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Lolita (Original three-sheet film poster) by  Sue Lyon (starring)  Shelley Winters - 1962 - from Royal Books, Inc. (SKU: 121052)

Lolita (Original three-sheet film poster)

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Lolita (Original three-sheet film poster)

by Nabokov, Vladimir (novel, screenwriter); Stanley Kubrick (director); James Mason, Shelley Winters, Sue Lyon (starring)

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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1962. Original US three-sheet poster for the 1962 film. An iconic image for an iconic film. Kubrick's rendition of Nabokov's masterpiece is legendary in its own right, a work that stands ten feet above the rhetoric later raised by Nabokov's son and the resulting forgettable 1997 remake. Kubrick's carefully crafted film preserves the mystery, tragedy, and humor of Nabokov's source material, while adding a level of its own perversion-notably with its portrayal of Claire Quilty, represented in a performance by Peter Sellers that according to some sources was mostly improvised. And who could ever best Shelley Winters as Lolita's grasping mother, or James Mason as the long-suffering Humbert? 41 x 81 inches, linen-backed. Near Fine.

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Lolita is widely regarded as one of the greatest books of the 20th Century. The cultural influence of Lolita cannot be understated, and numerous editions have been printed since 1955. The book has been made into movies, plays, and has sparked countless conversations about relationships and the nature of obsession. Even the covers of the later editions have sparked controversy, as they feature potentially suggestive depictions of the famous "nymphet". Unsurprisingly, Lolita is often at the top of banned books lists in high schools.

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On Aug 26 2014, a reader said:
Vladimir Nabokov's postmodern masterpiece about a man's obsession with a young girl is nothing short of remarkable. Not only does Nabokov situate the story within the context of Cold War America, but he has the ability to make the reader sympathise with an otherwise immoral character. Through Nabokov's lyrical, poetic and deceptive writing, the story becomes at once comical and poignant. Underneath all the amusing and colourful metaphors and allusions to American popular culture is a deeply affecting story about obsession, innocence and unrequited love. As with Jack Kerouac's On The Road, the theme of 'the journey' is strongly emphasised throughout, as the lead character descends deeper into madness as he and his step-daughter travel around America. A cult classic and must-read, Lolita is the work of genius.

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Bookseller
Royal Books, Inc. US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
121052
Title
Lolita (Original three-sheet film poster)
Author
Nabokov, Vladimir (novel, screenwriter); Stanley Kubrick (director); James Mason, Shelley Winters, Sue Lyon (starring)
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Publisher
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM]
Place of Publication
Beverly Hills, CA
Date published
1962
Keywords
Film Posters | Directors | Literature
Bookseller catalogs
Literature; Film Posters; Directors;

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