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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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Clare Quilty: [looks at bullet hole] Gee... right in the boxing glove.


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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Since the censors would allow nothing close to a suggestion of pedophilia, Lolita's age had to be increased from 12 in Vladimir Nabokov's original novel to 14 for the film. They also objected to a scene where Humbert Humbert was to gaze at Lolita's picture while in bed with her mother Charlotte; in the end, the scene was filmed with Charlotte lying fully dressed on the bed and Humbert lying beside her wearing a robe.
Marlon Brando and David Niven were considered for the part of Humbert.
Close to 800 girls auditioned for the part of Lolita Haze.
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