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Author Pilinska, Anna, author

Title Lolita between adaptation and interpretation : from Nabokov's novel and screenplay to Kubrick's film / by Anna Pilińska
Published Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (140 pages)
Contents Introduction -- The Plot on Paper: The Nabokovian Nymphet & Co. -- The Plot on Screen: The Kubrickian Kitten & Co. -- The Handling of the Characters -- The Postmodern Game: The Problem of Intertextuality -- Conclusions
Summary "This book offers a comparative analysis of three versions of Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita: namely, the original novel (1955), the script written by the novelist himself and published as Lolita: A Screenplay (1974), and Stanley Kubrick's film based on Lolita's storyline (1962). Kubrick's final product oscillates between adaptation and interpretation, as it draws from both Nabokov's novel and script, but also uses the improvisational talents of the cast, eventually rendering the director's firm auteurial hand clearly visible throughout the film. The book analyses how various additions and subtractions made first by Nabokov as a screenwriter, and later by Kubrick as a movie director, influence the reception of the four main characters: Lolita, Humbert Humbert, Charlotte Haze, and Clare Quilty. The original novel's multilayered web of intertextual references -- among them the works of Edgar Allan Poe and the typically Nabokovian critique of Freudian theories -- becomes significantly reduced in the script and the film, with Kubrick additionally enriching the film version of the story with cinematic references"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977 -- Film adaptations.
Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977. Lolita.
Lolita (Motion picture : 1962)
Genre/Form Film adaptations.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1443881465 (electronic book)
9781443881463 (electronic book)