THE existential film of my youth. Decades later it resonates even more profoundly. Only a very few films will ever, if your lucky, become so entwined with the fabric of your own life. This, for me, is one of them. Jack Nicholson, who is perfect for this role, fully understood what was required here. To put himself completely at the service of the master. It is his least flashy performance and tonally, exactly right.