Curator of the Year

  • United States
  • 1967
  • 134min
  • B&W
  • Drama
  • 15


In the Heat of the Night , IN COLD BLOOD, Both of these films (by coincidence) have score by Quincy Jones. Both are very different in terms of storytelling. Both are jazz-based. Cinema and jazz are first cousins in terms of 20th century culture. In technical terms, they have a parallel narrative. And yet the jazz influence has never been given the credit it deserves. In the Heat of the Night begins with a powerful song sung by Ray Charles. It delivers a powerful signal at the start of the film. It feels authentic. And the music continues to deliver this authenticity throughout the film. 

In the 2nd example the score delivers a powerful, dark atmosphere. It’s been years since I saw the film but the texture of the score stays with me. In particular, the use of 2 jazz bassists.




Richard BROOKS

Born in Philadelphia, U.S., Brooks is an American screenwriter and director who is known for fine adaptations of literary works. After his debut with the movie Sin Town (1942), he won for Writing Adapted Screenplay at the 33rd Academy Awards for his signature work Almer Gantry (1960). His works include Blackboard Jungle (1955), In Cold Blood (1967), and many more.


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