the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences
for recommending this site in its
"Reading Between The Frames"
Film Study Guide for
To Kill A Mockingbird:
Seeing the Film through the
Lens of Media Literacy
Written by Frank Baker
accessible, and intelligently structured website....Baker's comments on film
technique and important issues involved in the adaptation process are most
welcome, especially since they are expressed without jargon or unwarranted
complexity. I recommend with enthusiasm this website for students at all
R. Barton Palmer, author of
Harper Lee's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD:
The Relationship Between The Text and Film
TKAM: Voted #1
Courtroom Drama by AFI
""I think it is one of the best
translations of a book
to film ever made."
Harper Lee, author
"Yet perhaps the most prominent of those perfect marriages
between actors and their roles, the single moment when the stars were
properly aligned, came when Peck stepped out into the grainy black-and-white
screen as Atticus Finch."
(film critic Bill Straub, "Gregory
Peck, A Movie Star to Remember" 6/12/03)
This is truly that rare film that comes
along every once in a while; the elements come together, creating a
marvelous film, which is not only different from, but also complimentary
to the Pulitzer Prize winning 1960 novel.
I invite teachers to learn more about the film
using the 'language of film' and 'media literacy.'
enter the site
Portions of this teacher guide have been previously published in the
SCREEN EDUCATION periodical
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