Cinema: Boo Radley Comes Out

To Kill a Mockingbird. Maycomb, Alabama, was a tired old town in the '30s. "Grass grew on the sidewalks, the courthouse sagged in the square. Somehow, it was hotter then. Ladies bathed before noon, after their three o'clock naps, and by nightfall were like soft tea-cakes with frostings of sweat and sweet talcum. People moved slowly. There was no hurry, for there was nowhere to go, nothing to buy and no money to buy it with. But it was a time of vague optimism. Maycomb County had recently been told that it had nothing...

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