Lolita

Visible crew/equipment: When Humbert is asking Lolita who is the man he is looking for, just after she asks him if he remembers Doctor Zemph, Humbert asks if it was him, to which Lolita replies "Not exactly" before walking into the kitchen. Whilst Humbert is saying "I didn't come here to play guessing games" as Lolita walks to the kitchen, the shadow of a crew member, most likely a cameraman, can be seen cast on the side of the television. It cannot be Humbert's shadow as his shadow is cast on the couch and on the window behind him. (02:22:20)

Casual Person

Visible crew/equipment: When Humbert and Lolita are sitting in the car and watching the car behind them after pulling over, Humbert starts getting pains in his arm and chest. As Lolita is saying "Maybe you ought to see a doctor in the next town", Humbert is leaning his head down against the steering wheel, and then says "No, it'll be all right", before lifting his head up again. The shadow of a boom mic can be seen passing over Humbert's head whilst he begins to lift his head up. (02:06:17)

Casual Person

Visible crew/equipment: Right at the start of the scene where Charlotte is making a fried egg for breakfast in the kitchen, the shadow of a camera can be seen cast on the side of the toaster to the right of shot, and is then quickly pulled away. (00:37:01)

Casual Person

Visible crew/equipment: The microphone's shadow appears on the wall, when the professor is begging Lolita to come back to him and leave her husband. (02:21:28)

7

Visible crew/equipment: The Shadow of a man appears on back of Humbert's coat for two seconds as he pleads with a married and pregnant Lolita to come back with him. (02:21:11)

spatssami

Visible crew/equipment: When Humbert and Lolita are talking in her house after meeting for the first time in three years, whilst Lolita is telling him her husband doesn't know anything about what happened between them, a crew member can be seen reflected in the television that she is leaning on. This crew member can be seen reflected on the television throughout the shot, until Humbert begins to walk over to the window. (02:21:04)

Casual Person

Visible crew/equipment: When Humbert is driving down a street whilst he is being followed, he begins to pull over at a gas station. Whilst he is pulling into the gas station, after driving off the main street, a car can be seen driving past on the opposite side of the road. The reflection of the camera crew can be seen reflected in the window of the car as it passes by. (02:02:12)

Casual Person

Visible crew/equipment: When Humbert hears the employee knocking on the hotel room door, he starts running over to the man to shush him whilst the camera is pulling back. When the camera pulls back enough to show the employee in the shot, the moment he enters the frame, the shadow of the camera can be seen cast on his coat for a brief moment. (01:23:52)

Casual Person

Visible crew/equipment: When Humbert and Lolita enter their hotel room, just as the employee begins walking into the living room area, the camera begins to pull backwards and the shadow of the cameraman can be seen reflected in the glass pane to the right of shot that the employee walks past. (01:16:36)

Casual Person

Visible crew/equipment: In the opening scene, when Humbert arrives at Quilty's mansion, there is a transition the starts at the end of the shot where Humbert is driving up the main path, where it fades to the living room inside the mansion. Whilst the scene is transitioning, a crew member can be seen in the living room, walking out of shot just before the transition finishes. (00:02:26)

Casual Person

Visible crew/equipment: The microphone's shadow appears on the wall, when the professor is begging Lolita to come back to him and leave her husband. (02:21:28)

More mistakes in Lolita

Charlotte Haze: There's a nice view from this window... of the front lawn.

More quotes from Lolita

Trivia: When Humbert first sees Quilty in the mansion, he asks him if he is Quilty, to which Quilty replies with "No, I'm Spartacus. Have you come to free the slaves or something?" This is a reference to the scene from the movie Spartacus, where the slaves who have been recaptured by the Romans all announce that they are Spartacus to try and protect Spartacus when he tries to announce who he is. This is also serves as an in-joke as it was Stanley Kubrick's previous movie, which he made before doing Lolita. (00:03:36)

Casual Person
More trivia for Lolita

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.