I think that the film version of To Kill a Mockingbird was such a great success because it made the book come to life. The film put a face to everyone of the characters. I believe this film, although not including every part of the book, does a great job at capturing the cultural tensions of the time period. This helps the audience truly understand the meaning of the book, and the lesson of not judging people unless you walk around in their shoes first. Because the film is narrated by the adult Scout, it does a great job at helping the viewer understand the thought of a child in an adult's mind. The film version of To Kill a Mockingbird deserved every award it won because of the powerful message it sent across America, and the start of a human rights movement.