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- Director: Stanley Kubrick
- USA / 1962 / DCP / B&W / 152’ / English; Turkish s.t.
- Screenplay: Vladimir Nabokov
- Original Work: Vladimir Nabokov
- Director of Photography: Oswald Morris
- Editing: Anthony Harvey
- Music: Nelson Riddle
- Cast: Shelley Winters, James Mason, Peter Sellers, Sue Lyon
- Producer: James B. Harris
- Production Co.: MGM
- World Sales: Park Circus
- 1963 GOLDEN GLOBE -- Most Promising Newcomer - Female (S. Lyon)
Lolita, which Kubrick shot in England from a screenplay adapted by Vladimir Nabokov from his own novel, marks an important detour for him. It is not only a much smaller and more controllable production than Spartacus, but also as a sharp black comedy it is the anti-thesis of an epic Hollywood film. In this story about a middle aged professor’s destructive obsession with a teenage girl, the director masterfully employs his visual style characterized by unhurried long sequences which is what we call to mind when we say “Kubrickian”. As a control freak he gets good mileage out of improvisation when it comes to directing actors; especially Peter Sellers.
Images courtesy of Park Circus/Warner Bros.
This film was a Meetings on the Bridge participant.