Dan Waters

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Season 06 | Episode 09

Dan Waters

My Favorite Year: 1989

Movies That Made Me veteran guest and screenwriter Dan Waters discusses his favorite year of cinema (1989) with Josh Olson and Joe Dante.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

The Phantom Carriage (1921)
Love At First Bite (1979)
Hudson Hawk (1991)
Demolition Man (1993)
Heathers (1989)
Warlock (1989)
The Matrix (1999)
Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
Barry Lyndon (1975)
Jaws (1975)
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
Nashville (1975)
Born On The Fourth Of July (1989)
Dead Poets Society (1989)
Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Field Of Dreams (1989)
My Left Foot (1989)
Crimes And Misdemeanors (1989)
Do The Right Thing (1989)
Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
Sex Lies And Videotape (1989)
Easy Rider (1969)
Midnight Cowboy (1969)
The Wild Bunch (1969)
Apocalypse Now (1979)
All That Jazz (1979)
Hair (1979)
Alien (1979)
Fight Club (1999)
Office Space (1999)
Magnolia (1999)
The Sixth Sense (1999)
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
American Pie (1999)
The Iron Giant (1999)
All About My Mother (1999)
Being John Malkovich (1999)
The Breakfast Club (1985)
Pretty In Pink (1986)
Dr. Strangelove (1964)
Say Anything… (1989)
Miracle Mile (1989)
True Love (1989)
Powwow Highway (1989)
Lawrence Of Arabia (1962)
Southside With You (2016)
A Deadly Affair (2017)
Dead Calm (1989)
Mala Noche (1986)
Ghostbusters II (1989)
The Fly II (1989)
Back To The Future Part II (1989)
License To Kill (1989)
Flash Gordon (1980)
Fletch Lives (1989)
The War Of The Roses (1989)
Vampire’s Kiss (1989)
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife And Her Lover (1989)
The ’Burbs (1989)
Parenthood (1989)
Parents (1989)
Batman (1989)
Batman Returns (1992)
Rain Man (1988)
Batman (1966)
Gummo (1997)
Welcome To The Dollhouse (1995)
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Ali (2001)
Road House (1989)
Die Hard (1988)
Lethal Weapon (1987)
The Adventures Of Ford Fairlane (1990)
Kickboxer (1989)
New York Stories (1989)
Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade (1989)
Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom (1984)
Monsieur Hire (1989)
Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989)
When Harry Met Sally… (1989)
Love Actually (2003)
Garden State (2004)
Gardens Of Stone (1987)
The Abyss (1989)
Listen To Me (1989)
Avatar: The Way Of Water (2022)
The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)
Tango And Cash (1989)
Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects (1989)
Skin Deep (1989)
That’s Life! (1986)
Logan’s Run (1976)
Babylon (2022)
LA Takedown (1989)
Heat (1995)
True Believer (1989)
Far From Home (1989)
See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)
Moving (1988)
Silver Streak (1976)
The Little Mermaid (1989)
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1989)
Brazil (1985)
Johnny Handsome (1989)
Uncle Buck (1989)
Planes, Trains And Automobiles (1987)
Dream A Little Dream (1989)

Other Notable Items

TFH Guru Allan Arkush
TFH Guru Larry Karaszewski
“Fight The Power” song by Public Enemy (1989)
New World Pictures
Keanu Reeves
Oliver Stone
Pauline Kael
Sundance Film Festival
Spike Lee
Chuck D
Rosie Perez
Josh’s Bronzeville podcast (2017-2021)
Tika Sumpter
Michelle Obama
Barack Obama
Giancarlo Esposito
Dead Calm novel by Charles Williams (1989)
Orson Welles’s unfinished The Deep (1966-1969)
Laurence Harvey
Jean Moreau
Billy Zane
Gus Van Sant
Our pals at Movies Unlimited!
The Criterion Collection
Timothy Dalton
James Bond
Daniel Craig
Denise Di Novi
Tim Burton
Dustin Hoffman
The Dark Knight Returns graphic novel by Frank Miller (1986)
Christopher Nolan
David Goyer
Muhammed Ali
Patrick Swayze
Joel Silver
Jerry Bruckheimer
The American Cinematheque
Andrew Dice Clay
Jean-Claude Van Damme
Martin Scorsese
Nick Nolte
Woody Allen
Francis Ford Coppola
Sofia Coppola
Sean Connery
Quentin Tarantino
Meg Ryan
James Caan
Natalie Portman
Jami Gertz
Kirk Cameron
James Cameron
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Ed Harris
Universal Pictures
Kate Winslet
Shelley Winters
Blake Edwards
John Ritter
Jack Lemmon
Jenny Agutter
Scott Plank 
Alex McArthur 
Michael Mann
Al Pacino
Robert De Niro
The Xander Berkeley podcast episode
Kate Mantilini restaurant
Drew Barrymore
Anthony Rapp
Richard Pryor
Gene Wilder
Terry Gilliam
Walter Hill
Kenneth Turan
The Los Angeles Times
G.Q. Magazine
Moby-Dick novel by Herman Melville (1851)
Cory Feldman
Cory Haim

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