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To kill a mockingbird
Mulligan, Robert, 1925-2008.
50th anniversary ed.
Publication Information:
Universal City, CA : Universal, 2012.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (130 min.) : sound, black & white ; 4 3/4 in.
In a small Alabama town in the thirties, a softly-spoken lawyer defends a black sharecropper against a charge of raping a white woman.
General Note:
Title from container.

Release date: Jan. 31, 2012.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1962.

Based on Harper Lee's novel "To kill a mocking bird."

Special features: Fearful symmetry, a feature-length documentary on the making of "To kill a mockingbird" with cast and crew interviews and a visit to author Harper Lee's home town; A conversation with Gregory Peck; Academy Award best actor acceptance speech; American Film Institute Lifetime Achievement Award; Excerpt from the Academy tribute to Gregory Peck; Scout remembers; Feature commentary with director Robert Mulligan and producer Alan Pakula; Theatrical trailer; 100 years of Universal, restoring the classics.


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Central Library BLURAY 2865 Adult Blu-ray Disc Central Library

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Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning autobiographical novel was translated to film in 1962 by Horton Foote and the producer/director team of Robert Mulligan and Alan J. Pakula. Set a small Alabama town in the 1930s, the story focuses on scrupulously honest, highly respected lawyer Atticus Finch, magnificently embodied by Gregory Peck. Finch puts his career on the line when he agrees to represent Tom Robinson (Brock Peters), a black man accused of rape. The trial and the events surrounding it are seen through the eyes of Finch's six-year-old daughter Scout (Mary Badham). While Robinson's trial gives the film its momentum, there are plenty of anecdotal occurrences before and after the court date: Scout's ever-strengthening bond with older brother Jem (Philip Alford), her friendship with precocious young Dill Harris (a character based on Lee's childhood chum Truman Capote and played by John Megna), her father's no-nonsense reactions to such life-and-death crises as a rampaging mad dog, and especially Scout's reactions to, and relationship with, Boo Radley (Robert Duvall in his movie debut), the reclusive "village idiot" who turns out to be her salvation when she is attacked by a venomous bigot. To Kill a Mockingbird won Academy Awards for Best Actor (Peck), Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Art Direction. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Library Journal Review

Harper Lee's novel remains a staple of high school reading; the film should be required viewing as well. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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