Play Misty for Me (1971)

Play Misty for Me (1971), directed by Clint Eastwood.

In his first film as director, Eastwood is a late-night DJ who plays light jazz and reads poetry over the air.

You know the worst thing about being as hunky as Clint? Psycho-women. The sort who latch on after a little innocent sex and can't be shaken off. He picks up a doozy this time. Turns out she is fond of knives.

He's not a tough guy here; he's at the mercy of the women in his life. The long bits with the other girlfriend throw off the pace and their dialogue is awkward.

Nice coastal locations around Carmel and Monterey, and an interlude at the jazz festival. Roberta Flack contributes "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face". The song of the title does not play until the closing.

Brief nudity and passion scenes. Some girly walking-on-the-beach-at-sunset moments.