arduinna: Bunny and Peg, best buds from Desk Set (buddies)
[personal profile] arduinna
(icon not exactly Anne, but certainly bosom friends!)

Reading Anne of Green Gables a couple of weeks ago put me in the mood for the 1985 (... okay, wow, it really doesn't feel like it was that long ago) miniseries, which I couldn't find streaming anywhere. So I put the little yen aside until tonight, when I noticed that at some point recently my TiVo recorded the 2016 TV movie version. Which, I admit, I never had the slightest interest in, having thoroughly imprinted on the earlier Megan Follows version.

Still, it was Anne and it was on my tv, so hey! It was good - it's hard to go really wrong with that story - but sort of watered down, with all the prickly edges softened up, which was a pity. It also felt a bit rushed, with a run time of about an hour and a half (rather than the ~3 1/2 of the miniseries).

Also, much though I love Martin Sheen, wow is he the wrong actor to play shy, retiring, practically invisible Matthew Cuthbert. He did his best, but can't exactly hide his presence under a bushel. *g*

Anyway - glad a new generation has an Anne of their own, but I have to admit, glad my generation had the Anne we had. <3

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Date: 2017-01-10 10:52 am (UTC)
goss: (\o/)
From: [personal profile] goss
I ♥ the Megan Follows version as well. :)

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Date: 2017-01-10 02:22 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rosaw
I loved those books as a young person, though I've never seen any film adaptations. Have you reread them in adulthood? I should read one again and see how Anne stands with me now.

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Date: 2017-01-10 04:03 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nestra
I saw a clip of that, and their Gilbert was all wrong, so I wasn't too interested in that. Good to know that my feelings about Martin Sheen were confirmed.

The casting in that original miniseries is just so perfect.

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Date: 2017-01-10 07:58 pm (UTC)
gramarye1971: stack of old leatherbound books with the text 'Bibliophile' (Books)
From: [personal profile] gramarye1971
My parents (who have never read the books) saw the miniseries for the first time a few months ago, and I hadn't thought that they had enjoyed it as much as they did until we tried to watch the new adaptation, and my father (who does not usually have strong opinions on these things) said, "This doesn't feel right to me." So yet another vote for the miniseries for its casting and directing. ^_^
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Date: 2017-01-10 11:34 pm (UTC)
cybel: (Default)
From: [personal profile] cybel
Ah, I see the problem. The links appear to be bound to my specific search request, which has expired. I didn't realize that would prevent FF search results from being passed on. I've deleted my original comment to prevent others from falling prey to the same disappointment. ;-)
Edited Date: 2017-01-10 11:37 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2017-01-11 12:22 am (UTC)
cybel: (Default)
From: [personal profile] cybel
Glad to hear it!