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.