This hasn't aged well (but surely even back then an unnecessary romantic montage set to "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" would've been just as cringe-worthy as it is now). Jessica Walter is effective and memorable in her nightmarish role, and there are some beautiful high-angle shots of California coastline, but I can't think of much else to compliment.
Eastwood's directorial debut feels like what it would have looked like if Hitchcock had made Fatal Attraction. An intense slow burn thriller with lots of good exterior shots of Carmel, California and a mix of colorful characters that make this a unique piece of cinema that took Eastwood to a different place.
The plot was beyond stupid. Call the fucking police! She is a stalker! Omg. I hated parts of this film as it was just infuriating and I was near yelling at the screen the characters were so implausible. We are also apparently supposed to feel some sort of empathy for Eastwood after putting his dick in crazy multiple times. Why?! LOL gotta take the consequences bro. Really dumb film. Avoid.
It's strange, so much of the frames feel similar to Robert Altman's underseen "Images", I mean the end image is practically identical. Images is a far better movie though. This? Its harmless, mostly silly but has an interesting tone but its very superficial which is an Eastwood mainstay
Eastwood's efficiency as a director can be seen on screen for better and worse. While he shows an early talent for getting fantastic performances, a lot of the lighting and production design felt akin to exploitation film aesthetics. JW for the win though, right?
A rather tentative formula-thriller - despite some odd jazzy and sexual longueurs adding little except length. Stock characters - ying and simple yang female counterpoints - hold it back from any sense of realism and modish editing merely adds noise without texture. Nevertheless it plots it's predictable way to the expected denouement passably enough.
Odd directorial debut of Eastwood. Chick from arrested development is good as a psychopathic female with a fatal attraction on Eastwoods radio DJ. A swaggering 70s film with a great lady killer performance by Eastwood. Must be seen for any serious fan of Eastwood and/or 70s Hollywood new wave
One of Clint's most overlooked and under appreciated films, Play Misty For Me shows a side to Eastwood that we rarely see anymore. Jessica Walter is fantastic as a psycho-stalker in her best performance ever put on film - next to Lucile Bluth. Eastwood creates a sense of unease while building tension effectively and planting seeds early. While it doesn't quite hold up like once use to, it's still a tense thriller.
Clint Eastwood's Fatal Attraction. Well, not bad for a directorial debut. Eastwood did a pretty good job in this movie. He is still cool - although being stabbed (I think it was funny). IMO, this movie have some pace problems. It's kinda weird the plot moved into that "jazz festival" scene. I think it's not important. But yeah, it's very hard - to not mention Jessica Walter's erratic performance...
Poco inspirado filme que no pasa del nivel de un telefilm. Eastwood parece insertarle al guión típicas frases de un rudo cowboy, cuestión que a veces es divertida, pero en otras desencajada. Un problema más notorio tiene que ver con el proceso creativo de la trama. El director se ve obligado (y si es consciente sería decepcionante) a crear escenas en donde el tiempo corre. Una escena de amor y un festival. Demás.
Not a bad directorial debut from Eastwood but his beige acting here (and a not-so-perfect story) sort of takes away from Jessica Walter's great performance. It's amazing to watch her in a dramatic role after watching her over and over as Lucille Bluth. Sure it's a little dated and Eastwood isn't in his comfort zone, but it's enjoyable enough.
A 70s version of Fatal Attraction. Eastwood's character has a one night stand with a woman who becomes delusional about being in a relationship with him, and turns into his obsessed stalker. There is some overacting from the villain and it is dated in parts, but it is a pretty good thriller.
This movie is mix of cheese and genuine quality. It's fun to laugh at Eastwood's sideburns and "cool jazz" dj voice as well as his newbie directorial indulgences (like forgeting the plot for what feels like 20 min & turning into a jazz festival doc). Jessica Walter is great, however the novely of this film has been cheapened over the years since by being ripped off a few times.
One of the earliest examples of lame-ass anti-woman 'thrillers' all sympathetic to boring white male leads who bang unstable women and expect us to care when they can't handle the consequences. Just as shit and offensive as Fatal Attraction. Why anyone would be obsessed with cardboard cutout Clint Eastwood (who even here has the sex appeal of rotting dust jacket) is beyond me, I guess the bitch really WAS crazy!