Earlier today I made three or four efforts to reach David Thomson to ask if there was some way to post an mp3 file of his commentary track from the old Image laser disc of Out Of The Past. It was really sage commentary, and it just seems a shame that the Warner Archive guys didn’t try to include it on their new Bluray, which pops tomorrow.

Nicholson’s hair is the same length and styling worn by Jack Torrance (not to mention the beard growth) so you can figure this was taken sometime in ’79, or during filming of The Shining. And probably a little before shooting began on Warren Beatty’s Reds, to judge by Beatty’s hair length.