Flicks in Five: To Kill a Mockingbird

by Lynne Warfel
October 14, 2012

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Still of Gregory Peck and Mary Badham in To Kill a Mockingbird (Courtesy of Universal Pictures)

In college, Gregory Peck majored in English with an "interest" in theater. And for this southern California boy, success in his field of interest came quickly. With a majority of his Oscar nominations coming in the first five films he made, his career seemed made. Then, Harper Lee wrote a book. It was a story Peck wanted to take on immediately and until the day he died he professed Atticus Finch was his favorite role. Elmer Bernstein provided a breathtaking score for the tale of courage and character in a small southern town. To Kill a Mockingbird on Flicks in Five.