Monday, February 15, 2010

Movie Pick of the Week

For the snowed-in people of Michigan, Netflix can be man’s new best friend. That being said, it is only necessary that the people of the world be recommended by the best as to what should be playing on their respective television. And today’s pick of the week…

Lolita (Stanley Kubrick, 1962)

Plot provided by

Humbert Humbert, a divorced British professor of French literature, travels to small-town America for a teaching position. He allows himself to be swept into a relationship with Charlotte Haze, his widowed and sexually famished landlady, whom he marries in order that he might pursue the woman's 14-year-old flirtatious daughter, Lolita, with whom he has fallen hopelessly in love, but whose affections shall be thwarted by a devious trickster named Clare Quilty.

Lolita Trailer:

The rundown:

This lesser known Kubrick classic hasn’t really been the topic of discussion since its initial release during a Hollywood cinema era marked by a strict movie rating code censoring many ideas in movies that are common today (in Lolita’s case pedophilia). In fact, Kubrick and fellow director Otto Preminger led the forefront of the war against censorship in the 60’s that led to its ultimate collapse.

Lolita, based on the still-controversial book by Vladimir Nabokov, is a hidden cinema gem that I have decided to bring back to life. This is one film that is sure to entertain you on those snowy nights this winter (Especially out here in Michigan!)


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"The Pez-Dispenser" said...

kevin dylan you are my favorite ets daily reader, way to support the site

R DAWG said...

This site is amazing! The movie recommendations are amazing! Everyone is dead on!

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