Sullivan Entertainment’s numerous period productions are renowned for their wonderfully accurate depictions of the past and much of that is thanks to many talented and hard working Costume Designers.
Category Archives: Essays
May 23, 2012/ By
Anne’s sense of imagination is prominent throughout the entire series – right from the beginning straight through to the end. Her taste for eccentric fantasies sometimes got her in trouble – but it also fascinated others, especially when her imagination began to grow with maturity. It can’t be denied – sometimes Anne’s wild imagination carried her into dramatic situations. As Anne’s character grew up, her management of her wild imagination compared to reality grew up too, creating for exciting, theatrical, and melodramatic climaxes all through the series. “When you are imagining, you might as well imagine something worthwhile.”
January 31, 2012/ By
Perhaps the most memorable sequence of all the Anne films is Anne’s journey from the train station to Green Gables with Matthew. On screen, this wonderful scene flows seamlessly from one shot to the next as though we were watching it unfold in real time. The reality however, is that the scene took months to complete using multiple locations in Ontario and P.E.I. and Richard Farnsworth wasn’t even in several of the shots.
January 13, 2012/ By
When I first read the script for “Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story” my first thought was: “How are we going to do this?” Finding period locations is difficult enough but finding an entire bombed out French village in Southern Ontario is impossible. The only way to convincingly depict a village devastated by war would be to build it… but where?
Having literally written the book on literary heroines, I have a lot of explaining to do. Why did you choose the women you wrote about? How did you decide your favorites?