Written March 31, 2015
Beyond a shadow of a doubt one of the finest screen adaptations of one of the greatest books ever written. The role of Atticus Finch was the role Gregory Peck was born to play. Evil flourishes when men of good character do nothing, but I fear that there were so few men of the character of Atticus Finch in my deep South of the l930's.....more's the pity. This film has had a profound impact on my beliefs about equality and justice, which belong to all men or belong to none. Much of the film brings back fond memories of my childhood is a small southern town in the 1950's and 60's, but also memories, not so fond, such as the abysmal poverty that surrounded me, not merely financial poverty, but poverty of the soul, of the spirit. Thirty years after the setting of this film, many of the evils exposed by Harper Lee still existed and to some extent still exist, only to a slightly lesser degree. All this seen through the eyes of an innocent child, recalls my own innocence in those days.
Written March 01, 2015
This drama is AWESOME ! I have always seen this movie on television however seeing this movie on the silver screen was truly a treat. Gregory Peck in the title role of Atticus Finch could not get any better. I understand why he received an Oscar for this role. This drama takes us to a time where people were just plain prejusticed and bigoted, but not Atticus Finch. He was a single father of two children and trying to carve out a living as a southern lawyer. The story really gets started when Atticus Finch is asked to defend a negro man accused of raping a white woman in Alabama. The lies continued to the very end. This was pretty groovey to see. Loved it ! Lovedit ! Loved it !
Written January 27, 2015
Another fabulous time at a Fathom Event. The quality was fantastic. Have always wanted to see this classic on the big screen and was so happy to have the chance.
Written March 02, 2015
I had seen To Kill a Mockingbird only on the small screen prior to last night's showing. I knew it was a powerful movie but, on the big screen, it is even more powerful than I knew. I was moved to tears several times and chuckled at other times. I noticed details I had never seen before. The feeling of the movie stayed with me long after leaving the theater. I would love to see other moves this way.
Written January 29, 2015
Even though it's 50 years old, it still has relevance to today's society. The children were marvelous--how nice that they could manage to be so creative in their play without any technology that kids depend upon today. We've come a long way in dealing with prejudice, yet there's a long way to go. Gregory Peck was outstanding as Atticus Finch. The verdict in Mr. Robinson's trial was despicable yet
not surprising given the prevailing views of ignorant people. Wonderful movie! Good for all ages. Makes for a wonderful discussion.