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Hey, Boo: Harper Lee & To Kill a Mockingbird

Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and 'To Kill a Mockingbird'Harper Lee hasn't been interviewed in 47 years, but this meditation on her only novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, puts you inside her skin. Via...Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and 'To Kill a Mockingbird'DocumentaryPT82MHarper Lee hasn't been interviewed in 47 years, but this meditation on her only novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, puts you inside her skin. Via...2011-06-06Mary BadhamTom BrokawRosanne CashMary Badham, Tom Brokaw, Rosanne CashFirst Run Features
Harper Lee, Gregory Peck, ... | EXPLORING MYSTERY Gregory Peck with writer Harper Lee in the Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird documentary

EXPLORING MYSTERY Gregory Peck with writer Harper Lee in the Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird documentary

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Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

Genre: Documentary; Starring: Mary McDonagh Murphy, Mary Badham, Tom Brokaw, Rosanne Cash; Runtime (in minutes): 82; Distributor: First Run Features

Harper Lee hasn’t been interviewed in 47 years, but this meditation on her only novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, puts you inside her skin. Via photos and testimonials, it captures Lee’s colloquial literary purity, her bond with Truman Capote, and her bravery in anticipating the civil rights era with her portrait of Deep South racism. It also shows you how personal the book was: Atticus Finch was based on Lee’s father, but the character who most embodied her wasn’t the tomboy Scout. It was Boo Radley, the sensitive freak who stayed in hiding. B+

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