Have you seen Deliverance (1972)?
It was a formative experience for me and, like countless others, I was mesmerized by 11-year-old "banjo kid" Lonny, the clearly damaged Appalachian youngster featured in the film's "Dueling Banjos" scene.
I'm the first to admit that my fascination was more than a little voyeuristic and creepy, and I also have to confess that this scene sends chills up my spine to this day, years after I worked on the Deliverance special edition DVD.
So imagine my surprise when I logged into AOL and found a "where are they now" link to the 52-year-old Billy Redden, aka "creepy-banjo-kid."
The past is always with us, I guess.