I can't remember.
I do remember this movie.
I understood about cops harassing and detaining without warrant or reasonable cause other than the color of your skin.
I absorbed the audience reaction when Tibbs struck the rich man as doing something none of us could possibly do and live to tell about it.
I felt the fear about being chased by a mob of angry young white men that had no other sport.
I was also chomping down a lot of butter popcorn and Mike and Ike's so I may have missed a few things.
What did I learn at 8 years of age
- Have to be careful around white folks.
- Have to be careful around white folks with guns and chains.
- Sidney Poitier was Superman in a suit
- I'm going to do my best to stay out of the south.
Looking back, I think I absorbed was the understanding that guns and power could keep you safe but if you had some brains and something that other people wanted that might keep you alive too.