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Does it really need to be said?

By MsRaedeLarge
Written October 30, 2014
This story is a classic; always has been, always will be. IMO, anyhow. I have loved the novel since I can remember, and the film leaves nothing to be desired. It is one of my favourites, so of course I took the opportunity to see it on the big screen--something I have never had the chance to do. This ensemble of actors is simply outstanding. The direction, the cinematography, the acting--brilliant. Almost throughout the whole film, I actually felt like I was there with the Finch family, and that I was witnessing everything as if it were happening right in front of me. Atticus Finch is probably the closest thing to a perfect role model, which to me almost emanates from Peck himself. With so many touching and emotional scenes in this film, I often found myself tearing up. This is a story everyone should take the time to experience.
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Best Movie Ever!

By coco_le_chat
Written December 22, 2014
This is my favorite movie/ book ever! I have seen the movie lots of times, but nothing compared to seeing it on the big screen last night. I noticed lots of little details that I've never seen before. Overall, seeing this movie on the big screen made this already phenomenal movie so much more powerful. I am so glad that TCM is creating these events to see old classics in theaters for those of use who were born a few decades too late. Great work TCM! Please keep it up!
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Don't miss it

By jjonesindallas
Written December 29, 2014
There's at least one additional showing of TKAM; don't miss it! This movie has only gotten better with age. Thank you Harper Lee for writing the amazing story!
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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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