Friday, January 20, 2012
To Kill a Mockingbird 50th Anniversary Edition: Top Five Single Fathers in Film and a Giveaway! - CLOSED!
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD: Top Five Single Fathers in Film
Digitally Remastered and Fully Restored with Over Three Hours of Bonus Materials Including Two Full Length Documentaries
On Limited Edition Collector’s Series Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, one of the screen’s most beloved and critically acclaimed films, celebrates its 50th anniversary with a commemorative Limited Edition Collector’s Series Blu-ray™ Combo Pack as well as on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD from Universal Studios Home Entertainment on January 31, 2012. The powerful and poignant adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel hits the half-century mark, digitally remastered and fully restored from high resolution 35MM original film elements, plus more than three-and-a-half hours of bonus features chronicling the making of the cinematic masterpiece.
As the single father of Scout and Jem, Atticus faces many challenges of parenthood on his own. To celebrate the release of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD on Blu-ray on January 31, we will highlight five other famous and memorable single fathers in film, including Will Smith in The Pursuit of Happyness and Marlin from Finding Nemo.
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962)
In the classic film To Kill a Mockingbird, Gregory Peck plays Atticus Finch, the single father to young Scout (Mary Badham) and Jem (Phillip Alford). Through his work as a lawyer defending a wrongfully accused black man, Atticus teaches his children about racism in their small town, and helps them mature over the course of the film.
FINDING NEMO (2003)
SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE (1993)
After losing his wife to cancer, Sam (Tom Hanks) moves himself and his son, Jonah, to Seattle in order to start over. When Jonah calls into a talk radio show to talk about his grieving father, Sam is persuaded to go on air and discuss how much he misses his wife. Annie (Meg Ryan) is listening to the show in Baltimore, and writes to Sam to meet he and Jonah in New York.
THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS (2006)
MRS. DOUBTFIRE (1993)
When Daniel’s (Robin Williams) wife Miranda (Sally Field) divorces him, he is given limited visitation rights to his children. In order to see his kids more than once a week, Daniel poses as a widowed British nanny, and is hired on by his ex-wife to look after the children. After Daniel’s ruse is discovered, he faces harsh consequences, but his ex eventually relents and allows him to see his kids.
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