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Uniform Title Lolita (Motion picture : 1962)
Title Lolita / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents ; in association with Seven Arts Productions ; James B. Harris & Stanley Kubrick's ; screenplay by Vladimir Nabokov based on his novel ; produced by James B. Harris ; directed by Stanley Kubrick
Edition Widescreen
Published Beverly Hills, CA : Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, 2007


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  791.4372 Kub/Lol  AVAILABLE
 W'PONDS  791.4372 Kub/Lol  AVAILABLE
Description 1 videodisc (153 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in
Contents Polished credits -- Sore loser at ping-pong -- Portrait of death -- Charlotte Haze -- Decisive factor: Lolita -- At the drive-in -- Bedtime for Lolita -- Getting relaxed -- Summer dance -- Daughter with a lovely name -- Something cozier -- Charming evening's end -- Poetry for breakfast -- Glorious surprise -- "Don't forget me." -- Charlotte's confession -- Happy couple -- Lolita calling -- Death wish -- Open book -- Accident -- Bathtub grief -- Retrieving Lolita -- Good deal together -- Two normal guys -- Comes the cot -- Game idea -- Breaking sad news -- Cross my heart -- Father/daughter spat -- Dr. Zemf's visit -- Revelations at the play -- Family row -- On the road again -- Mystery car -- Hospital -- Midnight caller -- In care of her uncle -- Three years later -- Plans to relocate -- "Come away with me now." -- Epilogue
Summary Stanley Kubrick's sixth film is a brilliant, sly adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov's celebrated yet infamous 1955 novel. It chronicles a middle-aged literature professor's unusual and doomed sexual passion/obsession for a seductively precocious pubescent "nymphet" named Lolita. Thanks to the film industry's production code, the film is mostly suggestive, with numerous double entendres and metaphoric sexual situations, while the story has been transformed into a black comedy and murder mystery. The film lacks the element that enabled most readers to understand the novel -- Humbert Humbert's exquisite inner voice. As a consequence the film is big, luxurious, and full of a barren, cold humor, yet a visual tour-de-force in elegant black-and-white
Notes Based on the novel "Lolita" by Vladimir Nabokov
Originally produced as an English motion picture in 1961; released in 1962
Special features: Production Notes [text feature]; Theatrical trailer (1 min.)
Credits Director of photography, Oswald Morris ; editor, Anthony Harvey ; music composed and conducted by Nelson Riddle ; "Lolita" theme by Bob Harris ; art director, Bill Andrews
Cast James Mason, Shelley Winters, Sue Lyon, Gary Cockrell, Jerry Stovin, Diana Decker, Lois Maxwell, Cec Linder, Bill Greene, Shirley Douglas, Marianne Stone, Marion Mathie, James Dyrenforth, Maxine Holden, John Harrison, Colin Maitland, Terence Kilburn, C. Denier Warren, Roland Brand, Peter Sellers
Notes DVD; Region 1; Dolby Digital mono; widescreen presentation preserving the aspect ratio of the original theatrical exhibition
MPAA Rating: Not rated
In English or dubbed French with optional subtitles in English, French, Spanish, or Portuguese; closed captioned
Available to Deakin University staff and students only
Subject Middle-aged men -- Drama.
Teenage girls -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Genre/Form Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Dark comedy films.
Fiction films.
Film adaptations.
Dark comedy
Author Kubrick, Stanley, director
Harris, James B., 1928- producer
Mason, James, 1909-1984, actor
Winters, Shelley, actor
Lyon, Sue, 1946- actor
Sellers, Peter, 1925-1980, actor
Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977. Lolita.
Seven Arts Productions.
Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN 141986372X
Other Titles Title on disc label and container: Stanley Kubrick's Lolita