the story carries two simultaneous story lines:
- life in a small southern town for a six-year-old tomboy named Scout, her older brother Jem, and a visiting acquaintance nicknamed "Dill";
- the trial of Tom Robinson, a young black man accused of the rape of a white woman. Tom is defended by Atticus Finch, the father of Scout and Jem.
i have to admit being surprised by the number of actors who were, or were on their way to, becoming household names: gregory peck, robert duvall, paul fix, alice ghostley, william windom, and brock peters as Tom.
- the author, harper lee, was a longtime friend of truman capote.
- so far, To Kill a Mockingbird is her only published novel
- it was a pulitzer prize winner that was later made into a movie, which itself was nominated for eight oscars, winning three...
- 9.0 for acting
- 8.5 for writing
- 9.0 for cinematography
- must watch == TRUE
- must own == SHOULD