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This review is from: The Painted Veil [DVD] (DVD)
This film caught me by surprise. I hadn't heard much about it, but on a friend's recommendation rented from amazon.
It's an outstanding production. Great location and atmosphere that draws you right in and takes you to the place and period of the story, and in Porter and Watts two fine performances as leading characters that even Maugham would have been proud of.
The score is also excellent. A perfect accompaniment to the film, but a soundtrack that stands up in it's own right too.
The soundtrack won a Golden Globe Award for the film, but I can't believe the film didn't get nominated for any Oscar category at all.
But ignore the Academy. It's one of the best films I've seen for a long time.