Written July 01, 2015
To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my favorite films, and I was eager to see it on the big screen.
I enjoyed the event tremendously, although the restoration on portions of the film gave it the fuzzy look of a 60's television show shot on video. I am not sure if this was due to its being transmitted via satellite, but it left me feeling as if the theater were a big television screen.
I saw the film with a friend, and we both noticed that Mayella (the supposed rape victim) did not touch the Bible when she was sworn in to the witness chair. This was something we probably never would have seen on a smaller screen. It is a detail that seemed to explain the character's willingness to lie on the stand.
Written March 28, 2015
It thrilled me to see this movie on the big screen; I'd seen it so many times on television, I was able to pick up many more nuances (the rabid dog in greater clarity, a drunk Bob Ewell shaking his fist at Atticus as Finch's car leaves the Robinson house for the first time) that made it more than worthwhile.
However, Ben Mankiewicz pretty much phoned his introduction in. I'm sure that he had other things he considered more important to do that day, as evidenced by his pronunciation of Maycomb County as "McComb" County. He also gave erroneous insight to the audience in that the children were removed from the courtroom during filming because of the nature of the testimony being inappropriate for them; yet, during Atticus' questioning of Tom Robinson, there the children are, in the picture behind Atticus up in the balcony, while Atticus asks if Tom "raped" Mayella Ewell. Sorta makes me wonder if he's actually watched the movie through.
But keep events like these coming!
Written September 30, 2014
An all time classic. Made in 1962 and based on the best selling novel by Harper Lee. One of my favorites from when I was a little girl. Gregory Peck won an Academy Award in the Best Actor category for this film. Seeing it on the big screen was a totally different and amazing experience. It was wonderful.
Written August 30, 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 August 04, 2015
This movie is a classic so I don't know what else I can say to praise it that has not already been said. However, the experience of seeing it on the big screen was incredible! This was such a great experience! I can't wait to see more classic movies on the big screen!