Anne of Green Gables



To my excitement I discovered (when reading the February edition of "Good Reading" magazine) that a Canadian film company is making a new series of L M Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables.  Unlike the previous series made in the 1980 (which sadly wandered far from the book), this one is being made with the blessings of the Montgomery estate.


And how about this - Anne Shirley with blonde hair, looking sexy and no freckles on the front cover of "Anne of Green Gables". The book, now in the public domain, can be published by anyone without permission of the original copyright holders and as a result these sorts of covers can be produced without seeking permission from the Montgomery family - check out this story:


The Anne of Green Gables remains one of my favourite book series.


"Life is worth living as long as there's a laugh in it".
from Anne of Green Gables


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  1. Anne is one of my favourites too. I saw that new cover not long ago and was disgusted!

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    1. I am sure Ann would agree with you on the cover!

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  2. I am glad the new movie will have the families blessings, It is a shame when such a fine work is manipulated until it does not hold true to its original form.
    Thank you for sharing I will be watching now for the release date..
    Nell

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    1. I can't wait to see the new series but I assume I have some time to wait. :))

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  3. ah Joluise.
    I had peek and you are so right about the two contrasts in the pickie - not at all like Anne? voluptuous I call it .. thanks for sharing - love her books too Shaz in Oz.x

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    1. I think Ann would be very annoyed by that image of herself!!

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  4. Oh no! We don't want an up-to-date Anne. We love her plain name and her ordinariness. Even the so-called sophisticated girls of today need to be able to float down the river dreaming, escaping the stressful life here in 2013. :-)
    (As for a roll in the hay with Matthew.....arkkkkkk disgusting!)

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  5. NOT an impressive new Anne, that's for sure! I look forward to see how the new Anne series goes though!! :)

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  6. I was wondering if you have a link to the new, approved Anne of Green Gables? Your link went to the one current one that is not like the real Anne. I noticed you commented about it on my blog and said there was a new, approved version. Do you have any information about that one?

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    1. Dear Lady Lydia,

      I read it in the Australia book magazine called “Good Reading”, however I did find this link that tells you about the new series.
      http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/banff-new-anne-green-series-335675

      Yes, that new cover is rather sad

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  7. Thanks for the link. In the last 50 years the AOGG book has been made into movies and plays, and the relatives of LMM had no objection to the presentations. The first two Sullivan films (Sullivan was a private film co.) called Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea were well received by Anne "fans" who knew the books. It was the subsequent sequels that were not as well liked. The current production which is apparently family-approved, is making Anne into a modern woman, from what I can see. The deciding factor will be whether or not the die-hard Anne fans will accept it, the way they accepted and loved those first two Sullivan productions.

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    1. I was concerned about the word "modernise" when I read it as Ann doesn't need any modernising at all which is why so many people like to read the books. I didn't dislike the previous series, I was just disappointed with the wandering off away from the books, which were so good in their own right.

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  8. the sullivan sequels were just terrible and the anne fans could not even bear to watch them.

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