Daily Archives: September 23, 2016

Anne Of Green Gables Trailer

Has anyone else seen the new trailer for the new adaptation of Anne Of Green Gables?

Starring Martin Sheen and Sara Botsford as the supposedly curmudgeonly brother and sister duo Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert and Ella Ballentine as the title character, Anne Shirley is an orphaned girl adopted by Matthew and Marilla. They were expecting a boy to help them on the farm, what they got was a red-headed, uber imaginative, fast talking girl.

While the trailer is promising, only time will tell if this adaptation lives up to its predecessor.

My only wishes are that this new adaptation remains true to the books and Megan Follows has a cameo.

Have a nice weekend.

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September 23, 2016 · 11:22 pm

Flashback Friday-Great Expectations (2011)

Great Expectations is one of those books. If we did not read it at some point during our school days, we read it as adults. It’s no wonder that the book has been adapted for the screen many times over.

In 2011, Great Expectations was made into a TV movie starring Douglas Booth as Pip, the poor boy whose life is forever changed by a mysterious benefactor, Vanessa Kirby as Estella, the girl Pip has loved since boyhood and Gillian Anderson as Miss Havisham, Estella’s eccentric adopted mother.

As an adaptation, it’s not that bad. What I liked about this adaptation is that, like all good stories, there are certain narratives and experiences that are timeless. The book and this adaptation also reflect the changing world that the industrial revolution created.

I recommend it.

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