[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
A forbidden love. An unthinkable attraction. The ultimate price.
Urbane professor Humbert Humbert marries a New England widow to be near her nymphet daughter.
I'm really happy with this movie. It was everything I expected and more.
When I watch a movie based on a book, I need them to be really really similar or I'll freak out with every change they make.
In my opinion, if someone chooses to make a movie out of a book, then they must respect the writer's views, they can't change anything that will give another meaning to the story and they sure as hell can't overlook important parts of the book.
Before this movie I watched "Lolita" by Stanley Kubrick and I didn't like it one bit because he left out so many important little things and changed a lot of others and I was so disappointed.…
This is my father's favorite novel.
It is considered one of the greatest novels written, and one of the most well known Russian litereature works.
The novel was made into a film in 1962 by Stanely Kubrick.
If there is one rule for any director, screenwriter and producer, is to never remake or redo a film that was made by Kubrick.
No matter what is your reason. You can't.
I did not watch Kubrick's film, or read the novel (I intened to).
Still I am pretty sure they will be a whole lot better than this film.
Melanie Griffith was atrocious in this film. So bad.
Now I don't know how Kubrick's adaptation is, but going by his other films,…
A beautiful film about an ugly corruption.
This is far more faithful to the novel than Kubrick's adaptation, and I think that's why I prefer this one (though it's been some time since I saw Kubrick's - have to rectify that) the strengths of the source material is easily transported to the screen, as is its weaknesses or rather, vagaries. Like the novel, we can only hear Humbert's side of the story and as we know he's not the most reliable of narrators. What was actually going on in the mind of Delores remains unclear.
The film has a stunning beguiling performance at its core from Dominique Swain, an actress so good she's inevitably disappeared and dropped off the radar…
I think the main reason Lolita is such a hard work to adapt to film is not just the subject matter, we've seen several films tackle this issue, Hollywood mainstream films even. It's that Lolita is such a mixture of different genres and style. It's a tragedy, a love story, a parody of a love story, and a black comedy all rolled into one, and told with such rich, purple prose.
The Lynne film just doesn't seem to 'get'the original novel. It does the tragedy stuff fine, but the black comedy? eh not so much.
However Jeremy irons does give a great performance, as does Dominique Swain, though at times she does come off as a little annoying. Melanie Griffith's…
By making Lolita a more sexual film, Lyne is taking the audience closer to the source material and thus increasing our level of discomfort. Kubrick probably would have done it like this had it not been for the sensors (who already had their noses raised towards his adaptation) limiting his choices.
Here, Lolita appears older and Humbert appears younger which gives us the illusion of the age gap being ever so slightly shorter. Some of the cinematography was brilliantly and delicately executed, something which will always come under criticism when a director reworks material Kubrick has done.
In fact, there is much here that I prefer to Kubrick's interpretation, such as the aforementioned likeness to the stunning Nabokov novel. The…
"I was a daisy fresh girl and look what you've done to me."
My 3rd viewing in my From Page to Screen challenge...I've only just realised at the end of this film, that I was meant to watch the Kubrick version, so I could tick it off on another challenge and now I really don't want to watch it, because well I just don't really like this story...here's why:
I know its a literary masterpiece and I know its extremely well loved and blah blah blah, but I just can't get past the fact that the book is about a pedophile, you're in the mind of the pedophile and the whole thing made me extraordinarily uncomfortable. What's even…
Absolutely disgusting. Portrayed child sex abuse as a love story; literally serves as the antithesis of Nabokov's intent. I'm tired of this Woody Allen type shit that Hollywood literally feeds off of!!!!!!!!! Get ur ugly Humbert ass outta here please!!!!! Stop sexualizing young girls!!
So far I have yet to see an Adrian Lyne film that I have not enjoyed to some extent. "Lolita" would rank towards the bottom of his films for me but still flaws and all its a visually impeccable (it better be it cost 60 million!), and a well paced engrossing viewing at nearly two and a half hours. I haven't seen the Kubrick version nor read the novel so I cant comment on how it compares.
Certainly the most off putting thing to me is obviously the sexual portrayal of such a young actress. This is made all the more icky because the character of Lolita is clearly immature even for her young age and rather annoying. I think…
boiiiiii this film makes me feel waaayyyssss
After falling in love with a beautifully written book, I just had to watch the movie. And I was so happy that it didn't let me down.
The whole story of Lolita is very tragic. It breaks your heart and kind of grosses you out at the same time. Yeah, Humbert is a pedophile and preys on Lolita, but at the end of the day this film portrays much more than that. Although creepy as hell, you really see the love he feels for her. And with Lolita, you just want to protect her from the world (and from Humbert, mainly) and make sure she's never hurt again. I think overall the story gives a whole different perspective on a situation that is viewed as one sided. We get to see Hum's thoughts and emotions as well as Lo's, and the outcome her life became because of what he does to her. An amazing film and novel, 5/5.
this film is by far one of my favourites, and I find the storyline so tragic but interesting. the acting was also incredible, I think that the casting for this movie was chosen extremely well and I especially love the actress that plays dolores haze (lolita). I can relate to the character so so so much and that is probably why I feel such a strong connection to her. from what I have read by other people, they find this film slightly messed up and in some ways, I can agree. but the plot is meant to be like that and that is why I find it so interesting. this film is touching and can really open your eyes about…
I could watch this movie 100 times and still never get sick of it.
I want Jeremy Irons to be my daddy.
... or, more accurately, film posters with their titles giving off the impression that they were hand-scrawled.
Recommendations are welcome,…