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Film Adaptations: The Painted Veil

Over this past weekend, I watched the 2006 movie version of The Painted Veil, a book I reviewed on Friday. Starring Edward Norton, Naomi Watts, and Liev Schreiber, the movie stays pretty true to the book most of the way through. The film version, however, takes a turn from the original by making Kitty and Walter’s story more of a love story. Its really touching and poignant. We got to see more of Walter's story as well, and Kitty is less selfish in the movie. Also, the ending was changed—for the better, I thought. Normally I’m not a huge fan of the whole turn-the-book-into-a-movie thing, but I thought The Painted Veil was very well done.

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Alix said…
Sounds interesting. I haven't read the book but I remember the trailer of the film.
Laura said…
I have looked at this movie to rent several times, but I didn't know how good it will be. I'll have to check it out! Thanks for the movie review, by the way--I enjoy watching movies almost as much as reading, so it's great to read both kinds of reviews!

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