers
Michael Mann
Bunker Hill, Los Angeles
The Bradbury Building
Joseph Losey 
Fritz Lang
The American Cinematheque
Spike Lee
François Truffaut
Antoine Doinel 
Brian De Palma
Alfred Hitchcock
“Relax” song by Frankie Goes To Hollywood (1983)
Tom Cruise
The Devil’s Candy: The Anatomy Of A Hollywood Fiasco
Michael Caine
Angie Dickinson
Dario Argento
Lucio Fulci
Pino Donaggio
Jerry Goldsmith
Tangerine Dream
Harry Nilsson
Randy Newman
Todd Rundgren
Bob Dylan

This list is also available on Movies Unlimited and 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.