Written December 26, 2014
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 December 28, 2014
This was a unique experience and I am so glad that I got to experience it. To Kill a Mockingbird is a classic and to see it on the big screen was well worth it. The introduction from TCM really added something to the viewing. It was great to learn a few new things.
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 November 22, 2014
Timeless, dignified, significant....beautiful. My vocabulary is too limited to give this movie a more accurate description. I grew up on this movie as well as many other classic films and I have introduced it to my children. I wish it were a requirement for all high school students. Each actor plays out their role with such perfection - I am mesmerized. The entire production is a masterpiece. I hope we never let it sit on a shelf and accumulate dust.
Written October 02, 2014
Loved the movie and seeing it on the big screen! It has been a long time since I have seen the whole movie straight through. I did miss the interviews they usually have before the movie, though. Great time. TCM please continue to have these classic movie nights!