Lolita (1962 film)
Lolita is a 1962 comedy-drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick and based on the 1955 novel of the same title by Vladimir Nabokov. It stars James Mason, Shelley Winters, Peter Sellers and Sue Lyon as the titular character. The film polarized contemporary critics for its controversial depictions of child sexual abuse.
About Lolita (1962 film) in brief
Lolita is a 1962 comedy-drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick and based on the 1955 novel of the same title by Vladimir Nabokov. It stars James Mason, Shelley Winters, Peter Sellers and Sue Lyon as the titular character. The film received an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay at the 35th Academy Awards. Lolita polarized contemporary critics for its controversial depictions of child sexual abuse. Owing to restrictions imposed by the Motion Picture Production Code, the film toned down the most provocative aspects of the novel, sometimes leaving much to the audience’s imagination. The actress who played Lolita, Sue Lyon, was 14 at the time of filming. It is set in the 1950s, with a confrontation between two men: one of them, Clare Quilty, drunk and incoherent, plays Chopin’s Polonaise in A major, Op. 40, No. 1 on the piano before being apparently shot to death behind a portrait painting of a young woman. The shooter is a middle-aged British professor of French literature. He becomes infatuated with a 14-year-old girl, Lolita. Humbert rapes Lolita the next morning, and the two commence an odyssey across the United States, traveling from hotel to motel. In public, they act as father and daughter. After the film’s release, Kubrick expressed doubt that he would have attempted to make the film had he fully understood how severe the censorship limitations on it would be.
He said he would not have made the film if he had known the restrictions would be so severe. It was released in the U.S. on November 14, 1962. It has been released in UK cinemas on November 15, 2012. It will be released in Australia on November 17, 2013. It opens in the UK on November 18, 2013, and in the US on November 19, 2013 and in Europe on November 20, 2014. The UK release date is the same day as the UK release of the UK version of the film, but the US release date has been pushed back to November 21, 2014, so that it can be released on November 28, 2014 and November 29, 2015. It also opens in Australia the day after the Australian release of The Godfather: Part II, Part III, Part IV, and Part 5. The U.K. release is on November 22, 2015 and the UKrelease date is November 23, 2015, and it will be the UK premiere of the movie, Part 5, the following day, the week after the American release of “The Godfather” and the following week, the European premiere of “A Man Walks On To a precipice” The film is based on a 1955 novel by Nabokova, which was also adapted by Kubrick for the screen. The novel is about a man who becomes sexually infatuating with a young adolescent girl, Dolores Haze, a girl who is sent to an all-girl sleepaway camp.