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Basics Critics:73Viewers:69Rusty:82
Category: Comedy, Drama, RomanceNotable as: Comedy-drama, Award-Winning WorkSub-Category: romance film, comedy-drama, film adaptationMain subject: incestRuntime: 147 - 152 minutesColor: black-and-white filmLanguage: English, FrenchCountry: United Kingdom, United StatesDirector: Stanley KubrickScreenwriter: Vladimir Nabokov, Stanley Kubrick, James B. HarrisBased on: LolitaMusic: Nelson RiddleCinematography: Oswald MorrisStars: James Mason, Shelley Winters, Peter Sellers, Sue Lyon, Lois Maxwell, Cec Linder, Gary Cockrell, Diana Decker, Jerry Stovin, Bill Greene Producer: James B. HarrisStudio: Seven Arts ProductionsAwards won: Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actress (Sue Lyon)Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (Vladimir Nabokov)Award details: (details at IMDb)

Lolita is a 1962 comedy-drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick based on the novel of the same title by Vladimir Nabokov, about a middle-aged man who becomes obsessed with a teenage girl. The film stars James Mason as Humbert Humbert, Sue Lyon as Dolores Haze, and Shelley Winters as Charlotte Haze, with Peter Sellers as Clare Quilty. Due to the MPAA's restrictions at the time, the film toned down the more provocative aspects of the novel, sometimes leaving much to the audience's imagination. The actress who played Lolita, Sue Lyon, was 14 at the time of filming. Kubrick later commented that, had he realized how severe the censorship limitations were going to be, he probably never would have made the film.

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