The Movies That Made Me
with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante
Roger & Julie Corman
We usher in our third season and the new decade by sitting down with the legendary producers to discuss some of their favorite movies.
Movies Referenced In This Episode
The Intruder (1962)
Caged Heat (1974), the film for which Joe edited his first-ever trailer
Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
Francis, a.k.a. Francis The Talking Mule (1950)
The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
Samson and Delilah (1949)
Ma and Pa Kettle (1949)
The Solid Gold Cadillac (1956)
Things To Come (1936)
Gone With The Wind (1939)
Invaders From Mars (1953)
War of the Satellites (1958)
Woman In The Dunes (1964)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
I Vitelloni (1953)
Von Richthofen and Brown (1971)
The Wild Angels (1966)
The Trip (1967)
The Public Enemy (1931)
Little Caesar (1931)
The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre (1967)
Angels With Dirty Faces (1938)
My Darling Clementine (1946)
My Foolish Heart (1949)
The Graduate (1967)
The Sound of Music (1965)
My Fair Lady (1964)
South Pacific (1958)
Citizen Kane (1941)
Touch of Evil (1958)
Cries and Whispers (1972)
The Seventh Seal (1957)
Black Girl (1966)
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)
A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
Gate of Hell (1953)
The Outrage (1964)
The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
Theater of Blood (1973)
Battleship Potemkin (1925), Roger’s favorite film ever
A History of Violence (2005)
The Big Chill (1983)
Other Notable Items
William Cameron Menzies
The Los Angeles Times
Sir Ralph Richardson
Samuel Z. Arkoff
American International Pictures
Nassau Film Festival
The Myth of Sisyphus
The fictional character Philip Marlowe
The fictional character Sam Spade
The Stanford Daily
The Catcher In The Rye novel by J.D. Salinger
“Uncle Wiggily In Connecticut” short story by J.D. Salinger
The King And I stage musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
Carousel stage musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein
Oklahoma! stage musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein
My Fair Lady play by George Bernard Shaw
The Sight and Sound Poll of the Greatest Films of All Time
The Criterion Channel
NYU – Tisch Film Department
Cannes Film Festival
Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund)
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.