Lolita

Lolita (1997)

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Claire Quilty (the playwright) is the guy who Delores (Lolita) Haze runs off with and Humbert kills him. Lolita, at 17, is married and pregnant. She refuses to return to Humbert. Lolita dies in childbirth, and Humbert dies of a heart attack in prison.

Steve Lawton

Continuity mistake: After Lolita hugs and kisses Humbert goodbye before leaving for camp, the positions of his hands on her back change from shot to shot as he's lowering her back to the floor.

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Humbert: I was not quite prepared for the reality of my dual role. On the one hand, the willing corruptor of an innocent, and on the other, Humbert the happy housewife.

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Trivia: In all the scenes where Jeremy Irons and Dominique Swain had physical contact, Jeremy Irons had to wear a pillow on his lap since Swain was underage at the time of filming.

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Question: When Lolita enters Humbert's room for the very first time, she asks him if she's getting a zit. According to Google, zit was used to define a pimple circa 1966. The movie takes place in 1947. Was the slang used back then?

Answer: It could have been. Lolita might have used a relatively new term, and also how can one really pinpoint the first time a term was used? Maybe it was more mainstream in 1966, but kids could have been using the expression for several years.

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