Vladimir Nabokov

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Kubrick's Lolita movie

20 Things You Didn’t Know About Stanley Kubrick’s ‘Lolita’

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6, 2015 1:24pm

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In 1955, Vladimir Nabokov wrote about a middle-aged literature professor who
succumbs to the flesh and fancy of a 12-year-old girl he nicknames Lolita.
The novel went on to become one of the most controversial works of the 20th
century. A few years later, Stanley Kubrick directed the most successful
adaptation of Lolita, despite naysayers who said it simply couldn’t be
done. More than 50 years later, Kubrick’s film, starring Sue Lyon as the
precocious girl, still gets people talking thanks to its stellar
performances (Peter Sellers was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Golden
Globe) and, of course, Nabokov’s scintillating material. Here are 20 things
you might not know about the film.

-Public fascination with the <https://youtu.be/pZJnWulrQac> details of
Kubrick’s casting partially inspired the crew to film overseas where they
could keep a lower profile. Also, many of the sponsors were British, and
Kubrick had a fear of flying.

-Kubrick makes an accidental
<http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056193/trivia?item=tr2106201> cameo in the
film in the opening, just before Humbert opens the door. You can see the
director walking out of the shot… More at:

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