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To Kill a Mockingbird

By aquinoml
Written June 30, 2015
Excellent!! One of the very best films ever made, and my favorite--every part is played perfectly by the actors--very true to Harper Lee's novel. It was wonderful to see this film again on the big screen--and to hear Elmer Bernstein's beautiful score. I could watch that film over and over and never tire of it. This is a film that should be seen by viewers of all ages. Hard to believe that this was the only role to win a Best Actor Oscar for Gregory Peck. He was magnificent in all of his films!
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To Kill A Mockingbird

By gmoviemom
Written August 01, 2015
50th anniversary remaster was a great experience. I enjoyed the commentary and interviews provided by TCM. Truly a classic. Wish they made more story driven well produced films like this.
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One Of The All Time Greats

By KevinH55
Written August 28, 2015
Absolutely amazing on the big screen. My wife and I laughed and cried all through this timeless classic. Movies have such a powerful impact on the large screen. We have enjoyed all the TCM Presents series but we were truly excited about seeing Gregory Peck in his Oscar winning performance. It is also such a treat to actually be able to see and hear an entire movie without interruptions because your fellow moviegoers are just as interested in seeing the whole movie as you are and don't want to miss any of it. Perhaps it is because the crowd is a little older and can sit still for a movie that doesn't rely on special effects or CGI to keep you entertained. It is the content and how the actor plies his trade. Loved this presentation of To Kill A Mockingbird and can't wait for future "TCM Presents Movies". If you need any suggestions just let me know I have a few I could recommend that I and I believe many others would love too. Kevin
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To Kill a Mockingbird

By jespo300
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.
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Movie great; host - no so much

By jeder
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!
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