Check out this 30 year-old trailer for Michelangelo Antonioni’s The Passenger, which Sony Pictures Classics is re-releasing on 10.28. The stuffed-shirt narration sounds so stuffy and forced it’s almost funny. The Passenger is an intriguing, sometimes fascinating film but honestly…? It’s never been in my Antonioni pantheon. L’eclisse, L’aventura, Blow-up and Il Grido are much better films. It’s a notch or two ahead of Zabriskie Point and Red Desert. I haven’t seen it in ages, but part of the problem was casting Maria Schneider opposite Jack Nicholson. On the other hand, there’s that awesome final tracking shot that starts in Nicholson’s hotel room and the moves toward the window…slowly, slowly…and then through the window bars and into the street.