In the Heat of the Night

Andrew W

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I watched this for the first time last night. I though it was a really great movie and so did my wife.
The casting and character acting was outstanding and the story was very good too. A well deserved Oscar for Sidney.
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Jeff_A

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It's been one of my favorites for years. What's really amazing is just how many good films Sidney Portier has been a part of. I really love his work.
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TheoGB

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One of the greats in movies. I have loved this since I caught it one night on TV years ago. I gave up waiting for MGM to actually bother to release a DVD over here and grabbed a U.S. copy. I don't know what they're playing at not releasing it.

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Ashley Seymour

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Actually, I thought Rod Steiger got the best actor Oscar along with the film getting best picture.
I still think it was the forth best movie that year behind:
The Graduate
Bonnie and Clyde
Cool Hand Luke
It was also better than its sequals.
 

Michael Reuben

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A well deserved Oscar for Sidney.
Sidney Poitier won the 1963 best actor Oscar for Lilies of the Field. The 1967 best actor Oscar went to Rod Steiger for In the Heat of the Night. Poitier wasn't nominated. The film also won best picture, best editing (by Hal Ashby), best sound and best adapted screenplay.
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Andrew W

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Oops, mixed up the best actor awards....
Anyway, totally coincidentally because of how my NetFlix queue worked out, we watched "The Graduate" last night. I'd be hard pressed to pick between them, both were great. I also love B&C, but have never seen CHL.
Isn't it just amazing how they'll spend millions today on computer software for CGI, but not one dime for a word processor!
And in the '60s they had to write scripts the hard way with a typewriter.
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Andrew in Austin
 

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