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To Kill a Mockingbird: The Casting of Scout and Jem

The Filming of To Kill a Mockingbird: The Casting of Scout & Jem Exclusive Excerpt from “Why to Kill a Mockingbird Matters” Another Big Thank You to author Tom Santopietro for hand-picking another excerpt for us – this time about … Continue reading

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To Kill a Mockingbird: The Casting of Atticus Finch

  The Filming of To Kill a Mockingbird: The Casting of Atticus Finch Exclusive Excerpt from “Why to Kill a Mockingbird Matters” A Big Thank You to author Tom Santopietro for hand-picking this excerpt about the casting of Atticus, from … Continue reading

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Why To Kill a Mockingbird Matters, Book Giveaway (now through August 18)

Why To Kill a Mockingbird Matters: What Harper Lee’s Book and the Iconic American Film Mean To Us Today Book Giveaway Meticulous attention to detail… Readers not familiar with the stories behind the novel and film will find much to … Continue reading

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From the Page to the Screen: Six Favorite Books and their Screen Adaptations

  From the Page to the Screen: The Final Stretch of Summer Reading Good books and good moves: the two things I couldn’t possibly live without. All right, so food, water, and shelter may rank a little higher in terms … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day: A Celebration of Classic Movie Father’s

  A Celebration of Classic Movie Fathers In terms of days dedicated to parents, Father’s Day is the one that pretty much gets the shaft. With Mother’s Day we are consistently inundated with content on our TVs, laptops, tablets, smart … Continue reading

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Atticus Finch: Classic Movie Characters with Kickass Confidence

Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, played by Gregory Peck (Academy Award for Best Actor) I saw To Kill a Mockingbird for the first time 40 years ago. To this day, it still moves me to tears when I … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Gregory Peck

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Gregory Peck, born April 5th, 1916! Sometimes I can’t help but wonder if Gregory Peck is actually human. I can’t help it. He is almost too perfect to be of this world. Is … Continue reading

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Fourth of July: A Classic Movie Salute to the American Spirit

Independence Day: Characters Count The fourth of July has become somewhat of a bittersweet holiday for me. Although the birth of our nation was founded on inclusive, democratic ideals, the current climate of the American political system can be, well, downright depressing. … Continue reading

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What we Love about Dads: A Salute to Three Classic Movie Fathers

In Celebration of Father’s Day, what we love about our Dads!  ….. For being a role model of integrity: Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch (with Mary Badham as daughter Scout) in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962, directed by Robert Mulligan). … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Countdown: Best Picture # 7 — Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

7. Lawrence of Arabia (1962) Other Nominated Films: The Longest Day, The Music Man, Mutiny on the Bounty, To Kill a Mockingbird Before I go on to talk about this film, I would just like to say one thing: David Lean is … Continue reading

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