Wonderfully honest and intimate tribute to Nicholas Ray. While watching it, I felt this actually could be a prologue to "We Can't Go Home Again" - the purest form of experimental film-making. This document explains what really happened behind the scenes of the "final" product, which is one of the most genuine statements of its time, the 1960s and early 70s.
Any film titled DON'T EXPECT TOO MUCH is either hedging its bets or inviting trouble. Susan Ray, wife of deceased genius filmmaker Nicholas Ray, is herself not much of a filmmaker—there's a rudimentary quality to the interviews (evidently shot on green screen) and bombastic soundtrack music. But as a portrait of Ray, affectionately described by Walter Murch as "hobo": it's savage. Watch Nick Ray stripped bare.
I'm glad I watched this directly after seeing "We Can't Go Home Again." It didn't make me like Ray's "student film" anymore but the testimonials make it clearer how probably only now do the students realize how much of an impact Ray had on them and how lucky they were to experience his stressing "process over product."