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Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

To Kill A Mockingbird


(out of 5)

Harper Lee’s incredibly popular novel makes its way to the big screen with very admirable results.  gives one of the best performances of his career as Atticus Finch, a Southern lawyer who is assigned the defense of a young black man accused of rape. In defending the boy, Finch finds himself not only dealing with the law but also the incredible prejudices of the society around him, starting with his own children.  gives one of the greatest performances from a child star as Finch’s precocious daughter, and  makes his feature film debut as the very creepy Boo Radley. Excellent screenplay beautifully adapts the novel with ease and intelligence.

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USA, 1962

Directed by

Screenplay by , based on the novel 

Cinematography by 

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Film Festivals:  Cannes 1963

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Academy Awards
Best Actor (Gregory Peck as “Atticus Finch”)
Best Art Direction (Black-And-White) (art direction: Alexander Golitzen, Henry Bumstead; set decoration: Oliver Emert)
Best Writing (Screenplay–based on material from another medium) (Horton Foote)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Mary Badham as “Scout Finch”)
Best Cinematography (Black-And-White) (Russell Harlan)
Best Directing (Robert Mulligan)
Best Music (Music Score–substantially original) (Elmer Bernstein)
Best Picture (Alan J. Pakula, producer)

Golden Globe Awards
Best Performance By An Actor in a Motion Picture-Drama (Gregory Peck)
Best Original Score-Motion Picture (Elmer Bernstein)
Best Film Promoting International Understanding

Best Motion Picture-Drama
Best Director (Robert Mulligan)

New York Film Critics Award Nominations
Best Film
Best Screenplay (Horton Foote)

Writers Guild Award
Best Written American Drama

Directors Guild Award Nomination
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures (Robert Mulligan)

British Academy Award Nominations
Best Film From Any Source
Best Foreign Actor (Gregory Peck)


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