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

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ERNEST DICKERSON on WHY TV IS BETTER THAN MOVIES, Part A (MF Galaxy 012)

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SCOTT WILSON on HERSHEL + THE WALKING DEAD (Part B - MF GALAXY 11)

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In 1967, actor Scott Wilson delivered a chilling performance in In Cold Blood that put him on the cover of Life Magazine when he was only 24 years old. He went on to appear in numerous celebrated films including The Great Gatsby, The Right Stuff, Dead Man Walking, and Monster, and he was a recurring guest on CSI.

But it’s his work on the highest-rated US television show, The Walking Dead, in which Wilson plays veterinarian and farmer Hershel Greene, that has done more than anything before to make Wilson a star. He now earns more from his autograph-signing sessions at conventions than he does from acting, and The Walking Dead is the focus of our conversation: the physical difficulties of playing Hershel; the dramatic power of Hershel’s personality and character arc; and the series’ outstanding acting, directing, and production.

Throughout this episode, Wilson refers to Ernest Dickerson, the acclaimed television and feature filmmaker who directed many of the most action-packed episodes of…