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  • In the Heat of the Night

    In the Heat of the Night

    ★★★★★

    My senior year of high school, I had to write a "Critical Research Paper" one semester that had to be 6-8 pgs long. I remember thinking that was too long and wanting to pull my hair out while researching it*.
    I'm turning in my first draft of my thesis today and it is extraordinary to look down at the page count and see 60 pages. I'm super thankful for Mark Harris, who introduced me to Sidney Poitier with his book…

  • To Sir, with Love

    To Sir, with Love

    ★★★

    The movie's just ok, but there is a lot to be excavated from this type of story, most pointedly that it takes place overseas where Poitier had yet to roam. Poitier's tokenism fades in this movie as his character wrestles with human conditions such as sexuality, emotional swings, and so on. What it lacks in content, it makes up for in being a great supplemental piece of the puzzle that was Poitier's monstrous box office year in 1967.

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