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Clive Owen explains his 'Knick' mustache and being 'The David Bowie of a Hospital in 1900'

Clive Owen explains his 'Knick' mustache and being 'The David Bowie of a Hospital in 1900'

A couple weeks ago at the TCA press tour, I sat down with Clive Owen and Steven Soderbergh for a 45-minute discussion about their new Cinemax series "The Knick," a medical drama set around New York's Knickerbocker Hospital in 1900. Soderbergh directed the totality of the first season, which focuses on Owen's Dr. John W. Thackery, a visionary surgeon who augments his forward-thinking approach to his profession with additions to cocaine and opium. As you might expect, it's a wide-ranging interview covering the show's journey to Cinemax, the approach to the occasionally harrowing medical rituals of the period, the pressures of doing five two-hour movies consecutively and the decision to use a trippy score by Cliff Martinez. It's a great interview and it'll go up sometime next week, ahead of the show's August 8 premiere on Cinemax. While the full Q&A will be posted, I wanted to whet appetites with a

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