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!
Written February 09, 2016
To Kill a Mockingbird is my all time favorite movie and I've seen A LOT of movies! I own a copy on DVD and watch it often. I may not be the most objective reviewer/critic. I have never seen it on the big screen so that was a big draw for me.
In the beginning, there was some trivia about the actors and the art direction. I was amazed that the film was made on a backlot of Universal Studios. They dismantled an entire community of clapboard houses and re-assembled them on the backlot. The acting was supberb especially the children.
The remastering was gorgeous! There was a good crowd despite a week night showing and everyone enjoyed it. We laughed and cried. My favorite scene is when Atticus walks out of the courtroom with the African American crowd standing. The Rev. tells Miss Jane Louise to stand as her father is passing. Very emotional scene for me.
As I said, I'm not at all objective where this movie is concerned. I LOVED it and would see it again if avaiilable.
Written February 11, 2016
Watched "To Kill A Mockingbird" yesterday at the Rockaway AMC with two other people. Also a favorite of mine. It made me laugh and cry. It was amazing to watch on the big screen. You tend to pay more attention to it. Much more of an impact on the big screen. A must see for anyone who loves the old black and white films.