amy merrickliving in

living in: to kill a mocking bird

by amym

There hasn’t been a story since Harper Lee’s 1960 novel To Kill a Mockingbird that’s held America with such rapt attention. Its sensitive and straightforward depiction of race relations in the Depression-era South was a moral beacon for the country, and Lee’s characters still inspire today. Fifty years ago, the 1962 version brought our beloved Scout and Atticus Finch to life, and we’ve wished ever since that we could be part of the family. — 

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Gregory Peck’s Atticus embodies everything we want in a hero — handsome, honest, dapper and a little careworn — while Scout brings the spunk in spades. More than just style, the movie hammers home serious substance, too. Grade-A, top-shelf, 5-star viewing pleasure. Now help me find a ham costume.

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