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To Kill a Mockingbird; Includes Digital Copy DVD Description
Robert Mulligan's classic adaptation of Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, set in the racially charged atmosphere of Macon County, Alabama in the 1930s, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is a poignant coming-of-age story. Winner of four Academy Awards including Best Screenplay (written by Horton Foote), and Best Actor (Gregory Peck), TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is a timeless film packed with beautiful scenes and meaningful life lessons. The story is told from the vantage point of a young girl nicknamed Scout (Mary Badham) whose widowed white father Atticus Finch (Peck), an attorney, decides on principle to defend a black man (Brock Peters) charged with raping a poor white woman. But the bigoted townspeople would rather lynch the accused than try him, and they make life hellish for the lawyer, his daughter, and his son Jem (Philip Alford). While their father is in the throes of the trial, his bright, inquisitive children learn a hard and unforgettable lesson in justice, morality, and prejudice, part of which requires overcoming an unfounded fear of their mysterious neighbor Boo Radley (Robert Duvall).
Region 1 Note: Fearful Symmetry - A feature-length documentary on the making of To Kill a Mockingbird with Cast and Crew Interviews and a visit to Author Harper Lee's home town A Conversation with Gregory Peck - An intimate feature-length documentary on one of the most beloved actors in film history with Interviews, Film Clips, home movies Academy Award Best Actor Acceptance Speech American Film Institute Lifetime Achievement Award - Gregory Peck's memorable remarks upon receiving the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award Excerpt From The Academy Tribute To Gregory Peck - Cecilia Peck's heartwarming farewell to her father given at the Academy in celebration of his life Scout Remembers - Actress Mary Badham shares her experiences working with Gregory Peck Feature Commentary with Director Robert Mulligan and Producer Alan Pakula Theatrical Trailer - Original theatrical trailer of the film 100 Years of Universal: Restoring The Classics - An in-depth look at the intricate process of preserving the studio's film legacy
Dual Layer Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono - English, French Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Winner, 1962 Academy Awards: Best Art Direction - Set Decoration (b&w)