TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your host Josh Olson

Season 02 | Episode 09

Neil Marshall

Director / Producer

Writer, producer, director, and editor Neil Marshall (The Descent, Dog Soldiers) joins the podcast to discuss his ten favorite westerns.

Movies Referenced In This Episode

Dog Soldiers (2002)
Aliens (1986)
The Descent (2005)
The Wild Bunch (1969)
The Hunting Party (1971)
The Professionals (1966)
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Kelly’s Heroes (1970)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Centurion (2010)
Blow-Up (1966)
Blow Out (1981)
The Sting (1973)
Internal Affairs (1990)
Rio Bravo (1959)
Red River (1948)
Hondo (1953)
Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
Open Range (2003)
High Noon (1952)
Dances with Wolves (1990)
The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
Unforgiven (1992)
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
The Hanging Tree (1959)
A Man Called Horse (1970)
Sergeant Rutledge (1960)
The Magnificent Seven (1960)
The Magnificent Seven (2016)
Battle Beyond The Stars (1980)
Seven Samurai (1954)
Return of the Seven (1966)
Guns of the Magnificent Seven (1969)
The Magnificent Seven Ride! (1972)
Sabata (1969)
Adiós, Sabata (1970)
Bad Day At Black Rock (1955)
The Great Escape (1963)
The Eagle Has Landed (1976)
The Satan Bug (1965)
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009)
Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)
Heaven Can Wait (1978)
A Star Is Born (1976)
A Star Is Born (2018)
Bite The Bullet (1975)
Convoy (1978)
The Big Country (1958)
Gunfight At The O.K. Corral (1957)
The Homesman (2014)
Meek’s Cutoff (2010)
The Proposition (2005)
The Salvation (2014)
The Searchers (1956)
Comanche Station (1960)
Seven Men From Now (1956)
The Tall T (1957)

Other Notable Items

Game of Thrones TV series
Westworld TV series
The British Board of Film Classification
The terrific Adventures In The Screen Trade by William Goldman, possibly the greatest movie about making movies ever made (forgive the editorializing)
Hope and Crosby
Laurel and Hardy
The John Wayne Playboy interview
“My Rifle, My Pony and Me” vs. “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head”
“The Blob” by The Five Blobs
Elvis Costello
“The Ballad of High Noon”
The films of John Ford
The films of Woody Strode
The films of John Sturges
The films of Richard Brooks
The films of Anthony Mann
The Frankie Laine theme song, “Gunfight At The O.K. Corral”
Godless Netflix series
The Bronson Canyons, the hidden Hollywood location
Batman TV series, 1966-1968
Five Tall Tales: Budd Boetticher & Randolph Scott At Columbia, 1957-1960 Blu-ray

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.