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Anne of Green Gables DVD – Megan Follows, Richard Farnsworth, Colleen Dewhurst

Wednesday, 5. January 2011 14:00

Anne of Green Gables DVD, outstanding performances by Megan Follows, Richard Farnsworth and Colleen Dewhurst

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Own the Anne of Green Gables DVD now. This amazing movie is an adaptation of Canadians beloved novel, Anne of Green Gables, by Lucy Maud Montgomery. This classic kid’s story has been prized by children from all around the world. This adaption, produce for Canadian television, is a rare finding. It sticks to the book and is even enhanced by the first-class interpretation by its actors. Anne of Green Gables DVD is great to be rewatched, or to be watched for the first time. Set in rural Prince Edward Island in the late 19th century, Anne of Green Gables DVD narrates the story of Anne Shirley, a creative, willful and determined orphan. She is sent by mistake to Green Gables, where Marilla and Mathew Cuthbert, two siblings, decide were expecting an orphan boy to help Matthew work the farm. “What use is she to us?” grumbles the blunt Marilla. “We might be of some use to her,” answers the soft Matthew, who instantly took liking to the blabby Anne Shirley. Anne grows up to live funny and moving adventures and is a delight to watch. Grow with Anne, whose hot temper matches her red hair, as she developed great relationships with her bosom friend, Diana Barry, and her admirer–the smart Gilbert Blythe– dyes her hair “black”, brakes a slate over Gil’s head after he pulls her tread and calls her “Carrots“. Richard Farnsworth plays the perfect shy and gentle bachelor Matthew. Colleen Dewhurst delivers a strong performance in the role of Marilla, an apparently cold-hearted single women who doesn’t believe in nonsense. And of course, the outstanding performance of Megan Follows, who strikes the perfect note as Anne Shirley maturing from freckle-faced young orphan girl to a fine and assertive woman.


The second Anne of Green Gables DVD, a great sequel

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Renew with Anne Shirley, in this sequel to the cherished kid’s book and first Anne of Green Gables DVD. This is a continuation to the first DVD. Anne Shirley, an imaginative and headstrong young orphan, previously adopted by the Cuthbert siblings, has now grown to be an elegant young women. The sequel, also known as Anne of Avonlea, is set in Avonlea, and narrate Anne’s story soon after Matthew’s death. Anne has just graduated from college and struggles to balance her career, aspiration, love life and and her concerns for an older Marilla. Find Anne as she moves away on the mainland and becomes an English teacher in a private school. This Anne of Green Gables DVD is filled with parent-children theme and gives a very realistic portrait of the situtation for women in the late 1800’s early 1900’s. Will Anne find the love of her life? Will she dedicate her life to her career? Fine performances by Megan Follows and Collen Dewhurst.

The Continuing Story – Anne of Green Gables DVD, a mature Anne Shirley

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Produced and filmed several years later, the continuing story jumps into World War I. This movie, to the disappointment of many, diverge from the Lucy Maud Montgomery books. Instead of marrying Gil after teaching, in this movie, the couple quickly marries as Gil goes to France to fight the enemy. The spontaneous Anne Shirley decided to join the Red Cross to find her beloved one. Although the movie does not follow any book, the effusive romance remain intact through this new story. Great performances by Megan Follows (Anne Shirley) and Jonathan Crombie (Gilbert Blythe).

Other readings: Green Gables, the most visited house in the country, Anne of Green Gables, the story

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Anne of Green Gables movie – a remarkable dvd

Sunday, 31. October 2010 13:04

Fall in love with the Anne of Green Gables movie, by Kevin Sullivan

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This post refers to the Kevin Sullivan production.

Anne of Green Gables movie – available on DVD

Distributed in over 80 countries, the Anne of Green Gables movie/miniseries won many prestigious awards, AoGG is one of the cult series that won the heart of millions of viewers around the world and is a classic adaptation of the beloved novels written by Lucy Maud Montgomery in 1908. The story find itself a second wind in this screen adapted version. Over 20 years after it initially aired, this Anne of Green Gables movie and miniseries by Kevin Sullivan still win the hearts of many girls and women.

Anne of Green Gables movie and its sequel

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Both the first movie and its sequel offer 8 one-hour episodes featuring a brilliant Megan Follows in the role of Anne Shirley. This dreamy orphan, brash and talkative, quickly wins the affection of the verystrong-minded and independent Marilla (Colleen Dewhurst) and her reserved brother, Matthew Cuthbert (Richard Farnsworth). Their house located in Avonlea, a small village in the province of Prince Edward Island in Canada, becomes the cradle of a long history of love.

The DVD version of AoGG casts bios, previews of the other “Anne” works by Sullivan films, and some of the movies in production.

Also, the key charms of the DVD version are the following: First, the DVD offers the actual audition of Megan Follows for the part of Anne Shirley. You will be fascinated by her debuts and first attempts at “nailing” the character of Anne Shirley, the considerable changes in Megan Follows’ performance, but also her overall natural talent. Then, the DVD  contains precious cut scenes, such as those with the wife of Reverend Allen. Third, Kevin Sullivan and the film’s director give their “Directors Commentary”. You find out that where most scenes were actually filmed: mostly in Ontario and some scenes on Prince Edward Island), that many of the actors would play different time periods in the movie in a same day (Megan Follows could be playing a 16 years old Anne Shirley in the morning and a 12 years old Anne Shirley later in the afternoon), and many other funny stories and bloopers.

The special features also shows another other side of Kevin Sullivan: he sometimes seems surprised by the fans adoration for some special scenes. For example, Sullivan does not understand why the episode where Anne thanks Matthew for the puffed sleeves dress. is such a big deal (…) Nevertheless, it is amazing to see Kevin Sullivan ability to capture the essence of that fierced red hair girl through Megan Follows, as well as  the rest of the cast Jonathan Crombie (Gilbert Blythe), Colleen Dewhurst (Marilla Cuthbert), Richard Farnsworth (Matthew Cuthbert) and Schuyler Grant (Diana Barry).

So whether you already have a videotaped version of the miniseries or not, make sure  to pick up the Anne of Green Gables movie on DVD as you will find your new expenditure worth every penny.

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