TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante

Thomas Jane

Season 02 | Episode 21

Thomas Jane


We put on our snap brim hats as actor Thomas Jane takes us on a deep dive into classic French crime movies.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

Crown Vic (2019)
Boogie Nights (1997)
The Punisher (2004)
The Mist (2007)
The Predator (2018)
Stander (2003)
Le Samourai (1967)
Rocco and His Brothers (1960)
Purple Noon (1960)
The Leopard (1963)
Juliet of the Spirits (1965)
Spirits of the Dead (1968)
Borsalino (1970)
The Godfather (1972)
The Last Adventure (1967)
An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge (1962)
Le Doulos (1963)
Le Deuxième Souffle (1966)
Heat (1995)
Rififi (1955)
The Killing (1956)
Touchez Pas au Grisbi (1954)
Bob le Flambeur (1956)
Les Enfants Terribles (1950)
Daybreak (1939)
Port of Shadows (1938)
Children of Paradise (1945)
Phone Booth (2002)
Man on a Ledge (2012)
Diabolique (1955)
The Wages of Fear (1953)
Breathless (1960)
Stranger on the Third Floor (1940)
Phantom Lady (1944)
The Big Clock (1948)
Hail, Mafia (1965)
Blast of Silence (1961)
Terror in the City, a.k.a. Pie in the Sky (1964)
Shock Corridor (1963)

Other Notable Items

Hung HBO television series (2009-2011)
The Expanse Syfy television series (2015–present)
Fred Dekker’s Movies That Made Me podcast episode
Steven Spielberg’s staunch defense of watching movies in movie theaters!
French film star Alain Delon and his current thoughts on old age
Movie Detective
Film noir
Jean-Pierre Melville
Lino Ventura
Marcel Carné
Jean Gabin
City of Lights, City of Angels Film Festival at the DGA
Jacques Prévert
Jacqueline Laurent
Véra Clouzot
“Rocket 88” song (1950 or 1951)
Allen Baron, film noir director
Criterion Channel
Noir City Hollywood at the Egyptian

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.