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Story telling: In the heat of the night 2/2
In the hunt for key scenes in movies, it was hard to make a decision for In the heat of the Night. In an earlier post I showed one scene somewhat one-third into the movie where Virgil Tibbs is sitting at a train station waiting for the train so he can leave the town of…
Story telling: In the heat of the night 1/2
The scene: Virgil Tibbs(Sydney Poitier) is a black police detective from the North who gets stuck in a small town deep in the South where black people are addressed as ‘boy’ and other derogatory names. He is more or less forced against his will to aid the local police forces headed by Chief Bill Gillespie(Rod Steiger), investigating the murder of a…
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