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Movie review: 'Hey Boo: Harper Lee and "To Kill a Mockingbird" '

05/13/2011 04:32 pm ET | Updated Jul 13, 2011

Many books and films have partisans who insist their works are loved and admired by the American people, but "To Kill a Mockingbird" is the real thing.

The Harper Lee novel, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, has sold nearly 50 million copies in the 50 years since its publication. And when the U.S. Postal Service recently issued a stamp honoring "Mockingbird" star Gregory Peck, it used a still from that Oscar-winning performance as its image.

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