To Kill A Mockingbird–a mirror of my upbringing

by julie

This is my favorite movie of all time… it has in it everything that is near and dear to my heart.  As a child I always loved Gregory Peck, as he reminded me of my own dad.  My dad was a native of Abingdon, Virginia and he would regale me with stories of Gregory Peck and others who performed at The Barter Theatre back in the 1930’s.  As I grew older and had the opportunity to watch “A Conversation With Gregory Peck” and certain interviews, I was able to tell just what a wonderful person he was.  Actors are not always the good people that they may portray in film, but Gregory Peck was, I just know it.  I still get goosebumps when the preacher in the film says “Stand up, Miss Jean Louise, stand up! ………your father’s passing.” Though it may sound trite, they just don’t make them like that anymore.   Compassionate, kind, sincere, moral—this is Gregory Peck to me.