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Monday, April 12, 2010

Did you watch The Diary of Anne Frank last night?

This is not a video, just a pic from PBS.org

This is going to be a non-bookish post.  Also, I wanted to give forewarning that I will be posting a lot in the next few days as I have a back log of reviews and an author interview coming up...plus Mailbox Monday.

So...I had to post about last night's Masterpiece Classic adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank.  One of my favorite books from childhood, this wonderful adaptation really took me back to the story all over again.  It was very well-acted and I think it is probably the best movie version of the story I have seen.  Of course, we all know what happens in the end, but that still did not stop me from breaking down in tears while watching the families being marched out by the SS and reading the captions of their fate.  Anne had such an undeniable spirit.  It is a great tragedy that her life was cut short and in such a terrible way.

If you didn't get to watch it, there are encore presentations (check your local listings) or you can watch it online at the PBS page for the movie.  Click the link and it will take you to the site for more information on the program.

 

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  1. I didn't watch it. My mom and I were having an Amazing Race marathon. But the DVR did record it. I'm glad they've made a fresh adaptation.

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  2. Thanks for letting us now about this! I'm going to try and track down this program ASAP!

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  3. I watched an hour of it and thought it was fantastic and very moving. I wish I'd been able to watch the whole thing but I was so tired from staying up late for the readathon the day before.

    After seeing the movie I might have to reread the book soon because I last read it when I was a teen.

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  4. It's been years since I've seen a film version of this. I would love to.

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  5. I haven’t seen this adaption, but simply thinking about her life and bravery makes my eyes tear up.

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  6. I really enjoyed it -- it seemed to be a more realistic interpretation.

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  7. Oh my gosh, I forgot all about it until I saw your post! Arghhhhhhhh. Now I'm ticked off....I'm hoping they re-run it this month and I'll tivo it.

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  8. I wish I had known it was on - will have to check the listings for an encore showing!

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  9. I wish I had known it was on! I'm with Heather, and am going to have to check to see if there is an encore presentation of it.

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  10. I did see it ,I love Masterpiece Theatre. Anne Frank was great.

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  11. Ack--I missed it! I'm definitely going to have to find an encore presentation or see if it's one of the ones they put on the web site.

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  12. Loved it. It was an excellent adaptation.

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