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The 1962 adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird was very true to the book. I liked the way things were blended in the movie. For example, at the beginning of the movie, Mr. Walter Cunningham delivers a gesture for the Finches, since Atticus helped him with something in the past and Cunningham can’t afford to pay him with money. This was not shown at the beginning of the book, and it was blended in nicely in the movie. The important quotes were also kept, and the script wasn’t changed completely from the novel. Gregory Peck was the ideal person to play Atticus Finch, and he portrayed him very well. The hearing was also similar to the one in the book.

I think that it is significant to watch and read To Kill a Mockingbird as a pair. The movie supports the novel very well and makes the characters come to life. I liked the parts when Scout is often left out by Dill and her brother Jem, but she just keeps strong and runs after them. That’s how a movie visualizes the characters. But the movie also missed out on important things in the book. Scouts observations of Atticus weren’t as detailed as they were in the book.  To Kill a Mockingbird won 3 Oscars, and I think that it is major companion to the book. You should read To Kill a Mockingbird and see the movie ( I recommend that you read the book first).

You can rent To Kill a Mockingbird for $2.99 from iTunes or buy it for $9.99.

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A Thousand Splendid Suns

I just read that Khaled Hosseini’s second novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns, shall be adapted into a movie.

There isn’t a lot of information about the adaptation currently, but here’s what the author wrote on his blog:

A quick update. Because many of you have asked, I will quickly address the film version of A Thousand Splendid Suns.

It is being adapted to the screen by Steve Zaillian, the brilliant screenwriter behind Schindler’s List and Searching for Bobby Fisher. The film will be produced over at Sony/Columbia by Producer Scott Rudin, who just won an Oscar for No Country For Old Men. As of now, the matters of casting, location, and language have not been decided.

I am looking forward to this movie, because I’m interested in seeing how they will portray Afghanistan and who the actors will be.

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