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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 censors (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'm so sorry dolores
Si hablamos de Lolita en el cine, se piensa en la de Kubrick, aunque sea una puta mierda. Esta versión de 1997 pasa totalmente desapercibida y es una pena. No termina de ser del todo buena, pero es muchísimo más fiel en la esencia. Salvo algunos trompos con la cámara, conserva las formas. Solo pido que Gaspar Noé saque su versión.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
While I'm no fan of the book, I can respect its clarity in the fact that these are acts of pedophilia, kidnapping, and rape fantasies (at the very least). Here, I don't think the word "pedophilia" is used once, and nearly all negative aspects of the narrative are glossed over, save for Humbert's physical violence on Lolita (which I believe increased from the book?). There are points where it seems like this movie endorses relationships (if you can call them that) of this kind, which is completely unacceptable.
Miré esta película porque la tenía pendiente y aproveché un movie challenge para incluirla. La verdad que esperaba más, pero volver a adaptar una película después de que Kubrick lo haya hecho es condenarse. Lo que destaco de la película es la actuación de Jeremy Irons que me pareció muy buena y todo el tiempo sentí al personaje que yo me imaginé al leer el libro. En mi opinión, el gran error radica en perder la sutileza que tanto la novela como la película de Kubrick ostentan.
i'm so sorry dolores
hands down one of my favorite movies ever. jeremy irons plays a superb humbert humbert. this creates a perspective where you feel sorry for him but at the same time utterly disgusted by him. dominique swain potrayed dolores haze so beautiful. classic
I genuinely feel like Adrian Lyne walked into a Barnes & Noble, read the back cover of the novel, said "yeah, I could totally make a movie of this!", and never picked it up ever again. How you make a film of Lolita without even acknowledging once that Humbert Humbert is the granddaddy of unreliable narrators is beyond me, unless you are more concerned with trying to sex up a preteen Dominique Swain than actually, you know, make a half-decent adaptation.
The extra 1 1/2 star are for the outstanding production design, the score by Ennio Morricone, and for showing me all of the different possible ways that one can braid their hair.
Twisted, captivating and beautifully written.
I hate the little girl so much
More Langella needed, as always. Excellent performances but the film was a slog, not taut and not energetic for some reason. Lyne is a fantastic and visually experimental director, but this was too much FATAL ATTRACTION and not nearly enough Kubrick.
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