Not Rated | | Crime, Drama
Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice.
11 May 2005 | elliexphant
10 | An utterly moving film, made perfect by the outstanding performance of Gregory Peck. Must see
'To Kill a Mockingbird' is one of the best books ever written but this film does it justice. The performances ...
Atticus Finch was voted as the Number 1 Screen Hero of the last 100 years by the American Film Institute (AFI) in their special, "100 Years, 100 Movies, 100 Heroes & Villains."
May I see your watch? "To Atticus, My Beloved Husband." Atticus, Jem says this watch is gonna belong to him some day.
Atticus Finch: That's right.
Atticus Finch: Well, it's customary for the boy to have his father's watch.
Scout: What are you gonna give me?
Atticus Finch: Well, I don't know that...
The film is supposedly set in 1932 because of Scout's narration stating she first knew her hometown in 1932. If this is indeed the correct year, the PF Flyers Jem and Scout are wearing would not have been available for a few more years. I would suggest, however, that the setting is in fact a few years later after the FDR quote about "fear itself" was delivered in 1933.
The title is revealed in a child's crayon rubbing.
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