Play Misty for Me

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  • R
  • 1971
  • 1 hr 42 min
  • 6.9  (31,445)
  • 78

Play Misty for Me, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood, is a psychological thriller released in 1971. It focuses on the character of Dave Garver (Eastwood), a popular radio disc jockey who becomes the target of an obsessive female fan named Evelyn Draper (Jessica Walter). Dave Garver is a successful radio DJ in Carmel, California, who is well known for his soothing voice and love for jazz music. One night after his show, he meets Evelyn Draper at a local bar, and they end up spending the night together. However, what begins as a casual fling soon takes a dark turn when Evelyn becomes increasingly fixated on Garver and begins stalking him.

As Garver tries to end their relationship, Evelyn's behavior becomes more erratic and dangerous, leading to a series of terrifying incidents that threaten his career, his safety, and the lives of those around him. Along the way, Garver also becomes involved with a young artist named Tobie Williams (Donna Mills), who becomes caught in the crossfire between Garver and Evelyn.

The film is notable for its depiction of a female stalker, a relatively rare trope in cinema at the time of its release. Jessica Walter delivers a chilling performance as Evelyn Draper, who switches between a charming and seductive woman to a twisted and violent threat. Clint Eastwood's performance as Garver is also notable for his portrayal of a vulnerable and anxious man who is slowly pushed to his limits.

Play Misty for Me also features stunning shots of the coastal town of Carmel, California, where the film was shot. The film's soundtrack, featuring jazz classics like "Misty" by Erroll Garner, also adds to the film's overall mood and atmosphere.

Overall, Play Misty for Me is memorable for its intense portrayal of a dangerous relationship, as well as its exploration of themes such as obsession, guilt, and redemption. It is a classic thriller that continues to be revered for its performances, direction, and cinematography.

Play Misty for Me is a 1971 crime movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 42 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.9 and a MetaScore of 78.

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