Sunday, December 6, 2009

Play Misty for Me (1971)

Director: Clint Eatswood. Cast: Clint Eastwood, Jessica Walter, Donna Mills, Don Seigel. 102 min. Rated R. Suspense.

Clint's directorial debut appears to be a Hitchcockian effort (the detective's death scene is so Psycho), but his inexperience in keeping his grip on the viewer is a far cry from the master of suspense's works. I'm willing to forgive the movie's long dumb romantic scenes, because Play Misty was obviously the inspiration for great successes such as Fatal Attraction. Jessica Walter's screams become annoying after a while (you can even see that on the movie's poster), and even though I don't consider this "one of the most shocking psycho-thrillers ever", it may be worth a try.

(PS: Why did blood in the old days always look like tomato paste?)

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