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as_CS
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inside_IN
a_DT
jail_NN
cell_NN
,_,
there_EX
is_BEZ
a_DT
wonderful_JJ
,_,
eye-catching_JJ
shot_NN
which_WDT
instantaneously_RB
presents_VBZ
the_DT
main_JJ
message_NN
of_IN
the_DT
entire_JJ
film_NN
._.
the_DT
shot_NN
has_HVZ
tibbs_???
'_"
face_NN
completely_RB
covered_VBN
by_IN
the_DT
shadows_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
prison_NN
bars_NNS
._.
to_IN
see_NN
these_DT
bars_NNS
blocking_VBG
his_PP$
face_NN
,_,
we_PP
see_VB
how_WRB
separated_JJ
tibbs_???
is_BEZ
from_IN
the_DT
rest_NN
of_IN
the_DT
characters_NNS
in_IN
the_DT
film_NN
._.
as_CS
a_DT
black_JJ
detective_NN
conducting_VBG
an_DT
investigation_NN
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a_DT
southern_JJ
town_NN
full_JJ
of_IN
violent_JJ
white_JJ
bigots_NNS
,_,
no_DT
matter_NN
how_WRB
innocent_JJ
tibbs_???
is_BEZ
,_,
he_PP
is_BEZ
still_RB
seen_VBN
by_IN
these_DT
bigots_NNS
as_IN
a_DT
threat_NN
simply_RB
because_CS
of_IN
the_DT
color_NN
of_IN
his_PP$
skin_NN
._.
the_DT
bars_NNS
show_VB
that_CS
tibbs_???
has_HVZ
not_XNOT
been_BEN
given_VBN
a_DT
fair_JJ
chance_NN
to_IN
show_NN
exactly_RB
who_WP
he_PP
is_BEZ
,_,
instead_RB
others_NNS
have_HV
chosen_VBN
him_PP
as_IN
different_JJ
and_CC
dangerous_JJ
._.
this_DT
one_CD
shot_NN
amazes_NNS
me_PP
because_CS
it_PP
captures_VBZ
a_DT
whole_JJ
theme_NN
in_IN
a_DT
matter_NN
of_IN
seconds_NNS
._.
it_PP
perhaps_RB
may_MD
be_BE
the_DT
most_DT
powerful_JJ
image_NN
i_PP
have_HV
seen_VBN
in_IN
a_DT
film_NN
._.
"_"
in_IN
the_DT
heat_NN
of_IN
the_DT
night_NN
"_"
was_BEDZ
the_DT
first_OD
and_CC
the_DT
best_JJS
of_IN
the_DT
three_CD
films_NNS
norman_NP
jewison_NP
directed_JJ
concerning_IN
racism_NN
in_IN
america_NP
._.
jewison_NN
has_HVZ
a_DT
very_RB
keen_JJ
style_NN
of_IN
displaying_VBG
various_JJ
cases_NNS
of_IN
racism_NN
as_IN
he_PP
is_BEZ
neither_RB
pedantic_JJ
nor_CC
overly_RB
sentimental_JJ
._.
in_IN
these_DT
three_CD
films_NNS
he_PP
does_DOZ
an_DT
excellent_JJ
job_NN
creating_VBG
very_RB
detailed_JJ
equal_JJ
analyses_NNS
of_IN
characters_NNS
from_IN
the_DT
abused_VBD
to_IN
the_DT
abusers_NNS
._.
he_PP
is_BEZ
also_RB
not_XNOT
afraid_JJ
to_TO
tell_VB
the_DT
absolute_JJ
truth_NN
about_IN
how_WRB
corrupt_JJ
society_NN
was_BEDZ
in_IN
the_DT
past_NN
and_CC
is_BEZ
in_IN
the_DT
present_JJ
._.
preceding_JJ
the_DT
very_RB
original_JJ
"_"
a_DT
soldier_NN
's_POS
story_NN
"_"
and_CC
the_DT
recently_RB
released_VBN
"_"
the_DT
hurricane_NN
,_,
"_"
"_"
in_IN
the_DT
heat_NN
of_IN
the_DT
night_NN
contains_VBZ
some_DT
classic_JJ
lines_NNS
and_CC
some_DT
very_RB
memorable_JJ
characters_NNS
._.
the_DT
film_NN
,_,
which_WDT
won_VBD
best_JJS
picture_NN
in_IN
1967_CD
focuses_VBZ
on_IN
vergil_NP
tibbs_???
