TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante

Todd Field

Season 06 | Episode 01

Todd Field

Writer / Director

Tár writer/director Todd Field discusses a few of his favorite movies with Josh Olson and Joe Dante.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

You Only Live Twice (1967) – Dana Gould’s trailer commentary
Tár (2022)
Man With A Movie Camera (1929)
Battleship Potemkin (1925)
Koyaanisqatsi (1982)
The Big Parade (1925)
Lawrence Of Arabia (1962)
The Crowd (1928)
Star Wars (1977)
The Servant (1963)
Parasite (2019) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review, Dennis Cozzalio’s review
The Three Musketeers (1973) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary
Figures In A Landscape (1970)
M (1931)
M (1951)
I Am Cuba (1964)
The Cranes Are Flying (1957) – Glenn Erickson’s Criterion Blu-ray review
Letter Never Sent (1960)
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1965)
Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)
The Towering Inferno (1974) – George Hickenlooper’s trailer commentary
The Great Waldo Pepper (1975)
The Sting (1973)
The World of Henry Orient (1964) – Larry Karaszewski’s trailer commentary
Thelma And Louise (1991)
Murmur Of The Heart (1971)
The Silent World (1956)
Opening Night (1977)
The Killing Of A Chinese Bookie (1976) – Larry Karaszewski’s trailer commentary
Husbands (1970) – Glenn Erickson’s Criterion Blu-ray review
Gloria (1980) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
A Woman Under The Influence (1974)
Faces (1968)
The Meetings of Anna (1978)
Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975) – Dennis Cozzalio’s review
A Hard Day’s Night (1964) – Allan Arkush’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Criterion Blu-ray review
No End (1985)
Three Colors: Blue (1993)
Three Colors: White (1994)
Three Colors: Red (1994)  

Other Notable Items

James Bond
John Gavin
Cate Blanchett
Jerry Goldsmith
Film Comment
Tom Stoppard
Dziga Vertov
Mikhail Kaufman
Yelizaveta Svilova
The Nuremberg trials
Sergei Eisenstein
Dziga Vertov
Kino Lorber Studio Classics
University of the Arts 
Temple University
King Vidor
N.C. Wyeth
John Gilbert
Hollywood TV series (1980)
James Mason
George Lucas
Joseph Losey
Bertolt Brecht
Harold Pinter
Humphrey Bogart
James Fox
Richard Lester
Robert Shaw
Malcolm McDowell
The Dekalog miniseries (1989)
Berlin Alexanderplatz miniseries (1980)
Mikhail Kalatozov
Alfonso Cuaron
Francis Ford Coppola
Martin Scorsese
Yevgeny Yevtushenko
Sergey Urusevsky
Sergei Parajanov
George Roy Hill
William Goldman
Richard Zanuck
Steve McQueen
Paul Newman
“Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head” song by Burt Bacharach (1969)
The Angie Dickinson-Burt Bacharach Martini & Rossi ads
John Huston
Richard Kiel
Conrad Hall
Jeff Corey 
Louis Malle 
Robert Wise
Alan J. Pakula
Max Steiner
Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Robert Redford
The American Film Institute
Jacques Costeau
Todd and Cate Blanchett’s visit to The Criterion Collection closet
The Saban Theatre (formerly the Fox Wilshire Theatre)
John Cassavettes
The New Beverley
Gena Rowlands
Peter Falk
Chantal Akerman
The 2022 Sight And Sound Poll
Yorgos Lanthimos 
Max Ophüls
Stanley Kubrick
Julian Glover
Isla Blair
Paul McCartney
Krzysztof Kieślowski
Zbigniew Preisner
Krzysztof Piesiewicz

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.