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To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)

To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)


Gregory Peck
Mary Badham
Phillip Alford

Directed by Robert Mulligan

Distributed by Universal Pictures

Based on Harper Lee's novel of the same name, to kill a mockingbird is ranked the best courtroom by the American Film Institute (AFI), and the protagonist Atticus Finch (Gregory Peck) is ranked number 1 in AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes and Villains.

This drama will both inspire you and teach you, it makes you feel all the warmth you have missed over the years of CGI technology. Adding to this movie is the cast of children, whose plain naivety makes the movie a lot better.

Set in the time when being black was a cause of concern. To kill a mockingbird tells the story of a man, Atticus Finch and his kids during a 3 summer period. The story arc spans over 3 years about how Atticus kids Jem (Philip Alford) and Scout (Mary Badham) go through each summer with heartwarming adventures.

Their story is wrapped round the case, in which Atticus was defending a black man who is being held on a rape charge.

Guilty or not, Atticus defends this man with all that he has in his kitty.

The movies screenplay/script is something that you will be able to relate too, making the movie hit home in the first 10 minutes.
Directing also was top-notch as it all plays well.

The script’s loose end for me is the character Boo, who in some way I didn’t get his full involvement in the movie as the director may have skipped some parts making us understand much of his liking to the kids.

Phillip Alford did not initially want to audition for the part. However, when his mother informed him that he would miss a half day of school, he immediately decided to go after all.

To say not to watch this movie is like telling you to skip breakfast.


  1. This book is so simple,so lucid yet it touches your heart. Harper Lee won a Pulitzer for this one and she deserves it!!
    This book is set in early nineties in a small town in Mississippi. The protagonist is a small girl who leans about life. Scout is a small girl, who along with her brother Jem see the evil of racism. Their father , Atticus is a lawyer who defends an innocent black man. In the end the evil of racism sees the poor man being punished. Yet we see how the incident affects Scout and Jem and how Atticus teaches the entire world a lesson.