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.
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.
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