to kill a mockingbird
"To Kill a Mockingbird" is a 1962 drama film directed by Robert Mulligan, based on Harper Lee's 1960 book of the same name. There are many events in the film, but the main event deals with Atticus Finch, a lawyer who takes on the defense of a black man named Tom Robinson, who is on trial for rape. This movie, like the book it was adapted from, made a big noise against racism.
The character of Atticus in this movie is a really strong character. He defends a black man against the opposition of all the townspeople. He is a very successful lawyer, almost to the point of proving that the accused is innocent. Besides being a very good lawyer, he is also a very good father and a very good marksman. He is the answer to the question of how to be a father. When asked why he took this case, he said, "Otherwise, I couldn't look at my children's faces." which provides a great insight into his personality.
There are no major changes in the plot like in action movies, but this leads to a more open presentation of the subject matter. In this way, concepts such as racism, inequality, growing up, justice and freedom are explored and reflected in a simpler way.
Gregory Peck says the scene that won him the Academy Award was when he was leaving the courtroom and the black priest said, "Stand up, Scout, your father is passing by," and the black people rose for him. This movie has been number one on most lists of courtroom movies. And we think he did a really great job. It won an Oscar for Best Picture and an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay and we think it's one of those movies that you have to see before you die.