1962 ***** 153 mins.
"How did they ever make a movie of Lolita?" asks the trailer and ad campaigns for this 1962 Kubrick classic based upon the highly controversial novel by Vladimir Nabokov, who scripted the film himself. Well, watch it and see for yourself. This is one of my all-time favorite films, based on one of my all-time favorite novels. A European college professor moves to America and falls in love with a teenage girl. Then, he marries the girl's mother just so he can stay near the girl. An absolutely fantastic film from the world's greatest director. To me, this is the first real Kubrick film; this is the first film where Kubrick was completely able to be himself, and it's the first film that bears all his signature styles and trademarks.
Original theatrical aspect ratio: 1.66:1
Based on His Novel "Lolita"