Synopsis: Humbert Humbert forces a confrontation with a man, whose name he has just recently learned, in this man's home. The events that led to this standoff began four years earlier. Middle aged Humbert, a European, arrives in the United States where he has secured at job at Beardsley College in Beardsley, Ohio as a Professor of French Literature. Before he begins his post in the fall, he decides to spend the summer in the resort town of Ramsdale, New Hampshire. He is given the name of Charlotte Haze as someone who is renting a room in her home for the summer. He finds that Charlotte, widowed now for seven years, is a woman who puts on airs. Among the demonstration of those airs is throwing around the name of Clare Quilty, a television and stage script writer, who came to speak at her women's club meeting and who she implies is now a friend. Those airs also mask being lonely, especially as she is a sexually aggressive and liberated woman. Humbert considers Charlotte a proverbial "joke" but dec
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Stanley Kubrick
Production: MGM
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 8 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
153 min

That was getting kind of smutty there.

Do you have any last words

before you die, Quilty?

Listen, Mac...'re drunk...

...and I'm a sick man.

This pistol-packing farce is becoming

a sort of nuisance.

Why don't you and I sort of settle this

like two civilized people...

...getting together and settling something?

Instead of... All right, put 'em up.

Do you want to die standing up

or sitting down?

I want to die like a champion.

Right in the boxing glove.

You ought to be more careful

with that thing.

Listen, Captain, why don't you stop

trifling with life and death?

I'm a playwright, you know.

I know all about this sort of tragedy and...

...and comedy and fantasy and everything.

I've got 52 successful...

...scenarios to my credit...

...added to which, my father's a policeman.

You look like a music lover to me.

Why don't you let...

Why don't you let me play you

a little thing I...

...I wrote last week.

Nice sort of opening there.

We could dream up some lyrics maybe.

You and I dream them up together... know, share the profits.

Do you think that'll make the hit parade?

"The moon was blue, and so are you,

and I tonight...

"... she's mine, yours...

"... she's yours tonight...

"... and the moon is... "

Gee, that hurt me, that...

You really hurt me.

If you're trying to scare me,

you did a pretty swell job already.

My leg'll be black and blue tomorrow.

You know this house is roomy and cool.

You see how cool it is.

I intend on moving to England

or Florence forever.

You can move in.

I've got some nice friends

who could come and keep you company.

You could use them as pieces of furniture.

There's one guy who looks

just like a bookcase.

I could fix for you to attend executions.

How would you like that?

Just you there, and nobody else,

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Vladimir Nabokov

Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov (; Russian: Влади́мир Влади́мирович Набо́ков [vɫɐˈdʲimʲɪr nɐˈbokəf] ( listen), also known by the pen name Vladimir Sirin; 22 April [O.S. 10 April] 1899 – 2 July 1977) was a Russian-American novelist, poet, translator and entomologist. His first nine novels were in Russian, but he achieved international prominence after he began writing English prose. Nabokov's Lolita (1955), his most noted novel in English, was ranked fourth in the list of the Modern Library 100 Best Novels; Pale Fire (1962) was ranked 53rd on the same list, and his memoir, Speak, Memory (1951), was listed eighth on the publisher's list of the 20th century's greatest nonfiction. He was a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction seven times. Nabokov was an expert lepidopterist and composer of chess problems. more…

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