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 Lolita (1962) 

What grade would you give this film?
A 29%  29%  [ 2 ]
B 71%  71%  [ 5 ]
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 Lolita (1962) 
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Lolita is a 1962 comedy-drama film by Stanley Kubrick based on the classic novel of the same title by Vladimir Nabokov. The film stars James Mason as Humbert Humbert, Sue Lyon as Dolores Haze (Lolita) and Shelley Winters as Charlotte Haze with Peter Sellers as Clare Quilty.

Due to the MPAA's restrictions at the time, the film toned down the more perverse aspects of the novel, sometimes leaving much to the audience's imagination. The actress who played Lolita, Sue Lyon, was fourteen at the time of filming. Kubrick later commented that, had he realized how severe the censorship limitations were going to be, he probably never would have made the film.

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Liked it, didn't love it -- can't say it wasn't one of Peter Sellers more interesting roles though -- maybe if I'd gotten turned on to Nabokov in Uni, I mighta liked the movie more -- people tell me the novel is a very sophisticated piece of writing...


Sat Jun 30, 2007 8:55 am
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The novel is one of the great works of the 20th century, yes. The language is astonishingly beautiful.

"Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins..."


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It's definitely one of Stanley's lesser works, and it's pretty dated, but I think it's still pretty effective. The astonishingly blunt innuendo, while somehow fooling the censors, is rather racy, even today, and more than makes up for the lack of any, ahem, "stuff". The mix of pitch-black comedy, dry sarcastic irony, and genuine melodrama makes for an interesting combination, and I think it mostly works, even if the film seems to go off the rails at the end.

And, for as much hoopola Peter Sellers (deservingly) got, I thought all of the leads, especially James Mason and his stuffy British accent, were pretty great, and totally sold the tone of the film.

So, not perfect, but still pretty great. I liked it more than I thought I would.

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The novel is one of the great works of the 20th century, yes. The language is astonishingly beautiful.

"Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins..."


and yet all of its passion is drained when you speak it.


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terrible movie! No real Kubrick fan could possibly like it. It's not even auteurist with a capital 'A'. boo storytelling!


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Someone was on tcm

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they really do show it a lot


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And I end up watching it every time

James mason was born to play pedophiles

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8/10 -> B

A bit outdated and lacking in eroticism considering the subject matter. There's way too much hinting. But it kinda works for the most part and the acting and the script is great. So...


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be.redy wrote:
There's way too much hinting.

Damn that Clare Quilty!


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I really like it with my penis/vagina.


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We fell to wrestling again. We rolled all over the floor, in each other's arms, like two huge helpless children. He was naked and goatish under his robe, and I felt suffocated as he rolled over me. I rolled over him. We rolled over me. They rolled over him. We rolled over us.


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hey I turned on tcm guess what's on?


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