In a nutshell, Bored & Dangerous says: “”
“Al, you ever find yourself being completely smothered by somebody?”
Well, even the greats have to start somewhere. As a director, Clint Eastwood has a career that might be even more impressive than his achievements as an actor. He’s made some absolute belters, like The Outlaw Josey Wales, Bird and Unforgiven. In recent years he’s still had strong (and award winning) outings like Million Dollar Baby and Grand Torino. And of course, for anyone who’s pumped out almost thirty movies, there’s gonna be the odd clunker. Things like J Edgar and Flags of Our Fathers spring to mind. But before all that, Eastwood made his directorial debut with Play Misty for Me.
The story is pretty stock standard relationship thriller stuff. Eastwood plays Dave, a night time DJ in a small town playing sappy jazz and the odd love song dedication. Often, to the same woman calling in with a request for him to, “Play Misty for me” (hey, that’s the name of the movie. I see what Clint did there). Soon, she’s tracked him down to his favourite bar and it turns out she’s played by Jassica Walter… AKA it’s only bloody Lucille Bluth from Arrested bloody Development!!! Lucille Bluth (the only name I will ever associate with Walter) takes him home for what Daveassumes is a bit of the old casual rumpy pumpy. But I guess he’s never seen a romantic thriller before, because it turns out she’s a little clingy, in a stabby kind of way. (more…)