Being an enthusiast for the old and grand classic movies, it was tonight the first time that I watched "To kill a mockingbird". I somehow expected to see a movie similar to "12 angry men"...and was somehow irritated at first to see that it was not.
Alas, it's an awesome film and I regret that I haven't yet watched it at least ten times. Now I can finally understand how Atticus Finch could become such a legendary character. Needless to say, Gregory Peck is the only cast that would perfectly fit him. It's such a pleasure to see him act (not just in this movie, but here it becomes so striking).
It's a shame that so many of the great actors from these old days no longer live: Laurence Olivier, Henry Fonda, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, James Stewart, Walter Matthau, Gregory Peck, Charles Bronson (just like Peck he embodied a certain type of character in a way only he could do). All dead. The latter two just died this year. Sigh.