Book, Film

Gilbert and Anne, from Anne of Green Gables‏

My youngest sister and I are a big fan of Anne of Green Gables, and she emailed me these pictures, and said, “Just in case if you’re wondering what they look like. I don’t think anyone else would know who I’m talking about.” But I bet that there are many out there that are also a big fan of Anne of Green Gables, who could forget Anne, spelling with an ‘e’.

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19 thoughts on “Gilbert and Anne, from Anne of Green Gables‏”

  1. There are so many memorable lines from these films:

    ANNE: “Where is sleep?” “Over the mountains of the moon. Down the valley of the shadow. Beneath the waves of the deep gulf stream,” replied the handsome duke in dark languid tones. [she sits to write] In dark languid tones. In dark foreboding, foreboding tones. He fervently stroked her alabaster brow. She fell under his cloak of darkness. Aahhh…

    This may sound weird, but before the days of audio books, I recorded the entire movie onto audio tape and listened to it on my long drive to school. Anne is a character that is universally adored and loved by many. My mom loves this movie.

    http://www.sullivanmovies.com/contests/FilmFestival/
    http://www.anneofgreengables.com/anneClassicmovies/anne4/index.php

    Have you seen the 3rd filmn where Gilbert goes off to war in Europe? Also, there’s a new one made last year call “Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning” for the new generation. Take care:))

    1. PaNoy, thanks for the link, I’ve not seen the 3rd film or the new version yet, I need to check it out. I see that you’re a bigger fan than us, I’ve all the books, and my younger sister has the cassette tapes that she bought back in the late 80s. We used to sit and watch it together back in the days. I absolutely love Anne’s character.

      1. She is just my favorite! But Ginger: I warn you about the 3rd one. It left me in tears and I loved the movie because it included the same actors that I love, but I was disappointed that they stray from the plot of the book. So if you are a hardcore follower of the book, the movie might shake you up a big. The new version, however, is all new actors/actresses 😦

        1. Hi Brooke with an “e”, thanks for your comment and visit. I think I would love it since it was the same actors and would expect the plot to stray from the book. I’ve not seen the new version yet, the new actors/actresses had a tough act to follow imo.

  2. hmm.. i’ve never heard of this film before, which is odd cause I’m a movie goer. I watch many many movies including classic ones. I will definitely check this out. Thanks.

    1. lady0fdarkness, it was shown on public television back in the 80s. I fell in love with the movie, and got the books, and absolutely loved it. It is truly a classic, I think you’d like it.

  3. Have you noticed the ‘spoof’ in the Youtube video at about 2:17 min in play? It’s kind of funny…

    1. Sorry, I couldn’t reply to all’s comments yet, I’m working on a translation project. That is very funny, I’m not sure what that is, it’s a good thing it’s not a ghost. 🙂

  4. It’s the scene when Minnie May Barry caught the two boys smoking and was going to tell Ms. Shirley about them, and then the two boys locked her up in the small outhouse.

    But there is a ‘ghost voice’ in ‘The Sequel.’ It’s a scene after Diana’s wedding, when Anne was walking up to wave goodbyes to Diana and Fred. If you listen carefully, there’s this stretched out voice saying ‘Hi…’ as though letting out your breath while saying it. I caught this because I was listening to the audio recording, and I had to go back to the film and played it back and forth to see if it was a glitch. Sure enough, it was in there…a ghost or something saying ‘Hi…’ Maybe this got in the movie when the actors were doing voice additions to the movie, and the editor never caught it.

    One last thing, well two, Prince Edward Island (PEI) used to have Anne of Green Gables film festival during the summer, not sure if they still do; and PEI has red clay.

    1. PaNoy, I recalled I wanted to move to Prince Edward Island when I grow up, but as you can see that I’m far from any Island. I really need to watch the films again, but for now, I need to go work in my garden, it’s nice outside today. 🙂

      1. I thought the same thing when I was younger. Prince Edward Island seem so perfect, with the apple orchards and all that space to run around. 🙂

  5. I remember spending my summer breaks watching Anne of Green Gables. Such a long time ago! I never read the books, but loved the movie.

    1. Salat, I did the same thing, it was in the mid 80s for us. I think I liked it so much because I could relate to Anne’s character, made me think back of the time I was growing up in Thailand, but our school house was a lot bigger and more classrooms. I’ve 2 sets of books, and one of them is the children’s classics version. My mom never liked for me to read any book except for school text books, I had to hide them and read at night, might be one of the reasons why I’m a night owl. 🙂

  6. I love Anne of Green Gables! I thought I was the only southeast asian kid who liked her. In college, I actually took a trip with some friends (non-southeast asian =) to Prince Edward Island. We stayed in a cottage. The island is so beautiful. It’s exactly the way LM Montgomery describes it in the book, even today! Lots of farmland, beautiful beaches and small towns. I loved it! I haven’t seen the third film yet though…I’m afraid to since I’ve heard it doesn’t follow any of the books.

    1. Hi Anonymous Dreamer, thanks for your comment and visit. Just like you, my youngest sister thought we were the only two Southeast Asians that love this movie, but I’m glad to meet her Asian fans. 🙂

      Your trip sounds like a trip of a life time, I’d love to do something like that, but I don’t know if others would want to go with me now, but definitely on my list of the places to visit.

  7. “Sorry Gil, I must have two left feet.” And she walked away from him…why was Gil always seem to be in constant pursuit of Ann with an ‘e?’ Did you noticed that it was not until he stopped pursuing her (and we know why) that she came to her senses and went to visit him? I wonder why:))

    Lots of fun in the sun today…and now my back hurts.

    A trip to PEI would be wonderful indeed. Maybe one day:)) I wonder if ‘the Avenue’ is still there, or Barry Pond?

    1. PaNoy, love is a strange thing, it seems that the chase always chases the one you are pursuing away. You seem to like Ann with a ‘e’ a lot, did you ever want to marry a red head? 🙂

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