Sunday, December 03, 2006

The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham

Hurry up and read The Painted Veil by Somerset Maugham because the film is coming out in New York and Los Angeles on December 20, 2006, December 29 elsewhere.

I encourage you because you, like me, may want to read the book before seeing the movie.

Here are some links to the classic novel by Maugham written in the 1920s and to the film(s) and trailer:

Rotten Tomatoes makes reference to the classic film (1934) starring Greta Garbo.

The British Library has a bio and links to the author Somerset Maugham.

Seriously sandeep has detailed info on the novel she re-read recently.

The Evening Class talks about the 2006 film and has lots of wonderful pictures from the current film.

You can buy the book at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powells. Amazon has it the cheapest at around $11. or so.

You can buy the classic film (1934) at e-bay.

theteach =)


sandeep said...


Thanks for the link. BTW, I'm a "he."

Maya said...

Hey Teach, thanks for swinging by The Evening Class and for the tip of the hat. Most appreciated.

Any thoughts on the "orientalist" critique levied against both the book and the film?

the teach said...

Maya, point me to some of the "orientalist" criticisms. I googled the title and there's nothing but movie buzz.
the teach