Caught this again on cable the other day. It's a good film, and obviously what inspired "Fatal Attraction". Jessica Walter was so manic in this that it's almost comical at times, but her performance is brilliant. Eastwood is good too, if a little stiff at times.
Walter was nominated for a Golden Globe but lost to Jane Fonda in "Klute" but overlooked for an Oscar nomination.
She should've won the GG. She made Glenn Close look like Carol Brady by comparison.
Poor Cliff Huxtable's mom.
One of my favorite movies. The film is frequently edited for showing on broadcast teevee but the scene of evelyn cutting up birdie is truly harrowing as is the scene at the restaurant when she asks him if the older woman is his idea of a dish.
Clint Eastwood was bliss playing Seventies jazz in foggy Monterey or Carmel (or wherever it was set).
I loved this movie but hate Eastwood now and I refuse to watch his movies now.
and Miss Donna Mills!!!
Donna Mills is a lesbian.
Donna's a lesbian??????????
Is Clint's house from the movie still standing?
"The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" sequence in this is totally gorgeous. Worth watching just for that and the Carmel, CA scenery. Good movie.
Just another trick, honey!
Isn't there a black maid that gets killed in the movie?
It's been talked about upthread, R13. She doesn't die, though.
Yeah, that restaurant scene was really uncomfortable to watch.
Damn you Clint. I grew up with all your movies...
[bold] Eastwood is good too, if a little stiff at times.[/bold]
You could say that about the performances in all of his movies.
Clint Eastwood walked around in his underwear in one scene. This was incredibly erotic to at least one desperate gay teenager.
I haven't seen it since the 1970s, but I remember still remember that.
I remember that monster of a woman scaring nine shades of shit out of me when I saw this as a little kid (although somehow Fatal Attraction felt more realistic to me). Jessica Walter was the titan of female villains.
But my favorite Clint movies are still Unforgiven and Gran Torino.
Jessica Walter still looks exactly the same, lol.
I still think "Arrested Development" should have found a way to incorporate a few seconds of footage from this into an episode, maybe to show how the mother would get when the kids were younger.
Jessica Walter's performance may seem over the top, but there are disturbed people who behave like that. Exactly like that.
Clint really was hot in this.
Remember when he fucked me in the forest clearing?