History Trivia / ToKillAMockingbird

17th Sep '16 4:00:36 PM DrOO7
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** AFIS100Years100Movies10ThAnniversaryEdition: #25

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4th Jul '16 7:42:17 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* DyeingForYourArt: Creator/RobertDuvall stayed out of the sun for six weeks and dyed his hair blonde, for the role of Boo Radley who, according to the story, spent much of his life as a recluse.


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** Universal wanted Creator/RockHudson to play Atticus in the film, but he was deemed too young for the part. Creator/SpencerTracy was the director and producer's first choice, but he was unavailable. Creator/JamesStewart was also offered the part, reportedly second, but told the producers he believed the script was "too liberal," and feared the film would be controversial.
** Creator/JamesEarlJones auditioned for Tom Robinson.
12th Jun '16 1:35:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* SelfAdaptation: During the filming of ''To Kill a Mockingbird'', Harper Lee used to come everyday to the set, but stopped after three weeks because by then she knew the movie would be fine without her.
10th Jun '16 7:29:30 AM lady_peaseblossom
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* ThrowItIn: In the film, Tom Robinson's emotional breakdown during his testimony was not scripted.
29th Apr '16 1:35:16 AM Freshmeat
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Boo Radley is played by Robert Duvall in the movie (his film debut).
** So, [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0676349/ the man]] that is falsely accused of rape survives into the 23rd century to become Admiral of Starfleet, only to [[Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome witness the planet he was put in charge of be nearly destroyed by an intergalactic probe]], and then [[Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry be put on trial AGAIN]] for trying to incite a war between a dying race that stands against every one of his values? '''''I'''''-rony!
** But he also [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine ran a Cajun restaurant in New Orleans]] and fathered the Emissary of the Prophets, so that's all right.
** More importantly, he became [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Batman's tech man]].
** As well as [[WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo CHRONOS, MASTER OF ALL TIME!]]
14th Mar '16 7:06:33 AM SoapheadChurch
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* WriteWhoYouKnow: Scout was based on Harper Lee's childhood, Atticus on her lawyer father, Jem on her four-year older brother, and Dill on her childhood friend Truman Capote. Boo Radley was based on one of her neighbors, and Tom Robinson was the amalgam of several cases. Ultimately everyone in the book is based off of someone from Lee's childhood. The townspeople were not amused.
** However, the book was VindicatedByHistory in Monroeville (Lee's hometown). They perform a stage version of it every year with AudienceParticipation for the courtroom scene: the audience is segregated as they were in the courtroom, and twelve men from the crowd are selected as the jury.

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* WriteWhoYouKnow: Scout was based on Harper Lee's childhood, Atticus on her lawyer father, Jem on her four-year older brother, and Dill on her childhood friend Truman Capote. Boo Radley was based on one of her neighbors, and Tom Robinson was the amalgam of several cases. Ultimately everyone in the book is based off of someone from Lee's childhood. The townspeople were not amused.
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amused. However, the book was VindicatedByHistory in Monroeville (Lee's hometown). They perform a stage version of it every year with AudienceParticipation for the courtroom scene: the audience is segregated as they were in the courtroom, and twelve men from the crowd are selected as the jury.
19th Jul '15 2:13:59 PM DragonMaster777
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Originally Lee wrote a book called ''Go Set a Watchman'' about an adult Scout coming to terms with life in the South as the Civil Rights Movement begins to pick steam. However, her publisher/editor was more intrigued by the childhood flashbacks and asked her to rewrite the book based on those scenes, which became ''To Kil A Mockingbird''. Decades later, the manuscript for ''Go Set a Watchman'' was rediscovered and published, likely without the now-elderly Lee's knowledge or consent.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Originally Lee wrote a book called ''Go Set a Watchman'' about an adult Scout coming to terms with life in the South as the Civil Rights Movement begins to pick steam. However, her publisher/editor was more intrigued by the childhood flashbacks and asked her to rewrite the book based on those scenes, which became ''To Kil A Mockingbird''. Decades later, the manuscript for ''Go Set a Watchman'' was rediscovered and published, likely without the now-elderly Lee's knowledge or consent.published.
18th Jul '15 11:33:04 PM KMA10k
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Originally Lee wrote a book called ''Go Set a Watchman'' about an adult Scout coming to terms with life in the South as the Civil Rights Movement begins to pick steam. However, her publisher/editor was more intrigued by the childhood flashbacks and asked her to rewrite the book based on those scenes, which became ''To Kil A Mockingbird''. Decades later Lee found the manuscript for ''Go Set a Watchman'' and decided to have it published.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Originally Lee wrote a book called ''Go Set a Watchman'' about an adult Scout coming to terms with life in the South as the Civil Rights Movement begins to pick steam. However, her publisher/editor was more intrigued by the childhood flashbacks and asked her to rewrite the book based on those scenes, which became ''To Kil A Mockingbird''. Decades later Lee found later, the manuscript for ''Go Set a Watchman'' was rediscovered and decided to have it published.published, likely without the now-elderly Lee's knowledge or consent.
14th Jul '15 6:12:04 AM hullflyer
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Originaly. Lee wrote a book called ''Go Set a Watchman'' about an adult Scout coming to terms with life in the South as the Civil Rights Movement begins to pick steam. However her publisher/editor was more intrigued by the childhood flashbacks and asked her to rewrite the book based on those which became ''To Kil A Mockingbird''. Decades later Lee found the manuscript for ''Go Set a Watchman'' and decided to have publish it.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Originaly. Originally Lee wrote a book called ''Go Set a Watchman'' about an adult Scout coming to terms with life in the South as the Civil Rights Movement begins to pick steam. However However, her publisher/editor was more intrigued by the childhood flashbacks and asked her to rewrite the book based on those scenes, which became ''To Kil A Mockingbird''. Decades later Lee found the manuscript for ''Go Set a Watchman'' and decided to have publish it.it published.



* (Fun Fact: The movie adaptation is Franchise/{{Superman}}'s favorite movie.)

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* (Fun Fun Fact: The movie adaptation is Franchise/{{Superman}}'s favorite movie.)
12th Jul '15 10:37:14 AM ProfessorGrimm
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Originaly. Lee wrote a book called ''Go Set a Watchman'' about an adult Scout coming to terms with life in the South as the Civil Rights Movement begins to pick steam. However her publisher/editor was more intrigued by the childhood flashbacks and asked her to rewrite the book based on those which became ''To Kil A Mockingbird''. Decades later Lee found the manuscript for ''Go Set a Watchman'' and decided to have publish it.
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