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 Sidney Poitier
Topic Originator: Parboiled  
Date:   Sat 8 Jan 12:18

I’m sure his passing will be marked by screening of a film or two on the box. In the Heat of the Night for me please, the initial tension generated by him and Rod Steiger absolutely crackles. No spoiler but they do mellow a bit …

Was surprised to read he was born in Miami only because his parents from the Bahamas were over there on business selling tomatoes! Thus he had joint US/Bahamian citizenship.

Great actor, fine man

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 Re: Sidney Poitier
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Sat 8 Jan 14:46

"They call me Mr. Tibbs"

Unforgettable line from a classic film.

R.I.P

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 Re: Sidney Poitier
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Sat 8 Jan 18:19

Stuart Cosgrove made a right erse of himself this afternoon on OTB - said it was Harry Belafonte who had passed away.

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 Re: Sidney Poitier
Topic Originator: maradona86  
Date:   Sat 8 Jan 19:38

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veteraneastender, Sat 8 Jan 18:19

Stuart Cosgrove made a right erse of himself this afternoon on OTB - said it was Harry Belafonte who had passed away.


Ah the old Only fools and horses gag
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 Re: Sidney Poitier
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Sat 8 Jan 19:59

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maradona86, Sat 8 Jan 19:38

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veteraneastender, Sat 8 Jan 18:19

Stuart Cosgrove made a right erse of himself this afternoon on OTB - said it was Harry Belafonte who had passed away.


Ah the old Only fools and horses gag


You`re thinking is Sidney Potter.
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 Re: Sidney Poitier
Topic Originator: maradona86  
Date:   Sat 8 Jan 20:05

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jake89, Sat 8 Jan 19:59

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maradona86, Sat 8 Jan 19:38

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veteraneastender, Sat 8 Jan 18:19

Stuart Cosgrove made a right erse of himself this afternoon on OTB - said it was Harry Belafonte who had passed away.


Ah the old Only fools and horses gag


You`re thinking is Sidney Potter.


Rodney: "Del, how do you pronounce that guy`s name on the telly? Sidney Poitier or Sidney Potter?

Del Boy: "Personally, I pronounce it Harry Belafonte. But you two please yourself."

Rodney: "Oh you daft auld sod. It was Harry Belafonte all along.

Grandad: "Well I wondered why Sidney Poitier kept bursting into song. I don`t like Harry Belafonte."
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 Re: Sidney Poitier
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Wed 12 Jan 10:38

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veteraneastender, Sat 8 Jan 14:46

"They call me Mr. Tibbs"

Unforgettable line from a classic film.

R.I.P


And "I`m a POLICE OFFICER!"



Not your average Sunday League player.
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 Re: Sidney Poitier
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Wed 12 Jan 12:38

Warren Oates was excellent as the gormless policeman Sam Woods.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6n8VyqaCQ4

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 Re: Sidney Poitier
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Sun 30 Jan 20:34

“In The Heat of the Night” - BBC 2 tonight at 10pm.
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 Re: Sidney Poitier
Topic Originator: onandupthepars  
Date:   Mon 31 Jan 01:12

I watched it tonight: I`d seen it twice before but there were still things I had missed. So I enjoyed it just as much and found it just as gripping as first time. I got a better grasp of the relationship between the characters played by him and Steiger. Really Steiger was on Tibbs` side more - and from earlier - than I had thought. Apart from the bit where they`re resting up and talking about being loners, the script is very good and acting really good.

The theme music is also class - blues - by Ray Charles.

Just as an aside - since someone mentioned Del Boy on this thread - I happen to be reading Orwell`s `Down and Out in Paris and London` and he describes the time he spent working in a hotel as a `plongeur`. There was a kind of caste system of about eight levels and plongeurs were the lowest of the low - they were insulted by everyone else - cleaners, waiters, chefs etc. It occurred to me that Del Boy`s `plonker` might come from the French `plongeur.` (Internet dictionaries say it derives from `plonk`. I`m not convinced.) Riveting book.

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