Moviedrome Mondays: Play Misty for Me (1971)

I have posted a youtube video link below to Moviedrome presenter Alex Cox’s introduction to Clint Eastwood’s 1971 directorial debut Play Misty for Me. Readers can also read Cox’s intro transcript here. The episode’s original airdate was August 9, 1992 (read here). Cox’s commentary here is too fascinating for me to delve into, so let me just say that Play Misty for Me not only benefits from the self-assured direction of it’s lead star (Eastwood), but also from Jessica Walter’s memorable performance as the psychotic fan turned stalker of Eastwood’s character. If any of you readers are interested, here is a link to my favorite films directed by Clint Eastwood (read here).

Here is a youtube video link to Alex Cox’s Moviedrome intro to Play Misty for Me

Here is a youtube video link to the film’s original theatrical trailer

My Favorite Clint Eastwood Films

* * * * (Out of * * * *)

1.   White Hunter Black Heart (1990)

2.   Bird (1988)

3.   Play Misty for Me (1971)

4.   Gran Torino (2008)

5.   The Bridges of Madison County (1995)

6.   A Perfect World (1993)

7.   Unforgiven (1992)

8.   Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)

9.   Million Dollar Baby (2004)

10. Mystic River (2003)

11. Heartbreak Ridge (1986)

12. Pale Rider (1985)

13. Honkytonk Man (1982)

14. Bronco Billy (1980)

15. The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) 

16. High Plains Drifter (1973)

17. The Blues (2003)
Episode: “Piano Blues”
(Documentary)
(Television)

* * * 1/2 (Out of * * * *)

1.   The Mule (2018)

2.   American Sniper (2014)

3.   Richard Jewell (2019)

4.   Sully (2016)

5.   Breezy (1973)

6.   Flags of Our Fathers (2006)

7.   The Gauntlet (1977)

8.   Firefox (1982)

9.   Sudden Impact (1983)

10. The Eiger Sanction (1975)