05 October 2008

What the...?

Have y'all heard about the new Anne of Green Gables movie? It's being called Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning. It's being brought to us by the same folks that produced the first two great movies and the third abomination. Here's the description of the fourth, courtesy Wikipedia.

Anne, now a middle-aged woman, is troubled by recent events in her life. Her husband, Gilbert, has been killed overseas as a medical doctor during World War II. Her two daughters are pre-occupied with their own young families and her adopted son Dominic has yet to return from the war. When a long-hidden secret is discovered under the floorboards at Green Gables, Anne retreats into her memories to relive her troubled early years prior to arriving as an orphan at Green Gables and being adopted by the Cuthberts.
Still haunted by her early childhood, the impact of this difficult period has a far-reaching effect on this older woman, once she discovers the truth about her real parents. She begins a delicate search for her birth father. It is a journey through a past fraught with danger, uncertainty, heartache and joy. In the parade of humanity Anne encounters she also faces the root of her desire to find true "kindred spirits", an inspired imagination and the impetus to use her talents as a writer to inspire others.

Gilbert dead. Ick.
AND Barbara Hershey is starring as the grown-up Anne and, from the looks of it, they were able to use some of the props from Beaches.

I swear I remember that exact pose right before Wind Beneath My Wings kicked in.


Anonymous said...

Did you ever know that you're my heeeeeeeroooooo?

You are so right on all parts of this post. I quit after the first two as I did not want to see what happened next.

Anonymous said...

Ew! I hate when they do that.

And the props from beaches - I think you're correct! LOL!

WHY do they have to meddle with these classics and turn them into something slightly sordid?


Jim and Amy Rennie said...

Good observation on the Beaches props.

I am sad about Barbara Hershey. I was kind of excited at first, until I got to that part, because I was assuming (since it was the people who did the originals) that it would be Megan Follows.

I think it may suck.

~liz said...

oh no!!!!!!

megan follows is the only anne in my book (or movie, ha!).

i'm not sure how i'll be able to watch something without gilbert either.

Anonymous said...

oh aaack.... i love the Anne books more than any other literature and i'm just not sure i'll be able to stomach this!! the stories as written are so wonderful, why do they always have to change something... grr!!

Jen said...

I KNOW! Why did they start changing the original stories? I love the books about the grown-up Anne and her children. I read them over and over. I'm definately not going to see the new movie.