Lolita (1997 movie)

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Directed byAdrian Lyne
Screenplay byStephen Schiff
Based onLolita
by Vladimir Nabokov
Produced by
CinematographyHoward Atherton
Edited by
Music byEnnio Morricone
Distributed byThe Samuel Goldwyn Company
Release dates
  • September 25, 1997 (1997-09-25) (US)
  • January 14, 1998 (1998-01-14) (France)
Running time
137 minutes[1]
  • United States
  • France
Budget$62 million[2]
Box office$1.1 million (US)[3]

Lolita is a 1997 French-American drama movie. It is set in the late 1940s and early 1950s in the United States. It is about a relationship between a man in his forties and a 14 year old girl named Lolita after he marries her mother. Dominique Swain plays Dolores "Lolita" Haze. Jeremy Irons plays Humbert Humbert. Melanie Griffith plays Charlotte Haze. Frank Langella plays Clare Quilty, who lures Lolita away to perform in pornography.

The film had difficulty finding an American distributor[4] and premiered in Europe before being released in America. The film was eventually picked up in the United States by Showtime, a cable network, before finally being released theatrically by The Samuel Goldwyn Company.[5]

The movie got good reviews from the critics. It did poorly at the box office.

It was the second movie made from the book Lolita.

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References[change | change source]

  1. "LOLITA (18)". British Board of Film Classification. March 18, 1998. Retrieved February 2, 2016.
  2. "Lolita (1998)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 15 August 2011.
  3. "Movie Lolita – Box Office Data". The Numbers. Retrieved 15 August 2011.
  4. James, Caryn (1998-07-31). "'Lolita': Revisiting a Dangerous Obsession". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-03-28.
  5. Black, Joel (2002). The Reality Effect: Film culture and the graphic imperative. New York: Routledge. p. 262. ISBN 0-415-93721-3.

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