Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Of Anne and Gil

If Gilbert had been asked to describe his ideal woman the description would have answered point for point to Anne, even to those seven tiny freckles whose obnoxious presence still continued to vex her soul. Gilbert was as yet little more than a boy; but a boy has his dreams as have others, and in Gilbert's future there was always a girl with big, limpid gray eyes, and a face as fine and delicate as a flower. He had made up his mind, also, that his future must be worthy of its goddess.

Anne Shirley: I would not, and I defy anyone who would try and make me change.
Gilbert Blythe: Oh, you do?
 *photo/screencap from photobucket.com quote and links to IMBD.com
This is my favorite scene, in the movie, and favorite quote from the book.

Oh Anne, how could you keep him waiting so long?
Anyway, I know I said that I would be doing Anne and Gil post, but then I realized I would be stealing Miss Dashwood's thunder. So I apologize for the little kerfuffle. I'll be doing said posts sometime in the future, probably after I finish the series, because I have an awful lot to say about these two people.

Okay, I saw Miss Dashwood's dream casting post for Rilla of Ingleside  and though I don't know many of those actors or actresses she picked, *hides face in shame*. So I thought I might just comment on the folks I think I missed the most in the movie sequel. (with a picture of who I believe could have been the characters, not just acted.)

Paul Irving, Steven Irving, Miss Lavender, I mean, you left out such an amazing love story??
I know, I know, he probably didn't exist yet when they made the movie. But with a little more curl to his hair, he is Paul.
Steven is a tough one, in my mind he looks like George Clooney, but acts more like Jude Law, Oh wait! I've got it! (In case you couldn't tell, I don't plan my post very much ahead of time...)
Not the House actor, the jerk, . But the S & S actor.
Yes, I think he could do it quite nicely. Now, for the "Piece of Resistance" as I like to say, I don't speak French after all...
Miss Lavender.
 This took a lot of careful thinking, NOT. there is only one person in my mind who could do this,
Can you see it?

It feels weird to me to not have chosen known period film actors, but these people are the characters in my mind, and cannot be moved!

And wait! There's more,

I felt that Mr Harrison and his wife were a terrible loss not to have in the films, though I honestly have no actor suggestions! Do you?

Philippa Gordon, and Jonas Blake! Why? Couldn't you have added Philippa? I love the scene where they meet her in the book :)
Emma Pierson  Fanny Dorrit
I know she was very different from what Philippa is deep down, but I really think she could be absolutely wonderful.  I honestly don't know what to say about Jonas though. You pick...

And of course Davy and Dora, though I will not try and choose who would play them because they will insist on being dark haired! I know it's silly but this is one of those instances where I want to look at the author and say, "No, they look like this! Can't you see that?" There are many more people, not to mentions places and events, that I feel indignant where left out, but I will wrap up this post by saying that I am aware this post rambles, and I'm sorry I jumbled two different books as if they were one. I also know that I am late for Anne Week, but I felt I needed to post this because I am reading the books and, well, this just needed to be said!

By the way, I watched a sentimental old war movie with my sister last night, I'm not sure what to call it. Some people try to insist that it is the third installment of the Anne series, but it couldn't be! I know it has the same actors as the first two, and the characters even share the same names, which I thought was funny. However, as a stand alone movie, the story was well written. I just felt robbed of all the other delightful characters...

Ta for now! Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Heehee, the "sentimental old war movie" had me giggling. Apt description. :)
    I like your choices for the Anne characters! And please, dear, you wouldn't have been "stealing my thunder" at all if you had posted this during Anne Week! I really enjoyed reading it now that all the other festivities are over though, so actually I'm quite glad you waited until now because it lengthened the fun! :)

    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed the post :) and I'm glad I made you giggle. Thanks for being so nice! I will be continuing this theme as I'm reading the series. As before mentioned...


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