The Resource Why To kill a mockingbird matters : what Harper Lee's book and the iconic American film mean to us today, Tom Santopietro

Why To kill a mockingbird matters : what Harper Lee's book and the iconic American film mean to us today, Tom Santopietro

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Why To kill a mockingbird matters : what Harper Lee's book and the iconic American film mean to us today
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Why To kill a mockingbird matters
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what Harper Lee's book and the iconic American film mean to us today
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Tom Santopietro
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Why To kill a mockingbird matters
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what Harper Lees book and Americas iconic film mean to us today
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eng
Summary
Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird is a classic work of American literature. When the book was made into a film in 1962 with Gregory Peck as the stalwart southern lawyer, Atticus Finch, the story of Scout, Jim, Dill and Boo Radley entered the American consciousness as well as the American fight for civil rights in a way that few other films have. Tom Santopietro's new book, Why To Kill a Mockingbird Matters, takes a 360 degree look at the Mockingbird phenomenon. He traces the writing of the book and the creation of the film from the earliest casting sessions to the choice of director and the three Oscars it won for Best Actor, Best Screenplay Based on an Existing Work, and Best Art Direction. He looks at the impact of the Pulitzer prize, investigates claims that Lee's book is actually racist, and explores the bombshell that was exploded when Go Set a Watchman, the first version of Mockingbird, was published. There may be no better time in America to look at the significance of Harper Lee's book, the film, and all that came after. Tom Santopietro, an author well-known for his writing about American popular culture, shows readers why To Kill a Mockingbird matters today more than it ever did before
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The author of The Godfather Effect illuminates the enduring relevance of To Kill a Mockingbird in today's racially torn America, tracing the writing of the book and the creation of its film while sharing insights into its controversies and legacy
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10663613
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Santopietro, Tom
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813/.54
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Lee, Harper
  • Literature and morals
  • Race in literature
  • Race in motion pictures
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adult
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what Harper Lee's book and America's iconic film mean to us today
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Why To kill a mockingbird matters : what Harper Lee's book and the iconic American film mean to us today, Tom Santopietro
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
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22 cm.
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x, 305 pages
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9781250163752
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(hbk.)
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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n
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regular print
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Why To kill a mockingbird matters : what Harper Lee's book and the iconic American film mean to us today, Tom Santopietro
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 305 pages
Isbn
9781250163752
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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