Friday, January 20, 2012

To Kill a Mockingbird 50th Anniversary Edition: Top Five Single Fathers in Film and a Giveaway! - CLOSED!

 
50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

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)
After a barracuda kills Marlin’s wife and many of their unborn children, Marlin is left to care for their one surviving son, Nemo, on his own. But when a scuba diver captures Nemo, Marlin goes on a crazy adventure to retrieve his lost son, and, in the process, makes many friends and learns that he doesn’t need to be overly protective to be a good, caring father.

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)
In The Pursuit of Happyness, Will Smith stars as Chris Gardner, a man who, after a poor business investment is left by his wife. Left homeless and forced to raise his son (played by his real life son, Jaden Smith) alone, Chris is able to find an internship in San Francisco’s Financial District and is ultimately offered a job which allows him to make a better life for he and his son.

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.

BUY IT:

You can pre-order To Kill A Mockingbird 50th Anniversary Edition on Amazon for only $17.99!

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Thanks to Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, one lucky Adventures of a Thrifty Mommy reader will win a Blu-ray copy of  To Kill A Mockingbird 50th Anniversary Edition!  Click "Read more" and follow the Rafflecopter directions to enter!


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35 comments:

Sweetsillysara said...

I would like to win this so I can share it with my son. This book influenced my life so much that my son is named after Atticus, and it would be great for him to understand why I named him as I did!

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this for my husband! He works nights so on his nights off he is always looking for things to do at home!
Lisa B.
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Kris said...

I would like this for me!

Kate said...

I'd like to win this for my daughter. She's only a baby now but since this was a favorite book of mine, I can't wait to read it to her and eventually show her the movie.

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Jane said...

I'd like to win this for my mom.
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LAMusing said...

I'd like it for my friend Jim

Kate said...

I'd like to win this for myself.

Erika said...

I'd like to win it for my husband.

Wendy Rozema said...

I would like to win this for me & my husband!

Laura O in AK said...

This would be a family film as the book is on my 'to read' list for my homeschooling sons.

Priscilla Benavides said...

I would love to win this for myself. I love watching good movies on weekends when I'm not working.

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Sue Bunting said...

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Geraldine Sandoval said...

For my hubby, it's one of his favorite movies
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Carmen said...

This would be for myself. I was a English major in college, and this is one of my favorite books, the movie is a great adaptation of this wonderful book :)

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ape2016 said...

I would like to win this for me and my kids.

Meg S said...

I would like to win for me - but I'm making my brother finally watch it!

Ladytink_534 said...

Jen Tink

My mom. It's one of her favorite movies and her VHS copy has about had it.

deanna said...

want to win for me!
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Marci (joyfulheart26@hotmail.com) said...

my family! Fingers crossed

cdziuba said...

I want to win for my dad

Jen said...

my fiance, he's a fanatic!

Ashley said...

My hubby would love this!

Ashley Reynolds
reynoldsmommy at gmail dot com

Michelle P said...

For me! I love this book and movie!

Breanne said...

I want to win this for myself

V said...

For my brother

Denise Taylor-Dennis said...

I have never seen the movie I read the book in high school though. I would love to watch this myself

Belinda said...

I loved this book and would like to win the movie for myself. It would be great to watch with my oldest.

lisa said...

for my dad

Kristen said...

My whole family will enjoy watching this.

Patty White said...

I would like to win this for my dad. Its his favorite movie!

Shelly said...

for me!

corey1971 said...

For myself to show to my kids. (Corey Olomon)(olomon@hotmail.com)

Erica C. said...

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Aleksandra Nearing said...

I'd like to win for me!