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"Play Misty For Me"

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.

by Anonymousreply 2511/11/2012

Walter was nominated for a Golden Globe but lost to Jane Fonda in "Klute" but overlooked for an Oscar nomination.

by Anonymousreply 111/09/2012

She should've won the GG. She made Glenn Close look like Carol Brady by comparison.

by Anonymousreply 211/09/2012

Poor Cliff Huxtable's mom.

by Anonymousreply 311/09/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 411/10/2012

Clint Eastwood was bliss playing Seventies jazz in foggy Monterey or Carmel (or wherever it was set).

by Anonymousreply 511/10/2012

I loved this movie but hate Eastwood now and I refuse to watch his movies now.

by Anonymousreply 611/10/2012

and Miss Donna Mills!!!

by Anonymousreply 711/10/2012

Donna Mills is a lesbian.

by Anonymousreply 811/10/2012

Donna's a lesbian??????????

by Anonymousreply 911/10/2012

Is Clint's house from the movie still standing?

by Anonymousreply 1011/10/2012

"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.

by Anonymousreply 1111/10/2012

Just another trick, honey!

by Anonymousreply 1211/10/2012

Isn't there a black maid that gets killed in the movie?

by Anonymousreply 1311/10/2012

It's been talked about upthread, R13. She doesn't die, though.

by Anonymousreply 1411/10/2012

Yeah, that restaurant scene was really uncomfortable to watch.

Damn you Clint. I grew up with all your movies...

by Anonymousreply 1511/10/2012

[bold] Eastwood is good too, if a little stiff at times.[/bold]

You could say that about the performances in all of his movies.

by Anonymousreply 1611/10/2012

Remember when he punched me off the cliff?

by Anonymousreply 1711/10/2012

Here's how you play crazy Glenn Close.

by Anonymousreply 1811/10/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 1911/10/2012

Jessica Walter still looks exactly the same, lol.

by Anonymousreply 2111/11/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 2211/11/2012

Jessica Walter's performance may seem over the top, but there are disturbed people who behave like that. Exactly like that.

by Anonymousreply 2311/11/2012

Clint really was hot in this.

by Anonymousreply 2411/11/2012

Remember when he fucked me in the forest clearing?

by Anonymousreply 2511/11/2012
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