Wednesday, November 4, 2009
One of my favorite movies is "The Painted Veil." Although I love the original version starring Greta Garbo from 1934, I prefer the 1996 version with Naomi Watts and Edward Norton. The cinematography is amazing and the costumes are stunning. If you haven't seen either film, you must. Greta's performance in the original film didn't get wonderful reviews, and the 2006 was probably better described as a sleeper film, but the story line is great.
Both films are based on W. Somerset Maugham's 1925 novel of the same name. The film shows the relationship between a husband and wife who are having marital difficulties in the middle of a cholera epidemic. I don't want to spoil it, but there is much more to the story.
Here are some of my favorite pics of the 1996 version of the film with Naomi Watts and Edward Norton as husband and wife. Enjoy!