To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by Robert Mulligan and produced by Alan J. Pakula.
The film was based on the novel of the same name written by Harper Lee published in 1960.
To Kill a Mockingbird was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1995.
Academy Awards 1962 --- Ceremony Number 35 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Actor||Gregory Peck||Won|
|Best Supporting Actress||Mary Badham||Nominated|
|Best Art Direction||Art Direction: Alexander Golitzen, Henry Bumstead; Set Decoration: Oliver Emert||Won|
|Best Cinematography||Russell Harlan||Nominated|
|Best Director||Robert Mulligan||Nominated|
|Best Music - Scoring||Elmer Bernstein||Nominated|
|Best Picture||Alan J. Pakula, Producer||Nominated|
|Best Writing||Horton Foote||Won|
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Scout: How old was I when Mama died?
Scout: How old were you?
Scout: Old as I am now?
Scout: ...Was Mama pretty?
Scout: Was Mama nice?
Scout: Did you love her?
Scout: Did I love her?
Scout: Do you miss her?
Scout: I said, 'Hey,' Mr. Cunningham. How's your entailment getting along?
[He turns and looks away]
Scout: Don't you remember me, Mr. Cunningham? I'm Jean Louise Finch. You brought us some hickory nuts one early morning, remember? We had a talk. I went and got my daddy to come out and thank you. I go to school with your boy. I go to school with Walter; he's a nice boy. Tell him 'hey' for me, won't you? You know something, Mr. Cunningham, entailments are bad. Entailments...
[She suddenly becomes self-conscious]
Scout: Atticus, I was just saying to Mr. Cunningham that entailments were bad but not to worry. Takes a long time sometimes...
[to the men who are staring up at her]
Scout: What's the matter? I sure meant no harm, Mr. Cunningham.
[to Dill about Miss Dubose]
Jem: Listen, no matter what she says to you, don't answer her back. There's a Confederate pistol in her lap under her shawl and she'll kill you quick as look at you. Come on.
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Atticus Finch was voted as the top screen hero of the last 100 years by the American Film Institute.
Despite the novel winning the Pulitzer Prize, the studios were not interested in buying up the film rights as they deemed it lacking in action, there was no love story and the villain doesn't get a big comeuppance. Producer Alan J. Pakula disagreed however and persuaded director Robert Mulligan that it would make a good film. Together they were able to convince Gregory Peck who readily agreed.
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