Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0004491, Sun, 17 Oct 1999 10:55:08 -0700

Re: VN Filmography: "American Beauty" (fwd)

On Sat, 16 Oct 1999, NABOKV-L wrote:

> Speaking of Nabokov and movies, it's pretty telling that in "American
> Beauty", the teenage object of affection is named "Angela Hays". Also, that
> voiceover narration at the beginning, presaging the death of the key
> character stuck out. The writer of this movie must have paid pretty close
> attention to "Lolita", because there are both obvious and subtle references.

The voiceover narration "presaging the death of the key character" made me
think more of "Sunset Boulevard" than "Lolita"...

Andy Miller