TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante

Trillbilly Worker’s Party

Season 03 | Episode 25

Trillbilly Worker’s Party


Tarence Ray and Tom Sexton from the Trillbilly Worker’s Party take Joe and Josh on a cinematic journey through the South.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

The Story of Film: An Odyssey (2011)
The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia (2009)
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)
Deliverance (1972)
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Boogie Nights (1997)
In Bruges (2008)
The Birds (1963)
Cleopatra (1963)
The Blind Side (2009)
Moneyball (2011)
Next of Kin (1989)
Speed (1994)
Gravity (2013)
Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
Hustle and Flow (2005)
Black Snake Moan (2007)
Dolemite Is My Name (2019)
Black Snake (1973)
Mandy (2018)
Sling Blade (1996)
One False Move (1992)
The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)
George Washington (2000)
Prince Avalanche (2013)
Halloween (1978)
Halloween (2018)
Halloween: H20 (1998)
Halloween (2007)
Joe (2014)
All The Real Girls (2003)
Chrystal (2005)
The Accountant (2001)
O Brother Where Art Thou? (2000)
Wild River (1960)
The Ladykillers (2004)
The Ladykillers (1956)
Baywatch (2017)
Tin Men (1987)
52 Pick-Up (1986)
Gremlins (1984)
Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
Mad Max (1978)
Mad Max 2 – The Road Warrior (1980)
Alien (1979)
Aliens (1986)
Fire Down Below (1997)
Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980)
To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
In The Heat Of The Night (1967)
Green Book (2018)
Mud (2012)
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)
The Night of the Hunter (1955)

Other Notable Items

Mark Cousins
The Julian Nitzberg podcast episode
Jesco White
Jon Voight
James Woods
Gary Sinise
Nick Nolte
Deliverance novel by James Dickey (1970)
Billy Redden
Jim Crow laws
Heart of Darkness novella by Joseph Conrad (1899)
Bill McKinney
Burt Reynolds
Frances McDormand
Sam Rockwell
Caleb Landry Jones
Martin McDonagh
The Academy Awards
Darryl F. Zanuck
20th Century Fox
The Golden Globe Awards
Sandra Bullock
The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game book by Michael Lewis (2006)
Brad Pitt
Moneyball: The Art of Winning An Unfair Game book by Michael Lewis (2003)
Patrick Swayze
Alec Baldwin
Whoopi Goldberg
Three 6 Mafia
Juicy J
Roger Deakins
Craig Brewer
Justin Timberlake
Russ Meyer
Billy Bob Thornton
Lucas Black
Dwight Yoakam
David Gordon Green
The Righteous Gemstones TV series (2019- )
Eastbound and Down TV series (2009-2013)
Vice Principals TV series (2016-2017)
Danny McBride
Jody Hill
Squidbillies TV series (2005- )
Nicolas Cage
Ray McKinnon
Walton Goggins
Deadwood TV series (2004-2006)
Sons of Anarchy TV series (2008-2014)
Tennessee Valley Authority
The Coen Brothers
Tom Hanks
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
The Alexandra Daddario podcast episode
Barry Levinson
Danny DeVito
Richard Dreyfuss
John Glover
The Chapo Trap House podcast episode
Warner Brothers Entertainment
Steven Seagal
Levon Helm
Randy Travis
Marty Stuart
Travis Tritt
Sidney Poitier
Rod Steiger
Matthew McConaughey
Sam Shephard
Charles Laughton
D.W. Griffith
German Expressionism
Lillian Gish
Robert Mitchum
Friday Night Lights TV series (2006-2011)
Justified TV series (2010-2015)

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.