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To kill a mockingbird [videorecording] /

by Mulligan, Robert; Peck, Gregory; Peters, Brock; Badham, Mary; Lee, Harper.
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Home Entertainment, 2012Edition: 50th anniversary, anamorphic widescreen.Description: 2 videodiscs (130 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.Language note: In English or French with optional French or Spanish subtitles.Closed-captioned.Uniform titles: To kill a mockingbird (Motion picture : 1962).Subject(s): African Americans -- Crimes against -- Alabama -- Drama | Trials (Rape) -- Alabama -- Drama | Southern States -- Social conditions -- 20th century -- Drama | Lee, Harper -- Film adaptations | Crime films | Film adaptations | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | Fiction films | Feature filmsCast: Gregory Peck, Brock Peters, Mary Badham, Philip Afford, Robert Duvall, John Megna.Summary: When a white woman in Alabama accuses a black man of rape, the outcome of the trial is a foregone conclusion and no lawyer except Atticus Finch will defend the accused.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning autobiographical novel was translated to film in 1962 by Horton Foote and the producer/director team of Robert Mulligan and Alan J. Pakula. Set a small Alabama town in the 1930s, the story focuses on scrupulously honest, highly respected lawyer Atticus Finch, magnificently embodied by Gregory Peck. Finch puts his career on the line when he agrees to represent Tom Robinson (Brock Peters), a black man accused of rape. The trial and the events surrounding it are seen through the eyes of Finch's six-year-old daughter Scout (Mary Badham). While Robinson's trial gives the film its momentum, there are plenty of anecdotal occurrences before and after the court date: Scout's ever-strengthening bond with older brother Jem (Philip Alford), her friendship with precocious young Dill Harris (a character based on Lee's childhood chum Truman Capote and played by John Megna), her father's no-nonsense reactions to such life-and-death crises as a rampaging mad dog, and especially Scout's reactions to, and relationship with, Boo Radley (Robert Duvall in his movie debut), the reclusive "village idiot" who turns out to be her salvation when she is attacked by a venomous bigot. To Kill a Mockingbird won Academy Awards for Best Actor (Peck), Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Art Direction. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

DVDs, Dolby digital 5.1 surround.

In English or French with optional French or Spanish subtitles.

Closed-captioned.

Gregory Peck, Brock Peters, Mary Badham, Philip Afford, Robert Duvall, John Megna.

Based on the novel by Harper Lee.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1962.

Features: Academy Award Best Actor acceptance speech, American Film Institute life achievement award, excerpt from tribute to Gregory Peck, Scout remembers, commentary with director Robert Mulligan and producer Alan Pakula, 100 years of Universal : restoring the classics, theatrical trailer, A conversation with Gregory Peck, Fearful symmetry : the making of "To kill a mockingbird."

MPAA rating: Not rated.

For private home use only.

When a white woman in Alabama accuses a black man of rape, the outcome of the trial is a foregone conclusion and no lawyer except Atticus Finch will defend the accused.

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Library Journal Review

Harper Lee's novel remains a staple of high school reading; the film should be required viewing as well. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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