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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.

Format Video (DVD)
Publication InfoBeverly Hills, CA : Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, 2007.
Description1 videodisc (153 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Other author/creatorKubrick, Stanley director.
Other author/creatorHarris, James B., 1928- producer.
Other author/creatorMason, James, 1909-1984 actor.
Other author/creatorWinters, Shelley, actor.
Other author/creatorLyon, Sue, 1946- actor.
Other author/creatorSellers, Peter, 1925-1980, actor.
Other author/creatorNabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977. Lolita.
Other author/creatorMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
Other author/creatorSeven Arts Productions.
Other author/creatorWarner Home Video (Firm)
Uniform titleLolita (Motion picture : 1962)
Variant title Title on disc label and container: Stanley Kubrick's Lolita
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.
Abstract 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.
General noteBased on the novel "Lolita" by Vladimir Nabokov.
General noteOriginally produced as an English motion picture in 1961; released in 1962.
General noteSpecial features: Awards [text feature]; Theatrical trailer (1 min.).
CreditsDirector 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.
Audience MPAA Rating: Not rated; Canadian Home Video Rating: Rated 14A.
Technical detailsDVD.
LanguageIn English or dubbed French with optional subtitles in English, French, Spanish, or Portuguese; closed captioned.
Genre/formDark comedy films.
Genre/formFeature films.
Genre/formFiction films.
Genre/formFilm adaptations.
Genre/formVideo recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher number64866 Warner Home Video
Stock numberMidwest Tape

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