Anne Frank Classroom Edition [Interactive DVD]
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This was a difficult movie to watch because I was already familiar with Anne's story [having read "Diary of a Young Girl" more than two decades ago] and knew what happened to Anne, her family and the rest of the hidden Jews. The movie was beautifully filmed with great attention to period details and the excellent casting choices made this the best movie on Anne Frank I've ever watched.
Ben Kingsley is very credible as Otto Frank, the stoic WW I German veteran who is initially optimistic that the war will soon end. His intense bond and love for Anne is very real in this movie, as is his portrayal of a protective family man who is determined to keep his family together, no matter what. Hannah Taylor-Gordon plays Anne Frank, and her resemblance to the real-life Anne is quite uncanny. Her portrayal of Anne is simply amazing - strong-willed, impetuous, candid, ambitious, and yet, underlying all that fierceness of spirit is a young girl on the brink of womanhood who yearns to be thought of as a woman and not a girl, and longs for freedom and love.Read more ›
At last we can see the full story, from before the diary and after, and it's everything we could imagine!
Hannah Taylor-Gordon plays Anne. After a pain-staking casting search, the requirements that the actress should bear a clear resemblance to the real girl and have a solid acting style were clearly found in Gordon. She is truly the epitome of what we envision Anne to be.
Rounding out the cast are Ben Kingsley as Otto Frank, Tatjana Blacher as Edith Frank, Brenda Blethyn as Auguste van Pels and Lili Taylor as Miep Gies.
Filmed on location in Prague, the entire production is flawless and is based on Melissa Muller's book on Anne, not on the actual diary itself.
If you love the story of Anne, you will love this new mini series. Your heart will sing, soar and break.
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I bought this DVD new - or so I thought. I was so excited to take the plastic off today and show it to my 7th graders. Well, that excitement didn't last. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I could not use this video in my class because of the nudity.Published 8 months ago by Shannon Norris
A moving and well-acted film. Contains much more detail about Anne and her family than other versions. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Robertson
Not a good 5th or 6th grade classroom movie. There are too many puberty/sexual references, all students need to be mature enough to handle nudity and violence. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Cynthia Smith
It will always be a classic. Too often people have forgotten what happened to the Jewish nation years ago.Published 10 months ago by Barbara A Boyer
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