Cover of: Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov

Lolita

A Screenplay

First paperback edition

Published by McGraw-Hill Book Company in New York, USA .
Written in English.

About the Book

Here is the text of Nabokov's own screen adaptation of his celebrated novel, written in California in 1960 for the director Stanley Kubrick. The film was made by Kubrick, with heavy modifications of Nabokov's script, and released in 1962 - a critical and commercial success. In his forward to this book, Nabokov records his reaction upon seeing the final result - "a mixture of aggravation, regret, and reluctant pleasure...Kubrick saw my novel in one way, I saw it in another."

This book provides a fascinating look into the creative process, showing a writer's struggle to turn his own literary masterpiece into a movie script. This is a must for students of the problems of novels versus movies and for fans of Lolita, the novel and the movie.

About the Edition

Here is the text of Nabokov's own screen adaptation of his celebrated novel, written in California in 1960 for the director Stanley Kubrick. The film was made by Kubrick, with heavy modifications of Nabokov's script, and released in 1962 - a critical and commercial success. In his forward to this book, Nabokov records his reaction upon seeing the final result - "a mixture of aggravation, regret, and reluctant pleasure...Kubrick saw my novel in one way, I saw it in another."

This book provides a fascinating look into the creative process, showing a writer's struggle to turn his own literary masterpiece into a movie script. This is a must for students of the problems of novels versus movies and for fans of Lolita, the novel and the movie.

(back cover)

Edition Notes

Genre
Drama.
Copyright Date
1974

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
812/.5/4
Library of Congress
PN1997.L66 N3 1974

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
xiii, 213 p.
Number of pages
213

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL5422212M
Internet Archive
lolitascreenplay00nabo
ISBN 10
0070457689
LC Control Number
73015918
OCLC/WorldCat
474923448, 955482726
Google
lJgnAQAAMAAJ
Library Thing
64263
Goodreads
783107

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