Love stories are not good for my timekeeping. After working on my website, I have watched many of my sister’s DVDs, in which she has. The one I watched yesterday was called The Painted Veil. It’s a based on a novel of the same named by W.Somerset Maugham. It centres around a British married couple, Walter (Edward Norton) and Kitty (Naomi Watts). They move to China in the 1920s so he can do his work there. She has a devastating affair with Charlie Townsend (Liev Schreiber, & Watts’ real-life husband) and to punish her, he takes her to this cholera-ridden area in China where people are dying horrifically.
It’s a beautiful film, I cannot stress that enough. I have not seen a film in a long time that has made me want to actually go out and write. I honestly suggest anyone to watch it, it is quite amazing. I had no idea that Edward Norton  was such a beast of an actor. He is absoluty incredible. At any rate, the film is really about punishment, and a husband whose pain over his wife’s adultery has made him want to consistently hurt her.
I think this theme of punishment is so raw and so real. When someone hurts you, especially if it is someone you love, would you resort to punishing them emotionally for it? It is such a literary, layered emotion – punishment, because you hope for redepemtion and love for the person who is being punished.
Do you think keeping someone in emotional jail for breaking your heart is fair, and is it just a natural reaction?
 I think Edward Norton is basically one of the only American actors who can sound 100 per cent English without even an undercurrent of his original accent. Never knew he was such a good actor. Don’t sleep on this film – it’s fire.
Part 1 of The Painted Veil (some genius uploaded it on YT!)