Lolita (1962) – Review by Dwight Macdonald

2019-12-02T08:50:40+00:00December 2nd, 2019|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , , |

by Dwight Macdonald Lolita is a good movie which might have been much better. For the title role, Stanley Kubrick discovered a teen-age television actress named Sue Lyon whose moods, accent, facial expressions, and body movements seem to me remarkably authentic—quite different from the cliches we usually get in such [...]


2018-02-08T16:06:39+00:00February 8th, 2018|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , , |

Che Kubrick conoscesse Freud è fuor di dubbio; lo si ricava da tutta la sua opera, ma basterebbe anche solo quell’accenno al Perturbante che il regista lascia cadere nell’intervista con Michel Ciment, a proposito del film The Shining: «Nel suo scritto sul perturbante Freud affermò che il per­turbante costituisce l’unica sensazione che si provi con maggior forza sia nell’arte che nella vita»

Lolita (1962) – Review by Richard Combs

2018-09-14T17:00:18+01:00September 14th, 2017|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , , |

The base of Kubrick's fiction is pure abstraction, back-projection or studio mock-up, and the only reality is invested in the comedy-drama of the characters. His Lolita is a film of 'solid' performances - high-key lighting and unstressed direction indeed - particularly in the first half, chez Charlotte Haze, where in long, placid takes the camera observes Humbert's efforts to avoid Charlotte's mating dance while guiltily courting Lolita.

Lolita (1962): Humbert Humdrum and Lullita

2019-12-23T11:17:09+00:00June 22nd, 2016|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , |

Wind up the Lolita doll and it goes to Hollywood and commits nymphanticide. Director Stanley Kubrick and Novelist-turned-Scriptwriter Vladimir Nabokov shadow the plot of Nabokov's perverse and remarkable novel rather faithfully, but they have filtered out its shades of meaning. Those who know the book will hoot at this decontamination: [...]