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4 items from 2012


DVD Review - 'In The Heat Of The Night: The First Season' (1988)

12 November 2012 5:53 AM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

"I want to like you people.  And I want you people to like me.  But there can't be liking without respect.  And until there is that respect, you will call me Mr. Tibbs." Those are the words spoken by Howard E. Rollins, Jr. as Chief of Detectives Virgil Tibbs in NBC's In The Heat Of The Night, after being called "boy" by a subordinate in his new job with the Sparta, Mississippi police department.  And if that doesn't set the tone for this classic television drama, released on DVD for the first time this past August, I don't know what does. Fans of this popular crime drama have been calling-- begging, even-- for its DVD release »

- Emmanuel Akitobi

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DVD Review - 'In The Heat Of The Night: The First Season' (1988)

12 November 2012 5:53 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

"I want to like you people.  And I want you people to like me.  But there can't be liking without respect.  And until there is that respect, you will call me Mr. Tibbs." Those are the words spoken by Howard E. Rollins, Jr. as Chief of Detectives Virgil Tibbs in NBC's In The Heat Of The Night, after being called "boy" by a subordinate in his new job with the Sparta, Mississippi police department.  And if that doesn't set the tone for this classic television drama, released on DVD for the first time this past August, I don't know what does. Fans of this popular crime drama have been calling-- begging, even-- for its DVD release for years.  Now that the first season is available, its success will surely affect the likelihood of subsequent seasons hitting store shelves (**Hint, Hint**). Based on the John Ball novel and Oscar-winning 1967 film of »

- Emmanuel Akitobi

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'In the Heat of the Night': 25 Things You Didn't Know About the Sidney Poitier Classic

7 August 2012 10:27 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

They called it the "Slap Heard 'Round the World." It happened partway through "In the Heat of the Night" -- a movie released at the height of racial tensions during the Civil Rights Era exactly 45 years ago (on August 2, 1967) -- in a scene where a bigoted Southern cotton plantation owner slaps Sidney Poitier (and Poitier slaps back just as hard). Years of deferential behavior, both from Poitier in saintly role-model performances, and from every black actor ever to perform in a Hollywood movie, halted with a mighty thwack. It's one of the most memorable moments in film history and helped earn "In the Heat of the Night" the Best Picture Oscar that year. Even today, the scene remains brutally effective, a reminder of how much has changed in 45 years, and how much has not. The film -- in which a racist Southern sheriff (Rod Steiger) and a haughty black police »

- Gary Susman

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DVD Playhouse--August 2012

1 August 2012 1:11 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

By Allen Gardner

A Separation (Sony) This drama from Iran won the 2011 Best Foreign Film Oscar, telling the story of a couple who file for a legal separation, with the wife pushing for a divorce. He won’t leave his Alzheimer’s-afflicted father behind, while she is wanting to take their young daughter with her to the United States. After a series of misunderstandings, threats and legal actions, the couple find that there is more than just their marriage that’s on the line. Hyper-realistic to a fault, reminiscent of the neo-realist films that came out of post-ww II Europe, but also repressive and redundant in the extreme, with the characters seeming to throw the same temper tantrum for two hours straight while the story, meanwhile, seems stalled. Wildly overpraised film is a real litmus test, with viewers seeming to be staunch defenders or equally impassioned detractors. It did win an Oscar, »

- The Hollywood Interview.com

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