Ramin Bahrani
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Season 04 | Episode 13

Ramin Bahrani

Writer / Director / Producer

Ramin Bahrani, Oscar-nominated writer/director of The White Tiger, discusses a few of his favorite movies with hosts Josh Olson and Joe Dante.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

The White Tiger (2021)
Man Push Cart (2005)
Chop Shop (2007)
99 Homes (2015)
The Boys From Fengkuei (1983)
The Time To Live And The Time To Die (1985)
The Killing Of A Chinese Bookie (1976)
Bicycle Thieves (1948)
La Terra Trema (1948)
Umberto D (1952)
Where Is The Friend’s Home? (1987)
Nomadland (2020)
The Runner (1984)
Bashu, the Little Stranger (1989)
A Moment Of Innocence a.k.a. Bread And Flower Pot (1996)
The House Is Black (1963)
The Conversation (1974)
Mean Streets (1973)
Nashville (1975)
Aguirre, The Wrath Of God (1972)
The Enigma Of Kaspar Hauser (1974)
Paris, Texas (1984)
Cléo from 5 to 7 (1962)
Vagabond (1985)
Luzzu (2021)
Bait (2019)
Sweet Sixteen (2002)
Abigail’s Party (1977)
Meantime (1983)
Fish Tank (2009)
Do The Right Thing (1989)
Malcolm X (1992)
Nothing But A Man (1964)
Goodbye Solo (2008)
The Spook Who Sat By The Door (1973)
Dekalog (1989)
The Double Life Of Veronique (1991)
Three Colours: Red (1994)
Three Colours: White (1994)
Three Colours: Blue (1993)
A Short Film About Killing (1988)
Wings of Desire (1987)
The Hand (1981)
JFK (1991)
Born On The Fourth Of July (1989)
Salvador (1986)
Platoon (1986)
Pickpocket (1959)
The Trial Of Joan Of Arc (1962)
Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)
L’Argent (1983)
L’Eclisse (1962)
Life, And Nothing More… (1992)
Through The Olive Trees (1994)
Close-Up (1990)
Plastic Bag (2009)
Blood Kin (2018)
Lift You Up (2014)

Other Notable Items

The Academy Awards
The Criterion Collection
The Venice Film Festival
Hou Hsiao-hsien
John Cassavettes
Roberto Rosselini
Vittorio De Sica
Satyajit Ray
Abbas Kiarostami
Italian Neorealism
Iranian New Wave 
Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Bahram Beyzai 
Amir Naderi
Forugh Farrokhzad
Forugh Farrokhzad
Michael Simmonds
Francis Ford Coppola
Hermann Hesse 
Martin Scorsese
Robert Altman
Werner Herzog
Wim Wenders 
Rainer Werner Fassbinder 
New German Cinema 
Wim Wenders
George Lucas
Steven Spielberg
John Milius
Agnès Varda
Federico Fellini
Sundance Film Festival
Alex Camilleri
Mark Jenkin
Ken Loach
Paul Laverty 
Mike Leigh
Alan Clarke
Kim’s Video in New York
Andrea Arnold
David O. Russell
Robert M. Young
Irwin Young
Ivan Dixon
TFH Guru Bill Duke
McHale’s Navy TV series (1962-1966)
Hogan’s Heroes TV series (1965-1971)
Columbia University
Krzysztof Kieślowski 
The Three Colours Trilogy
Theatre 80 in New York
The Film Forum in New York
Symphony Space in New York
The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga (2008)
Oliver Stone
Spike Lee
Sidney Lumet
Robert Bresson
The Forged Coupon short story by Leo Tolstoy (1910)
Small Axe film anthology series (2020)
Steve McQueen
Michelangelo Antonioni
The Dardenne Brothers 
The Koker Trilogy 
Jean-Luc Godard

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