TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante

Rosalind Chao

Season 04 | Episode 02

Rosalind Chao


Mulan and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine star Rosalind Chao chats about a few of her favorite movies with Josh & Joe.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

Mulan (2020)
The Joy Luck Club (1993)
The Seven Year Itch (1955)
Mary Poppins (1964)
The Sound Of Music (1965)
My Fair Lady (1964)
Gremlins (1984)
Explorers (1985)
Funny Girl (1968)
What’s Up Doc? (1972)
The Heartbreak Kid (1972)
The Graduate (1967)
Midnight Run (1988)
Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
The Lonely Guy (1984)
Waiting For Guffman (1996)
Best In Show (2000)
Hamilton (2020)
Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
Misery (1990)
Paris, Texas (1984)
Buena Vista Social Club (1999)
sex, lies and videotape (1989)
The Shining (1980)
Matewan (1987)
Thousand Pieces of Gold (1990)
Lost In Translation (2003)
Mean Streets (1973)
On The Rocks (2020)
Somewhere (2010)
Adaptation (2002)
Mandy (2018)
Possessor (2020)
Midsommar (2019)
The Wicker Man (1973)
Hereditary (2018)
The Lighthouse (2019)

Other Notable Items

The Scott Alexander podcast episodes
TFH Guru Larry Karaszewski
Star Trek franchise
The It’s A Small World ride
University of the Arts 
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1994)
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993-1999)
Jonathan Frakes
Harlan Ellison
Patrick Stewart
Marilyn Monroe
Julie Andrews
Barbara Streisand
Chris Columbus
Clint Eastwood
Audrey Hepburn
Rex Harrison
My Fair Lady musical
The Lincoln Center
Downton Abbey TV series (2010-2015)
The Crown TV series (2016- )
The National Theatre in London
Michelle Dockery
The Aero Theatre
Cybill Shepherd
Jeannie Berlin 
Charles Grodin
Death of a Salesman play (1949) by Arthur Miller 
Abe Lincoln In Illinois play (1938) by Robert E. Sherwood 
Dustin Hoffman
Steve Martin
The Lonely Guy’s Book of Life by Bruce Jay Friedman (1978)
Christopher Guest
Encore! TV series (2019- )
Lauren Bacall
The Sopranos TV series (1999-2007)
The Academy Awards
Peggy Feury 
Kathy Bates
’Night, Mother play by Marsha Norman (1982)
Nastassja Kinski 
The Criterion Collection
Wim Wenders
TFH Guru Allison Anders
Ry Cooder
Jack Nicholson
Pauline Kael
Steven Soderbergh
TFH Guru John Sayles
Chris Cooper
TFH Guru Howard Rodman
Sofia Coppola 
Bill Murray
Stephen Dorff
Chateau Marmont
Charlie Kaufman
Meryl Streep
Robert De Niro
Nicolas Cage
Andrea Riseborough
Florence Pugh
TFH Guru John Landis
Willem Dafoe

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.