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This month, Cinelinx is taking you on a trip back through time. Join us as we examine how movies have changed over the last 100 years. This week, we’re going back 50 years to 1967.
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Two decades after the second world war, the children born during the postwar economic boom were coming of age. By 1964 they made up more than 40 percent of the population, and in 1966, Time Magazine declared that their “Person of the Year” was a shared honor among those that were age 25 or younger. In 1967, one could argue that these “baby boomers”, as they would come to be known, had officially taken the reigns from their parents to become the dominant segment of the population. For the first time, the youth »
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Sinclair Broadcast Group and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer will soon launch Charge!, an action-based network with more than 2,000 movie titles such as Dances with Wolves and Platoon and 2,300 hours of TV series content like In the Heat of the Night and The Magnificent Seven. The round-the-clock Charge!, debuting this spring, follows Sinclair and MGM's first network partnership, the science fiction multi-channel network Comet that launched in 2015. The announcement was made today by… »
When Norman Jewison’s Oscar-winning film In The Heat Of The Night was released in 1967, the world was a different place. Americans were embroiled in an acrimonious national conversation on race relations, white supremacist organizations were making alliances with law-enforcement agencies, and cinema was coming into its own as a platform for thoughtful social commentary. Today, movie theaters are almost exclusively for superhero adaptations. But now we have cable television, and since most of the rest of that stuff remains unchanged, that’s where the rebooted version of In The Heat Of The Night will soon be found, as Deadline reports.
Based upon John Ball’s 1965 novel, the original cinematic version starred Sidney Poitier as a black police detective from Philadelphia who gets caught up in a murder investigation in a rural Mississippi town and must work alongside a less-than-progressive white local police chief played by Rod Steiger ...
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In the Heat of the Night could be coming back to the small screen. Deadline reports a new TV series based on the 1967 film is in the works from People v. O.J. Simpson writer Joe Robert Cole.The original movie starred Sidney Poitier as a black police detective sent to investigate a murder in Mississippi. The film went on to win the 1967 Academy Award for Best Picture and Best Actor for Rod Steiger. The movie was later adapted into a TV series starring Carroll O'Connor and Howard Rollins. The show ran from 1988 to 1992 on NBC and on CBS until 1995.Read More… »
Here at Et, we love an anniversary -- whether it’s the 20th anniversary of Scream or Clueless, 10 years in the life of The Hills or the magical time making No Doubt’s Magic Kingdom 20 years later. And as we settle in 2017, it’s time to look ahead at all those upcoming moments that will have you saying, “I remember when…”
Here’s a brief look at our favorite TV and film milestones of 2017:
While fans are crying over Mandy Moore’s Golden Globe-nominated performance on NBC’s hit new series This Is Us, it was just 15 years ago that they cried over her performance in the weepy adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ book about a girl with cancer who falls in love with a rebellious classmate.
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