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anyone seen it, or watch it last night?
and I thought it was a decent portrayal of the story in that the morals inherent in the book are clearly conveyed onto the screen so the more sexual scenes never appear unnecessarily explicit or crass not to mention Dominique Swain and Jeremy Irons played their parts brilliantly,
it should be seen as one of the all time great performances i rekon, though i'm sure it would hardly get much thought.
i really liked it....obviously it's been watered down...shaped into something new completely seperate from the book
this paragraph nails it exactly
''Yet this new Lolita is not negligible. I have seen it twice, and I can report that audiences are sitting raptly through it. What they are responding to, I believe, is not Nabokov's disturbing joke about romantic obsession but a more conventionally reassuring romantic drama. They are responding to pathos and heartbreak, to suffering and noble, unhappy love.''
so true. i'm the sort of wanker that responds to, essentially, a pretty conventional, well acted, poetic portrayal or impossible love. i completely understand how someone with more backbone and understanding of the novel (which i still haven't read) would feel pretty apathetic over its complete lack of satire or black humour.
We split into teams and the other team made the oldest (ok, university film society so he's 24-ish), most knowledgeable guy in our team perform it. It basically went:
Laughter and embarassed shuffling
Motions to indicate larger hair
Cupping of breasts
"Low" downwards hand motion (I'm assuming he meant age/height)
Me shouting out "Latino" as I couldn't for the life of me remember the word and thought it to be similar enough
Lying on the floor, arse in the air, biting his finger
Lying on the floor again, this time with someone with a camera ready.
I haven't seen the film though.
better than the earlier version.