The Movies That Made Me
with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante
Australian comedian and podcaster Wil Anderson discusses a few of his favorite Australian films.
Movies Referenced In This Episode
The Crying Game (1992)
Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008)
100 Horsemen (1964)
Mad Max (1979)
Walk Into Hell a.k.a. Walk Into Paradise (1956)
The Chain Reaction (1980)
Wake In Fright (1971)
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Time Bandits (1981)
The Road Warrior (1981)
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
Crocodile Dundee (1986)
The Castle (1997)
Young Einstein (1988)
Reckless Kelly (1993)
Mr. Accident (2000)
Wolf Creek (2005)
Romper Stomper (1992)
Hammers Over The Anvil (1993)
The Nice Guys (2016)
Two Hands (1999)
The Dark Knight (2008)
Ned Kelly (2003)
Monty Python And The Holy Grail (1975)
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
Phar Lap (1983)
The Dish (2001)
Other Notable Items
Bruce Springsteen’s disappointing Jeep Superbowl commercial
Gruen TV series (2008- )
Charles Bronson’s Mandom aftershave commercial
The White Stripes
Guns N’ Roses
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver TV series (2014- )
American International Pictures
Seinfeld TV series (1989-1998)
Grauman’s Chinese Theatre
Working Dog Productions
Saturday Night Live TV series (1975- )
Mark “Chopper” Read
Elmore Leonard’s New York Times piece on Chopper
New Faces TV series (1973-1988)
Fawlty Towers TV series (1975-1979)
The Leigh Whannell podcast episode
The Movie Show TV series (1987-2008)
Siskel and Ebert TV series (1975-2010)
30 Odd Foot Of Grunts
Of Mice and Men novella by John Steinbeck
This list is also available on Letterboxd.
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.