Written August 30, 2016
Did you know the three best selling works of fiction in the 2Oth were all first time novels by women: Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell; Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Suzanne; and To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee.
This movie is closely drawn from the original novel, it's a must see on DVD, but for Turner Classic Movies to bring us yet another must see classic to the big screen is truly awesome. Can't wait for the next one.
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.
Written August 30, 2016
It was great seeing TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in pristine black-and-white again, as I had not seen it on the big screen since it opened in 1962. As it tackles racial issues that still resonate today, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD remains a lyrical evocation of childhoods shaped by both the joys and the harsh realities of life.
Written July 30, 2016
This drama is AWESOME ! I have always seen this movie on television however seeing this movie on the silver screen was truly a treat. Gregory Peck in the title role of Atticus Finch could not get any better. I understand why he received an Oscar for this role. This drama takes us to a time where people were just plain prejusticed and bigoted, but not Atticus Finch. He was a single father of two children and trying to carve out a living as a southern lawyer. The story really gets started when Atticus Finch is asked to defend a negro man accused of raping a white woman in Alabama. The lies continued to the very end. This was pretty groovey to see. Loved it ! Lovedit ! Loved it !
Written May 30, 2016
There is nothing better than watching a movie on the big screen. In this instance, that was never more true. I saw things I had never noticed before when I watched this movie on my TV set. The wonderful sets made you feel like you were right there in that town in another era.
All performances were so real. The two children acted like children and every one of their thoughts showed up on their faces. Gregory Peck deserved his oscar as he was the ever steady presence and guidance for his two children and others.
Interestingly enough all the pearls of wisdom didn't just come from him but perhaps because of his guidance, both Jem and Scout surprise us all with the way they stand up for what's right and show their loyalty and human decency.
I loved this movie before but am now more attracted to it for its harsh reality, sweet innocence and hopeful message.
Thanks for making it available on the big screen.