Written May 28, 2016
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 July 26, 2016
Absolutely amazing on the big screen. My wife and I laughed and cried all through this timeless classic. Movies have such a powerful impact on the large screen. We have enjoyed all the TCM Presents series but we were truly excited about seeing Gregory Peck in his Oscar winning performance. It is also such a treat to actually be able to see and hear an entire movie without interruptions because your fellow moviegoers are just as interested in seeing the whole movie as you are and don't want to miss any of it. Perhaps it is because the crowd is a little older and can sit still for a movie that doesn't rely on special effects or CGI to keep you entertained. It is the content and how the actor plies his trade. Loved this presentation of To Kill A Mockingbird and can't wait for future "TCM Presents Movies". If you need any suggestions just let me know I have a few I could recommend that I and I believe many others would love too.
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.
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 August 26, 2016
One of the best movies of all time on the big screen, viewing TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD last night was movie buff's dream. The performances are still amazing, especially Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch. He could not have been more perfect. Even my ten-year-old immediately commented that he was exactly what she imagined Atticus would be from the book. This Blu-ray DVD will be a treasured part of my collection for sure!