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Too much of a really good book was missed out, understandably, it would have been too long as a film, but sad all the same. I did enjoy all the actors and actresses as they portrayed the characters admirably. It's a bit dated now for the young but I think this film is definitely worth seeing.
I bought this movie many years ago when my hearing was much better. I recently tried to play it again and guess what? No English sub-titles. I saw this version on Amazon and thought great: English sub-tiitles, anamorphic wide screen, just what I want. How disappointing to find that Universal have done such a sloppy job of re-releasing this classic. Wide screen doesn't work. You have to watch in 4:3. Zooming the 4:3 to fill the scrren doesn't work, you lose the sub-titles.
The movie of course is a classic and well worth watching again if you have good hearing.
Never read the book so the film was my first introduction to the world of Atticus Finch. It is easy to understand why Gregory Peck won the best acting Oscar, his performance was brilliant (as with all his roles). However for me I did find the film to be rather slow in pace but on the whole it was a decent watch.
Most of the 1st half of the film was children talking in high-pitched voices which I couldn't decipher-only guess at what they were saying. The court scene was good though and the arguments very understandable.