Lolita (1962)

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A middle-aged college professor becomes infatuated with a fourteen-year-old nymphet.


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  • Stanley Kubrick and Sue Lyon in Lolita (1962)
  • Sue Lyon in Lolita (1962)
  • Peter Sellers and Shelley Winters in Lolita (1962)

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26 April 2019 | FrenchEddieFelson
9
| A controversial masterpiece
Inspired by the eponymous novel (Vladimir Nabokov, 1955), this film admirably describes the sulfurous relationship between a middle-aged writer and his nymph Dolores Haze, aka Lolita.

By chance, looking for a furnished rental, the professor Humbert Humbert encounters Charlotte Haze and her beloved daughter Dolores. From the very first sight, the professor irrevocably accepts the rental conditions! A triangular relationship settles quickly between 1) an intellectual sensitive to beauty and youth, 2) a desperate widow impressed by this professor, both unable to fight against theirs own obsessive desires, and 3) a manipulative and nonchalant teen. Consecutively to a fatal accident and because of the inquisitive and invasive look of Clare Quilty, the teacher will progressively and ineluctably descend in the depths of the abyss.

James Mason is awesome and monumental. He is also excellently seconded by Sue Lyon, Peter Sellers and Shelley Winters. And Stanley Kubrick is definitely a regular of successful and even improved literary adaptations, with Shining (1980), 2001, A space odyssey (1968), Barry Lyndon (1975), A clockwork orange (1971), The Killing (1956), ...

This movie is truly a masterpiece.

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Release Date:

21 June 1962

Language

English, French, Spanish, German


Country of Origin

UK, USA

Filming Locations

Buckinghamshire, England, UK

Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,631

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