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To Kill A Mockingbird (English & Foreign language, DVD) Loot Price: R56
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To Kill A Mockingbird (English & Foreign language, DVD)

Gregory Peck; Directed by Alan J. Pakula

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By an overwhelming majority: not many years ago, the US public voted for the principal character of this one, white attorney Atticus Finch, as the ultimate American hero! He is portrayed here by Gregory Peck, who deservedly won the Best Actor Oscar for his peerless performance. At Peck's eulogy: Brock Peters, who played Tom Robinson - the Black man whom Finch has to defend in the story - said: "Atticus Finch gave him (Peck) the opportunity to play himself!"

The synopsis outlines the story, which is told as though seen through the eyes of Finch's six-year-old tomboy daughter, Scout. Set in the Deep South during the Depression era: prejudice is very much in evidence amongst both blacks and whites. It is a very moving study, however and marked Robert Duvall's screen debut, as the misunderstood recluse Boo Radley.

The slow, almost dreamlike musical score is by Elmer Bernstein – a big contrast from films like The Great Escape and his many strident Western achievements such as The Magnificent Sevenetc.

Verdict: Movies like this one don't come along every day. If you don't already have it in your private collection, you'd better get yours now!

The setting is a dusty Southern town during the Depression. A white woman accuses a black man of rape. Though he is obviously innocent, the outcome of his trial is such a foregone conclusion that no lawyer will step forward to defend him-except Peck, the town's most distinguished citizen. His compassionate defence costs him many friendships but earns him the respect and admiration of his two motherless children.

General

Studio: Universal Pictures
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: July 2006
Movie released: 1962
Actors: Gregory Peck
Directors: Alan J. Pakula
Dimensions: 192 x 137 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: DVD
Running time: 2 hours, 4 minutes
Region encoding: Region 2. This DVD will play in all South African DVD players.
Audio format:  Dolby Digital Mono
Video format:  Widescreen 1.85:1
Languages: English • French • German • Italian • Spanish
Subtitles: Bulgarian • Czech • Danish • Dutch • English • Finnish • French • German • Hungarian • Norwegian • Polish • Portuguese • Swedish • Turkish
Age restriction: 12 PG
Categories: Movies & TV > Classics
Movies & TV > Drama
Movies & TV > Feature Film
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LSN: X3W-21V-BNE-5
Barcode: 5050582005158

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Thu, 21 Aug 2008 | Review by: Micky B

By an overwhelming majority: not many years ago, the US public voted for the principal character of this one, white attorney Atticus Finch, as the <i>ultimate</i> American hero! He is portrayed here by Gregory Peck, who deservedly won the Best Actor Oscar for his peerless performance. At Peck's eulogy: Brock Peters, who played Tom Robinson - the Black man whom Finch has to defend in the story - said: "Atticus Finch gave him (Peck) the opportunity to play himself!" The synopsis outlines the story, which is told as though seen through the eyes of Finch's six-year-old tomboy daughter, Scout. Set in the Deep South during the Depression era: prejudice is very much in evidence amongst both blacks and whites. It is a very moving study, however and marked Robert Duvall's screen debut, as the misunderstood recluse Boo Radley. The slow, almost dreamlike musical score is by Elmer Bernstein – a big contrast from films like <i>The Great Escape</i> and his many strident Western achievements such as <i>The Magnificent Seven</i>etc. Verdict: Movies like this one don't come along every day. If you don't already have it in your private collection, you'd better get yours <i>now!</i>

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