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

By Alison Nastasi on Jun 6, 2015 1:24pm

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 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 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: http://flavorwire.com/521766/20-things-you-didnt-know-about-stanley-kubricks-lolita




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