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Du silence et des ombres

To Kill a Mockingbird

Réalisé par Robert Mulligan
États-Unis, 1962
Drame, Mystère, Policier


Dans une petite ville d’Alabama, au moment de la Grande Dépression, Atticus Finch élève seul ses deux enfants, Jem et Scout. Avocat intègre et rigoureux, il est commis d’office pour défendre un homme noir injustement accusé de viol…

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Du silence et des ombres Réalisé par Robert Mulligan

Prix & Festivals

Festival de Cannes

1963 | Lauréat : Gary Cooper Award

Academy Awards

1963 | 3 prix remportés dont : Best Actor in a Leading Role

1963 | 5 nominations dont : Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Avis des critiques

It’s shrewd, how [Mulligan] makes the viewer adore this little girl. Note how, in cutaway shot, Scout isn’t just looking up adoringly at her father, but adjusting her position in bed to be more comfortable. She’s still a child; selfish impulses are constantly rerouting her behavior. Mulligan strengthens this impression with shots of Scout fighting in the schoolyard and running out of the kitchen to go to school.
December 21, 2012
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A guilelessly straightforward title sequence and a score that brings to mind youthful musical experimentation add further innocence to the film’s mature overtones… With deceptively simple styling and a faithful screenplay by noted playwright Horton Foote, Mulligan succeeded in tastefully representing the inherent simplicity of Lee’s acclaimed novel.
December 14, 2012
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To Kill a Mockingbird" relates the Cult of Childhood to the Negro Problem with disastrous results. Before the intellectual confusion of the project is considered it should be noted that this is not much of a movie even by purely formal standards. Horton Foote’s script is a fuzzy digest of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer best-seller, while Robert Mulligan’s direction is slavishly faithful to the elliptical style of Miss Lee’s action sequences…
March 07, 1963
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