To Kill a Mockingbird part of Academy series

May 01, 2006 by Ian Evans

The 1962 Best Picture nominee To Kill a Mockingbird will be screened as part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ “Great To Be Nominated, Part Three.” The film, based on Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, will be shown on Monday, May 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

The much-loved film earned three Oscars®, including the only competitive Academy Award won by Gregory Peck, for his lead performance as lawyer Atticus Finch. The film also took home the Oscars for Art Direction — Black-and-White (Art Direction: Alexander Golitzen, Henry Bumstead; Set Decoration: Oliver Emert) and Writing — Screenplay based on material from another medium (Horton Foote). Directed by Robert Mulligan, the film received an additional five nominations, including Best Picture (Alan J. Pakula, Producer), Actress in a Supporting Role (Mary Badham, as Scout), Cinematography — Black-and-White (Russell Harlan), Directing (Mulligan) and Music Score — substantially original (Elmer Bernstein).

For more information, call 310-247-3000, ext. 111.