History Film / ThePaintedVeil

5th Sep '17 7:29:29 PM Wyvern76
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--> '''Colonel Yu''': This Doctor respects you greatly, and you are right. It is quite a mess, this epidemic. But my superior said if your men cannot control it, then our army will be happy to come out here and help you. After seeing this place, it's so overwhelming, I'm afraid once our soldiers are here they won't want to leave.

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--> '''Colonel Yu''': [in Chinese] This Doctor respects you greatly, and you are right. It is quite a mess, this epidemic. But my superior said if your men cannot control it, then our army will be happy to come out here and help you. After seeing this place, it's so overwhelming, I'm afraid once our soldiers are here they won't want to leave.
5th Sep '17 7:23:52 PM Wyvern76
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* TactfulTranslation: The CrowningMomentOfFunny in an otherwise mostly serious movie comes when Walter, with his government-assigned translator Col. Yu, goes to a local warlord to request his cooperation in fighting the epidemic. When the warlord responds with an angry tirade, Walter tacitly invokes this trope to let Col. Yu take over negotiations. The Colonel proceeds to "translate" an insult into a tactfully-worded ''threat'' that gets the result they need:
--> '''Colonel Yu''': [deadpan] [[TranslationYes He said no]].
--> '''Walter Fane''': He doesn't speak any English, does he? Tell him that's the most ridiculous suit that I've ever seen.
--> '''Colonel Yu''': This Doctor respects you greatly, and you are right. It is quite a mess, this epidemic. But my superior said if your men cannot control it, then our army will be happy to come out here and help you. After seeing this place, it's so overwhelming, I'm afraid once our soldiers are here they won't want to leave.
10th Jun '15 12:01:58 AM Sheora
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* TheUnfairSex: Averted heavily. The film is pretty much on Walter's side and makes Kitty earn her forgiveness. Granted, he is depicted as a bit overboard with his punishment.

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* TheUnfairSex: Averted heavily.Averted. The film is pretty much on Walter's side and makes Kitty earn her forgiveness. Granted, he is depicted as a bit overboard with his punishment.
18th Feb '15 8:51:33 AM CarolC
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* LovingAShadow: Walter loves Kitty at first sight, though he comes to realize he has no idea who she actually is after her affair.

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* LovingAShadow: Walter loves Kitty at first sight, though he comes to realize he has no idea who she actually is after her affair. She calls him out on this and he eventually agrees with her.



* TheUnfairSex: Averted heavily. The entire film is pretty much on Walter's side and makes Kitty earn her forgiveness.

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* TheUnfairSex: Averted heavily. The entire film is pretty much on Walter's side and makes Kitty earn her forgiveness.forgiveness. Granted, he is depicted as a bit overboard with his punishment.
4th Jan '15 7:56:39 PM nombretomado
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''The Painted Veil'' is a 2006 drama based on [[TheFilmOfTheBook the novel of the same name]] by W. Somerset Maugham and stars Creator/EdwardNorton and NaomiWatts.

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''The Painted Veil'' is a 2006 drama based on [[TheFilmOfTheBook the novel of the same name]] by W. Somerset Maugham and stars Creator/EdwardNorton and NaomiWatts.
Creator/NaomiWatts.
26th Oct '13 7:25:32 PM nombretomado
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''The Painted Veil'' is a 2006 drama based on [[TheFilmOfTheBook the novel of the same name]] by W. Somerset Maugham and stars EdwardNorton and NaomiWatts.

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''The Painted Veil'' is a 2006 drama based on [[TheFilmOfTheBook the novel of the same name]] by W. Somerset Maugham and stars EdwardNorton Creator/EdwardNorton and NaomiWatts.
10th Jun '13 5:02:32 PM Umi
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* RomancingTheWidow: [[spoiler: Charlie tries this years later in London. Kitty shoots him down.]]


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* UptightLovesWild: There's definitely an element of this in Walter's attraction to Kitty.
10th Jun '13 4:42:32 PM Umi
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* BecomingTheMask: Kitty starts out following Walter to Mei-Tan-Fu to play the devoted wife who can't bear to leave her husband even in the face of nearly certain death. By the end, it's true.


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* LeaveTheTwoLovebirdsAlone: At least as well as can be accomplished with a nun and a couple dozen little girls watching. But when the Mother Superior recommends Kitty play something "a little more soothing" she takes the hint and plays something to seduce Walter instead. Her choice of the song that was playing when they met effectively leaves them "alone."


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* OldFashionedRowboatDate: Returning to the village by boat turns into this.


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* ParasolOfPrettiness: Being an upper-class girl, Kitty protects herself from the sun.
10th Jun '13 4:12:45 PM Umi
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* AltarTheSpeed: Walter wants to marry before he returns to Shanghai, even though he and Kitty barely know each other.



* TheCasanova: Charlie is implied to have had a number of affairs, Kitty merely being his latest conquest.



* FourthDateMarriage: Played realistically. Walter has fallen in love with Kitty almost immediately. Kitty barely knows his name. The marriage is a disaster.



* HappyMarriageCharade: Part of Kitty's punishment is she must go along with Walter publicly taunting her by pretending to be a happy, loving couple.
* HerHeartWillGoOn: [[spoiler: Kitty, after Walter's death.]]
* HiddenDepths: The central story of the film is Walter and Kitty each discovering the other is much more than they initially thought.



* HiddenDepths: The central story of the film is Walter and Kitty each discovering the other is much more than they initially thought.
8th Jun '13 11:47:00 PM Umi
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''The Painted Veil'' is a 2006 drama based on [[TheFilmOfTheBook the novel of the same name]] by W. Somerset Maugham and stars EdwardNorton and Naomi Watts.

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''The Painted Veil'' is a 2006 drama based on [[TheFilmOfTheBook the novel of the same name]] by W. Somerset Maugham and stars EdwardNorton and Naomi Watts.
NaomiWatts.


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* BeautifulDreamer: Kitty stumbles upon Walter who has fallen asleep at his desk. This marks the point in the movie where she does start to feel affection towards him. The scene isn't in the original novel, however, and there's generally less of an indication that she has any feelings for him in the novel.


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* FriendToAllChildren: Walter is fond of babies, which makes him more sympathetic in Kitty's eyes and causes her to realize that maybe she has misunderstood him.


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* MightyWhiteyAndMellowYellow: Seen with the Fanes' neighbour Waddington and his Manchurian lover Wan Xi.
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