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To Kill a Mockingbird 50th Anniversary

By machestn
Written September 01, 2015
There was some serious technical difficulties with this movie in the beginning and the manager and or projectionist were not paying attention so we in the audience had to get up several times and have them check on what was going on, but once the movie got started it was wonderful. It is no wonder that Gregory Peck got an Oscar for this role. It was an awesome movie, made me laugh, and made me cry. I am so glad I found out about this and went to it.
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Excellent historical drama

By Carnivean
Written October 09, 2015
Besides being a classic, this movie is a historical marker of how things used to be in the South. It also shows how and why things needed to change in order to bring all of us into the future. The two unknown kids were superb. Peck does an outstanding job both as a lawyer and as a father. Was surprised, as this was my first viewing, to see the introduction of Robert Duvaul. Highly recommend the movie, and kudos to TCM for bringing the series of classics to the big screen for today's audiences. Love the introduction and background pieces at the beginning. Much better than the stupid sound bites and previews of coming attractions.
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50th Anniversary and still wonderful

By frenchtweety
Written May 23, 2015
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.
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Movie great; host - no so much

By jeder
Written October 05, 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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Mockingbird On The Big Screen

By silverbutterfly
Written November 17, 2012
To Kill A Mockingbird has been my favorite movie since I was 10 yrs old. I had only since it on the television. Thanks to TMC with their one night only showing on a big movie screen, it gave me the chance to see Mockingbird in a whole new dimension. It was a totally different experience watching it with an audience. The picture quality was outstanding and the sound and music were amazing! It gave me a chance to see and hear the movie in a way that tv can never do. I highly recommend if you ever get the opportunity to see this on the big screen to take advantage of it. It has made me a bigger fan if that is possible.
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