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If you listen to this show with any regularity, you know that 1) we are comic book fans, 2) we are art nerds, and 3) we are huge pop culture junkies with an unending fascination for TV and movies. So, of course, a conversation with filmmaker Ernest Dickerson was right up our alley.
Ernest made his name as a respected cinematographer for years before finally planting himself down in the director’s chair. Brother From Another Planet, Krush Groove and several of Spike Lee’s first feature films (Do the Right Thing, Mo’ Better Blues, Malcolm X) all bear his lush but tasteful style. Dickerson and Lee actually met as students at NYU film school where they became friends and eventual collaborators.
Ever since his 1992 directorial debut, Juice, which starred then unknowns Omar Epps and Tupac Shakur, Ernest has been “calling his own shots”. And over the last eight years, his presence as a director and storyteller have been felt exclusively on television shows like The Wire, Heroes and Dexter, and more recently on HBO’s Treme and AMC’s The Walking Dead.
**Our sincere thanks to Ernest for coming on the show with us. He was awesome! Also, many thanks to his manager Jennifer Levine and storyboard artist Warren Drummond (BFAM) for making this interview happen.
And check for the Easter Egg at the end. We play some "Either Or" with our guest and it ends with a surpising Hollywood horror story.