As we lead up to Netflix's new, slightly controversial Anne with an E series and (sneak peak) why it doesn't do L.M. Montgomery's novels justice, I think it will be helpful to first analyze this favorite TV mini-series (and some flaws we overlook) for comparison's sake.
In contrast to Dickie Moore in 1933 Oliver, Mark Lester not only speaks full sentences, but he sings, dances and EVEN ACTS! That, my friends, is talent.
At first glance I thought to myself, "Oh hey. An oldie. This one's bound to be accurate and generally meaningful." Oh, friends. I have learned not to judge a movie by its small image on the multi-movie DVD set cover.
As any reader of good literature or general fiction knows, the book is better. The book is always better. But the movie’s good too. Or at least one rendition of it usually is.