TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante

Ernest Dickerson

Season 01 | Episode 20

Ernest Dickerson

Director / Cinematographer

Director and cinematographer Ernest Dickerson (Juice, Tales From The Crypt: Demon Knight, The Walking Dead) sits with Josh and Joe to discuss some of the movies, filmmakers and genres that have inspired him over the years, and the curse of teal!

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

Ed Wood (1994)
Juice (1992)
Malcolm X (1992)
Gravity (2013)
Interstellar (2014)
The Exorcist (1973)
Vertigo (1958)
Marnie (1964)
Psycho (1960)
Notorious (1946)
Rear Window (1954)
Rabid Dogs (1973)

Other Notable Items

Foreign Exchange Blu-ray Imports in Culver City: a great location for hard-to-find international releases!
The Purge (2018- ), television series on USA Network
Alfred HitchcockRobert Burks collaborations (Strangers On A Train through Marnieexcluding Psycho)
The films, plays, radio shows and commercial output of Orson Welles
The misadventures of vengeful director Emilio Fernandez
The Movies That Made Me podcast guest Uwe Boll‘s boxing exploits
The Quatermass Experiment (1953, BBC television serial)
Quatermass And The Pit (1958-1959, BBC television serial)
Film and television writer Nigel Kneale (Beasts, Stone Tape, The Quatermass Experiment, First Men In The Moon)
The Walking Dead (2007- ), television series on AMC
The films of director-turned-cinematographer Mario Bava
Tim Lucas’ book on Bava, All The Colors Of The Dark (2008)
John HustonOswald Morris collaborations (Moby Dick, Moulin Rouge, Reflections In A Golden Eye, The Man Who Would Be King)
The Wire (2002-2008), television series on HBO
Maniac (2018), Netflix miniseries
The novels and screenplays of Ray Bradbury
The Rifleman (1958-1963), television series on ABC
Wanted Dead Or Alive (1958-1961), television series on CBS
The Giallo genre
This list is also available on Letterboxd.

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About the Podcast

Filmmakers and entertainers discuss the movies that inspired them. Hosted by Oscar nominated screenwriter and TFH Guru Josh Olson and TFH Fearless Leader Joe Dante.

The Movies That Made Me is recorded live in Hollywood and engineered by film composer Don Barrett.

About The Hosts

Josh Olson was the only student in his second grade class to see The House That Dripped Blood. Many years later, he wrote and directed the no-budget horror film, INFESTED, a brutal assault on The Big Chill, with zombies. He went on to write the screenplay for A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE and was nominated for the WGA, BAFTA and Academy Awards for Best Screenplay. He kept losing to Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana, but that’s okay.

He has written features and TV shows with Harlan Ellison, Walter Hill, Slash, Willie Nelson, and Mick Jagger. His Village Voice essay “I Will Not Read Your Fucking Script” became an internet phenomenon, getting upwards of five million hits.

The ten-part audio drama BRONZEVILLE which he wrote, starring Laurence Fishburne, Larenz Tate, Tracee Ellis Ross, Omari Harwicke and Tika Sumpter was a popular and critical hit, and is currently being developed for TV. He and John Brancato (THE GAME) recently wrote and sold the feature spec TRIGGER WARNING, which is being produced by Thunder Road.

Joe Dante is a director known for his satirical blend of horror and comedy viewed through the lens of grounded, relatable American life. his career in film began as a movie critic at age 12. A few years later, he conspired with Jon Davison to produce The Movie Orgy, an experimental exploration of ‘50s pop culture that metamorphosed into a hit phenomenon bringing Dante to college campus showings nationwide.

Soon after, he followed Jon to Hollywood where he edited trailers for producer Roger Corman before co-directing his first feature, Hollywood Boulevard. His first solo film, Piranha, successfully kickstarted his legendary career with titles like The Howling, Gremlins, The ‘Burbs, Innerspace, and more.

Joe’s dedication to preserving the history of cinema and his near encyclopedic knowledge of movies led to the creation of Trailers From Hell, a web series offering viewers a brief history lesson of movies discussed through their respective trailers.