2011-01-18

Photo: Mockingbird

This photo makes me happy.  It seems to confirm that Gregory Peck was Atticus Finch.
Not only is To Kill A Mockingbird one of my favorite books, I've loved the film long before I discovered it was a book.  In fact, as I'm typing I can remember sixth grade Trevor taking home one of those Scholastic book order forms that teachers are always passing out.  "Hey dad, that movie we watched, it's also a book."  We had just moved to Germany, and I had just started in a new school, and had not yet made any new friends.  Harper Lee was one of my best friends in sixth grade.
Which also reminds me that the first quarter of sixth grade is the only time I ever got straight A's.
Gregory Peck rehearsing lines with Mary Badham.

3 comments:

PETE Di LALLO said...

I'm looking for the movie myself...there's a used bookstore where I just bought a few books that also have used CD's and old VCD tapes...I didn't think of looking for it then...
last Saturday I finished reading Mockigbird for the second time...I first read it like you, after the movie came out...
it's one of the best books I've read in a long, long time...I liked it more than the first time...

Julie Hibbard said...

I was going to say that TKAM is a DiLallo family favorite! It's #1 on my top 10 books...and Allison loves it too!
LOVE the movie. Need to put it on my Netflix list immediately.

Alli Hibb said...

Let's just add one more of my family members to comment on this, shall we?

I love this post. Especially the line: "Harper Lee was one of my best friends in sixth grade." Not because it's funny, but because it's such a simple sentence that carries such vulnerability.