Book to Movie Review: To Kill a Mockingbird

 

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Don’t Judge a Book by its Movie is a weekly feature on The Candid Cover spotlighting  and reviewing book to movie adaptations. 

Warning: Spoilers for those that have not yet read the book.

Book cover for To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
Author: 
Harper Lee
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Cast: Gregory Peck, Mary Badham, Phillip Alford
Director: Robert Mulligan
Screenplay: Horton Foote

Summary (from Goodreads): The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960. It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was later made into an Academy Award-winning film, also a classic.

Compassionate, dramatic, and deeply moving, To Kill A Mockingbirdtakes readers to the roots of human behavior—to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humor and pathos. Now with over 18 million copies in print and translated into forty languages, this regional story by a young Alabama woman claims universal appeal. Harper Lee always considered her book to be a simple love story. Today it is regarded as a masterpiece of American literature.  Continue reading