It’s been some 20 years since I first watched Down By Law. I remembered, like a couple of million other people I guess, the prison scene. I did not remember Robby Müller’s stunning cinematography in what is not even my favorite Jim Jarmusch film. Now I wonder whether the sequences after the escape, shot in swamps and forests in the South, lingered in the back of my mind. When I watched Down By Law yesterday, I couldn’t help but think that the scenes in the swamp were part of the inspiration for my recent forest images. Anyway, it sure is nice to believe that not *all* of your youth was wasted!