Saturday, July 4, 2009

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #39 - To Kill a Mockingbird

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 :)

Brooke card inspired by: "To Kill a Mockingbird"

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!
Sankari :)

Anne's project inspired by: "To Kill a Mockingbird"

I'm SO thrilled to be guest designing again for such a special movie. To Kill a Mockingbird 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:

This Week Anne would like to offer some Blog Candy to the challenge winner...
Check out Ann's blog for more details of this yummy blog candy!

Meredith's Card Inspired by the movie: To Kill a Mockingbird

First I must say that I am so honored to be a guest designer this week! Being someone who worked in the criminal justice field, I can truely appreciate the quest for justice in this film. I wanted to showcase "blind justice" and the document that spurred our country's freedom. I located a picture fo the Declaration of Independence and converted it to black and white. Then I found an image of Lady Justice and embossed it with black embossing powder to form a silhoutte. I was trying to show how justice and freedom go hand in hand, the way racial equality and justice go hand in hand in the movie. Human freedome and justic... what a great way to celebrate the Fourth of July!"

Check out Meredith's blog for more details!


We loved looking through the Strange Brew entries - and loved Moe's "eh to zed" card and would love it Moe if you could join us next week as our guest designer and hope that you enjoy your Audrey Award!

Don't forget that if you play along with us for creating
a creation for this movie
(To Kill A Mockingbird)
that you can be entered to be a guest designer
for next week's challenge:

So are you ready to play along!!?!!!

We sure hope you join us this week! All you have to do is to make a card or layout or altered project that is inspired by the movie: To Kill a Mockingbird. The inspiration for your creations can be from the characters, the dialogue, the costumes, etc. This week's requirement is to create a card,etc. with a some black and white in it - in honor of this classic black and white movie.

All you have to do is to link your creation to our blog by commenting on this post with a link to your direct post with your creation. Hopefully Mr. Linky will be up this weekend so you can post links there (sorry about it not being there this last week :)

Please link to our blog by this Thursday, July 9th by 9pm PST!

Can't wait to see your creations!!

Sankari and Brooke

EDITED TO ADD: Hi guys - finally got Mr. Linky back up again - I tried to transfer everyone who made a card and put their links in the "old fashioned way" :) but I hope I didn't miss adding anyone in  - please let me know and add on in! So happy to see all these lovely entries!!!


Tethered2Home said...

Oh Man, GREAT MOVIE! I haven't seen that in years, but will watch it again for sure.

Wonderful creations ladies, as always! Have a wonderful 4th!

Brooke S said...

Great cards girls.... How very different they all are... Thanks to our guest designers for playing along....

Happy Fourth to you all!


tomiannie said...

Ooh, I love this one! Beautiful projects, ladies. I'll definitely try to join in!

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Anonymous said...

Ok I have not seen the movie or read the book, but in reading all your comments I think this card that I made for my daddy for Fathr's Day fits the bill very nicely...hope you do...Thanks, Iona

Brooke S said...

Here is Maureen card.

Check it our.. It's BEAUTIFUL!

Maureen said...

Hi! Thanks, Brooke for posting my card link. I've signed up for Blogger and want to try it out. So here's my card again....

Now I'm off to watch the movie!!

Radha said...

Happy 4th of July, my favorite month!
It feels like winter here today!
Okay, to the the cards...Hope all of you are blessed!

Valerie said...

I just love the old black and white movies.
Here is my card:

Thanks for looking!

Radha said...

hello Ladies!
Those are all great cards!
So beautiful!
Here is what flow out of my hand:

LeAnne said...

I realize why I don't play these challenges....cuz I never go to the movies! LOL! But THIS one is my absolute favorite movie of all time...."hey, Boo..." LOVE IT! Maybe I can come up with somethin'! The submissions are awesome so far.

Nancy K said...

Oooh! One of my favorite movies and books. I will try and get something submitted this week -been busy with new baby! :)
All of the cards are beautiful!!

yyam said...

Haven't played in a while....
Here's my entry

Chat Noir said...

Love this movie, and the book. Looks like I've added another book to the pile to re-read these holidays.

Here's my attempt:

Tethered2Home said...

It's funny, when I sat down to craft, I was not sure where to start, with such a HUGE film. I decided to go with my favourite character in the movie, Scout.
Thanks for the fun, as always, ladies! Amy.

Shaz said...

I had these vintage stamps for a while this was a great challenge for them!

Creative Heart Designs said...

What a wonderful passage of time...watching this movie. I'm 55and had never seen it! A must see is the commentary in the Bonus Features...especially hearing from the actors who played the boy and girl in the movie. If you haven't seen the DVD!

Abby said...

Hello! I learned about your awesome stuff from my friend Nellie! I am really new to this, so I hope my link will work! Thanks for letting me play!

Unknown said...

Thanks for the great challenge!!!
Sorry about my first add (#13, had your link copied not my link).
Thanks again and can't wait to see what you come up with for next week!

Nancy K said...

Thanks for picking such a great flick! It was kind of hard to pick just one inspiration on this one though. Happy to be participating again!!