6/14/08

Happy Father's Day Atticus Finch / Saturday's Favorite Movie Moment



Since this is fathers day week-end I decided to post the film To Kill A Mockingbird, directed by Robert Mulligan, and starring Gregory Peck for this Saturday's Favorite Movie Moment. The movie classic is based on the best selling Pulitzer prize winning novel To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee.

Harper Lee manages to create some of the most memorable characters I've ever read in print or witnessed on the screen. To Kill A Mockingbird, her only novel, won the Pulitzer Prize and the film adaptation won an Academy Award in 1962.

I've met many people who either wished they had a Dad like Atticus Finch or said he reminded them of their own fathers. Therefore, I thought it would be an appropriate choice for this week-end.



Happy Fathers day dads, and be careful with those barbecue pits tomorrow, that is, if you're doing your own cooking.

And if you've never read to Kill A Mockingbird, read it, because they say it is one of the books you should definitely read within your lifetime. You could cheat and watch the movie which is also fantastic, but I think you'll regret it if you don't read the book first.

So read the book, then rent the movie, and come back and tell me what you thought about it. Although, I know most of you have read it, so enjoy this clip and have a fun day.

If you haven't seen the film, it's a movie the whole family will enjoy, and like all books it will withstand the test of time. Because it presents many issues we are still dealing with today, for example, racial inequality, single parenting, and every parents struggle to protect their children's innocence.

I will post again tomorrow, but I still want to tell all of the Dad's out there to begin having a Happy Fathers Day this instant.

7 comments:

Dawn said...

Good movie choice Ann!
My dad passed away several years ago but I will be thinking of him...
Have a great weekend :)

Ann said...

Dawn, I'm so sorry, but I have a feeling he is right here with you.

Huge hug, and you have a great week-end too~

Love, Ann

Mariuca said...

Hi Ann, I love To Kill A Mockingbird. I read the book twice and watched the movie too! Good choice! :):):)

mauniejames3 said...

Hi Ann,
that was one of my fave books...I enjoyed the movie too..great choice..I miss my Dad every day..we were extreamly close and he always said I was his "best friend" he was a builder and whenever hubby is involved in a project he talks to my father about it...yup...we are such a weird family...(smiles)

FerdC ~ The Best Parts said...

Happy Father's Day to me!

I'm sorry to hear about your dad, Dawn. He must have been very young.

Thanks for the Father's Day thought, Annie! Hope you're having a good weekend!

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I love this movie Ann. What a great choice for this weekend too. Excellent honey. Have a great day. Big hug and lotsa lovies. :)

640-821 said...

I like your good choice!

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