TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante

Rebecca Miller

Season 04 | Episode 16

Rebecca Miller

Writer / Director / Actress

Writer, director and actress Rebecca Miller (The Ballad of Jack & Rose, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, Angela, Personal Velocity) discusses a few of her favorite films with hosts Josh Olson and Joe Dante.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

Personal Velocity: Three Portraits (2002)
The Ballad Of Jack And Rose (2005)
The Private Lives Of Pippa Lee (2009)
Maggie’s Plan (2015)
Explorers (1985)
The Way We Were (1973)
Battleship Potemkin (1925)
Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday (1953)
Annie Hall (1977)
Repulsion (1965)
Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
Knife In The Water (1962)
The Tenant (1976)
Cries and Whispers (1972)
Persona (1966)
The Magician (1958)
Hour Of The Wolf (1968)
The Virgin Spring (1960)
The Seventh Seal (1957)
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
The Exorcist (1973)
The Shining (1980)
La Dolce Vita (1960)
Regarding Henry (1991)
Angela (1995)
Badlands (1973)
Casino (1995)
On The Waterfront (1954)
My Dinner with Andre (1981)
Jules and Jim (1962)
The Bitter Tears Of Petra von Kant (1972)
Wings Of Desire (1987)
The Killer Inside Me (1976)
The Killer Inside Me (2010)
Married To The Mob (1988)
Blue Velvet (1986)
Dune (1984)
Imitation Of Life (1934)
Imitation Of Life (1959)
Written On The Wind (1956)
Magnificent Obsession (1954)
All That Heaven Allows (1955)
There’s Always Tomorrow (1955)
Tin Cup (1996)
Ace In The Hole (1951)
The Apartment (1960)
The Out-of-Towners (1970)
The Philadelphia Story (1940)
High Society (1956)
Holiday (1938)
Ninotchka (1939)

Other Notable Items

Ethan Hawke 
Greta Gerwig 
Julianne Moore 
The Bill Hader podcast episodes
Barbra Streisand 
Robert Redford 
Monsier Hulot
Diane Keaton 
Woody Allen 
Ralph Rosenblum 
Marshall McLuhan
Roman Polanski 
Catherine Deneuve 
Ingmar Bergman 
Federico Fellini 
The New School
The New York Aquarium in Brooklyn, NY
Gary Winick
Arthur Miller 
Inge Morath
Martin Scorsese
Stanley Kubrick
Great Expectations novel by Charles Dickens
Ray Bradbury 
Robert McKee 
Marlon Brando 
Rod Steiger 
Jeanne Moreau
Rainer Werner Fassbinder 
Wim Wenders
Werner Herzog 
New German Cinema 
Peter Falk
Peter Handke 
Richard Reitinger
The Killer Inside Me novel by Jim Thompson (1972)
Harry Potter novels
Harry Potter film franchise
Jonathan Demme
David Lynch
Douglas Sirk
Jane Wyman
Fred MacMurray 
Joan Bennett
Barbara Stanwyck
Universal Pictures
Claudette Colbert 
Ernst Lubitsch
Billy Wilder
Arthur Hiller
James Stewart
Katharine Hepburn 
Cary Grant
Lew Ayres 

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.