Ernest Dickerson on
The Thief of Bagdad
About The Thief of Bagdad
Often imitated and remade but never equalled, this multi-Oscar- winner is the greatest Arabian adventure fantasy of all time, made over a period of years during WW II on several continents with numerous directors, including the producers (uncredited). Screen magic.
About 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.