Fredrik, I have found Out of the Past a wonderful, but sad film. It looks extraordinary and I love the contrasting indoor/outdoor changes of mood and tempo. I always regret that "Jeff Bailey" seems fated to die; perhaps the only way he can escape from his predicament is to do so. I wish you would write more about how you came to see it as an extraordinary work of art.
It has a powerful feeling of hopelessness and inevitability that contribute to making it sad. It has grown on me over the years, and I promise I write more about it soon.