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法庭及旧门罗郡法院大楼 (Monroe County Courthouse) 的草坪上,演员们会演出曾获普立兹奖的小说<<杀了仿声鸟>> (To Kill a Mockingbird) ;位于阿拉巴马西南方,门罗郡的法院大楼 (现已成为一间博物馆) 曾被称为"州内最堂皇及 设备最齐全的[法院大楼]"

<<杀了仿声鸟>>是关于一个男人遭人指控他未曾犯过的罪行。本书的作者哈波李 (Harper Lee) 出生于1926,并与旧法院大楼一起成长,当时,所有活动都会在郡广场举办,而广场的中心点就是旧法院大楼。 因此很容易理解,旧法院大楼的优美法庭是如何启发她的灵感并进而化成为书中的一部份。当小说要拍摄成电影时,据说李坚持电影导演要在开始架构电影场景前,先造访门罗郡的旧法院大楼。电影中的主角由影星葛雷哥莱毕克 (Gregory Peck) 扮演,其也曾到过镇上并参观旧法院大楼。稍后葛雷哥莱毕克宣称他所扮演的角色范奇 (Atticus Finch,辩方律师) 是他演艺生涯中的最爱。

Each May in the courtroom and on the lawn of the Old Monroe County Courthouse, actors put on a production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird. Now a museum, the courthouse in Monroe County, southwestern Alabama, has been called "one of the handsomest and most conveniently appointed [courthouses] in the state."

To Kill a Mockingbird is a story about a man who is accused of a crime he didn't commit. The author of the book, Harper Lee, was born in 1926 and she grew up with the old courthouse as the center of all activity on the town square. It's easy to imagine how the elegant courtroom of the old courthouse may have inspired parts of her book. When the book was made into a movie, it is said that Lee insisted that the director of the film visit the Old Monroe County Courthouse before constructing the movie sets. The star of the movie, actor Gregory Peck, also came to see the courthouse and town. He later said that the role of Atticus Finch, who is the accused man's lawyer, was his favorite of all time.

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