bennet_7: (Hey ladies man guy)
Hey hey hey. Hope everyone had/is having a good holiday. I stayed in London, spending Christmas with friends, preparing and then eating an absurd amount of food.

I should be studying right now but...Yuletide. I am going through the fandoms alphabetically and currently I am somewhere among the H's. Here are a bunch of recs I've got so far.

Definitely something for everyone here )
bennet_7: (Anne/Gilbert)
So. I commented on one of [livejournal.com profile] dangermousie's posts using this icon here. She asked me where it was from and I replied, saying it was from Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel and created by [livejournal.com profile] ginger001.

This led me to feel slightly nostalgic for the excellent first movie and fairly decent sequel so I popped over to IMDB to see if there were any production stills. I did a search for "Anne of Green Gables" and came up with this:

Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning (2009)

My jaw hit the floor. They couldn't possibly be making another sequel, could they? I absoluteley loathe the third film this team made based on the Anne books. It in no way resembles the series except for the fact that there is a red-haired girl named Anne and a guy named Gilbert. It's set during World War 1 and Anne goes to Europe disguised as a NUN and sorta develops feelings for a guy who IS NOT GILBERT!!!

That's not even the half of it. Suffice to say, the third film is incredibly bad, doesn't resemble the books and I wish it never existed.

So I had to learn more about this 'New Beginning' and IMDB was no help, aside from the title. Google didn't let me down though and I have discovered that this isn't going to be a sequel - it's going to be a prequel.

Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning, the story of Anne's life prior to her arrival at Green Gables, will be written and directed by Kevin Sullivan.

The movie will be based on hints in the original book about what Anne's life might have been like, Sullivan told CBC News Wednesday.

"Montgomery alluded to Anne's beginnings, and with the 100th anniversary [of the first publication of the book] coming up I began to think a bit more about all the unanswered questions behind Anne's beginnings," he said.

"I'm constantly questioned about it by fans all around the world. So many people have been asking me if I ever planned to do anything with Anne again, so I began to give it some serious thought." source


So basically, he's going to write his own back story for Anne, based on the details that Montgomery does give in the books, rather than try and film anything that Montgomery did write.

Swell.

I'm sorry but after that third film I just do not trust this man. The Anne series is my absolute childhood favourite (the books have their own special shelf) and though the first film was magnificent, subsequent efforts have not been deserving of Anne's legacy.

I want to break something into itty bitty pieces.

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