Just as Anne Shirley’s words form some of the most memorable quotes, so too does the musical score of Anne of Green Gables form an emotional memory for the film’s viewers. You can hear the first few bars of Anne’s theme music, written by composer Hagood Hardy, and be instantly transported back to the first time you saw Anne walking through the woods on her way to Hammond’s Mill. As part of ‘music week’ at Sullivan Entertainment, here’s a look at the history of the man who created these lasting notes.
If you’ve ever had a conversation with a friend about which scene of the Anne of Green Gables films moves them the most, it’s almost impossible to pick just one. Not too much time lapses between one emotional scene and the next – alternately heartbreaking and inspiring – but we’ve managed to compile a list of the top ten moments. Let us know if we got it right!
“I love this place already. I always heard that Prince Edward Island was the most beautiful place in Canada, and I used to imagine I was living here. This is the first dream that has ever come true for me.” – Anne Shirley
Anne Shirley was not alone in her love for Prince Edward Island and its unique beauty. The movie production of “Anne of Green Gables” was heavily inspired by the novel’s setting and the production team went to great lengths to make every scene authentic to the beauty of P.E.I.
Megan Follows (Anne Shirley) and Colleen Dewhurst (Marilla Cuthbert) did such an authentic job of portraying women at the beginning of the 20th century, you would never have guessed that both actresses really disliked wearing Victorian corsets under their dresses.