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The Resource James B. Harris & Stanley Kubrick's Lolita, Metro Goldwyn Mayer presents in association with Seven Arts Productions ; screenplay by Vladimir Nabokov ; produced by James B. Harris ; directed by Stanley Kubrick, (videorecording)

James B. Harris & Stanley Kubrick's Lolita, Metro Goldwyn Mayer presents in association with Seven Arts Productions ; screenplay by Vladimir Nabokov ; produced by James B. Harris ; directed by Stanley Kubrick, (videorecording)

Label
James B. Harris & Stanley Kubrick's Lolita
Title
James B. Harris & Stanley Kubrick's Lolita
Statement of responsibility
Metro Goldwyn Mayer presents in association with Seven Arts Productions ; screenplay by Vladimir Nabokov ; produced by James B. Harris ; directed by Stanley Kubrick
Title variation
  • Lolita
  • Stanley Kubrick's Lolita
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Contributor
Actor
Cinematographer
Composer
Director
Film editor
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • por
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • Stanley Kubrick's sixth film is a brilliant, sly adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov's celebrated yet infamous 1955 novel. It chronicles a middle-aged literature professor's unusual and doomed sexual passion/obsession for a seductively precocious pubescent "nymphet" named Lolita. Thanks to the film industry's production code, the film is mostly suggestive, with numerous double entendres and metaphoric sexual situations, while the story has been transformed into a black comedy and murder mystery. The film lacks the element that enabled most readers to understand the novel--Humbert Humbert's exquisite inner voice. As a consequence the film is big, luxurious, and full of a barren, cold humor, yet a visual tour-de-force in elegant black-and-white
  • "Newly arrived in Ramsdale, New Hampshire, European émigré Humbert Humbert is smitten. He plans to marry Charlotte Haze. That way he'll always be close to his dear one -- Charlotte's precocious daughter! Filmmaker Stanley Kubrick explores the theme of sexual obsession (a subject he would revisit 37 years later in 'Eyes Wide Shut') with this darkly comic and deeply moving version of Vladimir Nabokov's novel. James Mason plays devious, deluded Humbert: wedded to needy Charlotte (Shelley Winters); rivaled by the ubiquitous Clare Quilty (chameleonlike Peter Sellers); and enraptured to his gelatinous core by the blithe teen (Sue Lyon) with that 'lovely, lyrical, lilting name' -- Lolita."--Container notes
  • Humbert, a divorced British professor, travels to small-town America for a teaching position. He allows himself to be swept into a relationship with Charlotte, whom he marries in order that he might pursue her 14-year-old daughter, Lolita
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Lolita (Motion picture : 1962)
Credits note
Director of photography, Oswald Morris ; editor, Anthony Harvey ; music, Nelson Riddle
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
In English, with optional French soundtrack and optional English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles ; closed captioned for the hearing impaired
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.J3647 2007
PerformerNote
James Mason, Shelley Winters, Peter Sellers, Sue Lyon
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1928-
  • 1909-1984
  • 1925-1980
  • 1946-
  • 1915-2014
  • 1930-2017
  • 1899-1977
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kubrick, Stanley
  • Harris, James B.
  • Mason, James
  • Winters, Shelley
  • Sellers, Peter
  • Lyon, Sue
  • Morris, Oswald
  • Riddle, Nelson
  • Harvey, Anthony
  • Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Seven Arts Productions
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
153
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Middle-aged men
  • Teenage girls
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Feature films
  • Erotic films
  • Comedy films
Technique
live action
Label
James B. Harris & Stanley Kubrick's Lolita, Metro Goldwyn Mayer presents in association with Seven Arts Productions ; screenplay by Vladimir Nabokov ; produced by James B. Harris ; directed by Stanley Kubrick, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Vladimir Nabokov
  • Originally produced in England in 1961 and released as a motion picture in 1962
  • Special features: production notes, theatrical trailer
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Polished credits -- Sore loser at ping-pong -- Portrait of death -- Charlotte Haze -- Decisive factor: Lolita -- At the drive-in -- Bedtime for Lolita -- Getting relaxed -- Summer dance -- Daughter with a lovely name -- Something cozier -- Charming evening's end -- Poetry for breakfast -- Glorious surprise -- "Don't forget me." -- Charlotte's confession -- Happy couple -- Lolita calling -- Death wish -- Open book -- Accident -- Bathtub grief -- Retrieving Lolita -- Good deal together -- Two normal guys -- Comes the cot -- Game idea -- Breaking sad news -- Cross my heart -- Father/daughter spat -- Dr. Zemf's visit -- Revelations at the play -- Family row -- On the road again -- Mystery car -- Hospital -- Midnight caller -- In care of her uncle -- Three years later -- Plans to relocate -- "Come away with me now." -- Epilogue
Control code
173522061
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (153 min.)
Isbn
9781419863721
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
MU: Performance rights: Home view.
Other control number
012569648661
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
64866
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)173522061
System details
DVD ; Region 1 ; dual-layer format ; widescreen (1.66:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
James B. Harris & Stanley Kubrick's Lolita, Metro Goldwyn Mayer presents in association with Seven Arts Productions ; screenplay by Vladimir Nabokov ; produced by James B. Harris ; directed by Stanley Kubrick, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Vladimir Nabokov
  • Originally produced in England in 1961 and released as a motion picture in 1962
  • Special features: production notes, theatrical trailer
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Polished credits -- Sore loser at ping-pong -- Portrait of death -- Charlotte Haze -- Decisive factor: Lolita -- At the drive-in -- Bedtime for Lolita -- Getting relaxed -- Summer dance -- Daughter with a lovely name -- Something cozier -- Charming evening's end -- Poetry for breakfast -- Glorious surprise -- "Don't forget me." -- Charlotte's confession -- Happy couple -- Lolita calling -- Death wish -- Open book -- Accident -- Bathtub grief -- Retrieving Lolita -- Good deal together -- Two normal guys -- Comes the cot -- Game idea -- Breaking sad news -- Cross my heart -- Father/daughter spat -- Dr. Zemf's visit -- Revelations at the play -- Family row -- On the road again -- Mystery car -- Hospital -- Midnight caller -- In care of her uncle -- Three years later -- Plans to relocate -- "Come away with me now." -- Epilogue
Control code
173522061
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (153 min.)
Isbn
9781419863721
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
MU: Performance rights: Home view.
Other control number
012569648661
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
64866
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)173522061
System details
DVD ; Region 1 ; dual-layer format ; widescreen (1.66:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital mono
Video recording format
DVD

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