Happy 4th of July to all our American friends! According to the Arts and Entertainment site - the 7th movie that is most symbolic of Independence Day is the 1962 Oscar winning movie: To Kill a Mockingbird - which is a movie based on the Pulitzer Award winning book of the same title by Harper Lee. If you haven't seen this movie before - you must! along with reading the book - it is such a timeless classic!
This is one of the rare instances where the movie does justice to the book. The author of this award winning novel Harper Lee was pleased with the movie and according to Wikipedia writes this: "In that film, the man and the part met...I've had many, many offers to turn it into musicals, into TV or stage plays, but I have always refused. That film is a work of art." Gergory Peck who plays the lead role of Atticus Finch became great friends with the novelist - and even met her father (who the character was molded after) and he named his grandson Harper after the author. You can check out this link from Wikipedia for more about this wonderful book and film.
Early on - during our first few challenges that we did here at Cinema Saturday, our friend Ann of Creative Antics had asked us to feature the movie To Kill a Mockingbird which she has taught as a teacher to her students and so we wanted her to join Meredith (our Audrey recipient from High School Musical) as our guest designer for this movie (and we are so glad that they both said yes! :)
The challenge requirement for this week is to add a little bit of black and white in your card (you can any colors - just a touch of black and white - or a whole lot of black and white is fine too :)
So because this movie is rated as one of the Must see movies for the "Fourth of July" I tried to incorporate both the Movie "To Kill a Mockingbird" and the "Fourth of July"... I think this is a weird card.. But what the hay... "God Bless America" always and forever... I hope you all have a great weekend where ever you live. Have a roof over your head, a warm bed to sleep in, food to eat, can read this post, have a computer in your home, have friends and loved one to hug tight etc... you are truly blessed where ever you live.
Off to hug my family and celebrate....
Sankari's Card Inspired by the movie: To Kill a Mockingbird
I love this movie - it is one my favorites because of Gregory Peck's portrayal of Atticus Finch - who is just as I imagined him when I read the book. I remember my father reading this book when I was 8 years old and thinking that it mustn't be a very good book based on the title - little did I know what a great book this was and it was so wonderful when later on we read this book in highschool and I was able to talk to my dad about this book and we were able to discuss the themes, the characters and importance of integrity and honesty and the sense of duty and justice. So my card is dedicated to my father - who changed my life by introducing me to this book and ton of other classics and for all of the discussions of those books which have shaped my thinking, my ideas and self.
When I saw this sentiment - it just immediately reminded me of Atticus Finch - that he dared to do the thing that other people could not do at the time - and at the same time - people expected that him to do it along with respected him because of it. I adore the way he is with his children - and how he holds them close, as well as lets them go as they grow up. The little flower is a symbol of when Jem beat Mrs. Duboses flower bushes to a pulp and the subsequent lesson on life that he received from Atticus - and what true bravery is - seriously - this book is simply AMAZING! I love it and re-reading it always feels new.
A big thank you to our guest designers (and thank you Ann for the yummy blog candy!) - a big apology for not having mr. linky fixed yet (my computer crashing is wrecking havoc in all areas of my life right now). Hope you all enjoy the celebrations of the 4th and that everyday is a celebration!
Lots of hugs and happy wishes!
Anne's project inspired by: "To Kill a Mockingbird"
I'm SO thrilled to be guest designing again for such a special movie. is one of those rare films where the movie is (almost) as good as the book. I have the privilege of teaching both the novel and film to my ninth-graders every year, so I wanted to make something special to keep in my classroom. I chose to focus on one of my favorite quotes from the film to create this
For more details, check out Ann's blog: