Kubrick: one of the most versatile directors ever lived. You saw him dealt with an epic, a period film, a science fiction, a horror, and so on. Lolita.. This would be the fifth Kubrick film, I think, I have seen. I don’t know what to say exactly, but I love it. I love James Mason’s take on the pitiful Humbert, Peter Sellers man of many characters as Quilty. As for Sue Lyon’s Lolita, who wouldn’t be caught by her charms if someone stands on Humbert’s place?
Much credit should be given for Nabokov, the author himself, for the screenplay. He built the foundation, the actors made the characters alive, and Kubrick finished it with this film ahead of its time, much like his 2001: A Space Odyssey.
P.S. I was waiting for my favorite line of Humbert; his description of Lolita. It was mentioned in the 1997 adaptation. Anyway, I still love the film