The appearance of a trailer for James Toback and Alec Baldwin‘s Seduced and Abandoned (HBO, 10.28) gives me an excuse to re-run my hotel-room discussion with Toback at the Carlton hotel during last May’s Cannes Film Festival. Here’s the mp3. I called it “Greatest Gabber of the 21st Century.” The chat lasted 40-something minutes — candid, hilarious, insightful as usual.

“Toabck is always on,” I wrote last May. “He is one of the friendliest, funniest and most intellectually open-to-anything guys I’ve ever known in my life. Listen to this — there’s just no one better at shooting the worldly, been-through-it-all-and-I’m-still-chuckling shit about anything and everything. Jim was just waking up as I came in (he had had trouble sleeping), and then he ordered breakfast. But every minute was choice.”

Here’s my review of the doc.