Episode 55: Dave Schmidt

Dave Schmidt, theatrical director at Main Stage Irving-Las Colinas in Texas, sits down for an in-depth discussion of the movies that influenced him to be him.  Listen along, as we discuss friends of Dorothy, searching for your son in Hollywood, grandmas on rollercoasters, and warped realities.

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Here are links to items of interest mentioned in episode 55:

Main Stage Irving-Las Colinas

Pepe – Theme song from the movie Pepe, sung by Shirley Jones

Be sure to join us April 17 for episode 56, featuring podcaster and filmmaker Zach Eastman. You can currently hear Zach as one of the Reel Nerds on the Reel Nerds Podcast.

Also, mark your calendar to join us May 1 for our 2nd Anniversary Celebration – Take 2!  We’ll have a great group of past guests and new friends, who’ll come together for a free-wheeling look back at year two of Movies Made Me.  And this time, we mean it!

Episode 25: Monica Parker

Monica Parker, author of Getting Waisted: A Survival Guide to Being Fat in a Society That Loves Thin and OMG! How Children See God; co-writer of the beloved animated film All Dogs Go To Heaven; and theater, film and television actor, joins us to delve into the films that have influenced her to become the woman she is today.  Listen in, as we discuss the power of packaging, discovering your inner Norma Rae, enjoying violence (in the proper places), and philosophical spirals.

We’re giving you a heads-up that you won’t want to miss episode 26, coming February 22!  We’re celebrating the first anniversary of the Movies Made Me podcast by bringing back five guests from past episodes for a free-wheeling group conversation looking back at the year.  Join the fun with Jeff “Swampy” Marsh (episode 7), Janet Joyce Holden (episode 2), Michelle Nava (episode 3), Dan Shippey (episode 8), and Kelly Shippey (episode 13)!  Mark your calendar and join the party!

Don’t forget, you can now view and download the Complete List of Influential Films chosen by our guests.  With over 100 films mentioned, so far, you can discover plenty of amazing movies to enjoy!  Be sure to use our Contact Us page to let us know when our guests have inspired you to watch something you’ve never seen before, or when they’ve given you a new way of seeing an old favorite.

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Here are a few links to items of interest mentioned in episode 25:

Getting Waisted: A Survival Guide to Being Fat in a Society That Loves Thin on Amazon

OMG! How Children See God on Amazon

GettingWaisted.com

Monica Parker on IMDB

 

Episode 22: Martin Casella

Martin Casella, playwright and actor, best known for his role as Marty in Poltergeist, joins us to discuss his career in film, his success in live theater, and the films that have most influenced him to be the man he is today.  Listen in, as we chat about Capracorn, seeing the world through film, the many routes to catharsis, and the wisdom of film critics.

We now have the complete list of influential films chosen by our Movies Made Me guests available for you to view and print!  Just visit our Complete List of Influential Films page and you’ll have the chance to download a pdf of the list!  We will also continue to update our Most Influential Films list, so you can quickly see the movies that have been mentioned by more than one guest.

Help us prepare for our first anniversary episode!  Use the Contact Us page to let us know about any episodes or films mentioned on the show that you’ve particularly enjoyed.  You can also let us know about a film that has influenced you and how it has done so!  We may include your comments in our special episode!

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Here are a few links to items of interest mentioned in episode 22:

The Harvey Milk High School – Scholarship Donations

After Life on IMDB

The Clouds of Sils Maria on IMDB