TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante

Nicole Holofcener

Season 04 | Episode 08

Nicole Holofcener

Director / Producer / Writer

Writer, director, producer Nicole Holofcener joins podcast hosts Josh Olson and Joe Dante to discuss some of her favorite films.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

Enough Said (2013) 
True Romance (1993)
Coming Home (1978)
Bound for Glory (1976)
Hal (2018) 
The Best Years Of Our Lives (1946)
The Cowboys (1972)
Harold And Maude (1971)
Conrack (1974)
Norma Rae (1979)
Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Miller’s Crossing (1990)
Naked (1993)
The Short And Curlies (1987)
Short Cuts (1993)
Nashville (1975)
McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971)
Heaven Can Wait (1978)
Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)
The Father (2020)
Carnal Knowledge (1971)
Sex, Lies And Videotape (1989)
Jaws (1975)
Abbott and Costello Meet The Mummy (1955)
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
World Without End (1956)
Boogie Nights (1997)
Blue Velvet (1986)
Goodfellas (1990)
Adaptation (2002)
Synecdoche, New York (2008)
Lolita (1962)
The Shining (1980)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Dr. Strangelove (1964)
Paths of Glory (1957)
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
12 Angry Men (1957)
A Serious Man (2009)
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
The Big Lebowski (1998)
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)
The Man Who Wasn’t There (2001)
Intolerable Cruelty (2003)
Capote (2005)
A History of Violence (2005)
The 400 Blows (1959)
The Exterminating Angel (1962)
The Apartment (1960)
Terms of Endearment (1983)
Broadcast News (1987)
Real Life (1979)
Modern Romance (1981)
Blowup (1966)
The Nutty Professor (1963)
Help! (1965)
High and Low (1963)
Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
Hard Times (1975)
Psycho (1960)
The Beguiled (1971)
The Beguiled (2017)
The Ice Storm (1997)
The Land of Steady Habits (2018)
Revolutionary Road (2008)
Ordinary People (1980)
The Godfather (1972)
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
The Heartbreak Kid (1972)
The Heartbreak Kid (2007)
Secrets and Lies (1996)
High Hopes (1988)
Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004)
Barton Fink (1991)
Magnolia (1999)
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
The Graduate (1967)
The Last Detail (1973)
Cape Fear (1962)
Cape Fear (1991)
Shutter Island (2010)
Annie Hall (1977)
Raging Bull (1980)
Being John Malkovich (1999)
Love And Death (1975)
Stardust Memories (1980)

Other Notable Items

Cannes Film Festival
Cate Blanchett
Galway Film Fleadh
James Gandolfini
The Sopranos TV series (1999-2007)
Patricia Arquette
Hal Ashby
Jon Voight
Jane Fonda
Bruce Dern
John Wayne
Martin Ritt
James Woods
Coen Brothers 
Mike Leigh
Jack Nicholson
The Chateau Marmont
David Thewlis
Robert Altman
Raymond Carver 
Leonard Coen
Warren Beatty
Florian Zeller
Anthony Hopkins
Steven Spielberg
Martin Scorsese
Charlie Kaufman 
The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean (1998)
Stanley Kubrick
Peter Sellers
The Shining novel by Stephen King (1977)
Al Pacino
Making Movies memoir Sidney Lumet (1995)
Woody Allen
Masters of Horror TV series (2005-2007)
University of the Arts 
Temple University
Catherine Keener
The Academy Awards
The Troubadour
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Lauren Bacall
Luis Bunuel
James L. Brooks
Albert Brooks
Jerry Lewis
Akira Kurosawa
Walter Hill
Adam Sandler
Sophia Coppola
Ang Lee
John Hughes
Charles Grodin
Robert Mitchum
J. Lee Thompson

This list is also available on 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.