TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante

Mark Duplass

Season 04 | Episode 52

Mark Duplass

Actor / Producer / Writer

Multi-faceted filmmaker Mark Duplass discusses the movies he wishes more people knew about with hosts Josh Olson and Joe Dante.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

Duck Butter (2018)
The Puffy Chair (2005)
Prince Of Broadway (2008)
Tangerine (2015)
The Florida Project (2017) – Dennis Cozzalio’s review
Red Rocket (2021)
Starlet (2012)
Take Out (2004)
Mack & Rita (TBD)
Old Joy (2006)
First Cow (2020)
Wendy And Lucy (2008) – Dennis Cozzalio’s favorite movie of 2020
Henry Fool (1997)
Trust (1990)
Amateur (1994)
Medicine For Melancholy (2008)
Shang-Chi (2021)
Your Sister’s Sister (2011)
My Effortless Brilliance (2008)
What the Funny (2008)
Humpday (2009)
True Adolescents (2009)
Man Push Cart (2005)
The White Tiger (2021)
Baghead (2008)
The Do-Deca-Pentathlon (2012)
Language Lessons (2021)
Stevie (2002)
Hoop Dreams (1994)
American Movie (1999)
What Happened Was… (1994) – Ti West’s trailer commentary
Manhunter (1986) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary
My Dinner With Andre (1981)
Creep (2014)
Grown-Ups (1980)
Abigail’s Party (1977)
Nuts In May (1976)
Secrets And Lies (1996) – Glenn Erickson’s Criterion Blu-ray review
Naked (1993)
Parallel Mothers (2021)
The Freebie (2010)
East Of Eden (1955) – Larry Cohen’s trailer commentary
Strange Lady in Town (1955)
Not Going Quietly (2021)

Other Notable Items

The Miguel Arteta podcast episode
TFH Guru Roger Corman
Room 104 TV series (2017-2020)
The League TV series (2009-2015)
The Morning Show TV series (2020- )
Vidiots
Sean Baker
Woodstock Film Festival
The Criterion Collection
Lois Smith 
Diane Keaton
Katie Aselton
Brooklyn Prince
“Meet the Youngest and Oldest Hopefuls in This Oscar Race”, 2017 New York Times article 
Kelly Reichardt
Jon Raymond 
Hal Hartley
Jay Duplass
Richard Linklater
Martin Donovan
The Wyatt Cenac podcast episode
Barry Jenkins
Nat Sanders
Lynn Shelton
The Coen Brothers
Sean Baker
South By Southwest Film Festival
The Lynn Shelton “Of A Certain Age” Grant at the Northwest Film Forum 
The Ramin Bahrani podcast episode
Natalie Morales
Mike White
Steve James
Mark Borchardt
Dawn Borchardt
Les Blank 
The Academy Awards
Tom Noonan
Karen Sillas
Aimee Mann
Animals TV series (2015-2018)
HBO
Mike Leigh
Brenda Blethyn 
Pedro Almodóvar
Dax Shepherd
John Cassavetes
Parenthood TV series (2010-2015)
Garry Marshall
Lois Smith’s screen test with James Dean
Ady Barkan

This list is also available on Movies Unlimited and Letterboxd.

Subscribe to the Podcast

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.