The most complete, newly restored version of Nicholas Ray's experimental masterpiece embodies the director's practice of film-making as a "communal way of life." Ray plays himself in the film, serving as mentor, friend, and artistic inspiration to his students.
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I made ten goddamned Westerns and I can't even tie a noose.
A restored/reconstructed version had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival in 2011 to coincide with the 100th anniversary of Nicholas Ray's birth. According to Susan Ray: "The restoration is based on the picture of the version of We Can't Go Home Again first shown at the Cannes Film Festival in 1973, the most complete version of the film screened publicly. We have integrated the 1973 picture with a narration created by Ray and recorded in his own voice as he continued to work on the film after the Cannes '73 screening until his death in 1979." See more