Irons plays Humbert Humbert, the professor who can not control his physical desires for 12 year-old Dolores Haze (Swain) in yet another adaptation of Nabokov’s classic novel. —The Samuel Goldwyn Company
At once hailed by moviegoers and reviled by critics, filmmaker Adrian Lyne was an Academy Award-nominated director and producer of such erotically-charged features as “Flashdance” (1983), “Nine ½ Weeks” (1986), “Fatal Attraction” (1987) and “Unfaithful” (2002). Lyne’s films were balanced carefully on the line between art and exploitation – while impeccably polished and produced, his pictures never shied away from depicting the darker – and more titillating – aspects of human sexuality in graphic ways. Although popular with audiences, his films were routinely dismissed as glossy, empty-headed Hollywood product. Lyne responded to such criticism with more arthouse-oriented fare like “Jacob’s Ladder” (1990) and “Lolita” (1997), making him a filmmaker harder to define that critics would care to admit.
Born March 4, 1941 in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England, Lyne was raised in London and studied at the prestigious Highgate School, where his father was an educator. After a brief… read more
Much less femme fatal, much more creepy old guy. A much less heightened and a much more tame version than I imagined Lyne would make. Poor writing and acting almost all the way around. Too domestic for its violently absurd outbursts. And that music... Straight out of an oxygen channel made for TV movie. Still, a version of the story worth exploring.
while a faithful adaptation, i much prefer kubrick's over-the-top version.