TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante

Pandemic Parade 5

Season 03 | Episode 21

Pandemic Parade 5

The Quest for Peace

A never ending mission to save the world featuring Ron Perlman, Peter Ramsey, James Adomian, Will Menaker, and Blaire Bercy from the Hollywood Food Coalition.

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Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

Karado: The Kung Fu Flash a.k.a. Karado: The Kung Fu Cat a.k.a. The Super Kung Fu Kid (1974)
Sullivan’s Travels (1941)
The Best Years Of Our Lives (1946)
Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
Nobody’s Fool (1994)
The Hustler (1961)
Elmer Gantry (1960)
Mean Dog Blues (1978)
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (2018)
Mona Lisa (1986)
The Crying Game (1992)
The Hairdresser’s Husband (1990)
Ridicule (1996)
Man on the Train (2002)
The Girl on the Bridge (1999)
Pale Flower (1964)
Out of the Past (1947)
The Lunchbox (2013)
Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999)
The Last Boy Scout (1991)
Raw Deal (1986)
Commando (1985)
The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
The Last Man On Earth (1964)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Repulsion (1965)
Belle de Jour (1967)
Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975)
The Lair of the White Worm (1988)
Sunset Boulevard (1950)
Stalag 17 (1953)
Invasion of the Bee Girls (1974)
It Came From Beneath The Sea (1955)
Castle In The Sky (1986)
Spirited Away (2001)
Princess Mononoke (1997)
Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)
Ponyo (2008)
Uncut Gems (2019)
Good Time (2017)
The Big Lebowski (1998)
The Lighthouse (2019)
Thelma and Louise (1991)
Casablanca (1942)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Spaceballs (1987)
Young Frankenstein (1974)
Troy (2004)
Quo Vadis (1951)
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
Spartacus (1960)
We’re No Angels (1955)
The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942)
Gladiator (2000)
Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
Neruda (2016)
The Liberator (2013)
Django (2017)
The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus (1968/1996)
Mandy (2018)
Onward (2020)
Stone Barn Castle (2015)
Flash Gordon (1980)
Woodstock (1970)
The Tree of Life (2011)
The Rocketeer (1991)
The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
Samsara (2011)
Koyaanisqatsi (1982)
Ran (1985)
Hero (2002)
Metropolis (1927)
The Princess Bride (1987)
The Jungle Book (1967)
The Lost City of Z (2016)
Das Boot (1981)
The Tongfather (1974)

Other Notable Items

Preston Sturges
The Bob Dylan 60 Minutes interview
The Miles Davis 60 Minutes interview
Marlon Brando
James Dean
William Wyler
Frank Capra
Raoul Walsh
Paul Newman
Robert Benton
Seinfeld TV series (1989-1998)
Bruce Willis
Tippi Hedren
Melanie Griffith
Burt Lancaster
Sinclair Lewis
Edward Andrews
Arthur Kennedy
Hillary Clinton
Toshiro Mifune
Akira Kurosawa
Neil Jordan
Bob Hoskins
Cathy Tyson
Jaye Davidson
Patrice Leconte
Vanessa Paradis
Daniel Auteuil
Jacques Tourneur
Kirk Douglas
Robert Mitchum
Ritesh Batra
Irrfan Khan
Chapo Trap House Podcast
Tony Scott
Shane Black
Joel Silver
Halle Berry
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Tom Selleck
Jimmy Carter
Vincent Price
TFH Guru Roger Corman
Edgar Allan Poe
Nicolas Roeg
I Am Legend novel by Richard Matheson (1954)
Catherine Deneuve
Luis Buñuel
Chantal Akerman
The Sopranos TV series (1999-2007)
Ken Russell
The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker (1911)
Hugh Grant
Peter Capaldi
Dr. Who TV series (1963- )
Amanda Donohoe
Sammi Davis
Hayley Mills
William Holden
Erich von Stroheim
Otto Preminger
The Beverly Hills Hotel’s Restaurants
Bill Clinton
Gucci Osteria
TFH Guru Mick Garris
The Underculture with James Adomian Podcast
John Huston
Hayao Miyazaki
Rick and Morty TV series (2013- )
Bob’s Burgers TV series (2011- )
Tailspin TV series (1990-1991)
The Safdie Brothers
Adam Sandler
Kurt Vonnegut
Brad Pitt
Susan Sarandon
Mel Brooks
The Iliad by Homer (1260-1180 BC)
Sir Patrick Stewart
The Hotel Cafe
Star Trek: The Next Generation TV series (1987-1994)
Arthur Miller
Marilyn Monroe
Robert Altman
Peter Ustinov
Alan Rickman
JFK and the Unspeakable book by James W. Douglass (2008)
Humphrey Bogart
Aldo Ray
Monty Woolley
Bette Davis
Ridley Scott
Wolfgang Petersen
Callie Khouri
Orlando Bloom
Angus Macfadyen
The Angelika Film Center
Pablo Neruda
Gael García Bernal
Al Franken
Carlos (2010) miniseries
Carlos the Jackal
Édgar Ramírez
Django Reinhardt
Salvador Dali
“Land of Hope and Dreams” by Bruce Springsteen

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. 

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