Written May 06, 2016
To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my favorite films, and I was eager to see it on the big screen.
I enjoyed the event tremendously, although the restoration on portions of the film gave it the fuzzy look of a 60's television show shot on video. I am not sure if this was due to its being transmitted via satellite, but it left me feeling as if the theater were a big television screen.
I saw the film with a friend, and we both noticed that Mayella (the supposed rape victim) did not touch the Bible when she was sworn in to the witness chair. This was something we probably never would have seen on a smaller screen. It is a detail that seemed to explain the character's willingness to lie on the stand.
Written June 27, 2016
I was thrilled to see that i would have the opportunity to watch what i feel is one of the best movies ever made on the big screen. This was a wonderful event and the opening bio-pic was great at giving some unknown insight into the movie. Keep up the good work TCM.
Written July 01, 2016
This is my favorite movie/ book ever! I have seen the movie lots of times, but nothing compared to seeing it on the big screen last night. I noticed lots of little details that I've never seen before. Overall, seeing this movie on the big screen made this already phenomenal movie so much more powerful.
I am so glad that TCM is creating these events to see old classics in theaters for those of use who were born a few decades too late. Great work TCM! Please keep it up!
Written July 24, 2016
The movie was absolutely great! The acting was REAL, you believed each one of the actors were actually the characters. The Director, Robert Mulligan was a genius in his ability to convey this story. It is an extremely moving picture, Mulligan was able to show the love between Atticus and his children, as well as the respect he had for Calpurnia, the black woman that raised and cared for his children, and in turn the respect the black community had for Atticus. Also, the unfairness of very narrow minded people and a way of life. Mulligan, through Atticus, Jem and Scout showed what really matters in life and the values we all should live by.
This is an extremely important movie, which was released at a very tumultuous time of our country's history. The acting, directing, music and sets rank right at the top of all the movies ever made!
HOORAY, HOORAY to TCM for allowing us the great pleasure of seeing this and other movie classics on the big screen!!
Written February 10, 2016
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.