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Lolita (1962) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Stanley Kubrick and produced by James B. Harris and Eliot Hyman.

Academy Awards 1962 --- Ceremony Number 35 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best WritingVladimir NabokovNominated
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Debating Kubrick’s LOLITA (1962)

By Aurora on Sep 12, 2014 From Once Upon a Screen

As my entry to The Great Movie Debate blogathon hosted by Citizen Screenings and The Cinematic Packrat?I submit this debate on Stanley Kubrick?s LOLITA (1962). Note, before you continue, that I had the nerve to ask Joe of Nitrate Stock to go a round or two with me on?this film. If you?re unaware, Jo... Read full article


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Charlotte Haze: There's a nice view from this window... of the front lawn.


Clare Quilty: Listen, didn't you... didn't you have a daughter? Didn't you have a daughter with a lovely name? Yeah! A lovely... What was it now? A lovely, lyrical, lilting name, like, uh... uh...
Charlotte Haze: Lo-li-ta!
Clare Quilty: Lolita, that's right, Lolita. Diminutive of Dolores, "The Tears and the Roses."
Charlotte Haze: Wednesday she's going to have a cavity filled by your Uncle Ivor.
Clare Quilty: Yes. Hahahahaha... Yes.


Charlotte Haze: [to Humbert] Oh, you MAN!


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Stanley Kubrick originally wanted Joey Heatherton for the title role of Lolita, but Heatherton's father Ray Heatherton said no for fear his daughter would be typecast as a promiscuous sex kitten.
Stanley Kubrick:  [bathroom/toilet]  The first Kubrick film in which showing a shot of a bathroom/toilet became his trademark. He would repeat this in every film since until his death in 1999.
One ending that was considered was to have Humbert and Lolita get married in a state that allowed young people to wed; this ending was considered in order to appease the censors.
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