Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0026934, Sat, 2 Apr 2016 20:50:57 -0300

(Nabokv-L) Lex Luthor.
> MARCH 29 2016 10:00 AM
> It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Another Nabokov Quote
> The dumbest thing about Batman v Superman is its obsession with sounding smart.
> By Jacob Brogan
> Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. As you can tell from the cardigan, Lex Luthor is supposed to be very, very smart
> Late in Batman v Superman, the villainous Lex Luthor confronts intrepid reporter Lois Lane on the roof of a skyscraper. Words all but spill out of Luthor, played by a typically nervy Jesse Eisenberg, who mutters, “Lane Lo in the morning. Lola in slacks.” Never mind that the sun has long since set when he addresses her—a fact that he emphasizes just a few moments beforehand when he intones, “The night is here” into a phone—the strangest detail about this remark is that he’s paraphrasing Lolita’s famous opening paragraph: “She was Lo, plain Lo, in the morning. … She was Lola in slacks.”
> Nothing of what follows—CGI-enabled fisticuffs, mostly—offers any explanation for these appropriated bits of Nabokovian eloquence. Likewise, there’s little to account for Luthor’s other references and quotations, though they are plentiful.

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