The Cineplex cinemas offer repeat performances of great films of the past in remastered digital form. What a joy for those of us who missed these gems first time around for all kinds of reasons. These digital presentations are of high quality. This film inspired by the novel of the same name awakened in its day sensibilities of the outrageous racism still prevalent in 1962 America even though the story is set in 1932 Alabama. Remember the Civil rights Act was passed in to law only in 1964. This film has lost nothing of its relevance today and doesn’t give in to blatant innocence so common in American cinema of the era, largely influenced by the Disney studios. This film is in no way complacent and very watchable by today’s standards. But what makes it most remarkable is the children’s portrayals. The story is largely told from their point of view, especially that of scout, the wonderful and mischievous little girl, son natural and endearing. She was even nominated for an Oscar which would have made her the youngest winner at 10 years old at the time. We can see where Steven Spielberg got his inspirations for films such as ET, Super8, etc…A great film to see or to see again.
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16.2.2012 - age: 50+
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