TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante

Pandemic Parade X

Season 03 | Episode 44

Pandemic Parade X

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Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

The Wild Angels (1966)
Spirits of the Dead (1966)
The Trip (1967)
Mooch Goes To Hollywood (1971)
Stalker (1979)
The Candidate (1972)
The Parallax View (1974)
Network (1976)
Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
Ace In The Hole (1951)
Margin Call (2011)
Death Wish (1974)
Death Wish (2018)
Seconds (1966)
Soylent Green (1973)
Rage (1972)
Assault on Wall Street (2013)
Repo Man (1984)
Elmer Gantry (1960)
The Train (1965)
Clouds of Sils Maria (2014)
Strange Brew (1983)
To Have And Have Not (1944)
Singin’ In The Rain (1952)
Easter Parade (1948)
The Band Wagon (1953)
Guys And Dolls (1955)
On The Town (1949)
Casablanca (1942)
The Dirt Gang (1972)
Back To The Future (1985)
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
The Big Sleep (1946)
Bomba, the Jungle Boy (1949)
My Man Godfrey (1936)
Key Largo (1948)
An American In Paris (1951)
Gigi (1958)
The Great Scout & Cathouse Thursday (1976)
Shakespeare In Love (1998)
Micmacs (2009)
The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet (2013)
The Hole (2012)
The Tenant (1976)
Catch My Soul (1974)
All Night Long (1963)
Apocalypto (2006)
Payback (1999)
Great Expectations (1946)
Sgt. Bilko (1996)
The Love God? (1969)
The Shakiest Gun in the West (1968)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Hell Up In Harlem (1973)
Fireball 500 (1966)
Top Gun (1986)
Contagion (2011)
Train to Busan (2016)
Disappearance At Clifton Hill (2019)
Dead Ringers (1988)
The Fly (1986)
Scanners (1981)
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
The Night Eats the World (2018)
Holiday (2018)
Border (2018)
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)
Phantom Thread (2017)
Boogie Nights (1997)
G.I. Blues (1960)
Transit (2018)
Undine (2020)
Something to Remind Me (2001)
Strasbourg 1518 (2020)
Antiviral (2012)
Storm (2005)
Shed No Tears (2013)
Swoon (2019)
The Matrix (1999)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Underworld: Awakening (2012)
The Horror of Snape Island a.k.a. Tower of Evil (1972)

Other Notable Items

Film Comment magazine
Lincoln Center
Mystery Science Theater 3000 TV series (1988-1999, 2017-2018)
Andrei Tarkovsky
Michael Ritchie
Peter Boyle
Karyn Kusama podcast episode
Billy Wilder
Kirk Douglas
The Rescue of Jessica McClure
Joseph Pulitzer
William Randolph Hearst
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
J.C. Chandor
George C. Scott
Uwe Boll
The Blake Masters podcast episode
Ron Perlman
Burt Lancaster
Donald O’Connor
The “Make ’Em Laugh” sequence in Singin’ In The Rain
Adolph Green and Betty Comden
Gene Kelly
Debbie Reynolds
American Experience: Influenza TV special (2018)
Turner Classic Movies
Bruce Dern
Piper Laurie
Christopher Lloyd
William Powell
Carole Lombard
Humphrey Bogart
Lauren Bacall
Mischa Auer
The Bowery Boys film series
Charlie Chan film series
Tarzan film series
Johnny Sheffield
Darkest Africa film serial (1936)
The Thin Man film series
Edward G. Robinson
Jackie Gleason
Warner Brothers
Arthur Freed
Marge Champion
Ruthie Tompson
Quentin Tarantino
Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Anne Frank
Roman Polanski
Hans Zimmer
Amazon Prime
Edward Albee
Malcolm play by Edward Albee (1966)
The Prisoner TV series (1967)
Patrick McGoohan
The Avengers TV series (1961-1969)
Columbo TV series (1971-1978)
Danger Man TV series (1964-1968)
Othello play by William Shakespeare (1603)
Jerry Lee Lewis
The Steve Allen Show (1960-1964)
Tonight Starring Jack Paar (1957-1962)
Hellfire: The Jerry Lee Lewis Story biography by Nick Tosches (1988)
James Bond
Sean Connery
Mel Gibson
Mark Ebner
Brian De Palma
David Lean
Car 54 Where Are You? TV series (1961-1963)
Joe E. Ross
The Phil Silvers Show TV series (1955-1959)
Steve Martin
Catch-22 novel by Joseph Heller (1961)
Nat Hiken
Don Knotts
Alec Guinness
T.E. Lawrence
Richard Kiel
Daniel Waters
The Criterion Collection
Yeon Sang-ho
Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” music video, directed by TFH Guru John Landis
David Cronenberg
Isabella Eklöf
Victoria Carmen Sonne
Paul Thomas Anderson
Alfred Hitchcock Presents TV series (1955-1965)
Adèle Haenel
Vicky Krieps
Christian Petzold
Franz Rogowski
Paula Beer
Transit novel by Anna Seghers (1942)
Nina Hoss
Brandon Cronenberg
Måns Mårlind
Björn Stein
Shadowplay TV series (2020)
Bob Dylan
The Bridge TV series (2013-2014)
“Affection” by Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers

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.