Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0004818, Fri, 25 Feb 2000 16:37:07 -0800

LO shock value (fwd)
From: justice <justice@ucla.edu>

>> father (who the filmmaker never makes us hate or loath, but pity) combined
>> with the modern moral outrage attached to man/boy (nambla!) matches comes
>> closer, i think, to the effect or charge nabokov's novel achieved in its
>> time. if you are to make an accurate film version of lolita you must change
>> from dolly to johnny

I don't agree. I think you just need to have the right *little* girl in
the film, and neither film has had (I believe VVN had something more like
Malle's _Zazie_ in mind -- something I read on the list or in Boyd).
Irons also lacked the energy to play HH, in fact I really wonder if he
has more than one character in him.

Alexander Justice * justice@ucla.edu * Hollywood, California, USA

Graduate Student * Information Studies * UCLA