ERNEST DICKERSON on THE POETRY OF HORROR + THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF MICHONNE'S PATH (MF GALAXY 013)



In this episode of MF GALAXY, part 2 of our conversation, film and television director Ernest Dickerson explains:

  • Why he regards the abrupt character shift of Michonne on The Walking Dead as a completely organic arc
  • The future of The Walking Dead and the new Walking Dead spin-off series
  • What Dickerson calls “the poetry of horror," and
  • His own work as one of the leading directors of American horror, and what he brings to the art.
 
Dickerson is best known for feature films such as Juice, which he also wrote, and which launched the acting career of Tupac Shakur; Surviving the Game, Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight, Bulletproof, Bones, and Never Die Alone.

In addition to having directed eleven episodes of the smash hit The Walking Dead, Dickerson has helmed episodes of Sleepy Hollow, Dexter, Stargate Universe, The Vampire Diaries, The Wire, Heroes, and The L Word, among many others. Dickerson rose to fame initially as a cinematographer and is widely regarded as one of the best ever, especially for his work on features including The Brother from Another Planet, Krush Groove, She's Gotta Have It, Eddie Murphy: Raw, School Daze, Do the Right Thing, Mo’ Better Blues, Jungle Fever, and Malcolm X.

ABOUT ERNEST DICKERSON:

Internet Movie Database
Wikipedia
Facebook fanpage
The Walking Dead Wiki
“Horror’s scariest trend is the nonexistent black filmmaker”


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