Friday, 5 September 2014

Film Friday: To Kill A Mockingbird


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When the weather is nice, I tend to spend a lot more time outside and a lot less time inside in front of the TV. However, with the current weather set to last, I've been spending a lot more time indoors snuggled under a blanket watching movies. This week I decided to watch To Kill A Mockingbird. I read the book in school for my GCSEs and it's one of my favourite novels. The story is so good and if you aren't keen on reading the book (although I think it's great) just watching the film is incredible.

Read what is about:

'Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.'
A lawyer's advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic novel - a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with exuberant humour the irrationality of adult attitudes to race and class in the Deep South of the thirties. The conscience of a town steeped in prejudice, violence and hypocrisy is pricked by the stamina of one man's struggle for justice. But the weight of history will only tolerate so much.

That is actually the description of the book as the film description didn't really describe the story enough. The main thing I take from this film/book is Scout's naivety. She holds no prejudice towards different genders or races and believes that there is good in everyone. It's people like that that make me smile. 

It may not seem like everyones cup of tea, but I beg you to give it a go!

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3 comments:

  1. I also studied this for GCSE, and loved it! I've only seen the film once, (when I was doing my GCSEs), but I would love to see it again! I'm going to have to keep an eye out for when it's on tv next, it's a great film!

    Seren x
    Terrible Thrills

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  2. I read this book last month, as I didn't study it at school and I knew that so many people loved it. Best decision ever - I thought the book was brilliant. Haven't seen the film - maybe next on the list!

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