TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your host Josh Olson

Season 02 | Episode 04

Katt Shea

Director / Writer

Katt Shea (Poison Ivy, Stripped to Kill, the upcoming Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase) sits down with Josh and Joe to talk about Lina Wertmuller.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)
The Exorcist (1973)
Swamp Thing (1982)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Once Upon A Time In The West (1968)
Stripped To Kill (1987)
Poison Ivy (1992)
The Second Civil War (1997)
The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
Nancy Drew and The Hidden Staircase (2019), Katt’s upcoming feature
Nancy Drew and The Hidden Staircase (1939)
Streets (1990)
Sorcerer (1977)
The Trouble with Angels (1966)
The Ghost And Mr. Chicken (1966)
The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964)
Pollyanna (1960)
Klute (1971)
Psycho III (1986)
Dressed To Kill (1980)
The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999)
Scarface (1983)
Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004)
Swept Away (1974)
Swept Away (2002)
Seven Beauties (1975)
The Seduction of Mimi (1972)
Which Way Is Up? (1977)
A Night Full of Rain (1978)
On A Moonlit Night/Crystal or Ash, Fire or Wind, as Long as It’s Love (1989)
WarGames (1983)
Face To Face (1976)
Network (1976)
All The President’s Men (1976)
Rocky (1976)
The Hurt Locker (2009)
First Blood (1982)
8 ½ (1963)
Life is Beautiful (1997)

Other Notable Items

Katt’s acting classes
Making Exorcist II: The Heretic by Barbara Pallenberg
Songbook by Nick Hornby
Pure Cinema Podcast
The New Beverly Cinema
Monty Python, “The Four Yorkshiremen” sketch
Amazing Stories, “The Greibble” episode (Joe’s collaboration with Hayley Mills)
Z Channel
Turner Classic Movies
The films of Sergio Leone
The films of Dario Argento
The films of Lina Wertmuller
The Honeymooners (1955-1956)
The state of modern studio filmmaking
The films of Federico Fellini
The Day The Clown Cried, the lost Jerry Lewis film
The work of Wertmuller cinematographer Tonino Delli Colli

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.