“To Kill a Mockingbird“. This film was on my wishlist for as long as I had a wishlist. It seems that it was one of the most important movies of the last century as everyone and their brother are referring to it.
Directed by: Robert Mulligan
Cast: Gregory Peck, Mary Badham, Phillip Alford, Robert Duvall, John Megna, Frank Overton, Rosemary Murphy, Ruth White, Brock Peters, Estelle Evans, Alice Ghostley, Paul Fix, Collin Wilcox Paxton, James Anderson, William Windom
IMDB raintg: 8.5
My rating: 8.0
The film is old. It is from 1962 and it was made in black and white. It also has a lot of characteristics of the old movies – light works, camera angles, weird acting, etc. But the story was rather revolutionary at those times.
The movie brings up the issues of racism and justice in a way that not many films dare to bring up. Considering that the film was made back in 1962, I think it was even slightly ahead of times.
I also was surprised to see how the court of law was shown. It was a very recognisable picture – from the crowds to the defender’s closing speech. I’ve seen all these in many other films which were made after, but I haven’t seen anything like this in the film which were made before this one.