History Film / InTheHeatOfTheNight

20th Jan '16 8:33:03 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* PlayingAgainstType: Tibbs is a lot more assertive and confrontational than most Poitier characters.
20th Jan '16 8:32:35 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AdaptationPersonalityChange: Tibbs is a lot more assertive in the movie than he was in the book.

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* PlayingAgainstType: Tibbs is a lot more assertive and confrontational than most Poitier characters.
30th Dec '15 11:30:30 PM Mdumas43073
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** The second is Harvey, a guy who was caught with Colbert's wallet. Virgil clears him on the grounds that he's left-handed and the blows to Colbert's head were from the right hand.
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** The second is Harvey, Harvey Oberst, a guy who was caught with Colbert's wallet. Virgil clears him on the grounds that he's left-handed and the blows to Colbert's head were from the right hand.
30th Dec '15 11:29:15 PM Mdumas43073
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* WronglyAccused: Tibbs is but the first of several people falsely blamed for the murder.
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* WronglyAccused: Tibbs is but the first of several people falsely blamed for suspected of the murder.
30th Dec '15 11:28:01 PM Mdumas43073
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** The second was Harvey, a guy who was caught with Colbert's wallet. Virgil cleared him because he was left-handed, and the blows to Colbert's head were from the right hand. ** The third was [[spoiler: Sam, one of Gillespie's men]] having deposited a large amount of cash around the time of the murder, and lied about the road he drove on during his beat. [[spoiler: The reason for his lie is because he didn't want reveal he was eyeing Delores Purdy, who is notorious for parading around in the nude. He also couldn't have murdered Colbert, because the person who killed Colbert drove the dead man's car. Sam couldn't have driven that car, and ''his'' own patrol car.]]
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** The second was is Harvey, a guy who was caught with Colbert's wallet. Virgil cleared clears him because he was left-handed, on the grounds that he's left-handed and the blows to Colbert's head were from the right hand. ** The third was is [[spoiler: Sam, Sam Wood, one of Gillespie's men]] having men]], who deposited a large amount of cash around the time of the murder, and lied about the road he drove on during his beat. [[spoiler: The reason for his lie is because he didn't want reveal he was eyeing Delores Purdy, who is notorious for parading around in the nude. He also couldn't have murdered Colbert, because the person who killed Colbert drove the dead man's car. Sam couldn't have driven that car, and ''his'' own patrol car.]]]] ** While he's never formally charged or accused, Endicott is briefly suspected by Tibbs due to his opposition to Colbert's factory and the discovery of a fern from his greenhouse being found in the dead man's car.
30th Dec '15 11:13:27 PM Mdumas43073
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* TitleThemeTune: Performed by Music/RayCharles.
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* TitleThemeTune: Performed by Music/RayCharles. It became a minor hit.
30th Dec '15 11:10:48 PM Mdumas43073
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Though the film is set in Mississippi, the '60s political climate necessitated filming in Illinois.
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Though the film is set in Mississippi, the '60s political racial/political climate necessitated filming in Illinois.
30th Dec '15 11:09:12 PM Mdumas43073
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A 1965 novel by John Ball, '''''In the Heat of the Night''''' also spawned a film and a television series. The film version, directed by Creator/NormanJewison and starring Creator/RodSteiger and Creator/SidneyPoitier, was the [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar]] winner for Best Picture of 1967.
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A 1965 novel by John Ball, '''''In the Heat of the Night''''' also spawned a film and a television series. The film version, directed by Creator/NormanJewison Norman Jewison and starring Creator/RodSteiger Creator/SidneyPoitier and Creator/SidneyPoitier, Rod Steiger, was the [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar]] winner for Best Picture of 1967.
23rd Dec '15 7:03:56 PM AllenbysEyes
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* AdaptationalVillainy: Endicott, the plantation owner, is a sympathetic character in the novel with no hint of racial prejudice. In the movie he's an unabashed racist.
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* AdaptationalVillainy: Endicott, the plantation owner, is a sympathetic character in the novel with no hint of racial prejudice. In the movie he's an unabashed racist.racist whose goons try to kill Tibbs after their confrontation.
23rd Dec '15 7:03:07 PM AllenbysEyes
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* AdaptationalVillainy: Endicott, the plantation owner, is a sympathetic character in the novel with no hint of racial prejudice. In the movie he's an unabashed racist.
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