Thursday, April 17, 2014

Auteur Watch - George Bowers

Alas, even in Hollywood, some people just have to stick with the day job.  Stuart Baird knows it, and George Bowers knew it.  Directing's actually a day and night, 24/7/365 always-on job, despite the stories you've heard about the easygoing Coen brothers.  If you do it well, sure, fortune and glory's all yours, but for the other 99% of directors, it's a grind.  But for some like George Bowers, you'll always be a hero for directing night owl cable classics like My Tutor and Private Resort, even if it's just being a hero to those you're directing.  Johnny Depp was in Private Resort, and I can't help but wonder if it's that connection that got Bowers his job later on editing From Hell, also starring Johnny Depp.  I guess it doesn't hurt.

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