Monday, June 24, 2013
One of my all time favorite stories is "Anne of Green Gables". I've read the books and own the 1986 & '87 movies made of the story. Until today, I had no idea there was a movie made of the book way back in 1934. I'm watching it now for the 1st. time. This pic is when Marilla sees that her brother has brought home a girl, instead of the boy they were expecting from the orphanage.
I've finished watching it, and enjoyed it thoroughly, but it doesn't hold a candle to the 1986 version. I started wondering about how we never see the toilet facilities, same in Gone With the Wind etc. The large plantations of the south usually had separate 'kitchen' houses with the standard sized homes having kitchens in house as we do today. When reading books of that era, such parts are in the story, so I guess it was a TV rule, like when married couples had to have separate beds e.g. Dick Van Dyke/I Love Lucy and belly buttons being too risque, etc.
In this kitchen there is a water pump at the kitchen sink. Matthew is ill in bed (doesn't die) Gilbert Blythe brings the doctor he studies under, which saves day and he's welcomed in as part of their lives, that's the happy ending. Very short with the characters not being fully developed.
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And this pic is the familiar 1986 version of when Marilla sees that her brother has brought home a girl, instead of the boy they were expecting from the orphanage.