The Movies That Made Me
with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante
Peter Ramsey RETURNS!
Peter Ramsey, the Oscar-winning director of Spider Man: Into The Spider-Verse, returns to discuss some of the legendary directors with whom he’s worked.
(Check out Peter’s first Movies That Made Me episode here!)
Movies Referenced In This Episode
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (2018)
The Odd Couple (1968)
Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
Internal Affairs (1990)
Lady in White (1988)
Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)
Predator 2 (1990)
Almost An Angel (1990)
Crocodile Dundee II, the movie Peter meant that preceded Almost An Angel and made a surprisingly robust amount of money (1988)
Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles, the movie Peter mentioned that later succeeded Almost An Angel and made a wholly unsurprisingly modest amount of money (2001)
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
Point Break (1991)
The Godfather (1972)
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Rumble Fish (1983)
Jurassic Park (1993)
Boyz N The Hood (1991)
Invaders From Mars (1953)
Gone With The Wind (1939)
Hollywood Boulevard (1976)
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
Minority Report (2002)
The Wedding Banquet (1993)
Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)
Life of Pi (2012)
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (2016)
Fight Club (1999)
Panic Room (2002)
Other Notable Items
Peter’s Oscar win for Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse
Star Trek: The Original Series (1966-1969)
Fantastic Four comic book series
Maximum FF book
Peter Ramsey’s First Movies That Made Me Podcast Episode
Bill Hader Podcast Episodes
The Saturn Awards
The Edgar Awards
The Elijah Wood-Daniel Noah Podcast Episode
Francis Ford Coppola
San Diego Comic-Con
The Godfather Notebook
William Cameron Menzies
Star Trek: Voyager TV series (1995-2001)
The Village Voice alternative newspaper (1955- )
Josh’s Village Voice article “I Will Not Read Your Fucking Script”
David Mament’s brain-dead Village Voice piece, “Why I Am No Longer a ‘Brain-Dead Liberal’”
Mamet’s On Directing Film book, actually very helpful for screenwriters
Hulk screenwriter James Schamus
Michael Anthony Jackson
The 2009 Venice Film Festival Jury Panel, featuring Ang Lee and Joe
Fight Club’s unintentional men’s rights culture tie-ins
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 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.