To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
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Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning autobiographical novel was translated to film in 1962 by Horton Foote and the producer/director team of Robert Mulligan and Alan J. Pakula. Set a small Alabama town in the 1930s, the story focuses on scrupulously honest, highly respected lawyer Atticus Finch, magnificently embodied by Gregory Peck. Finch puts his career on the line when he agrees to represent Tom Robinson (Brock Peters), a black man accused of rape. The trial and the events surrounding it are
Dec 25, 1962 Wide
Apr 28, 1998
Universal International Pictur
Jean Louise "Scout" ...
Sheriff Heck Tate
Miss Maudie Atkinson
Tom Robinson Jr.
Charles E. Frederick...
Collin Wilcox Paxton
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Harper Lee's child's-eye view of southern bigotry gains something in its translation to the screen by Robert Mulligan, who knows exactly where to place the camera to catch a child's subjective experience.
Harper Lee's highly regarded first novel has been artfully and delicately translated to the screen.
I got so much more from this story as an adult, and it's a shame that my adolescent stubbornness kept me from the movie for so many years.
Because the story is related through young Scout and Jem, that childhood wonder and fear is never close behind.
One of those rare instances when a movie perfectly captures the essence of its source material without compromising it in any way.
One of Hollywood's finest achievements, To Kill A Mockingbird is truly timeless.
Since its release, this intelligent, atmospheric film has been warmly received by audiences responding not only to their own childhood, but also to the heroic image portrayed by Peck, a shining example of citizenship and affectionate fatherhood.
A terrific central performance by Gregory Peck makes for an outstanding big screen adaptation of Harper Lee's classic novel.
Gregory Peck is ideal casting as Atticus, for his Lincoln-like integrity and intelligence perfectly serve the role.
To Kill a Mockingbird should make admirers of the novel weep many times over.
With the Tom Robinson plot intertwining with Scout and Jem's education in the ugly flaws of a world they're only beginning to comprehend, today the film offers an extra accumulated layer of 'meaning.'
A classic adaptation of an American classic. Storytelling doesn't get much better than this.
Regardless of its flaws, it occupies a specific place in American cinema; it's easy to enjoy and hard to forget.
Arguably one of the best dramatic films ever made, brought home with tons of great features, a sparkling new transfer, and a nifty fold-out case.
Combining the best of Southern Gothic and coutroom drama traditions, this Oscar-winner is poignant as a classic coming-of-age tale and expose of the American legal system
Superb on all counts. Great adaptation of the memorable novel.
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- Jean Louise "Scout" Finch: Mr Tate was right.
- Atticus Finch: What do you mean?
- Jean Louise "Scout" Finch: It would be sort of like shooting a mockingbird, wouldn't it ?
- Narrator: Atticus' would be there in Jem's room all night. And he'd be there when Jem waked up in the mornin'.
- Bob Ewell: You believe his word agin' ourn?
- Atticus Finch: Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.
- Jean Louise "Scout" Finch: What in the sam hell are you doin' Walter?
- Atticus Finch: Remember, it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.
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