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To Kill A Mockingbird

(DVD - 2005 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
To Kill A Mockingbird


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Gregory Peck plays a southern lawyer who defends a black man accused of rape in this film version of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. The way in which it captures a time, a place, and above all, a mood, makes this film a masterpiece.
Title: To kill a mockingbird
[videorecording (DVD)]
Publisher: Universal City, CA :, Universal,, [2005].
Edition: Widescreen, special ed.
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (130 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Series:
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1962.
Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel written by Harper Lee.
Special features: a conversation with Gregory Peck; excerpt from Academy Tribute to Gregory Peck; Academy Award best actor acceptance speech; American Film Institute Life Achievement Award; Scout remembers; feature commentary with director Robert Mulligan and producer Alan Pakula; fearful symmetry.
Contents: Disc 1: The film ; Bonus features: Academy Award best actor acceptance speech; American Film Institute Life Achievement Award; excerpt from Academy Tribute to Gregory Peck; Scout remembers; feature commentary with director Robert Mulligan and producer Alan Pakula; theatrical trailer; production notes.
Disc 2: A conversation with Gregory Peck / film by Cecilia Peck [et al.] ; produced & directed by Barbara Kopple (1999 ; 97 min.) ; Fearful symmetry: the making of To kill a mockingbird / a film by Charles Kiselyak. (1998 ; 90 min.)
Summary: Gregory Peck plays a southern lawyer who defends a black man accused of rape in this film version of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. The way in which it captures a time, a place, and above all, a mood, makes this film a masterpiece.
Audience: MPAA rating Not rated.
Awards & Distinctions: Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Peck); Best Art Direction - Set Decoration - Black -and - White (Bumstead, Golitzen, Emert); Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material From another Medium (Foote)
ISBN: 1417053682
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Report This Jan 14, 2014
  • Portladia rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I read the book, then later saw the movie. I thought "Hm-m-m-m....that's an EXCELLENT adaption of the book to the screen." Guess what? It won an Academy Award for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium in 1963. This movie is one of THE BEST MOVIES ever made. Gregory Peck really deserved his Academy Award for Best Actor and, although his screen time is short, look for Robert Duvall in his early acting career as pivotal character, Boo Radley--good job.

Report This Aug 20, 2013
  • 2101kol rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

An effective adaptation of a good novel.

Report This Jan 19, 2013
  • Anastasia073 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Just a classic. Period. Take the time to watch the bonus features. Gregory Peck was an EXCEPTIONAL human being by any standard. I went from being a fan to having the utmost respect for him. Such an interesting guy!

Report This Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Director Robert Mulligan's monumental classic of half a century ago, and arguably the defining moment of Best Actor Gregory Peck's career. Cradled in Elmer Bernstein's poignant score, this film is a masterwork. And anyone who doesn't or can't appreciate black and white cinema is a clueless dolt. That is all. FIVE STARS.

Report This Aug 08, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

As is often the case, the book was better. That being said, the film was still good, just that the novel was preferable. Perhaps it was the limitation of black-and-white film that couldn't convey the colourful characters of Maycomb County. However, I felt the serious tone during some scenes (the trial, the climactic final scene) was done tastefully.

Report This Jun 22, 2012
  • amywang1198 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This movie is super good;p

Report This Apr 03, 2012
  • lovinglife404 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

this movie was pretty good- the acting was great. i wasn't sure if i liked the story line as well, it's a tad boring but very realistic.

Report This Mar 24, 2012
  • Keogh rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of the greatest movies ever made. Peck gives his best performance, the cast and direction are ideal, and the story is timely even today. It complements the original book perfectly.

Report This Mar 07, 2012
  • matcat44 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A true classic that should be watched by families. I loved it when I first saw it way back when, and it is just as beautiful, moving and brilliant today.

Report This Feb 26, 2012
  • Ninja18 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Amazing movie, very well done. Great acting and very well writen. I recomend this if you are interastent in law or classic movies.

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  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his kids against prejudice.

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  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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Report This Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Scout: "Jem is up in a tree, he said he won't come down until you agree to play football with the Methodists."

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  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Atticus Finch: I remember when my daddy gave me that gun. He told me that I should never point it at anything in the house; and that he'd rather I'd shoot at tin cans in the backyard. But he said that sooner or later he supposed the temptation to go after birds would be too much, and that I could shoot all the blue jays I wanted - if I could hit 'em; but to remember it was a sin to kill a mockingbird. Jem: Why? Atticus Finch: Well, I reckon because mockingbirds don't do anything but make music for us to enjoy. They don't eat people's gardens, don't nest in the corncrib, they don't do one thing but just sing their hearts out for us.

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  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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