1934 Anne

Is/did anyone watch(ing) this version of the film AoGG? I'm taping it, just for grins, but as I'm doing so, I was wondering if anyone remembers reading or discussing what LMM thoughts were on the 1934 film vs. the 1919 film. I'm watching this w/ my mom and telling her how much this differs from the book and the 1985 version.

Speaking of the '85 version, I realized within 5 minutes of watching the '34 version how much I absolutely loved Megan Follows performance of Anne. It doesn't feel rushed like Anne Shirley's (aka Dawn O'Day, I believe was her original name) does. Megan's timing flowed naturally. . .but, maybe that's b/c of the timing w/ the movie and everything (like time period and length of movie). Just my 2 cents about it.
8 Responses
  1. iffie21 Says:

    ack! I know what you mean! I meant to tape it but I forget.. .funny seeing as how I told everyone to!

  2. Sorry, I was too busy trying to burn down my kitchen, LOL!

  3. ...but Megan Follows IS Anne!

  4. Beatle Chic Says:

    Lol! How ironic! Oh well! I'm sure it'll show again sometime and you can tape it then.

    I had fun analyzing it though. But then again, my baseline is Sullivan's AoGG. I'm so glad someone took the time to make a well-made, well designed, well adapted, well cast, and well-timed movie that is now a classic like it's original script, the book.

    Well, I better get back to writing more for my next chapters. I'm hoping to update within a couple of weeks.

  5. Beatle Chic Says:

    Lol! Adrienne, you're SO right! She is!

    And exactly why was your kitchen almost on fire? That sounds very Anneish. ;)

  6. Oh, it was very Anneish. I was cooking dinner for Bart and Travis, my sister's husband. My sister's family is in the process of moving to the area, and the first step was Travis starting his new job this week while the girls stayed in Oklahoma. He was missing my sister and two nieces, and we were trying to cheer him up.

    I was trying to talk and cook at the same time. I had to much oil in the skillet where I was trying to fry potatoes. When I picked up the skillet, my right wrist, which is weak after a wreck 2.5 years ago, drooped, and the oil spilled on the burner cauing a flame to shoot up about two feet high. Bart and Travis ran up to help, and slid where I had also spilled oil trying to get it away from the flame. The fire was short, but then Bart decided to pour baking soda all over the floor to absorb the oil. It was a big mess to clean, but, it did make Travis laugh.

  7. Beatle Chic Says:

    LOL! Or should I say, yikes! Sounds like you had an adventure tonight! Glad everything turned out alright and even cheered up your brother-in-law.

  8. OMG! I did! It was so funny having Anne/Gil as star-crossed lovers, and I didn't like that they changed the jilted romance from Marilla to Mathew. However, I thought Anne Shirley (the actress actually changed her name after doing this part) did a terrific job. It made me giggle and sigh for how Sully went downhill. Yay for black and white movies!