A year-old orphan, Anne Shirley, is living in servitude with the cruel Hammond family in Nova Scotia. However, when Mr.
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Hammond dies, Anne is sent to an orphanage where she eventually receives the wonderful news that she has been adopted by a couple on Prince Edward Island P. Upon arriving in P. I, Anne is met at the train station by an elderly Matthew Cuthbert who is surprised to find a girl there instead of a boy.
Matthew and his sister Marilla had requested a boy to help them with the farm chores. He decides that he couldn't very well just leave the girl at the train station. Matthew takes Anne to meet Marilla, and on the buggy ride home, becomes completely smitten with the red-haired orphan girl.
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When Anne Shirley arrives at the Cuthberts' farm, called "Green Gables", she is a precocious, romantic child desperate to be loved and highly sensitive about her red hair and homely looks. In her own unique headstrong manner, Anne manages to insult the town gossip, Rachel Lynde, in a dispute over her looks; smash her slate over Gilbert Blythe's head when he calls her "Carrots" on her first day of school; and accidentally dyes her hair green in an effort to turn her red hair black and salvage her wounded pride. Marilla Cuthbert is shocked and beside herself to know how she will ever cope with this sensitive, headstrong child so desperate to fit in.
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But shy, gentle Matthew is always there to defend Anne and hold her up on a pedestal. It seems like Anne is destined to cultivate disaster. She becomes "bosom" friends with Diana Barry from across the pond and succeeds in getting Diana drunk by accidentally serving currant wine instead of raspberry cordial at a tea party.
Diana's mother and Rachel Lynde turn on Marilla for making wine in the first place. Anne moves from one mishap to the next as her wild imagination and far-fetched antics combine to constantly land her in trouble. Anne finds her element in the academic world, ultimately competing neck and neck with Gilbert Blythe who becomes her arch opponent. Anne and Gilbert go on to win the highest academic accolades, constantly vying for honors at every level.
Eventually their fierce rivalry turns to a secret affection, which blossoms into love. Marilla tries to prevent Anne from seeing Gilbert because Anne is still quite young and Marilla wants Anne to continue her education. In the end, however, when Matthew dies and forces Marilla into considering selling Green Gables, Gilbert gives Anne his teaching post in nearby Avonlea so she can stay at Green Gables and continue to support Marilla.
Kevin Sullivan adapted the novel into his own screenplay, collaborating with industry veteran Joe Wiesenfeld. Sullivan amalgamated many of Montgomery's episodes into the film's plot. While the film diverged from Montgomery's original, he relied on strong characterizations and visuals in order to render the story for a contemporary audience. The script also borrows ideas from the film version. Filming was done over a consecutive ten-week shoot.
Sullivan used several locations as Green Gables farm and combined them to appear as one property. The original film and sequels including Road to Avonlea and the animated Anne films and series covering over hours of production have been seen in almost every country around the world. The films have now been translated and seen in more places than even the original novels. During filming of the original movies an open casting call was held throughout Canada in order to find a young actress to play Anne Shirley. Director Kevin Sullivan liked Grant's performance and wanted to give her the role. However, broadcast executives were resistant to cast an American as a Canadian icon.
In her first audition, Megan Follows came highly recommended.
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But, she was quickly dismissed by Kevin Sullivan. For her second audition, after a turbulent morning leading up to her audition, a frantic Megan made a much better impression and was given the role. Anne of Green Gables is the first film in a series of four based on the titular character. In , the film's sequel, Anne of Avonlea , was released.
The final film passed over Anne's House of Dreams — the corresponding Anne novel — in favor of a plot not featured in Montgomery's series, and did not receive the same critical praise as the first two films. The film is both a sequel and a prequel to Sullivan's trilogy. The first two Anne films generated a spin-off television series which aired from to and starred Sarah Polley.
When her face is at rest, she has a slightly open, turned-down mouth, as if waiting for the next indignity to come her way. It always does, and when it does she yells at it. In one flashback, vicious girls, spitting threats and insults, taunt Anne with a dead mouse in a grimy alcove; afterward, she comforts herself by stroking its fur sorrowfully. Soon after, the series shows us another act of amazing invented cruelty. When the mistake is realized, Matthew jumps on his horse, like Darcy off to force Wickham to the altar; that opening sequence was him trying to out-gallop a train.
If the production sanitizes the past aesthetically, it also respects us enough to let us think for ourselves. The impact of this difficult period has a far-reaching effect on this older woman, once she discovers the truth about her real parents. She begins a delicate search for her birth father.
It is a journey through a past fraught with danger, uncertainty, heartache and joy. In the parade of humanity Anne encounters, she also faces the root of her desire to find true "kindred spirits" and an imagination to use her talents as a writer to inspire others.
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All of the movie's actual location photography was shot in various places around the Toronto , Ontario area, using existing houses, streetscapes and natural environments. Period mansions were used as the backdrop for the Thomas residences, and an historic Quaker Boys School converted into the Bolingbroke Poorhouse for the film.
When they could not film on location, the production crew and special effects team employed the technology of the green screen and CGI to digitally create the background, or specific details that location filming could not produce. Of the major cast members from the original trilogy of films, only Patricia Hamilton reprises her original character in the fourth film, with Hershey taking over the role from Megan Follows though Follows appears as Anne towards the beginning of the film in archive footage. Archive footage is used to allow Colleen Dewhurst , who had appeared in the first two miniseries and Road to Avonlea , and who had died in , to appear in a flashback cameo.
For the role of young Anne, Sullivan held a cross-Canada open casting call in July , including submissions from YouTube , before Hannah Endicott-Douglas landed the part. In its debut on CTV, the film was watched by 1,, viewers, a number that was seen as low compared to Sullivan's earlier Anne productions. The film was not well received by critics or fans.
The Globe and Mail ' s Kate Taylor said the film, "never justifies its presumption in inventing a new creation story for a Canadian literary icon.
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