If it's a good movie, the sound could go off and the audience would still have a perfectly clear idea of what was going on.
The riot isn't seen in the movie, but it is alluded to. He has this one speech that gives a great sense of texture and paints a picture of what was happening in Harlem then.
Life's like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending.
Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.