Anne with an E

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After finishing the books a few months ago, and since Anne of Green Gables was on last night, I thought I ought to watch it.  (edit: it was actually over a year ago I finished the books and nearly two years ago since I finished the first one - scary!)

And I was actually considering buying the movie on dvd.  I'm kinda glad I didn't.  I probably haven't seen the movie in fifteen years.  And it was almost painful to watch.  The dialogue was so *forced* !  The book, weak was it was, was actually quite a bit better than I remember the movie being.  

The funniest thing was, on the tv edition they aired last night, the completely cut out the Lady of Shalott scene on the river!!  In fact they seemed to have cut out a lot of stuff.. especially with her friends in school - they don't even get a mention..! I can't really remember, but the movie last night did seem to skip through the three years at school incredibly quickly.  And then there's the mystery friend in Queens who I don't think even gets a name in the movie.  All very silly really.

Anyways.  At least I got it out of my system!
Edit again: yes they chopped out *heaps* from the tv airing last night - scene after scene of their school stuff was all taken out.  Dumb!!  Channel 7/Prime FAIL!!

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Missy said:

I'm assuming you watched the 1980s versions from Canada, not the really sad black and whites from the 1930s or 40s. I enjoyed the 1980s versions, but haven't seen them in years and some of the acting (Gilbert, Diana) was terrible. But PEI is a beautiful place to visit!!!

September 15, 2009 8:52 AM

   

Kazza the Blank One said:

Yep the Megan Follows/Colleen Dewhurst one.
And yes, PEI is on the to visit one day list :)

September 15, 2009 6:50 PM

   

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