To Kill a Mocking Bird Essay

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To Kill a Mockingbird is a 1962 American Drama film based on the novel of Harper Lee. The movie directed by Robert Mulligan. It stars Gregory Peck in character of Atticus Finch, Mary Badham in character of Scout Finch and Phillip Alford in character of Jem Finch. The movie was produced by Robert Mulligan and Alan Pakula. The film was listed in the National Film Registry in 1995. It was one of the greatest American movies of all time. The young protagonists, Scout Finch and her brother Jem Finch, they live in the town of Maycomb, Alabama, during the 1930s. Atticus was their father, which is a lawyer in Maycomb. Every summer Dill came to spend his time with Scout and Jem. The children spend most of their days playing games with each other and spying on Boo Radley, which is a guy never came out the house. Atticus defending an innocent black man, Tom Robinson, which is a man accused of raping. Tom Robinson has been killed in an attempt to escape from jail. One night Scout and Jem are attacked by Bob Ewell on their way home after the Halloween pageant. Bob slashes at Scout with a knife, but the chicken-wire of her Halloween costume protects her from Bob. Jem was knocked unconscious and his arm was broken, but then Bob was killed by a tall dark shadow. Boo Radley was the man that carried Jem home and the man killed Bob Ewell. I don’t think there were any characters based on real people. This movie was depicting real events that happened in history, and many events in the Civil Rights movement had taken place. I think the producer did a good job in reflecting the time period. The racial tensions leading to these events are reflected in the plot and themes of To Kill a Mocking Bird. The movie was filmed on the Universal Studios blacklot in 1962. They span 2 years to cover it and they were depicted realistically. I don’t think houses, food, punishing, clothes,

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