Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0001402, Sat, 2 Nov 1996 15:12:17 -0800

LOLITA film info from Premier (fwd)
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From: Andy Shaindlin <shain@umich.edu>

The following was listed in the May '96 issue of Premiere Magaziner on the
web. It's from a listing of the 50 most powerful people in Hollywood:


Rank Last Year: 49.

Job Title: Libidinous Director.

Status Report: Shot long-cherished Lolita with surprisingly funny script by
Stephen Schiff, who bested the efforts of Harold Pinter and David Mamet.
Jeremy Irons as Humbert. Film still needs a distributor. Said adieu to
producer Richard Zanuck at start of production. Returned to ICM from CAA
after Jay Moloney flameout.

Strengths: Charmer who hasn't missed in steam-and-cream genre. Buzz hot on
newest Lolita, Dominique Swain--she's funny!

Weakness: Pedophilia sure to create a tempest that will test B.O. [box

Yes, It's True: No more allowance for Mario Kassar from French financier
Chargeurs after Lolita budget skyrocketed to $50 million-plus.

Andy Shaindlin