HeatofNight Study Guide

HeatofNight Study Guide - Study Guide for Class Films In...

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Study Guide for Class Films “In the Heat of the Night” 1. Who was the director? Director- Norman Jewison 2. Who was the screenwriter? Screenwriter- Stirling Silliphant 3. Who was the cinematographer? Cinematographer- Haskell Wexler 4. What year was the film released? Release Date- 1967 5.Where and when was the film set? The film is set during the 1960’s in Sparta, Mississippi 6. What were some examples of effective or innovative cinematography in the film? The cinematography in this film is far more sophisticated than that of any other we have seen so far. The movie is shown in full color the whole time and many of the shots and scenes are becoming quicker and more complex. 7. What were some of the major actions or events in the film? Sam Wood finds prominent businessman Mr. Colbert dead in an alley way around 2:00 am.
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Virgil Tibbs is found later that night and he is arrested out of suspicion of the murder of Mr Colbert, mostly because he is black. Virgil is found out to be a homicide expert from Philadelphia, PA and he is
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This note was uploaded on 09/12/2011 for the course FILM 180 taught by Professor Jennings during the Spring '08 term at South Carolina.

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