Sunday, May 6, 2012

A Classic Adaptation Honoured

Gregory Peck and Harper Lee (from: ZAP2it)

"US President Barack Obama hosted a screening of 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' a classic tale of racial injustice, at the White House on Thursday [April 5], ahead of a 50th anniversary television screening. [...]
     Guests included Veronique Peck, widow of the late Gregory Peck — who starred as lawyer Atticus Finch and would have been 96 years old Thursday — and Mary Badham Wilt, the actress who played Scout in the film. [...]
     'I believe it remains the best translation of a book to film ever made, and I’m proud to know that Gregory Peck’s portrayal of Atticus Finch lives on in a world that needs him now more than ever,' Lee said."
The Nation

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