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.
Written July 28, 2014
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.
Written July 28, 2014
Beyond a shadow of a doubt one of the finest screen adaptations of one of the greatest books ever written. The role of Atticus Finch was the role Gregory Peck was born to play. Evil flourishes when men of good character do nothing, but I fear that there were so few men of the character of Atticus Finch in my deep South of the l930's.....more's the pity. This film has had a profound impact on my beliefs about equality and justice, which belong to all men or belong to none. Much of the film brings back fond memories of my childhood is a small southern town in the 1950's and 60's, but also memories, not so fond, such as the abysmal poverty that surrounded me, not merely financial poverty, but poverty of the soul, of the spirit. Thirty years after the setting of this film, many of the evils exposed by Harper Lee still existed and to some extent still exist, only to a slightly lesser degree. All this seen through the eyes of an innocent child, recalls my own innocence in those days.
Written August 22, 2014
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 November 16, 2012
Loved the movie. Loved seeing it on the big screen. That being said
I + guest bought (2)$15.00 tickets to the 7 PM showing of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD on November 15, 2012 at the AMC16 Theatres in Burbank, CA. We arrived at our seats at 6:45 PM.
7 PM no start. By 7:15 myself and other members of the audience were asking questions. No theatre personnel gave information to the audience. At around 7:20 pm, the movie started. No preliminary introductory video or behind the scenes presentation.... just the film. In your advertisements for this "event" a large % of the ad copy was devoted to the special features presentation. I'm sure that is what contributed to the $15.00 ticket price.
I am sure you will receive similar complaints over the next couple days. Hopefully, Fathom/TCM intends to rectify the situation with its paying customers who brought this to your attention, and more importantly if it plans to rectify the situation with its participating theatres.