Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0001495, Mon, 2 Dec 1996 10:15:35 -0800

Langella quote re- LOLITA film
The following is excerpted from an article about Frank Langella's current run
on Broadway in a Noel Coward play. The full text is at


You will have to register with the NY Times web site to read the full
article. These lines are the only VN-related ones in the article:


[Langella] recently finished work on the role of Quilty in the latest film
adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov's "Lolita." The film, which has a frank sexual
content, does not have an American distributor.

"I am fully, frontally nude -- God help me!" said Langella of a scene in the
film. "It's not something people can say they vaguely remember," as in a
stage performance, he said. "I'm doing it for all time."


Andy Shaindlin