DIRECTOR: STANLEY KUBRICK
CAST: SUE LYON, JAMES MASON, SHELLEY WINTERS, PETER SELLERS
“How Did They Ever Make a Movie of Lolita?” ran the teasing tagline for Kubrick’s film from Nabokov’s novel of verboten hebephile love, and the answer was: with a light touch, poisonous humor, and fluidly flowing camerawork. James Mason, at his bitchy best, is Humbert Humbert, a snooty academic who marries Shelley Winters to get close to his real target, teen coquette Sue Lyon, though he faces stiff competition from a pursuing Peter Sellers. Wicked and wonderful.
Lolita is screening as part of the Kubrick x 8 series.