To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird
Review: Set in a small town of Alabama in the 1930’s. Atticus Finch is a lawyer and defends a black man accused of rape. He also defends his kids against prejudice.
Director: Robert Mulligan
Actors: Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton and Mary Badham
Year: 1962
Genre: Classics and Drama
Conclusion: 5/5
One of the best classic films ever made. A film that will stay with you a long time it is so powerful. Based on a book by Harper Lee. This is the only book that she wrote. The music in this film is very good. Gregory Peck and Mary Badham became really close during filming and always kept in touch with each other up until his death. I don’t know how true it is but it has been reported that this film was Gregory Peck’s favorite work. At the Academy Awards in 1963 this won 3 Oscars. They were for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium and for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black -and-White. At the Golden Globe Awards the same year it also won 3 awards and they were for Best Motion Picture Actor – Drama, Best Motion Picture Score and also for Best Film Promoting International Understanding. Also the same year at the Cannes Film Festival Robert Mulligan won the Gary Cooper Award. This is on Barry Norman’s list of 100 Greatest Films of all time that he produced at the start of 2012 in the Radio Times.

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