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Lolita (1997)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  25 September 1998 (USA)
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A man marries his landlady so he can take advantage of her daughter.

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Humbert Humbert, a British professor coming to the US to teach, rents a room in Charlotte Haze's house, but only after he sees her 14-year-old daughter, Dolores (Lolita), to whom he is immediately attracted. Though he hates the mother, he marries her as this is the only way to be close to the girl, who will prove to be too mature for her age. They start a journey together, trying to hide they're not just (step)father and daughter, throughout the country, being followed by someone whom Humbert first suspects to be from the police. The profound jealousy, and maybe some guilt from the forbidden love, seem slowly to drive the man emotionally labile. Written by Luis Canau <luis..canau@mail.EUnet.pt>

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Rated R for aberrant sexuality, a strong scene of violence, nudity and some language | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$58,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$19,492 (USA) (24 July 1998)

Gross:

£73,685 (UK) (15 May 1998)
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Charles Chaplin's relationship with his second wife Lita Grey was reportedly the inspiration of the novel "Lolita" as she was underage when they first started their relationship. See more »

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The film set around 1947 features a 'Magic Fingers' (brand) vibrating bed. However, this was a 1958 invention by former salesman John Houghtaling. See more »

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[first lines]
Humbert: [voiceover] She was Lo, plain Lo, in the morning, standing four feet ten in one sock. She was Lola in slacks, she was Dolly at school. She was Dolores on the dotted line. But in my arms she was always - Lolita. Light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin. My soul.
[whispered]
Humbert: Lolita.
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After the credits are over there is a brief clip where Lolita is shown juggling a red apple. See more »

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Written by Modest Mussorgsky
Arranged by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (as N. Rimsky-Korsakov)
Performed by Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (as L'Orchestre de Suisse Romande)
Conducted by Ernest Ansermet
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wonderfully done
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This film is a stunning adaptation of the novel of the same name. The cinematography is absolutely beautiful and the film is brilliantly acted. The content of the story may put off many prospective viewers, but the story does not condone Humberts actions, it simply narrates them. For those of you unfamiliar with the story, Humberts (Irons) loss of his young love scars him in a way which compels him to rediscover it, through relationships with young girls. He moves to a town to accept a teaching position and while looking for suitable housing he meets Lolita Haze (Swain), a young girl who immediately catches his eye and his heart. The rest of the film chronicles their tempestuous relationship, one in which Humbert takes advantage of Lolita's natural curiosity and developing mind and body. I highly recommend this version of the film and the book to any person interested in a beautifully written, compelling story about one haunted man's selfish folly and the effect it has the young girl it revolves around.


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