As Tyson director James Toback said in our interview last weekend, the constant celebration and looking back at the ’60s by boomer-age producers and filmmakers is a tacit admission that their lives were much better back then. Or a suspicion, at least, that on this or that level their lives felt better (apart from the fact that life tends to feel more sensually gratifying and spontaneously enjoyable when you’re 22 as opposed to 62.) Despite all the power and creature comforts that boomers have accumulated and come to enjoy over the last 35 or 40 years since, they were happier back then. And this realization won’t leave them alone, like a slight back itch. Which is why they keep revisiting it, or rather why it keeps revisiting them, like Charles Dicken‘s Ghost of Christmas past.