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Worth The Effort

By gushrmb
Written November 26, 2014
My wife has seen the movie and is one of her favorites. I had never seen it and because it's black & white I was not as they say psyched to see it. I was pleasently suprised at how good it it. The child actress that plays Scout was the best child actor performance I have seen. It doesn't end like you thought it would in todays cookie cutter legal dramas abd the trial is kind of secondary to Scout's account of her long summer. I must also confess I can't recall seeing any Gregory Peck movies but his performance was very good his trial summation was one of the best speeches in movie history. If you like Grisham you'll love this film. I would really look forward to see other movies in the Universial 100 in this format.
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When The Story Was the Movie

By sacatering
Written August 30, 2014
My wife commented as "To Kill a Mockingbird" ended that she loves coming to these special presentations because as the film ends the silence is replaced with applause. There were no explosions, rampant shootings, or gratuitous sex. No chases or people jumping across roof tops. We sat quietly as we were introduced to the Finch family, their neighbors and town. We saw people going about their daily lives without over-dramatization. The real lives of quiet peaceful people. People that have problems, gossip and share moments together. Tragedy enters their lives as it accompanies ours. A person's weaknesses and prejudices leads to the death of an innocent. Unlike today their is no great outcry, no protests through out the TV,web and Twitter. No video on YouTube. Just quiet desperation of people trying to survive in a troubled time. Caring for and about those around them. Gossip gives way in the face of truth and reality. Emotions felt deeply without unnecessary tirades. Dennis Deitsch
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To Kill a Mockingbird

By greatscott10
Written August 31, 2014
I have loved this movie ever since I first saw it many years ago, but I had never seen it on the big screen. The movie is so powerful, and finally seeing it in the theatre made it even more so. I'm soooooo glad I decided to go! This is a must see movie for all ages!
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To Kill A Mockingbird

By MNBNZ
Written September 18, 2014
This is my favorite movie and seeing it again on a big screen (the way all great films should be seen btw) only made me love it more. How wonderful to listen to others in the audience enjoying the wonderful performances of the cast and the heart so clear in this story was most moving. I always cry at the end of the movie and last night was no exception. Really cool to find out I am not the only one, as all of us left the theater wiping tears from our eyes. I sure hope this is not the last time we get to see classics like this one on a movie screen. Please keep it up TMC!
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Mockingbird

By wineladynv
Written January 30, 2015
This is one fantastic movie. The loss of their mother is explored in a way that you are drawn right into their lives. Atticus on the front porch, in the swing, with his arm draped over the back, I could invision his wife nestled next to him. I could feel his loneliness, while listening to Jem & Scout talk about their mother. The friendship they develop with Dill, is centered around the mysertious Boo Radley. The admiration they develop over the course of the trial for their father, he becomes their hero. Fantastic to see it on the big screen. THANKS TCM.
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