Sunday, October 24, 2010

Anne with an "e."

Oh, Anne. I think we might be kindred spirits. You're a lot braver and bolder than I am. My hair is not red. I'm not an orphan. You're a tad more dramatic than me. But we both like to imagine things. We spend most of our time seeking beauty in the world. We are pretty stubborn. My middle name is "Ann," and I feel that it looks dreadful without an "e". We both hide behind our books and stories sometimes.

"This is the most tragical thing that has ever happened to me."

I finally broke down and bought the "Anne of Green Gables" movie collection. I got the first two movies from the library last year and fell in love. I was going to buy the DVDs months ago, but when I went back to the store, they had taken it off the shelves. This week, when I saw it sitting there, I just bought it (though it was an awful lot of money). And I'm so glad I did. :)

I've watched the first two. I adore them both! They're so sweet and innocent. I love the characters, the setting, the music. I love that they make me laugh and keep me in tears a lot. I know that I'm all about the 1930s-50s, but lately I've been feeling pretty interested in the late 1800s-early 1900s as well (comes from reading that historical fiction and watching AOGG). The clothes are lovely.

And Gilbert. He's handsome, smart, and sweet. As much as I love Anne, sometimes I just want to hit her over the head with a slate to make her see that! :) He sacrifices for her and he's willing to wait until she comes to her senses. He's right up there with Mr. Darcy, and he's even better in the fact that he's humble and has a open, friendly way about him (forgive me, Mr. Darcy!).

I like what Diana said: "People's ideals change sometimes." I'm realizing how true that is.

"I don't want diamond sunbursts or marble halls. I only want you."

I haven't watched the third movie yet. I've never seen it before, actually. I've read people rant about it on Amazon, because it's so different from the books. But I've only ever read the first book, so I won't be able to compare them. What do guys think about the third movie: the continuing story?

Until next time,


  1. I LOVE Anne of Green Gables. The movies are wonderful and so are the books. Some of my favorites for sure! I haven't seen the third movie either, though...I'm kind of hesitant to watch it, just because I have read the books, but let me know how it is if you get around to seeing it! :)

  2. I saw part of the third movie and I thought it was awful. The second movie wasn't exactly accurate, but I still loved it because it was true to the spirit of the books.
    The third movie felt like completely different characters and it had a storyline that wasn't similar to the book series at all. It just felt wrong.

  3. Oooh, Anne and I have quite an attachment. ;) The fact that our names are so similar first connected us as bosom friends and kindred spirits... <3 heehee.

  4. I love all of the Anne books and the movies! The third movie was kind of weird because it felt as though they took Anne's daughter's story (Rilla) and made that story her mother's...I didn't hate it, but I didn't love it either. Hope you get a chance to read the rest of the books sometime soon!

  5. I love the Anne of Green Gables movies!! yes sometimes I want to bop Anne too for not seeing that Gilbert is awesome ;)

    Love in Christ,

  6. We are big fans of Anne here, too. My daughters and I usually watch the first two movies at least once a year.

    Like others, we have the third movie but don't like it as well. Truthfully, I've never seen it but my daughters have. Anne is a beloved character in our home. The first movie has to be one of my very favorite movies of all time. She's a wonder and so much fun to spend time with!

  7. K, so, I didn't read this post, because I haven't read the books yet! And I won't dare watch the movie until I do. I have the books sitting on my shelf (for a LONG time!) & tried reading it twice, but can't seem to get into the 1st part. Hmph. But I will soon!

    And thank you for that comment! I'm glad you like the blog. (I love yours =)

  8. I love Anne! I've loved the books since I was around 10 or 11. She's such an interesting, real character.

    We started the third movie and couldn't stand to finish it. I understand they change the plots sometimes on movies, but they seemed to change Anne's character on this one. But the first two are awesome!


Please feel free to leave a comment, I love to read them! :) I reply to each one, so be sure to check back, especially if you asked a question.