Lolita


2h 17m 1997

Brief Synopsis

The year is 1947 and Humbert Humbert, a professor of French literature, travels to a small town to take a teaching post. He rooms with a sexy widow named Charlotte Haze and her 12-year-old daughter Lolita. Charlotte sees the dashing Humbert as the fulfillment of all her dreams and avidly begins to p

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Period
Romance
Release Date
1997
Production Company
Academia Musicale Italiana; Digiscope, Inc.; Illusion Arts, Inc.; Pacific Title & Art Studio; PathT International; Pathe Image
Distribution Company
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. (MGM )/SAMUEL GOLDWYN FILMS; Alternative Films; Amlf; Constantin Film Development, Inc.; Medusa Film; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.; Monopole Pathe Films Ag; Panasia; PathT International; Sam Film; Samuel Goldwyn Films; Showtime Networks; Sogepaq S.A.; Tobis Film; Toho-Towa Company; Trimark Home Video
Location
Northern California, USA; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; El Paso, Texas, USA; France; Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 17m

Synopsis

The year is 1947 and Humbert Humbert, a professor of French literature, travels to a small town to take a teaching post. He rooms with a sexy widow named Charlotte Haze and her 12-year-old daughter Lolita. Charlotte sees the dashing Humbert as the fulfillment of all her dreams and avidly begins to pursue him as a future husband. But the professor carries with him a poisonous wound: the indelible memory of a frustrated childhood romance that ended with the untimely death of his 12-year-old love. The unrequited past pushes Humbert towards the fulfillment of his own dreams: Lolita. While Charlotte courts Humbert, he finds himself courting courting Lolita. Through an extraordinary series of twists, Humbert wins her affections until the evil Quilty enters the picture. Together the oddest of couples sets off on a cross-country trip across America that concludes in tragedy.

Crew

Bill Abbott

Music Editor

Harold Adamson

Song ("You'Re My Dish")

Danny Aiello Iii

Stunt Coordinator

Willy Allen

Dialogue Editor

George H Anderson

Dialogue Editor

Ernest Ansermet

Music Conductor ("Night On Bald Mountain" (L'Orchestre De La Suisse Romande))

Fausto Anzelm

Viola Soloist

Tony Araki

Other

Harold Arlen

Song ("Stormy Weather")

Howard Atherton

Director Of Photography

Jean-pierre Avice

Production Manager (French Unit)

John Banuelos

Dubbing Engineer

Count Basie

Song Performer ("Royal Garden Blues")

Jenny Beavan

Costumes (For 1924 Sequence/French Unit)

Michael Blue

Song Performer ("My Carmen")

Michael Blue

Song

Frederic Bovis

Location Manager

Frederick Bovis

Location Manager (French Unit)

Laurent Bregeat

Assistant Director (French Unit)

David Brenner

Editor

Lew Brown

Song ("Don'T Sit Under The Apple Tree (With Anyone Else But Me)")

Nacio Herb Brown

Song ("Temptation")

Hoagy Carmichael

Song ("Stardust")

Joanny Carpentier

Production Coordinator (French Unit)

Ellen Chenoweth

Casting

Sue Chipperton

Animal Trainer

Joan Cunningham

Assistant Director

Richard Dean

Key Makeup Artist

James Dearden

Screenwriter

Dominique Delany

Assistant Director (French Unit)

Paul A. Edwards

Camera Operator

Paul A. Edwards

Director Of Photography (2nd Unit)

Dorothy Fields

Song ("I'M In The Mood For Love")

Alison Fisher

Dialogue Editor

Ella Fitzgerald

Song Performer ("T'Aint What You Do (It'S The Way That Cha Do It)")

Dusty Fletcher

Song ("Open The Door, Richard!")

