A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.
Small-town Alabama, 1932. Atticus Finch (played by Gregory Peck) is a lawyer and a widower. He has two young children, Jem and Scout. Atticus Finch is currently defending Tom Robinson, a black man accused of raping a white woman. Meanwhile, Jem and Scout are intrigued by their neighbours, the Radleys, and the mysterious, seldom-seen Boo Radley in particular. Written by
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When Jem shows Scout all of the things he's collected in the cigar box (0:55:15 to 0:58:00) the curtains in his bedroom are different than the ones in a later scene when he wakes up to follow Atticus downtown (at 1:00:31). Between these two scenes the narrator says "School finally ended and summer came and so did Dill." Then two brief additional scenes separate them. The curtains are light and appear to have the same design but look fuller in the later summer scene where they are half closed than in the earlier scene where they are fully open, as though one wouldn't be able to push them as flat against the window frame in the later scene as in the earlier scene due to bunching on the curtain rod which was out of frame in the earlier scene. See more »
Miss Stephanie Crawford:
There's a maniac lives there and he's dangerous... I was standing in my yard one day when his Mama come out yelling, 'He's killin' us all.' Turned out that Boo was sitting in the living room cutting up the paper for his scrapbook, and when his daddy come by, he reached over with his scissors, stabbed him in his leg, pulled them out, and went right on cutting the paper. They wanted to send him to an asylum, but his daddy said no Radley was going to any asylum. So they locked him up in the ...
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An utterly moving film, made perfect by the outstanding performance of Gregory Peck. Must see
'To Kill a Mockingbird' is one of the best books ever written but this film does it justice. The performances throughout are stunning, especially that of Gregory Peck (Harper Lee was so impressed she gave him her late father's pocket watch, a prop he uses in the film, to keep). This film will make anyone think hard about how they treat others and it is really heartwarming without being soppy. It isn't necessary to have read the book before seeing this film but it might be advisable. This is one of the classic films of its generation and very few films of nowadays come close to matching it either. A real must-see.
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