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Comments on: "To kill a mockingbird (movie)" (8)

  1. The adapted movie directed by Robert Mulligan, starring Gregory Peck explores the original book, To Kill a Mockingbird. The film, based during the intense period of racism and controversy in America shows the story narrated through the voice of a young child, a black innocent male is accused of raping a young woman, and his case is favoured guilty in court because of his race. Despite the evidence proving his innocence, the only person defending his innocence is his lawyer, Atticus Finch. His children also are involved in the case and are influenced by their father defending a ‘nigroe.’ The movie shows the heartache and suffering of black americans during this racial era because of the discrimination against them. I would strongly recommend to anyone aged over 14 and wold reccomend also reading the book and would rate it a 8/10.

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  2. To Kill A Mockingbird was an amazing story, directed by Robert Mulligan. The story, set in a prejudiced society, displays key values of the world that Scout and Jem grow up in. It provides real insight to the mindset of narrow-minded bigots, and the real injustices of the judicial system, who willingly sentence an innocent African-American man.

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  3. Laura said:

    To my surprise I actually really enjoyed this movie! Directed by Robert Mulligan he creates the movie of ‘To Kill A Mocking Bird’ book. It is set around the 1930’s and depicts the racial discrimination round at the time. Being an old film it was in black and white which is something I had never seen before but I really enjoyed it because you got to get a glimpse of the filming techniques used when camera’s were first introduced. The actors are good in this film and it’s really interesting to watch these characters, especially the children as they grow up and learn new things about the world. I would actually give this movie a 10/10 because the story line is very interesting and good to follow along. This movie can be for all ages.

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  4. To Kill a Mockingbird is based on one of the most successful books of all time by Harper Lee, and overall does it justice. This movie is eye opening for viewers to learn about the history of oppression towards African Americans. It offers crucial lessons about prejudice and the ignorance that motivates it to become racial hatred. Directed by Robert Mulligan and starring Gregory Peck, the movie inspires people to get rid of their prejudice and make an attempt to live in peace with everyone, every those who we do not understand. To Kill a Mockingbird can teach lessons to everyone regardless of age and race in order to educate people on racism in the world and on our history which it is very important to understand. The mix of cruelty and humanity in this movie makes it very emotional. Although it is an old black and white movie, it is still able to captivate a young audience. I rate it 8/10.

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  5. This movie was very eye-opening and teaches it’s audience about the sad reality of the prejudice during the time. The movie is narrated by Scout and what she learns from her father, discovers from the Tom Robinson case and the change in judgement about Boo Radley. I would recommend the movie to the whole family because it isn’t confronting but younger kids may not understand some of the more complicated themes.

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  6. Phoebe M said:

    They say that if you die without watching this movie your uneducated and to be honest it’s right. This film is based off of an amazing book written by Harper Lee. This movie deals head on with racism, Atticus Finch is a widowed lawyer and he was defending a black man named Tom Robison against alleged rape charges. Atticus’s two kids, Scout and Jem spend their time hanging with their friend Dill and spying on their mysterious neighbour Boo Radely. I think that everyone, no matter what age or sex you are need to watch this movie. Everyone needs to be educated about racism. I would give this a 5/5

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  7. One of my favourite films of all time. Based on the famous literary work of the same name by Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird tells a story of racism, justice, tolerance, growth and seeing things through others eyes. Set in a small town, To Kill a Mockingbird is told through the eyes of Scout, a 6-year-old, living with her brother Jem, and her father Atticus, a lawyer, in Maycomb, Mississippi, during a time of severe racial discrimination. The story revolves around the events in Scouts life, and when Atticus decides to defend a black man against a white man. Gregory Peck is fantastic and captivating to watch and the film is beautifully shot and directed. It is in black and white, not because of the age, but it was actually a conscious decision by the director to communicate the emotions and strong messages in conveys. A wonderful film that Gregory Peck won an oscar for and continues to win hearts today despite its age and historical context.

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  8. Based on one of the worlds most famous books, the film To Kill A Mockingbird is a relatively accurate version of the novel. To be honest, black and white films such as this can be a little difficult to watch in the sense that they can be hard to follow but having said that, you care still able to gain a sense of what the story line is and enjoy the film. Following the lives of two young children and their father who grow up in a small town, To Kill A Mockingbird is a film for a vast audience to enjoy. Irrespective of your age, the life lessons and morals that come up in this film are relevant and can be taken on board. Whilst younger generations may not find the film as intriguing as perhaps older generations would, it is still a good film for all to watch.

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