Play Misty for Me

June 30, 2015  •  16 Comments

Sasha's soft, mystified look reminded me of "Play Misty for Me", possibly the first movie directed by and staring Clint Eastwood. It was released about a month before "Dirty Harry" in November 1971. "Play Misty for Me" is a strange, surreal thriller and the 10th movie Cint Eastwood was in after "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" and before "Dirty Harry". I have seen 9 of the 10 movies Clint Eastwood was in from 1967 to 1971 — the one I didn't see is "The Witches" (a "spaghetti comedy", I suppose) that Eastwood had a minor role in (he apparently got $25,000 and a new Ferrari to appear in the film). It was released in the US in 1969, but a lot of hit films were released in 1969, so I assume "The Witches" got little attention in the US. "Play Misty for Me", on the other hand, was quite successful with an estimated budget to make the film of $725,000, it grossed $10.6 million at the box office and another $5 million in rentals.

Sasha was also mystified by the fact that our swamp cooler wasn't cooling, I got up on the roof to see what was up with the cooler and discovered the pads were completely clogged with cotton from the cottonwood trees. I normally wait until after cotton season to put in new pads, and spent almost an hour on the roof cleaning the cotton and calcium carbonate off the pads and out of the vents in the sides of the swamp cooler where the pads go. For those of you who don't know what swamp coolers are, water is pumped into a trough that distributes the water onto the pads. A large fan pulls the dry outside air through the pads and the water evaporates in to cool air as it is blown into the house.  On a dry day, our swamp cooler keeps the house about 20 degrees cooler than the outside temperature, which is better than the 10 to 15 degrees cooler expected from a swamp cooler. I think we benefit from having a lot of plants growing on, and around the house, and mulch and ground cover plants instead of hardscaping. I'll install new pads in mid July after the cotton has played out. Sasha was happy, in a misty bliss of cool air, after I got the cotton out of the cooler.






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Thanks, Nancy! We have a bosque full of thousands of cottonwoods, besides the dozen we have on the property.
Oh the Cottonwood Tree! I had one in Ohio... terrible, terrible, terrible mess it would cause. My sympathy to you my friend.
But kitty looks misty for sure!
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Thanks, Julie!
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Thanks, Susan!
I think I have seen all his movies bar that one too Tim. I'm a huge fan. And you have reminded me I need to clean out the filter on our heat pumps! thank you ... Lovely pics of the kitty and the rose too of course! :)
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