Megan M Fogarty

Animal Trainer

Arthur Freed

Song ("Temptation")

Rick Freeman

Dialogue Editor

Michael A. Genne

Additional Camera Operator

David Giammarco

Adr Editor

W S Gilbert

Song ("I'M Called Little Buttercup")

Michael Glick

Unit Production Manager

Stephan Goldman

Music Supervisor

Ron Goodman

Aerial Cameraman

Walter Grabowski

Foley Recordist

Laura Graham

Adr Editor

W Steven Graham

Supervising Art Director

Edvard Grieg

Music ("Piano Concerto In A Minor")

Wayne Griffin

Adr Supervisor

Michael Haight

Dialogue Editor

Barbara Harris

Voice Casting

Donald Heitzer

Unit Production Manager

Patricia Doherty Hess

Location Manager

Bob Hillard

Song ("Civilization (Bongo, Bongo, Bongo)")

Bob Hilliard

Song

Lena Horne

Song Performer F ("Stormy Weather")

Eddy Howard

Song Performer ("I Wonder, I Wonder, I Wonder")

Don Howell

Song ("Open The Door, Richard!")

Jean-michel Hugon

Art Director (French Unit)

Daryl Hutchins

Song ("I Wonder, I Wonder, I Wonder")

Jon Hutman

Production Designer

Ramey Idriss

Song ("Woody Woodpecker")

Francois Ivernel

Executive In Charge Of Production (Pathe)

Jacquelyn Janis

Animal Trainer

Jina Jay

Voice Casting (French Unit/United Kingdom)

Scott A Jennings

Effects Editor

Ingrid Johanson

Production Coordinator

Mario Kassar

Producer

Tracy Kilpatrick

Casting Director

Ray Kluga

Art Director (Central Texas)

Ted Koehler

Song ("Stormy Weather")

Andy Koyama

Foley Location Mixer

Diane Linn

Adr Recordist

Ricardo Lopez Mendez

Music ("Amor")

Vera Lynn

Song Performer ("I'M In The Mood For Love")

Nancy Macleod

Effects Editor

Judianna Makovsky

Costume Designer

Andy Malcolm

Foley Artist Supervisor

Jamie Marshall

Assistant Director

John Mason

Song ("Open The Door, Richard!")

Jeffrey D Mcdonald

Art Director (New Orleans)

Jimmy Mchugh

Songs ("I'M In The Mood For Love" "You'Re My Dish")

Jack Mcvea

Song Performer ("Open The Door, Richard!")

Jack Mcvea

Song

Joseph Mercurio

Special Effects Coordinator

Joel B. Michaels

Producer

Julie Monroe

Editor

Vanick Moradian

Dialogue Editor

Brad Moranz

Movement Consultant

Jenny Moranz

Movement Consultant

Ennio Morricone

Music Conductor/Orchestrations

Ennio Morricone

Music

Modest Mussorgsky

Music ("Night On Bald Mountain")

Vladimir Nabokov

Source Material (From Novel)

Kevin O'connell

Re-Recording Mixer

Michael O'farrell

Supervising Sound Editor

Doug O'neons

Camera Operator

Jeffrey A. Okun

Visual Effects Supervisor

Sy Oliver

Song ("T'Aint What You Do (It'S The Way That Cha Do It)")

Flemming Olsen

Additional Camera Operator

Steve Parenti

Set Decorator

Leslie Park

Script Supervisor

Franco Patrignani

Sound Engineer

John Perkinson

Director Of Photography (Underwater Photography)

Dominique Piat

Script Supervisor (French Unit)

Harold Pinter

Screenwriter

Donna Powell

Foley Artist

Lyndell Quiyou

Key Hairstylist

Charlene Richards

Adr Mixer

Nikolai Rimsky-korsakov

Music ("Night On Bald Mountain")

Hilarie Roope

Post-Production Supervisor

Gabriel Ruiz

Song ("Amor")

Andy Russell

Song Performer ("Amor")

Greg P. Russell

Re-Recording Mixer

Ann C Salzer

Assistant Director

Eric H Sandberg

Costume Supervisor

Stephen Schiff

Screenwriter

Debra Schutt

Set Decorator

Albert Shapiro

Assistant Director

Dan Sharp

Other

Artie Shaw

Song Performer ("Stardust")

