One thing so spectacular about the film is: Gregory Peck.
There was no one more perfect than Mr. Peck to bring Atticus Finch to life.
This story is one of the ones that grounds you, it brings you back to life after you are in a slump, after you just feel like you can’t handle the reality of reality. This is a go to.
Scout is a character who identifies without almost everyone at some point in there life. There is something that fascinates you (or has in the past) to the point of childlike excitement when you need to be in “the know” and not be left behind to the be the last to figure it out or hear the news.
I am always the last to know when it comes to fandoms. I always find them late – with the exception of Harry Potter. I have been a Potterhead since I was 11 when the first book came out. I grew up in the Potter Generation so I was there for each book release, each movie release, each time we needed to know more.
I would encourage anyone to read the book at least once, but preferably twice. And then after the second go round, after you really understand Atticus and Scout and mostly Boo – that you watch the movie. There is SO much left out of the book that its kind of a let down from a bookbear standpoint – but its a nice depiction. Also its on Netflix. So thats awesome.
I am so sorry for this half-assed post. It totally isn’t like me to not give something 100% but the book is just better.