TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante

The Dollop

Season 01 | Episode 09

The Dollop

Comedians / Podcasters

Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds, comedians and hosts of The Dollop podcast, take Josh on a march through history, discussing their favorite history-based movies.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

Miracle (2004)
Rocky (1976)
Slap Shot (1977)
Phantasm (1979)
Frost/Nixon (2008)
Patton (1970)
Ed Wood (1994)
Silkwood (1983)
Chastity (1969)
Blue Collar (1978)
Hoosiers (1986)
Tangerine (2015)
Braveheart (1995)
Apocalypto (2006)
The Stunt Man (1980)
Payback (1999)
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
Charley Varrick (1973)
The Passion of the Christ (2004)
The Killing Fields (1983)
Platoon (1986)
The Great Escape (1963)
Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Paths of Glory (1957)
Dr. Strangelove (1964)
Hamburger Hill (1987)
The Social Network (2010)
9/11 (2017)
Gone Girl (2014)
Major League (1989)
Schindler’s List (1993)
Serpico (1973)
JFK (1991)
McHale’s Navy (1997)
Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959)
American Movie (1999)
They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (1969)
Norma Rae (1979)
Matewan (1987)
Encounters at the End of the World (2007)
The Man Who Would Be King (1975?)
Weekend At Bernie’s (1989?)
A History of Violence (2005)
Goodfellas (1990)
My Cousin Vinny (1992)
Taxi Driver (1976)
The King of Comedy (1983)
Meet The Parents (2000)
Josie and the Pussycats (2001)
The Boss Baby (2017)
Swept Away (1974)
Swept Away (2002)

Other Notable Items

The Monsterpalooza Fred Dekker podcast episode
The Dollop podcast, featuring our guests Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds
The 300th Dollop episode: Donald Trump
The Dollop’s episode on Frank Rizzo and The Move Organization in Philadelphia
Kelsey Grammer
Frasier TV show (1993-2004)
Jane Leeves
Steven Weber
John Mahoney
Hugh Hefner
Kurt Russell
The Philadelphia Eagles’ Super Bowl championship
Don Coscarelli podcast episode
Mike Nichols
Karen Silkwood
Meryl Streep
Craig T. Nelson
Coach TV show (1989-1997)
The Powerhouse Indicator Blue Collar Blu-ray
Paul Schrader
Richard Pryor
Keith Gordon
Mel Gibson
Jim Caviezel
Sam Waterston
Lee Ermey
Stanley Kubrick
Tom Berenger
Vince Lombardi
Charlie Sheen
Whoopi Goldberg
The troubling nature of Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook
David Fincher
Mindhunter TV show (2017- )
Oliver Stone
World War II
Bela Lugosi
Martin Landau
TFH Guru Larry Karaszewski
Mark Borchardt
John Lennon
MC Hammer
Steven Spielberg
Sally Field
TFH Guru John Sayles
Idris Elba
Werner Herzog
The Man Who Would Be King novel by Rudyard Kipling (1888)
John Huston
Humphrey Bogart
Clark Gable
Paul Newman
Robert Redford
Josiah Harlan
The Dollop’s “Very Dead Elmer McCurdy”
The Six Million Dollar Man TV show (1973-1978)
Joe Pesci
Martin Scorsese
Josh’s Village Voice article “I Will Not Read Your ****ing Script”
Robert De Niro
Jerry Lewis
Sandra Bernhard

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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 Host

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.