Written July 29, 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 October 31, 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 August 26, 2014
One of the best movies of all time on the big screen, viewing TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD last night was movie buff's dream. The performances are still amazing, especially Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch. He could not have been more perfect. Even my ten-year-old immediately commented that he was exactly what she imagined Atticus would be from the book. This Blu-ray DVD will be a treasured part of my collection for sure!
Written July 23, 2014
Thank you, Fathom Events and Regal Cinemas Commerce NJ for showing To Kill A Mockingbird on the big screen. Might just be the best movie ever made - totally honest, amazing for its time! Hard to imagine anyone but Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch. The role of a lifetime in a movie that transcends time..
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.