Bill Hader, Chapter 1
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Season 02 | Episode 28

Bill Hader, Chapter 1

Actor / Writer / Producer

Our 50th guest takes hosts Josh Olson and Joe Dante on a journey through some of the movies that inspired him in the creation and making of his hit HBO show Barry.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

Y Tu Mamá También (2001)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)
Gremlins (1984)
Piranha (1978)
The Howling (1981)
The ’Burbs (1989)
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978)
Yi Yi (2000)
A Brighter Summer Day (1991)
Duck Soup (1933)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
Kanal (1956)
A Generation (1955)
Ashes and Diamonds (1958)
Danton (1983)
Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
Evil Dead II (1987)
National Lampoon’s European Vacation (1985)
The Virgin Spring (1960)
The Last House on the Left (1972)
Sawdust and Tinsel (1953)
Autumn Sonata (1978)
Shogun Assassin (1980)
Wolf Guy (1975)
Detour (1945)
Devil Girl From Mars (1954)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
A Bucket of Blood (1959)
Strait Jacket (1964)
Blood on the Moon (1948)
Grindhouse (2007)
The Nanny (1965)
Scream of Fear (1961), a.k.a. Taste of Fear
Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb (1971)
Station Six-Sahara (1962)
Children of Men (2006)
The Evil Dead (1983)
Rock ‘n’ Roll High School (1979)
Hollywood Boulevard (1976)
Twitch of the Death Nerve (1972)
The Shape of Water (2017)
Darker Than Amber (1970)
Dark of the Sun (1968)
The Warlord: Battle for the Galaxy (a.k.a. The Osiris Chronicles) TV film (1998)
Oldboy (2003)
Léolo (1992)

Other Notable Items

Bill’s excellent HBO series Barry (2018- )
Saturday Night Live (1975- )
Bill’s brilliant Anthony Peter Coleman puppet class SNL skits: “Puppet Class with Seth MacFarlane” and “Anthony Coleman Takes Another Puppet Class”
Martin Short
Atlanta TV series (2016- )
Detroiters TV series (2017-2018)
Luis Buñuel
The Sopranos TV series (1999-2007)
The Criterion Channel
The Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album
W.C. Fields
Edward Yang
Buster Keaton
Charlie Chaplin
Andrzej Wajda
Quentin Tarantino
The Coen Brothers
Roman Polanski
Game of Thrones TV series (2011-2019)
Cinefile Video
Jean-Pierre Melville
Werner Herzog
Amy Heckerling
Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema box set from the Criterion Collection
Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman box set from the Criterion Collection
The Lone Wolf and Cub film series
Lew Landers: secret director of Detour?
Seth Holt
Turner Classic Movies
Alfonso Cuarón
Emmanuel Lubezki
Paula Huidobro 
Pink Floyd
King Crimson
Mario Bava
Giallo cinema
TFH Guru Guillermo del Toro
The Travis McGee noir novel series
TFH Guru Dennis Lehane
TFH Guru Roger Corman
Pure Cinema Podcast
Francois Truffaut
Federico Fellini
Park Chan-wook
Bong Soo Han
The influence of Bruce Springsteen on screenwriters
Born to Run, Springsteen’s memoir
Springsteen on Broadway concert series and Netflix special

This list is also available on Letterboxd.