Diana Ossana
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Season 03 | Episode 35

Diana Ossana


The Oscar winning co-writer and producer of Brokeback Mountain takes us on a cinematic journey through her life, and talks about the pleasures of writing with Larry McMurtry and Joe Bonnano, and what Ken Kesey’s favorite movie was.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Good Night, And Good Luck (2005)
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
Red River (1948)
The Last Picture Show (1971)
Hud (1963)
Piranha (1978)
Battleship Potemkin (1925)
They Drive By Night (1940)
Kings Row (1942)
The Ox-Bow Incident (1942)
The Grapes of Wrath (1942)
Buffalo Bill (1944) 
Laura (1944)
Where The Sidewalk Ends (1950)
The Day of the Triffids (1963)
Moby Dick (1956)
Village of the Damned (1960)
Written on the Wind (1956)
Magnificent Obsession (1954)
There’s Always Tomorrow (1956)
All That Heaven Allows (1955)
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Brazil (1985)
Lost In La Mancha (2002)
The Hamster Factor and Other Tales of Twelve Monkeys (1996)
The Fisher King (1991)
Dr. Strangelove (1964)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
The Deer Hunter (1978)
The Godfather (1972)
The Godfather Part II (1974)
A History of Violence (2005)
The Searchers (1956)
Fort Apache (1948)
The Red Badge of Courage (1951)
The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
She Wore A Yellow Ribbon (1949)

Other Notable Items

The WGA Awards
The Academy Awards
Larry McMurtry
George Clooney
Ang Lee
Bill Clinton
“Brokeback Mountain” New Yorker short story by Annie Proulx 
Flannery O’Connor
The Motion Picture Production Code
TV Guide
George Raft
Rock Hudson
Ann Sheridan
Jean Harlow
The Fox Theatre in St. Louis, MO
James Bond
Paul Newman
TFH Guru John Sayles
The Varsity Theater in St. Louis, MO
The Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis, MO
Roger Corman
Raoul Walsh
Ida Lupino
Humphrey Bogart
Ronald Reagan
Claude Rains
Turner Classic Movies
Branded TV series (1965-1966)
Have Gun Will Travel TV series (1957-1963)
Maverick TV series (1957-1962)
Dana Andrews
William Wellman
Darryl Zanuck
Joel McCrea
Henry Fonda
Anthony Quinn
Harry Morgan
The Night of the Triffids novel (2001)
The Day of the Triffids BBC miniseries (1981)
The Day of the Triffids novel by John Wyndham (1951)
The Avengers TV series (1961-1969)
Diana Rigg
Childhood’s End novel by Arthur C. Clarke
Robert Heinlein
Harlan Ellison
Douglas Sirk
Dorothy Malone
Pedro Almodovar
Rainer Werner Fassbender
John Waters
John Stahl
Barbara Stanwyck
Fred MacMurray
Joan Bennett
Brad Pitt
Terry Gilliam
Anything For Billy novel by Larry McMurtry
Billy The Kid
Don Quixote novel by Miguel de Cervantes
Peter Sellers
The Martin Cinerama Theater in St. Louis
The Cuban Missile Crisis
Christopher Walken
Joseph Bonanno
The Godfather novel by Mario Puzo (1969)
The Sopranos TV series (1999-2007)
Michael Imperioli
The Searchers novel by https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Le_May
John Wayne
John Ford
Monument Valley
The Last Picture Show soundtrack by Hank Williams
Audie Murphy
John Huston
The Making of “The Red Badge of Courage” New Yorker article by Lillian Ross 
Ken Kesey
Horseman, Pass By novel by Larry McMurtry (1961)
Film Flam: Essays collection by Larry McMurty (1987)

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