To Kill a Mockingbird – 1962 – English
Film directed in 1962 by Robert Mulligan, and starring Gregory Peck, Mary Badham, Brock Peters, Phillip Alford, John Megna, Frank Overton, Rosemary Murphy, Robert Duvall…
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Synopsis: Small-town Alabama, 1932. Atticus Finch (played by Gregory Peck) is a lawyer and a widower. He has two young children, Jem and Scout. Atticus Finch is currently defending Tom Robinson, a black man accused of raping a white woman. Meanwhile, Jem and Scout are intrigued by their neighbours, the Radleys, and the mysterious, seldom-seen Boo Radley in particular.
Review: A masterpiece that seems to have been shot in a state of grace; a film full of nuances, with a message and exquisite sensitivity without falling into sentimentality.
The magnificent script is based on the only novel -Pulitzer Prize- by Harper Lee, a writer who curiously never published again. Its adaptation to the cinema embraced the allegation against racism and its vision of childhood with unparalleled delicacy, while sentencing the paradigm of what an exemplary life is in the restrained and wonderful performance of Gregory Peck, the best of his entire career. Unforgettable.