Ernest Dickerson

Ernest Dickerson

In the tradition of Mario Bava and Jack Cardiff, Ernest Dickerson is an Emmy and Peabody-award winning film and television veteran. The NYU grad photographed many films for director Spike Lee, including Do the Right Thing, Jungle Fever, Mo’ Better Blues and Malcolm X. In 1992 he made his feature directorial debut with Juice and has been working steadily ever since with credits like Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight, Bulletproof, Bones and Never Die Alone. Dickerson’s acclaimed TV work includes AMC’s The Walking Dead and Low Winter Sun, Showtime’s Dexter, and HBO’s The Wire and Treme, for which he won a 2012 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Director.

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The Thief of Bagdad

1940
London Films
Often imitated and remade but never equalled, this multi-Oscar- winner is the...
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The Creeping Unknown

This was the US title of the Hammer screen version of Nigel Kneale’s...
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The Godfather

1972
Paramount
One of the great American films, despite its chaotic production. Producer Al Ruddy agreed...
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Chinatown

1974
Paramount
One of the greatest of all film noirs came at the very end of the...
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Jason and the Argonauts

1963
Columbia
It all comes together memorably in this, the Jewel in the Crown...
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

1967
United Artists
Last and biggest of Sergio Leone’s “Dollars” trilogy, this...
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Truck Turner

1974
AIP
Jonathan Kaplan’s badass starring vehicle for musician Isaac Hayes is simply one of the...
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For a Few Dollars More

1967
United Artists
Sergio Leone’s more elaborate followup to A Fistful of Dollars became...
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Caltiki, The Immortal Monster

1960
Allied Artists Pictures
Described in ads as a “Slimy Glob of Doom”, this large economy-size...
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It Came from Beneath the Sea

1955
Columbia
The top half of one of the seminal 50’s Saturday...
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