NABOKV-L post 0003256, Sat, 1 Aug 1998 19:29:36 -0700

NYT 'Lolita' review (fwd)

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Date: Fri, 31 Jul 1998 16:17:26 -0400
From: Tim Henderson <>

Here's an insightful NYTimes review of 'Lolita': It's interesting that
James sees the murder scene (my favorite murder scene in all literature)
as a digression:
The film is so faithful to the novel that it shares similar flaws. After
a stay at Beardsley College, Humbert and Lolita go back on the
road and the story flags. And though Frank Langella is
effectively sinister as Clare Quilty, who lures Lolita from Humbert, the
Grand Guignol scene of his murder belongs in another film (and
another novel).
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