TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante

The Best of 1992

Season 05 | Episode 33

The Best of 1992

Josh Olson shares his top 10 movies from his favorite movie year, 1992, with Joe Dante.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
Star Wars (1977)
Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
After Dark, My Sweet (1990)
The Last Of The Mohicans (1992)
Thief (1981) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary
Manhunter (1986) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary
The Last Of The Mohicans (1936)
The Player (1992) – Allan Arkush’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Criterion Blu-ray review
Popeye (1980)
Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull’s History Lesson (1976) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Quintet (1979)
​HealtH (1980)
Come Back To the Five And Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982)
Secret Honor (1984)
The Graduate (1967) – Neil LaBute’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Criterion Blu-ray review
Touch Of Evil (1958) – Howard Rodman’s trailer commentary, Randy Fuller’s wine pairings, Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Dead Alive a.k.a. Braindead (1992) – Mike Mendez’s trailer commentary
Meet The Feebles (1989) – Mike Mendez’s trailer commentary
The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001)
Heavenly Creatures (1994)
King Kong (1933)
King Kong (2005)
They Shall Not Grow Old (2018)
Forgotten Silver (1995)
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
City On Fire (1987)
Blood And Concrete (1991)
Léolo (1992)
Un Zoo La Nuit (1987) 
One False Move (1992) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary
Nowhere To Run (1989)
Devil In A Blue Dress (1995) – Glenn Erickson’s Twilight Time, Powerhouse Indicator, and Criterion Blu-ray reviews
A Rage in Harlem (1991)
The Gift (2000)
Evil Dead (1981) – Fede Alvarez’s trailer commentary
Traveller (1997) 
Sling Blade (1996)
Under Siege (1992)
Passion Fish (1992)
My Cousin Vinny (1992)
Gas Food Lodging (1992) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
The Man From Laramie (1955)
Deep Cover (1992) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary
Pat Garrett And Billy The Kid (1973) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary, Joe Dante’s review
Unforgiven (1992)
A History Of Violence (2005)
The Bridges Of Madison County (1995)
Tombstone (1993) – Alex Kirschenbaum’s review
The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary
Mystic River (2003)
J. Edgar (2011)
Changeling (2008)
Pink Cadillac (1989)
Hereafter (2010)
The Mule (2018) – Dennis Cozzalio’s 2018 year-end review 
A Perfect World (1993)
Absolute Power (1997)
True Crime (1999)
Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil (1997)
Space Cowboys (2000)
Blood Work (2002)
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Flags Of Our Fathers (2006)
Letters From Iwo Jima (2006)
Gran Torino (2008)
Invictus (2009)
Richard Jewell (2019)
Matinee (1993)
Husbands And Wives (1992)
Shadows And Fog (1991)

Other Notable Items

Steven Spielberg
Bill Clinton
George H.W. Bush
Ronald Reagan
The Watergate scandal
James Foley
David Mamet
Mario Bava
Giallo
Rob Reiner
Al Pacino
Jack Lemmon
Michael Theobald
Alec Baldwin
Batman
The Justice League
Michael Mann
James Caan
TCL Chinese Theatres
The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative Of 1757 novel by James Fenimore Cooper (1826)
Mark Twain’s takedown of James Fenimore Cooper
The American Cinematheque
Michael Tolkin 
Robert Altman
The Criterion Channel
Jack Lemmon
Harry Belafonte
Burt Reynolds
Army Archerd
Lyle Lovett
Greta Scacchi
Stephen Tolkin
Two Bunch Palms
Al Capone
Peter Jackson
The Lord Of The Rings trilogy (2001-2003)
Halo video game franchise (2001- )
King Kong
Godzilla
Get Back miniseries (2021)
Quentin Tarantino
Roger Avary
The Video Archives Podcast
Billy Zane
Jeffrey Reiner
The Velvet Underground
The New Beverley Cinema
Jean-Claude Lauzon 
Our pals at Movies Unlimited!
Roger Ebert
Gene Siskel
Siskel & Ebert & The Movies TV series (1986-2010, under various monikers)
Carl Franklin
TFH Guru Roger Corman
TFH Guru Julie Corman
David Carradine
Jason Priestley
Denzel Washington
Billy Bob Thornton
Bill Paxton
Sam Raimi
Keanu Reeves
Steven Seagal
TFH Guru John Sayles
Dale Launer 
TFH Guru Allison Anders
Kevin Smith
Steven Soderbergh
Don’t Look and It Won’t Hurt novel by Richard Peck (1972)
Brooke Adams
Ione Skye 
Fairuza Balk
Chris Mulkey 
James Brolin
TFH Guru Bill Duke
Laurence Fishburne
Jeff Goldblum
Roger Guenveur Smith 
Charles Martin Smith
Clarence Williams III
Gregory Sierra 
The Criterion Collection
David Cronenberg
William Hurt
Viggo Mortensen
Clint Eastwood
Francis Ford Coppola
J. Edgar Hoover
Leonardo DiCaprio
Blackbird miniseries (2022)
Paul Walter Hauser
Woody Allen
Jodie Foster

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.