LOLITA

Synopsis: Lyne (FATAL ATTRACTION) tries his hand at a more faithful adaptation of Nabokov's novel than Kubrick was allowed to attempt in 1962. In the process, Irons gives an amazing, tortured performance as Humbert Humbert, the professor who can not control his physical desires for 12 year-old Dolores Haze (Swain). Swain also turns in an exceptional performance as the title character. Controversy surrounded the production to the point where it languished, completed, on the shelf, for almost 2 years looking for an American distributor. The film had a successful European run before making its American debut on the Showtime cable network, and finally, to a limited art house run.

Starring: Jeremy Irons, Dominique Swain, Melanie Griffith, Frank Langella (more credits)

Directed by: Adrian Lyne

 

NABOKOV ON KAFTKA

Synopsis: Plummer brings Nabokov to life in one of the author's humorous and illuminating discussions about "The Metamorphosis" by Franz Kafka.

Starring: Christopher Plummer (more credits)

Directed by: Peter Medak

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