Saturday, January 22, 2011
As part of the L. M. Montgomery Reading Challenge, my first post will be for Anne of Green Gables, the movie.
I decided to go ahead and write my review for the first movie before I’ve read the book, but I will come back and add any extra thoughts at the end of this review when I’ve finished the book. I was unfortunate enough to fail my 1st sugar test, so Monday I get to endure the 3 hour test. On the bright side, that’s 3 hours of almost uninterrupted reading time. My hubby is going to stay home with the munchkin, so I will just stay at the office for the the test. I’m hoping to read at least a big chunk of Anne of Green Gables then. Lord willing, I’ll definitely finish it before the end of the challenge. (And for the record, I decided to read the book as opposed to listen to it on audio).
I checked this movie out from the library, so there’s no telling how many people had watched it before me. Needless to say, the quality was horrible on the first one. I greatly wish I had I better version. It came with 2 VHS per movie, and thankfully the 2nd part was much better and I did like it much better. And I know that has nothing to do with the movie.
When I first started watching Anne of Green Gables, I really wasn’t sure I was going to like it. I found Anne to be extremely over-dramatic and a bit weird. I found the movie to be more hilarious than anything else. But the longer the movie went on, the more I liked Anne. I ended up really liking the whole movie. I’m extremely glad that Anne matured. A LOT!! :) And I couldn’t help but feel sorry for her throughout most of the movie.
The scenery was beautiful. There was one scene where all you could hear in the background was crickets chirping. I loved it!! It was so simple and refreshing and clean. It was a great movie for the whole family. It was a little funny, like all the older movies, to see how fashion and hair has changed through the years.
I do want to point out I didn’t care for the ghost scene. I had read a few reviews, so I was warned ahead of time that L.M. Montgomery wrote of ghosts. I love to read of paranormal type things and I don’t believe it a bit. It normally doesn’t bother me, but I can’t read of ghosts. It terrifies the daylights out of me to hear talk of ghosts. I know if I continue to read L.M. Montgomery, I’ll see more of the ghost subject, though.
After watching Anne of Green Gables, I can’t wait to see more of Anne and Gilbert in Anne of Avonlea, which I hope to watch tomorrow. And I absolutely can’t wait to read the book. I’m excited to read about all the details that a movie has to leave out and compare how well I think the actors were picked to portray the characters.
If I don’t get a review up tomorrow, it will be Thursday before I get it up. I already have book reviews lined up for Monday through Wednesday.