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Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and 'To Kill a Mockingbird' (2010)

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Credited cast:
Jane Beasley ...
Harper Lee (voice)
Rick Bragg ...
Donna Coney Island ...
Idabel Tompkins (voice)
Alice Finch Lee ...
Bob Mayer ...
Truman Capote (voice)
Bob Mayer ...
Truman Capote (voice)
James McBride ...
Jon Meacham ...
James Patterson ...
Anna Quindlen ...
Richard Russo ...
Christopher Seward ...
Reporter / Maurice Crain (voice)


It is our national novel. Reading to Kill a Mockingbird is something we all have in common. Harper Lee's first and only novel turns 50 this summer and the author hasn't given an interview since 1964 or published a second book. In compelling interviews with Scott Turow, James McBride, Wally Lamb, Rosanne Cash, Anna Quindlen, Oprah Winfrey,Tom Brokaw, among others, and with rare cooperation from Harper Lee's sister and friends, Mary Murphy traces the history of this astonishing phenomenon. Written by Anonymous

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13 May 2011 (USA)  »

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$5,457 (USA) (13 May 2011)


$31,135 (USA) (12 August 2011)

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Nice Look at Author, Book and Movie
19 June 2012 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird (2010)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Mary Badham, Tom Brokaw, Rosanne Cash, Alice Finch Lee, James McBride, Jon Meacham, James Patterson, Anna Quindlen, Richard Russo, Scott Turow and Oprah Winfrey are among the people interviewed for this documentary, which was released on the 50th anniversary of the release of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. The documentary talks about Lee's early life, getting the book published, the success and movie that followed and of course how the author turned away from the public as she rarely granted interviews and never released another book. If you don't know the story of Lee or the book then this here is a must see. There's no question that just about every aspect of the book is covered and I found it incredibly interesting hearing about some of the real people that characters in the book are based on. The Truman Capote connection is also another fascinating subject that is covered. The film never really answers the question on why Lee ran away from everyone or why she never wrote another book. There's talk about perhaps she knew she couldn't top it and the rumor of Capote having wrote it are also discussed. The interview segments are all pretty good as the celebrities and writers talk about the impact that both the book and film had on them. There's also some good stuff about how the book deserves credit for being one of the earliest movements in the Civil Rights. At 80-minutes the film is very fast paced and it covers quite a bit of ground, which should please fans or those just wanting to hear the backstory to this classic novel.

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