TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante

Rhea Seehorn

Season 06 | Episode 12

Rhea Seehorn


Actress Rhea Seehorn (Better Call Saul, Linoleum) discusses a few of her favorite movies with hosts Josh Olson and Joe Dante.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

The Swimmer (1968)
Linoleum (2023)
Close Encounters of The Third Kind (1977)
Young Frankenstein (1974)
The Bride Of Frankenstein (1935)
Glengarry Glenn Ross (1992)
Short Cuts (1993)
Lars And The Real Girl (2007)
Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004)
Synecdoche, New York (2008)
Breaking The Waves (1996)
Sound Of Metal (2020)
Starman (1984)
The Worst Person In The World (2021)
Beatriz At Dinner (2017)
Frida (2002)
The Shape Of Water (2017)
Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)
Nightmare Alley (2021)
Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio (2022)
The Creature From The Black Lagoon (1954)
The Lobster (2015)
Delicatessen (1992)
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
The Favourite (2018)
World’s Greatest Dad (2009)
Birdman (2014)
The Banshees of Inisherin (2022)
Jojo Rabbit (2019)
The Stepford Wives (1975)
The Stepford Wives (2004)
Triangle Of Sadness (2022)
Get Out (2017)
Nope (2022)
Brazil (1985)
Safe (1995)
Withnail & I (1987)
The Fisher King (1991)
Regarding Henry (1990)
Lost in La Mancha (2002)
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018)
A History Of Violence (2005)
Naked Lunch (1991)
Naked (1993)
Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)
Blue Jasmine (2013)

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Burt Lancaster
Better Call Saul TV series (2015-2022)
Breaking Bad TV series (2007-2013)
Bob Odenkirk
Teri Garr
Jim Gaffigan
Phillip Seymour Hoffman
Jack Lemmon
Michael McKean
Bryan Cranston
Colin West
Woolly Mammoth Theatre
Howard Shalwitz
Michel Gondry
Charlie Kaufman
The Key Theatre in Washington, D.C.
The Biograph Theatre in Washington, D.C.
The Darius Marder podcast episode
The Eskil Vogt and Joachim Trier podcast episodes
The Miguel Arteta podcast episode
Mike White
Salma Hayek
Our friends at Movies Unlimited!
TFH Guru Guillermo del Toro
The Criterion Collection
Universal Pictures
Yorgos Lanthimos
Olivia Colman
Bobcat Goldthwait
Robin Williams
Mike Leigh
Tom Stoppard
Henrik Ibsen
Vince Gilligan 
Peter Gould
Rex Linn
Kerry Condon
Colin Farrell
Brendan Gleeson
Lord of the Flies novel by William Golding (1954)
Jordan Peele
Terry Gilliam
Richard LaGravenese
Premiere Magazine
Screenwriting Magazine
Harrison Ford
Jerusalem play by Jez Butterworth (2009)
Mark Rylance
Mercedes Ruehl 
Amanda Plummer
Talk Radio play by Eric Bogosian (1987)
David Cronenberg
Sally Hawkins

This list is also available on Movies Unlimited and 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.