To Kill A Mockinbird Gregory
July 31, 2011 by Post Team
To Kill A Mockinbird Gregory, Mary Badham was 9 years old when she was hired to play Scout in the 1962 film “To Kill a Mockingbird” – too young to be aware of the civil rights movement going on around the south, too young to be on set when the scenes were filmed room.
“I do not think we even saw scripts,” said the former child actress who auditioned for the role intelligent, but daring in a “cattle call” in her native Birmingham, Alabama “were children, and in those days there are things deemed inappropriate for children to listen. ”
Badham, 58, shared memories of working on the film and her long friendship with many of the other actors after the screening of the film Wednesday night at the State Theatre. The exhibition was part of the 50th anniversary of the Traverse City Film Festival the film, one of the draws at the festival this year.
“We could have sold six projections of this,” said Executive Director Deb Lake Film Festival. “It was one of the most anticipated for tickets in the list of almost everyone. As soon as announced, there were people calling and saying, ‘called my daughter (or son) after Harper Lee. This is just a film that has changed so many lives. ”
The Depression-era film based on a novel of 1960 by Lee won three Academy Awards and is considered by many to be one of the largest court dramas. It stars Gregory Peck as an attorney defending people in the south of a black man unjustly accused of raping a white woman.
Badham retired at 14 after making three more films. But she and Peck had a friendship until the actor’s death in 2003.
New Yorkers Cinsov James Faller and Jane waited in a waiting line about 40 deep to try to snag seats for Wednesday’s screening. Faller, who is in the festival to offer film and video inspection Productions New York City-based Hill Top, hoping to see the movie on the big screen first. To Cinsov be the first time I’ve seen on any screen.
“Growing up I loved the book,” Cinsov. “I do not know how (the movie) eluded me. We were expecting a retrospective that hit New York, but this seemed the perfect opportunity.”
Badham also appears in the documentary film festival “Hey, Boo, Harper Lee, and” To Kill a Mockingbird, “which tells the story of the novel and its author enigmatic. Books autographed publicity photos of actress and “Mockingbird” after reviewing the film in the morning on Wednesday.
Wendy Eager brought a publicity photo that he bought on eBay for Badham to sign.
“It’s just my favorite movie,” said Eager, of Chicago, which has seen the film about half a dozen times. “One of the best adaptations of a book.”
Eager said he recalls reading the book and act out scenes from it in the eighth grade. However, the film is as relevant today as they were then.
“You think about this book today, and could replace a Black Muslim one, and we’re back where we were,” he said.
Joan Murray saw the documentary to learn more about Lee, a reservations agent 34-year-old former airline had written five stories before her Pulitzer Prize-winning book was published.
“I found it fascinating that he never wrote a book after that,” said Murray, of Traverse City.
The private sector gave Lee her last interview in 1964.
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