One of the all-time great cinematizations of literature, TKAM masterfully orchestrates its classic novel with authenticity down to every page and chef d’oeuvre Peck-led performances – bringing to life the bildungsroman of warmth and humor juxtaposed w. gripping drama on crucial themes of rape, law, and racism. 9.5/10.
Plot Synopsis: In Maycomb, Alabama, To Kill A Mockingbird follows Scout Finch (Mary Badham) and her older brother Jem (Phillip Alford) spending time with their friend Dill (John Megna) and spying on their reclusive and mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley (Robert Duvall). When Atticus (Gregory Peck), their widowed father and a respected lawyer, defends a black man named Tom Robinson (Brock Peters) against fabricated rape charges, the trial and tangent events expose the children to evils of racism and stereotyping.
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