Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Opening Credits: Lolita


5 comments:

Deb said...

As I get older, both the novel and the movie seem to get creepier and creepier.

Margot Kinberg said...

Patti - Now that's a movie/book premise I find hard to take...

pattinase (abbott) said...

James Mason was the king of creepy. Nobody did it better.
If they did it today, she would be eight instead of twelve.

Dan_Luft said...

I like all of Kubrick's b//w movies more than any of the ones he made in color.

Todd Mason said...

They kept making the 12yo Lolita rather further along in her teens...but the '97 remake did feature a more or less 16yo Dominique Swain, rather less womanly, rather than the ~17yo Sue Lyon of this version.

And, of course, it's meant to be creepish. That the road trip in the novel might've been inspired by that in Patricia Highsmith's THE PRICE OF SALT is amusing to me.