Written September 30, 2014
An all time classic. Made in 1962 and based on the best selling novel by Harper Lee. One of my favorites from when I was a little girl. Gregory Peck won an Academy Award in the Best Actor category for this film. Seeing it on the big screen was a totally different and amazing experience. It was wonderful.
Written March 28, 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!
Written November 30, 2014
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!
Written July 28, 2015
Timeless, dignified, significant....beautiful. My vocabulary is too limited to give this movie a more accurate description. I grew up on this movie as well as many other classic films and I have introduced it to my children. I wish it were a requirement for all high school students. Each actor plays out their role with such perfection - I am mesmerized. The entire production is a masterpiece. I hope we never let it sit on a shelf and accumulate dust.
Written July 01, 2015
To see this film on the big screen, and in the black and white, was a joy. I wish there were more releases like this. Was though, disappointed that there not that many people in the theatre, and no minorities. This to me would have been a great movie for students to see.