The Movies That Made Me
with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante
Director Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name, Bones and All) discusses a few of his favorite films with Josh Olson and Joe Dante.
Movies Referenced In This Episode
Bones And All (2022)
A Bigger Splash (2015)
Call Me By Your Name (2017)
Apocalypse Now (1979) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
Amarcord (1973) – Bernard Rose’s trailer commentary
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Jason And The Argonauts (1963) – Ernest Dickerson’s trailer commentary, Charlie Largent’s review
After Hours (1985) – Brian Trenchard-Smith’s trailer commentary
Nashville (1975) – Larry Karaszewski’s trailer commentary, Dan Perri’s trailer commentary, Dennis Cozzalio’s review
Journey To Italy (1954)
Empire Of The Sun (1987)
The Flower Of My Secret (1995)
The Last Emperor (1987) – John Landis’s trailer commentary
Last Tango In Paris (1972) – Larry Karaszewski’s trailer commentary
Psycho (1960) – John Landis’s trailer commentary, Randy Fuller’s wine pairing, Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Suspiria (1977) – Edgar Wright’s U.S. and international trailer commentaries, Charlie Largent’s Blu-ray review
Veronika Voss (1982)
The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)
Sunset Boulevard (1950) – John Landis’s trailer commentary
The Naked Spur (1953) – Allison Anders’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
101 Dalmatians (1961)
101 Dalmatians (1996)
The Last Temptation Of Christ (1988)
The Age Of Innocence (1993)
Hail Mary (1985)
The Passion Of The Christ (2004)
Blue Velvet (1986) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary, Charlie Largent’s Criterion Blu-ray review
Eraserhead (1977) – Karyn Kusama’s trailer commentary
Fanny And Alexander (1982)
Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975) – Dennis Cozzalio’s review
Almayer’s Folly (2011)
La Captive (2000)
Jurassic Park (1993)
The Fury (1978)
Rosemary’s Baby (1968) – Mark Pellington’s trailer commentary, Oren Pelli’s trailer commentary
Gremlins (1984) – Glenn Erickson’s 4K Blu-ray review, TFH’s 30th anniversary celebration
The Exorcist (1973) – Oren Pelli’s trailer commentary
Harold And Maude (1971) – Dan Ireland’s trailer commentary
Matinee (1993) – Illeana Douglas’s trailer commentary, Dennis Cozzalio’s review, Glenn Erickson’s review
Other Notable Items
Pier Paolo Pasolini
Rainer Werner Fassbender
TFH Guru Roger Corman
The Universal Monsters
Our friends at Movies Unlimited
The Venice Film Festival
Dino De Laurentiis
The 2022 Sight And Sound Poll
The Criterion Collection
Brian De Palma
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.