BUT IS THE BOOK BETTER?: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
Presented by The Arts House
Director: Robert Mulligan
Cast: Gregory Peck, Mary Badham and Philip Alford
1962 | 128min | US | Rating: PG
Gregory Peck delivers an Academy Award winning performance as Atticus Finch, a lawyer in racially divided Alabama during the Depression who defends a black man accused of raping a white woman. In 2003, the American Film Institute named Gregory Peck the number 1 greatest movie hero of the 20th century.
Based on Harper Lee's 1960 Pulitzer Prize winning novel of the same name.
For April's But is The Book Better? theme, we pull a Pulitzer Focus. The Pulitzer Prize was established by journalist Joseph Pulitzer who was an indomitable figure in American journalism. The lasting influence of the Prizes on American journalism, literature, music, and drama is to be attributed to his visionary acumen. To celebrate the announcements of this year's Pulitzer Prize winners this April, we focus on film adaptations of some of the more well-known winning novels.