Chris Shriver

Art Director (West Texas)

Carl Sigman

Song ("Civilization (Bongo, Bongo, Bongo)")

Sunny Skylar

English Lyrics ("Amor")

Alison Smith

Post-Production Coordinator

Stephen Smith

Director Of Photography (French Unit)

Donald F Spinney

Animal Trainer

Stephen St John

Additional Camera Operator

Greg Steele

Adr Mixer

Sam H. Stept

Song ("Don'T Sit Under The Apple Tree (With Anyone Else But Me)")

Johann Strauss

Music ("Wiener Blut")

Brian Stultz

Head Scenic Artist

A S Sullivan

Song ("I'M Called Little Buttercup")

Chris Tanner

Additional Camera Operator (French Unit)

The Andrews Sisters

Song Performer ("Don'T Sit Under The Apple Tree (With Anyone Else But Me)")

George Tibbles

Song ("Woody Woodpecker")

Charles Tobias

Song ("Don'T Sit Under The Apple Tree (With Anyone Else But Me)")

Tami Treadwell

Adr Recordist

Philippe Turlure

Set Decorator (French Unit)

Dirk Vahle

Pilot

Tony Van Den Akker

Foley Mixer

Fabio Venturi

Sound Engineer

Marichu Walker

Production Liaison

Charles Wilborn

Sound Mixer

Clarence Williams

Song ("Royal Garden Blues")

Spencer Williams Jr.

Song ("Royal Garden Blues")

James Young

Song

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Period
Romance
Release Date
1997
Production Company
Academia Musicale Italiana; Digiscope, Inc.; Illusion Arts, Inc.; Pacific Title & Art Studio; PathT International; Pathe Image
Distribution Company
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. (MGM )/SAMUEL GOLDWYN FILMS; Alternative Films; Amlf; Constantin Film Development, Inc.; Medusa Film; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.; Monopole Pathe Films Ag; Panasia; PathT International; Sam Film; Samuel Goldwyn Films; Showtime Networks; Sogepaq S.A.; Tobis Film; Toho-Towa Company; Trimark Home Video
Location
Northern California, USA; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; El Paso, Texas, USA; France; Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 17m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer July 22, 1998

Released in United States September 25, 1998

Expanded Release in United States October 2, 1998

Expanded Release in United States October 9, 1998

Released in United States on Video October 12, 1999

Released in United States September 1997

Released in United States July 28, 1998

Released in United States September 1998

Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival in Spain (out of competition) September 18-27, 1997.

Shown at Boston Film Festival September 10-20, 1998.

Vladimir Nabakov's novel was previously adapted to the screen as "Lolita" (USA/United Kingdom/1962), directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring James Mason, Peter Sellers, Shelley Winters and Sue Lyon.

Feature film acting debut for 15-year-old Dominique Swain, whose second acting role "Face/Off" (USA/1997) was released previous to this film.

Broadcast in USA over Showtime August 2, 1998.

Completed shooting February 8, 1996.

Began shooting September 5, 1995.

Samuel Goldwyn Films is the releasing arm of The Samuel Goldwyn Company.

Chargeurs, a French financing company has purchased all rights to this film from Carolco Pictures.

Released in United States Summer July 22, 1998

Released in United States September 25, 1998 (New York City and Los Angeles)

Expanded Release in United States October 2, 1998

Expanded Release in United States October 9, 1998

Released in United States on Video October 12, 1999

Released in United States September 1997 (Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival in Spain (out of competition) September 18-27, 1997.)

Released in United States July 28, 1998 (Shown in New York City (Alice Tully Hall - Lincoln Center) July 28, 1998.)

Released in United States September 1998 (Shown at Boston Film Festival September 10-20, 1998.)

Nominated for the 1998 award for Most Promising Actress (Dominique Swain) from the Chicago Film Critics Association.