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'It's A Sin To Kill A Mockingbird'

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre commissioned Impact Video to produce this cinematic trailer for the 2014 touring production of To Kill A Mockingbird, adapted from Harper Lee's novel by Christopher Sergel. We filmed on REDepic on location in London. The actors are those in the play and the music was also taken from the stage production. Visit our website for a full portfolio

I've been reading a lot lately, just finishing up "To Kill A Mockingbird" (LOVE!) Emily is reading it for literature and since I never read it, I figured I would read it first. Tomorrow I'm going to a Happy Planner event at Michael's (I will share pictures), then the kids and I are going to my family's house for dinner and after that will be church.

A Celebration of Fifty Years of To Kill a Mockingbird

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To Kill a Mockingbird: 9.5 out of 10.

I very much enjoyed To Kill a Mockingbird and the opportunity to compare and contrast it to Harper Lee’s novel. Whilst I found the movie to be very strong as a stand-alone piece of film making, I personally believe it is no competition to the book. I believe it fails to bring to life the full extent of the mystery surrounding Boo Radley and the intense sense of community prejudice which is put across with such eloquence and detail in the novel. I did, however, enjoy Sheriff Heck Tate’s (Frank Overton) closing monologue as much as I did when reading it. There is no denying that there is a beauty and tragedy in the story’s end, and this is put across wonderfully as the final frame fades and the credits begin.

As a new school year starts, I'm reminded once again how each year presents a combination of familiarity and change. I'm teaching sophomore English classes just as I've done every year of my high school teaching career, coming up on twenty years. It was tenth grade that marked the turning point in my own high school experience. I clearly recall a shift in the depth and complexity of the curriculum, and began to feel like a scholar, not merely a student. Maybe that's the reason I gravitate towards tenth grade, or maybe I just have a good grasp of that stage in students' academic and personal development. From a practical standpoint, there's value in teaching familiar material and not having to start from scratch. To Kill a Mockingbird, here we go again!