#FLASHBACK FRIDAY: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

It won a Pulitzer Prize, made Gregory Peck a superstar, instantly became an American classic and made it’s author infamous.  To Kill A Mockingbird in many ways was the pre-cursor to John Gresham’s “A Time to Kill’ starring Sandra Bullock and Matthew McConaughey.  Centered around lawyer Atticus Finch, the audience is educated as Finch defends a black man in southern America circa 1963.

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Based on Harper Lee’s novel of the same name, you can only imagine the controversy stirred by this prolific tale. Crafted brilliantly and told through the eyes of  six year-old Scout, who can forget Boo Radley or the famous words spoken by Atticus,  “You never know someone…until you step inside their skin and walk around a little.”

Just as in 1963, Harper Lee caused a stir once again when she announced a prequel she had kept under wraps would be published.  Fans lost their minds!!!  Just a few months later Lee would pass away at the age of 89.

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The film received numerous Oscar nominations, taking home the gold for Horton Foote, Gregory Peck and for Best Art Direction/Set Direction.

Take a look back at a 56-year-old classic…To Kill A Mockingbird

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