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5 months 3 days ago - 5 months 3 days ago #59 by timothy
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I first saw Sarah Polley in the Adventures of Baron Munchausen as the character Sally Salt. By chance, I saw her again one night on Disney's Avonlea. Then I saw Jackie Burroughs as Hetty King and loved the wit, humor and writing of writers like Heather Conkie. Funny, I saw an article today about Munchausen and it made me think about it.
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5 months 3 days ago #60 by Michael G
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Avonlea was promoted heavily by Disney Channel as a continuation to the Anne of Green Gables stories. I remember being so excited to see the first episode that I could not sit down at the start of it. Somehow, around season 3, I lost track of the show. When Avonlea came out on DVD, I had the joy of watching fresh episodes to the end of the series.

Baron Munchausen is one of my favorite films. I was fascinated at how the Baron danced with Uma Thurman up in the sky. "The Baron is kissing your wife." "What!!!"

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5 months 2 days ago - 5 months 2 days ago #61 by Serge
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I'm too late in Avonlea world. Firstly I seen Anne of Green Gables when I was 40+ and after some time had encountered "a big serial from the same Universe" -- Avonlea.

I rewatched them all several times and certainly will rewatch in future. There are several films and series that I consider essential to live. Like Avonlea, Anne of Green Gables (mostly two first parts), Lark Rise to Candleford, House of Eliott, Brideshead (1981), Upstairs, Downstairs (1970s) -- named the few of them (also many films based on works by Dickens).

I never seen The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988) but several times rewatched The Very Same Munchhausen (USSR, 1979) -- true masterpiece, in comments for two clips I'll post now commenters say they cried. These are the final fragments. I don't know whether film was dubbed in English. Anyway you can recognise human feelings.

(Sorry for inconvenience for seeing only on YouTube. I never realized that.)




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4 months 3 weeks ago - 4 months 3 weeks ago #66 by timothy
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I find the Baron Munchausen from the 1979 film here to be more relatable and human than John Neville's version from 1988. Neville's Munchausen had a "been there, done that" attitude to everything and was flippant, nearly emotionless about the amazing events that were occurring around him. I realize Gilliam was playing on a mythology of the character, but the majority of American viewers had no idea who Munchausen was.

Thanks for sharing Serge. Are Munchausen's team of Berthold, Gustavus, Adolphus, and Albrecht in the 1979 version?
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4 months 3 weeks ago #67 by Serge
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timothy wrote: I find the Baron Munchausen from the 1979 film here to be more relatable and human than John Neville's version from 1988.

Thank you for appreciation, Tim!

timothy wrote: Are Munchausen's team of Berthold, Gustavus, Adolphus, and Albrecht in the 1979 version?

Frankly speaking, I don't remember in exact (not rewatched for many years) but not remember mentioned persons. There are English-subtitled film on YouTube, both parts:




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