In the Heat of the Night

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From Do the Right Thing to Swimming Pool: culture's hottest heatwaves
Tension simmers, passions rage and things are never the same again. We pick the books, film and music in which heatwaves inspire race riots, sexual abandon – and even a chainsaw massacre

Ryan Gilbey

04, Jul, 2018 @12:36 PM

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Fantastic Beasts sprinkles magic dust over the UK box office
The latest offering from JK Rowling’s wizarding empire trounces big-screen superheroes to deliver the biggest opening of the year so far

Charles Gant

22, Nov, 2016 @5:14 PM

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How we made In the Heat of the Night
Norman Jewison: ‘A black man had never slapped a white man back in an American film. We broke that taboo’

Interviews by Phil Hoad

22, Nov, 2016 @7:00 AM

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In the Heat of the Night review – still a brilliant, feverish drama
Some of its liberalism has dated, but Sidney Poitier is elegance personified in Norman Jewison’s 1967 race thriller, with Rod Steiger as a bigoted cop

Peter Bradshaw

17, Nov, 2016 @9:45 PM

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Officer and a gentleman: how Sidney Poitier united a divided America
As Poitier’s 1967 film In the Heat of the Night is re-released in UK cinemas, it’s time to celebrate an actor whose dignity and restraint brought people together at a time of deep racial divisions

Michael Newton

11, Nov, 2016 @3:00 PM

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Sidney Poitier's Mister Tibbs voted best performance by black actor in public poll
Actor’s turn in In the Heat of the Night tops the BFI’s Black Star poll, while industry experts pick Angela Bassett’s performance as Tina Turner in What’s Love Got to Do With It

Alan Evans

20, Oct, 2016 @3:30 PM

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BFI announce Black Star: a landmark UK season celebrating black cinema
With a special reissue of classic Boyz N the Hood, genre surveys, seminars, concerts and interviews, this comprehensive retrospective is well timed

Andrew Pulver

13, Jul, 2016 @6:30 PM

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The black Oscar wins that got away | Peter Bradshaw
The shadow of possible Academy prejudice has loomed large over this year’s awards. So which black actors were unjustly snubbed? Whose great performance went unrewarded? The Guardian’s chief film critic on the ones that got away

Peter Bradshaw

25, Feb, 2016 @2:55 PM

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