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.
Jeremy Irons, Dominique Swain, Melanie Griffith, Frank Langella
by: Adrian Lyne