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Robert Mulligan's classic adaptation of Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, set in the racially charged atmosphere of Macon County, Alabama in the 1930s, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is a poignant coming-of-age story. Winner of four Academy Awards including Best Screenplay (written by Horton Foote), and Best Actor (Gregory Peck), TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is a timeless film packed with beautiful scenes and meaningful life lessons. The story is told from the vantage point of a young girl nicknamed Scout (Mary Badham) whose widowed white father Atticus Finch (Peck), an attorney, decides on principle to defend a black man (Brock Peters) charged with raping a poor white woman. But the bigoted townspeople would rather lynch the accused than try him, and they make life hellish for the lawyer, his daughter, and his son Jem (Philip Alford). While their father is in the throes of the trial, his bright, inquisitive children learn a hard and unforgettable lesson in justice, morality, and prejudice, part of which requires overcoming an unfounded fear of their mysterious neighbor Boo Radley (Robert Duvall).
Lovvvvveeeee This movie........this has got to be the best DVD set on the market
full of all one would like to know about the Movie and the Cast...and the movie here is put together real well.....
Heres whats Inside..
2-Disc Snap Case
Anamorphic Widescreen -
Dual (Single Sided)
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound - English
Dolby Digital DTS 5.1 Surround Sound - English
Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono - English, French
Subtitles - English (SDH), French, Spanish - Optional
Additional Release Material:
Bonus Footage -
1. Academy Award Best Actor Acceptance Speech
2. American Film Institute Life Achievement Award
3. Excerpt From Academy Tribute to Gregory Peck
Feature Commentary - Robert Mulligan - Director; Alan Pakula - Producer
Trailer - Theatrical Trailer
Full Frame -
Dual (Single Sided)
Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono - English
1. A Conversation with Gregory Peck
- 2.Fearful Symmetry: The Making of To Kill a Mockingbird
This is a Black and White Movie but I know everyone has seen it ..
But this one you should have in your collection and to pass down to your kids and Grand kids......
Except perhaps for Capt. Ahab in Moby Dick, no role is more memorable than Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch in this courtroom drama set in Depression era South. As true to Harper Lee's original text as possible, we imagine she is the narrator giving us the details from her childhood. Jean Louise Finch, aka "Scout," reflects on an event so powerful and controversial that her young mind can barely grasp the full weight of its meaning. As much as this is her story, she shares it with her brother Jem, some of which is his coming of age. Together with their friend Dill, and a whole town of diverse characters, we see how truth, fairness, and honesty battle with lies, prejudice, and bitterness.
A must see for anyone interested in legal drama -- this is comparable to any "Law & Order" episode, with some twists and turns along the way. An extra on the version I purchased is the "making of" segment - a bit wordy at times, but sprinkled with sit, and with excellent commentaries from the actors, director, and others connected with the film.
This is a wonderful classic movie starring Gregory Peck that I didn't think I would ever see again since I had gotten rid of my VHS tapes. I was surprised to find it on DVD. It's a wonderful movie with a great story line that received an Academy Award. It's based around the 1930s in Macon County, Georgia, about a white lawyer (Gregory Peck) who represents a black man accused of raping a white woman. He proves without a doubt that his client is innocent, but the jury and town are so prejudiced and see only what they want to see. An excellent movie to watch and see just how sad and ridiculous prejudice can really be. The film is in black and white and is a movie I will never get tired of watching.
This is my all-time favorite movie. The story line is outstanding, Gregory Peck is at his best. The characters were perfectly cast in this movie from Harper Lee's only novel. Robert Duvall's portrayal of Boo Radley is superb. The children were my favorites. My favorite line is Dill's "I'm little, but I'm old."
My other favorites are Gone with the Wind, Fried Green Tomatoes, North by Northwest, An Affair to Remember, Home from the Hill, E.T., and Back to the Future, so if you liked any of these movie, maybe you will like this one.
This is truly one of the very best and most important movies ever made.
Gregory Peck gives a memorable performance as Atticus Finch, a Macon lawyer assigned to defend a black man unjustly accused of raping a white woman.
Told from a child's perspective, this story depicts with unrivaled candor, the racism and inequality of the time.
This movie is one of those rare classics that not only absorbs the viewer with a great story, but at the same time, reminds us of the ugly side of ignorance.
A permanent "must-have" for my library.
One of the most influential films in movie history, "To Kill a Mockingbird" inspired audiences to take a good look at themselves and to appreciate and respect others. The role of Atticus could not have been played any better by Gregory Peck. So spectacular was his performance that he won an Academy Award for Best Actor (in a year where competitors like Peter O'Toole were nominated for fims like "Lawrence of Arabia"). Highly recommend it!!!
This double disc edition of the classic film has a strong hour long documentary that follows Gregory Peck on the public speaking circuit in his golden years. He is apparently as gracious and thoughtful in person as he is in his role as Atticus Finch. The set of eleven postcard sized reproductions of the film's posters from over the world are also nice but not essential.
I read the book first ( recently ) and then purchased the movie afterwards. Anytime you read the book then see the movie...No doubt you will put yourself in the place of the writer/director position as to what you would include from the book and what you can leave out and still make it say what the author has presented in the book.
Let me further say that in reading a book or seeing a movie adaptation...There are two factors to consider. There is what the page brings to the reader and then there is what the reader brings to the page. Life experience, point of view, revelation, insight and accumulated knowledge. These things add to or subtract what you take away from it.
A philosopher said...We don't see things as they are...We seem them as we are. There is some truth to that; but perception is not reality. Reality is reality. Hopefully we can gain something past a stagnant place in our thought to a higher place. This movie does a fair job at presenting the story in the book though it takes a few revisions in order to save time.
This movie is in black and white...actually; I think that's fitting for the content. I would recommend seeing the movie; but even more so; I would recommend you read the book as well. I didn't bother to describe the movie and it's content. Anyone can go to Amazon and pulls up hundreds of comments.
An excellent movie, purchased to be enjoyed over and over again. Life in a small town with the views and life in the '30's Southern U.S. The acting is excellent, with Gregory Peck and Brock Peters doing superb work. A morality play on those earlier times. A recommended movie for all to see and to meditate on the prejudices of those times that are still with us today.
Excellent movie - drama - the black and white film only emphasizes the setting. Courthroom litigation at it's best with true Old South prejudices. Darling performances by the three children in the film. You travel from extreme lightheartedness to deep drama/action. HIGHLY recommend this film. A true classic. Gregory Peck at his best!