Tuesday, October 21, 2008

In which I develop a minor unrealizable crush

I saw The Painted Veil at International Cinema the other day, and I really liked it. I'm not sure if I actually liked the story that much - a woman falls in love with her husband after cheating on him - but I loved the soundtrack and the main actor's looks/character (usually I don't go for movie-star looks, but I make an exception in this case?). He's so... sad all the time, but not pathetic - it's like he's choosing to be sad (which I find... curious). Also, the 20s fashion is quite attractive (I mean, really who can resist suspenders?). But I keep wondering, why did he fall in love with that woman in the first place, knowing she was spoiled and not exactly his intellectual equal? Once again I am treating fictional characters as if they are real people... oh well. If you ever find an available guy who looks kind of like this please tell me about him (assuming that he is passably intelligent).

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

edward norton- awesome

tif said...

yeah, edward norton is a really good actor. No wonder you like him. you know, I've always wondered where you got your fashion sense from... suspender? haha

clear_may said...

I agree, this was an awesome movie! Is Satie's Gnossienne No. 1, which you mentioned in an answer recently, the piece that was played in the first scene and later again on the piano at the orphanage?

Whistler said...

yes... the one that doesn't quite match everything else but fits in, kind of.