In the Heat of the Night
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- Audio Commentary by director and cast
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1) TURNING UP THE HEAT: MOVIE-MAKING IN THE 1960'S
2) THE SLAP HEARD AROUND THE WORLD
3) QUNICY JONES: BREAKING NEW SOUND...(Which is worth buying the DVD for)
So, I bought it. I suppose, the point of all of this is. Actually, there're two points:
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This being Mississippi, and a black man out after dark, it must have been the black man who committed the murder, right? Tibbs is hauled into the sheriff's office and brought face to face with Bill Gillespie, the epitome of every redneck law officer south of the Mason-Dixon Line. Gillespie's reaction to Tibbs is first contempt (this is a black man after all), suspicion at his full wallet ("Boy, that's more in a week than I make in a month, now where did you earn that?"), and finally shock, when Tibbs hurls the response into his face, "I'm a police officer."
Gillespie is further stunned to realize that Tibbs' contempt for him is at least as great as his for Tibbs, when he hears Tibbs telling his superiors over the phone "They got a murder on their hands, they don't know what to do with it." Tibbs' boss volunteers Tibbs's services as a homicide expert to Gillespie, who doesn't particularly want to accept, but he doesn't have much of a choice; the industrialist's widow says if her husband's murder isn't solved and fast, there won't be any factory anywhere.Read more ›
Anyway, I wanted to add that the sound quality on this release is excellent. You can hear the rocks popping off of the police car's tires as Warren Oates slowly drives away from the diner. I also found the extras to be most interesting. The one on Quincy Jones and the soundtrack was very informative.
To fans of the film and its companions in the 1967 Oscar race I would also recomend "Pictures at A Revolution: Five movies and the Birth of the new Hollywood" by Mark Harris.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As poignant today as it was in the Sixties, this is a story of two men who overcome numerous social barriers; geographical, racial, educational and economic differences to forge a... Read morePublished 12 hours ago by Drake 57
Amazing film. The writing is excellent, the soundtrack is superb and the performances by Portier and Steiger are stellar.Published 9 days ago by rgr
A classic movie that still holds up, a study of human nature.
Sidney Poitier & Rod Steiger lead a stellar cast in this movie.
Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger use each other to great effect and make one of the best pairings (IMNSHO) in my look back at film history. Read morePublished 18 days ago by White Woof
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