Written April 30, 2016
I had seen To Kill a Mockingbird only on the small screen prior to last night's showing. I knew it was a powerful movie but, on the big screen, it is even more powerful than I knew. I was moved to tears several times and chuckled at other times. I noticed details I had never seen before. The feeling of the movie stayed with me long after leaving the theater. I would love to see other moves this way.
Written May 28, 2016
We loved it. All the acting was superb, the story galloped along at a great pace, and I was rivited to it. Wish today's movies were as gripping. No color, no special effects ... just first-rate acting and story telling. Thanks for making it available to see again after all those years. Hope you're planning to have more of those oldies but wonderful goodies. We'll see every one, in spite of the fact that we almost never go see current movies. We hate the jumpy graphics, the profanity, the all-too-graphic sex and the super-loud so-called music in current offerings.
Written May 28, 2016
so wonderful to see a movie i've seen so often from a book i've read so often come to the big screen. thank you, tcm. i'm a loyal fan. of course, this is the best movie.
Written August 29, 2015
To Kill A Mockingbird is both one of the greatest books and movies this country has produced. I had never seen it on the big screen.
But last night's screening had some unfortunate shortfalls. The left/right edges of the film were off-screen thus losing some of the title words and some scene's composition and, in one case, a character (the judge in the verdict scene). Worse, in three places more than half-way through the screen went blank and silent.
Sorry Fathom and Universal, these gaffs greatly reduced the enjoyment of this special viewing.
Written May 04, 2016
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!