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Lolita

9 Ratings: 4.4
Stanley Kubrick's dark comedy based on Vladimir Nabokov's controversial novel.

When director Stanley Kubrick released his film adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov'scontroversial novelabout a hopelessly pathetic middle-aged professor's sexual obsession with his 12-year-old stepdaughter, the ads read, "How did they ever make … see full wiki

Director: Stanley Kubrick
Genre: Comedy
Release Date: June 13, 1962
5 reviews about Lolita
review by . May 06, 2009
Lolita is a film Stanley Kubrick made right after he was finished with the epic Spartacus. Based on the novel of the sane name, Kubrick turns the tale into a very dark comedy about a middle aged man (James Mason) who's deeply in love with a nubile adolescent girl (Sue Lyon). He even marries the girl's portly mother (Shirley Winters) just to be near her. But the marriage doesn't work and a strange man (Peter Sellers) enters the picture. Will this strange relationship ever work out?     Kubrick …
review by . July 13, 2007
"How did they ever make a movie of 'Lolita'?" So teased the posters for Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov's classic and highly controversial novel. Anyone who's read the book would wonder the same thing. Nabokov's masterwork is apparently unfilmable, because so much of the book rests upon his peerless storytelling skills and lush style. But while Nabokov is a master of literature, Stanley Kubrick is a master of film, and with Nabokov himself scripting Kubrick's adaptation, they crafted …
review by . January 22, 2004
Kubrick's masterpiece of 1962 with James Mason & Shelley Winters. It far surpasses in every way the 1998 remake (although I loved Jeremy Iron's portrayal of Humbert). Sometimes the imagination is more graphic & shocking than what is able to be filmed (especially in 1962!). Plus, the B&W lends itself well to Nabokov's novel... Read the book! It is MOST EXCELLENT also!
review by . September 19, 2003
This is a long film (152 minutes) and actually two-films-in-one. The first focuses on Humbert Humbert (James Mason) and his involvement with his landlady, Charlotte Haze (Shelley Winters), as well as on his strong physical attraction to her teenage daughter Lolita (Sue Lyon). The second and (in my opinion) much less effective segment continues the plot but without Charlotte. Winters brings so much energy to her role as a sexually frustrated widow whose cultural pretensions are both hilarious and …
review by . July 15, 2002
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Stanley Kubrick's film version of Vladimir Nabokov's controversial novel LOLITA is one of his most under-rated masterpieces. Boasting fantastic performances by James Mason, Shelley Winters and Peter Sellers, it is a fantastic social commentary.Humbert Humbert (James Mason - NORTH BY NORTHWEST, A STAR IS BORN) is newly-arrived in America. Deciding to start afresh in a small town in New Hampshire, he inquires at the house of the floozy Charlotte Haze (Shelley Winters - THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE, WHAT'S …
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