Classical KUSC | Great Movie Music Countdown

KUSC Great Movie Music Countdown


10) To Kill a Mockingbird

by Elmer Bernstein

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962).
Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his kids against prejudice.

Director: Robert Mulligan

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  1. Scott Chambliss posted on 02/28/2014 02:55 PM
    This music is as eloquent as the film as a whole itself. If I first heard the score independent of the movie, I would have had as deeply emotional a response to it as I did in the context of the film. Like the score for "On the Waterfront," this music can both stand on its own and also contribute to the film as a whole in the most deeply integrated and powerful way. So moving, so impressive.
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