As someone who loves old movies before my time, I felt I had to talk about one of my favourites; Clint Eastwood’s 1971 directorial debut (and starring in), Play Misty For Me.
Set in California’s beautiful Carmel and Monterey (always nostalgic for me because I spent some time in that area with my mum’s family when I was a kid), it’s the original creepy stalker/psychotic obsession movie. Even though it’s obviously, yet pleasantly, dated, I’ve always appreciated the classic spookiness of it, the iconic 1970s California culture, the historical perspective and the incredible (and familiar) scenery. It also features the hauntingly lovely song, Roberta Flack’s The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face and music from the Monterey Jazz Festival, both of which are an awesome bonus.
I genuinely, sincerely and desperately hope there’s never a remake.
Images from the movie: Play Misty For Me, 1971, USA, Universal Pictures