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A publicity still of Jem and Scout <3
by dangelos_song (dangelos_song)
at July 5th, 2011 (11:06 pm)

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Video: All Good Things (Come To An End)- Nelly Furtado- Capote/To Kill A Mockingbird
by Caitlin (copycatgirl)
at October 14th, 2008 (06:34 pm)

current location: Home
current mood: happy
current song: Radio- The Corrs

This is perhaps my favourite video I have ever made so far. It uses clips from the 2005 film "Capote" and the 1962 film of the book "To Kill A Mockingbird", and focuses on the relationship between close friends Truman Capote and Nelle Harper Lee, and that of their childhood aliases, Scout and Dill. The song is All Good Things (Come To An End) by Nelly Furtado. Enjoy.

"More tears are shed over answered prayers than unanswered ones."- Truman Capote

(Truman Capote, Nelle Harper Lee and Jack Dunphy are real people, and this video is fictional. I own no copyright to the clips or music.)

View it

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A school production of "Mockingbird".
by Mae (maetang)
at January 11th, 2007 (09:45 am)

'Mockingbird' School Drama Bridges Gaps.

A high school play based on Harper Lee's classic ``To Kill a Mockingbird'' brought together black and white high school students to tell the classic story of racial injustice - and even drew out the novel's reclusive author.

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Harper Lee publishes a rare autobiographical article.
by Mae (maetang)
at July 6th, 2006 (03:50 pm)

Harper Lee breaks her silence in letter to Oprah.

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by noah (nowah)
at April 11th, 2006 (01:09 pm)

this community looks dead, but i hope not.
i got this assignment from school, and i need some quotes that figuratively or literally addresses the following principle:
it is a sin to kill a mockingbird because all they do is provide music for us to enjoy.
i just need quotes, and i've been having a hard time. so any help would be great.

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Harper Lee in the Observer.
by Mae (maetang)
at February 5th, 2006 (06:10 pm)

The Observer has more on Harper Lee's recent appearance at the University of Alabama, and also looks at her connection with Truman Capote.

Lee herself is back in the spotlight now. The film Capote has been a huge hit across America, especially after the Oscar-nominated performance by actor Philip Seymour Hoffman in the title role. It will be released in Britain later this month. A second film, Infamous, starring Sandra Bullock as Lee, released later this year, will also explore her life.

Capote is largely an exploration of the ethical morass that the writer falls into as he befriends the killers of a Kansas family in order to complete his book about the murders. Lee, played by the Hollywood actress Catherine Keener, acts as Capote's moral compass. In one pivotal moment, when the increasingly morally compromised Capote complains that he could not save the two men from the hangman's noose, Lee tells him: 'Maybe not, Truman. But the truth is you didn't want to.' The film has sparked a flood of interview requests sent by journalists to the quiet environs of Monroeville where Lee now shares a house with her 94-year-old sister Alice, who is still a practising lawyer.

However, anyone expecting Lee to emerge fully from her isolation is likely to be disappointed. Lee spoke to the New York Times only about the University of Alabama awards ceremony and jokingly complained that too much of her time was now spent in penning refusals to interview requests arriving on the back of the Capote film.

Mae [userpic]
Harper Lee article.
by Mae (maetang)
at January 31st, 2006 (08:42 pm)

The New York Times website has an article on Harper Lee:

Harper Lee, Gregarious for a Day.

Of all the functions at the president's mansion of the University of Alabama here, none has acquired the mystique surrounding a modest annual luncheon attended by high school students from around the state.

They come with cameras dangling on their wrists and dressed, respectfully, as if they were about to issue an insurance policy or anchor the news. An awards ceremony for an essay contest on the subject of "To Kill a Mockingbird," the occasion attracts no actor, politician or music figure. Instead, it draws someone to whom Alabamians collectively attach far more obsession: the author of the book itself, Harper Lee, who lives in the small town of Monroeville, Ala., one of the most reclusive writers in the history of American letters.
And so on.

Who's your favorite character?
by grooved_anjel (grooved_anjel)
at January 7th, 2006 (06:08 pm)

My favorite character has got to be Miss Maudie Atkinson, independent and eccentric spirited with her “I can’t give a rat’s ass what the rest of Maycomb thinks’ attitude. Scout describes her as “a woman who loved all of God’s creations on earth” – a woman whom tended to her garden by the day and after her 5 o’clock bath “would reign the street with her magisterial beauty”

I can see Miss Atkinson in her big straw hat and big men coveralls tending to her garden, but otherwise beautiful, acid tongue and all. I admire her honesty and lack of pretentiousness; an independent and kind spirit - her fondness for Jem, Finch and Dill.


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by ____thenewyear (____thenewyear)
at January 2nd, 2006 (11:11 pm)

would anyone be able to help me with this?

i'm looking for quotes from chapters 1-11 in TKAM that demonstrate:

a)narrative innocence or a dichotomy between Scout’s perception and the author’s intention

b) a character illustrating an ability or inability to see something from the perspective of someone else

thanks for your time!

ps: so far i love the book, unfortunately the huge amount of work for my ap english class is making it not so fun. i have a feeling i'll be reading it again when the class is over, though!

by why you dr.killjoy (___vanillaskies)
at December 4th, 2005 (01:29 am)

Heyy, I have to do this book cover analysis for To Kill a Mockingbird and one of the things I have to do is create a new title. Any suggestions?

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