Harper Lee: From Mockingbird to Watchman

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Sarah

It really makes me angry how they paint Truman Capote. He is a great writer and yes they stopped being friends, but people change. Who cares if Truman partied? It doesn't make him less of a writer or a bad person

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Lauren

Beloved Pulitzer Prize winning author Harper Lee passed away today. Our deepest condolences to her family and friends.

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Mary

If you skipped To Kill a Mockingbird in high school or even if you didn’t, now is a great time to get acquainted with Harper Lee. There’s mystery, a legal proceeding, tons of speculation – and none of it in her recently published new novel! The interest in -- and questions about -- the ...Read more

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First Run Features crafted a first-rate documentary. The details answered many unsettled questions to a topic that recently fills the airwaves. The quality and commitment is clearly visible in the production.

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Interviews with a variety of writers sharing their views and interpretations of TKAM.

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Very great insight into what type of writer Harper Lee is. And a great look into the book.

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Includes detail descriptions of the Writer and her wonderful masterpieces. A great film suitable for young adults as well as college students.

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The interviews were great...

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A great explanation and in-depth view of the context of the book and how children today identify societal patterns.

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John

Examines the inside story of what became a national treasure. A must-see for every fan of "To Kill a Mockingbird".

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