,_,
played_VBD
superbly_RB
by_IN
sidney_NP
poitier_RBR
as_CS
a_DT
fearless_JJ
african_JJ
american_JJ
police_NNS
officer_NN
from_IN
philadelphia_NP
who_WP
refuses_VBZ
to_IN
give_VB
up_RP
on_IN
an_DT
investigation_NN
in_IN
a_DT
white_JJ
town_NN
where_CS
is_BEZ
he_PP
not_XNOT
wanted_VBN
._.
tibbs_???
is_BEZ
a_DT
man_NN
who_WP
rarely_RB
loses_VBZ
his_PP$
temper_NN
and_CC
that_DT
is_BEZ
worth_IN
mentioning_VBG
because_CS
he_PP
is_BEZ
constantly_RB
facing_VBG
abuse_NN
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those_DT
around_IN
him_PP
._.
as_CS
a_DT
hero_NN
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is_BEZ
not_XNOT
afraid_JJ
to_TO
face_VB
off_RP
against_IN
five_CD
men_NNS
with_IN
chains_NNS
,_,
tibbs_???
is_BEZ
the_DT
perfect_JJ
protagonist_NN
._.
poitier_RBR
also_RB
gives_VBZ
an_DT
excellent_JJ
,_,
noteworthy_JJ
voice_NN
to_IN
his_PP$
character_NN
._.
never_RB
nervous_JJ
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always_RB
commanding_JJ
,_,
his_PP$
speech_NN
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very_RB
manipulative_JJ
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they_PP
range_NN
from_IN
stentorian_JJ
to_IN
soothing_JJ
._.
however_RB
,_,
unlike_IN
"_"
the_DT
hurricane_NN
"_"
where_CS
denzel_???
washington_NP
dominated_VBD
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the_DT
rest_NN
of_IN
the_DT
cast_NN
,_,
poitier_RBR
shares_VBZ
the_DT
spotlight_NN
with_IN
rod_NN
steiger_NP
,_,
who_WP
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best_JJS
actor_NN
for_IN
his_PP$
excellent_JJ
performance_NN
._.
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sheriff_NN
who_WP
helps_VBZ
tibbs_???
and_CC
warns_VBZ
him_PP
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the_DT
dangers_NNS
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him_PP
,_,
steiger_NP
shows_VBZ
a_DT
great_JJ
amount_NN
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skill_NN
in_IN
his_PP$
role_NN
._.
he_PP
starts_VBZ
off_RP
as_IN
racist_JJ
and_CC
blind_JJ
as_IN
the_DT
other_JJ
townspeople_NN
._.
he_PP
would_MD
refer_VB
to_IN
tibbs_???
as_IN
"_"
boy_NN
"_"
and_CC
would_MD
always_RB
suspiciously_RB
keep_VB
an_DT
eye_NN
on_IN
him_PP
._.
as_CS
the_DT
film_NN
progresses_VBZ
though_CS
,_,
there_EX
is_BEZ
a_DT
very_RB
gradual_JJ
change_NN
in_IN
the_DT
sheriff_NN
._.
he_PP
begins_VBZ
to_IN
see_NN
the_DT
hardships_NNS
tibbs_???
faces_NNS
and_CC
he_PP
sees_VBZ
the_DT
foolishness_NN
of_IN
his_PP$
own_DT
neighbors_NNS
._.
what_WDT
i_PP
really_RB
enjoyed_VBD
about_IN
steiger_NP
's_POS
character_NN
was_BEDZ
that_DT
he_PP
did_DOD
not_XNOT
completely_RB
abandon_VB
his_PP$
friends_NNS
or_CC
connect_VB
with_IN
tibbs_???
at_IN
the_DT
end_NN
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
._.
he_PP
still_RB
could_MD
not_XNOT
refer_VB
to_TO
tibbs_???
as_CS
mister_NN
tibbs_???
or_CC
officer_NN
tibbs_???
but_CC
rather_RB
settled_VBN
for_IN
virgil_NP
._.
