To Kill a Mockingbird
First screened in Spring 1992 / Most recently screened in March 2016
Director: Robert Mulligan. Cast: Gregory Peck, Mary Badham, Phillip Alford, Brock Peters, Robert Duvall, Frank Overton, John Megna, Rosemary Murphy, Estelle Evans, Ruth White, Alice Ghostley, voice of Kim Stanley. Screenplay: Horton Foote (based on the novel by Harper Lee).

Twitter Capsule: Proficient! Kudos to Peck, Badham, Peters. Still, something off-putting about how these strands are braided.

VOR:   Maybe once I heard a real plea on behalf of the filmmaking, and I can't even recall where. Still, this film's shown impressive legs, its impact contained by but distinct from the book's.

Photo © 1962 Universal Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture
Best Director: Robert Mulligan
Best Actor: Gregory Peck
Best Supporting Actress: Mary Badham
Best Adapted Screenplay: Horton Foote
Best Cinematography (Black & White): Russell Harlan
Best Art Direction (Black & White): Alexander Golitzen & Henry Bumstead; Oliver Emert
Best Score (Substantially Original): Elmer Bernstein

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Picture (Drama)
Best Director: Robert Mulligan
Best Actor (Drama): Gregory Peck
Best Film Promoting International Understanding
Best Original Score: Elmer Bernstein

Other Awards:
Cannes Film Festival: Gary Cooper Award
Writers Guild of America: Best Written American Drama

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