Anne of Green Gables (1985– )

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An orphan girl, sent to an elderly brother and sister by mistake, charms her new home and community with her firey spirit and imagination.

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At the turn of the century on Prince Edward Island, Matthew Cuthbert and his sister Marilla decide to take on an orphan boy as help for their farm. But they get an unexpected jolt when they're mistakenly sent a girl instead: Anne Shirley. Anne's a dreamer with an unusual point of view, far removed from Marilla's pragmatic ways, and it's only on trial that Marilla agrees to keep Anne...if Anne can keep out of trouble, only Anne has a positive genius for it. As Anne falls into a series of scrapes (and off a roof), makes a bosom friend, searches (and finds) several kindred spirits, Matthew and Marilla discover that their lives have become a great deal richer, now that Anne is at Green Gables. Written by Kathy Li

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Megan Follows beat out 3,000 girls for the role of Anne Shirley. See more »

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When Marilla shows Anne to her room on her first night at Green Gables, Megan Follows enters the room and when she does her hat brushes Colleen Dewhurst in the face. When Colleen Dewhurst turns toward the camera, you can see her barely holding in her laughter. According to Kevin Sullivan, Dewhurst was renowned for her practical jokes, and she did something in the room as a joke on Megan Follows. Sullivan could not recall exactly what Dewhurst had done. This is the reason why she's trying to hold in her "laughter". See more »

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Matthew Cuthbert: She?
Station Master: Don't worry, I don't think she'll bite, Matthew.
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Version of Anne of Green Gables (1919) See more »

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Wine, Woman and Song
Written by Johann Strauß
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5 February 2004 | by (St. Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

Highly amusing TV miniseries. It's hampered a bit by an unimaginative style and rather flat pace, but the droll performances and witty script make up for any shortcomings. Megan Follows takes a completely straight-faced approach to the occasionally ridiculous Anne, and her decision not to overplay the part keeps her from seeming irritating or unlikable. Colleen Dewhurst is ideally cast as Marilla, turning the character into a perfect balance of hard*ss and softie. Richard Farnsworth shows great charm as Matthew, and manages to find considerable eloquence in this monosyllabic character. The supporting cast is strong, too. The series has a reputation for sentimentality, but viewers who haven't seen it in a few years might be surprised by just how funny it is. It has its emotional moments, of course, and then some, but its consistent dry humor makes them palatable even to the most cynical of viewers. Recommended. 8.5 out of 10.


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