instead_RB
,_,
it_PP
was_BEDZ
apparent_JJ
that_CS
he_PP
was_BEDZ
eventually_RB
going_VBG
to_IN
see_NN
the_DT
world_NN
differently_RB
in_IN
the_DT
future_NN
._.
most_DT
movies_NNS
would_MD
have_HV
a_DT
character_NN
reversing_VBG
all_PDT
of_IN
his_PP$
beliefs_NNS
and_CC
influences_NNS
in_IN
a_DT
matter_NN
of_IN
minutes_NNS
._.
this_DT
action_NN
would_MD
not_XNOT
have_HV
been_BEN
realistic_JJ
at_IN
all_PDT
since_CS
it_PP
is_BEZ
nearly_RB
impossible_JJ
for_IN
someone_PN
to_IN
believe_VB
something_PN
one_CD
day_NN
and_CC
believe_VB
something_PN
else_RB
the_DT
next_OD
day_NN
._.
jewison_NN
's_POS
determination_NN
to_IN
make_VB
this_RB
film_NN
as_IN
realistic_JJ
as_CS
possible_JJ
is_BEZ
very_RB
obvious_JJ
here_RB
and_CC
also_RB
very_RB
appropriate_JJ
._.
"_"
in_IN
the_DT
heat_NN
of_IN
the_DT
night_NN
"_"
shows_VBZ
the_DT
difference_NN
between_IN
the_DT
north_NN
and_CC
the_DT
south_NN
or_CC
a_DT
major_JJ
city_NN
and_CC
a_DT
small_JJ
town_NN
in_IN
the_DT
united_JJ
states_NNS
during_IN
the_DT
1960_CD
's_BEZ
._.
it_PP
displays_VBZ
this_DT
perfectly_RB
._.
however_RB
,_,
the_DT
actual_JJ
investigation_NN
,_,
although_CS
it_PP
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
the_DT
main_JJ
focus_NN
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
,_,
lacks_VBZ
interest_NN
._.
it_PP
seemed_VBD
rushed_VBN
especially_RB
towards_IN
the_DT
end_NN
as_IN
if_CS
jewison_NP
had_HVD
given_VBN
his_PP$
message_NN
about_IN
racism_NN
and_CC
did_DOD
not_XNOT
feel_VB
like_IN
giving_VBG
a_DT
credible_JJ
explanation_NN
involving_VBG
the_DT
murder_NN
victim_NN
._.
there_EX
were_BED
way_NN
too_RB
many_DT
characters_NNS
added_VBD
during_IN
the_DT
last_OD
fifteen_CD
minutes_NNS
and_CC
some_DT
of_IN
the_DT
scenes_NNS
during_IN
this_DT
time_NN
period_NN
were_BED
inane_JJ
(_)
police_NNS
officer_NN
sam_NP
being_BEG
a_DT
suspect_NN
was_BEDZ
not_XNOT
needed_VBN
)_)
._.
also_RB
,_,
it_PP
is_BEZ
given_VBN
that_CS
tibbs_???
is_BEZ
a_DT
vigilant_JJ
homicide_NN
detective_NN
who_WP
is_BEZ
the_DT
best_JJS
at_IN
what_WDT
he_PP
does_DOZ
,_,
but_CC
some_DT
of_IN
his_PP$
discoveries_NNS
came_VBD
out_RP
of_IN
nowhere_RB
and_CC
how_WRB
he_PP
found_VBD
out_RP
some_DT
of_IN
the_DT
important_JJ
case_NN
details_NNS
towards_IN
the_DT
end_NN
were_BED
never_RB
answered_VBN
._.
the_DT
rushed_VBD
ending_NN
was_BEDZ
the_DT
only_RB
mistake_NN
of_IN
this_DT
otherwise_RB
memorable_JJ
jewison_NN
classic_JJ
._.
(_(
a_DT
congratulations_NNS
has_HVZ
to_TO
be_BE
given_VBN
to_IN
actor_NN
scott_NP
wilson_NP
._.
he_PP
managed_VBD
to_IN
be_BE
in_CD
the_DT
two_CD
best_JJS
movies_NNS
of_IN
1967_CD
,_,
"_"
in_IN
the_DT
heat_NN
of_IN
the_DT
night_NN
"_"
and_CC
the_DT
even_RB
better_JJR
"_"
in_CD
cold_JJ
blood_NN
._.
"_"
)_)