For some reason, I'm put in mind of the latest attack on the dreamers. I hate to quarrel with Stephen Colbert... but I guess he'll never know about it. I forget who the guest was, but he mentioned a quote by artist Chuck Close... something like, screw the dreamers, I came here to work. Well, his pieces are rather labor-intensive. And I couldn't help but think of former Spike Lee cinematographer turned director Ernest Dickerson. I don't know if Spike's that much of a dreamer anymore, but Dickerson is a guy what goes to work! Fifty-nine directing credits? Dayamnnnn... and two of 'em are in the works right now!
Hard to say what Ernest's favourite decade is. Was it the go-go 80s when he was just happy to be getting work? Or the go-go '90s when he finally realized, hey. I don't need Spike anymore! I'll be my own damn director? And then he actually did it? He led the way for John Singleton, in a sense; no shame in doing a brainless actioner, brother! Bulletproof, for instance. Silly me, I thought Surviving the Game was the one that was going to last. Well, maybe on Spike TV.