History Trivia / ToKillAMockingbird

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.
7th Apr '15 6:10:29 AM TheMutant
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*** There's also a book of that title containing other literary-themed cocktail recipes.
6th Apr '15 9:24:07 AM FuzzyBoots
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** It's also a monster in TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}}
3rd Apr '15 11:24:40 PM DrOO7
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* AFIS100YearsSeries:
** AFIS100Years100Movies: #34
** AFIS100Years100HeroesAndVillains:
*** #1 Hero, Atticus Finch
** AFIS100YearsOfFilmScores: #17
** AFIS100Years100Cheers: #2
** AFIS100Years100Movies10ThAnniversaryEdition: #25
** AFIS10Top10:
*** #1, Courtroom Drama
17th Mar '15 6:34:57 AM PersonalPOV
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* {{Woolseyism}}: The Italian title of the book and movie is 'Il Buio Oltre La Siepe', 'The Darkness Beyond The Hedge', which is a pretty poetic description of the main theme of both works; not just racism, but also fear of the unknown, whatever is in that darkness that is just beyond the hedge that borders the world we do know.

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* {{Woolseyism}}: The Italian title of the book and movie is 'Il Buio Oltre La Siepe', 'The Darkness Beyond The Hedge', which is a pretty poetic description of the main theme of both works; not just racism, but also fear of the unknown, whatever is in that darkness that is just beyond the hedge that borders the world we do know.know, [[spoiler: like Boo Radley]].
9th Mar '15 12:14:40 PM PersonalPOV
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* LifeImitatesArt: At a couple of points in the movie, Scout, who is only just learning to read, sits on Atticus' lap to visually follow along as he reads aloud. ''Decades'' later, real-life educators began recommending this very technique to parents who wanted to help their youngsters learn to read.

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* LifeImitatesArt: At a couple of points in the movie, Scout, who is only just learning to read, sits on Atticus' lap to visually follow along as he reads aloud. ''Decades'' later, real-life educators began recommending this very technique to parents who wanted to help their youngsters learn to read.read.
* {{Woolseyism}}: The Italian title of the book and movie is 'Il Buio Oltre La Siepe', 'The Darkness Beyond The Hedge', which is a pretty poetic description of the main theme of both works; not just racism, but also fear of the unknown, whatever is in that darkness that is just beyond the hedge that borders the world we do know.
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