good but not that i've expected
Good movie, but cannot compare to the book. Shelly Winters and Peter Sellars are perfect.
over 4 years
Full of amazing performances and similar in style to The Killing - an awesome film!
almost 5 years
the creepiest movie I have ever watched.
A very fitting cast. Only Humbert may have been too nice. One sympathised a l0t with him.
over 5 years
I do not know if Vladimir Nabokov would like this interpretation f his book; we did.
Saw it to see more Kubrick... weird movie, not my favorite of his (9/3/2011)
over 6 years
Very good but Humbert Humbert isn't nearly as creepy as he should be.
The whole time I was wondering how they got Sue Lyon to play Lolita.
Schöner Film, der am Ende leider etwas eilt.
Lolita is a 1962 comedy-drama film by Stanley Kubrick based on the classic novel of the same title by Vladimir Nabokov. The film stars James Mason as Humbert Humbert, Sue Lyon as Dolores Haze (Lolita) and Shelley Winters as Charlotte Haze with Peter Sellers as Clare Quilty.
Due to the MPAA's restrictions at the time, the film toned down the more provocative aspects of the novel, sometimes leaving much to the audience's imagination. The actress who played Lolita, Sue Lyon, was fourteen at the time of filming. Kubrick later commented that, had he realized how severe the censorship limitations were going to be, he probably never would have made the film.
Set in the 1950s, the film begins in medias res with a confrontation between two men: one of them, Clare Quilty (Peter Sellers), drunk and incoherent, plays Chopin's Polonaises Op. 40 on the piano before being shot. The shooter is Humbert Humbert (James Mason), a 40-something British professor of French literature.
The film then flashes...