Lolita 1962 (Kubrick) vs. Lolita 1997 (Lyne) Watch
However, having been planning on renting the Kubrick version, I'm now thinking I won't bother as the 1997 version seems way better, mainly in terms of its more faithful adherence to the novel's plot, and in terms of the choice of actress for Lolita herself. Sue Lyon (who played Lolita in Kubrick's film) seems way too old to play Lolita, whereas Dominique Swain (the 1997 Lolita) seems to comply far more with how I'd imagined Lolita to be while I was reading the novel.
So, what do you all say? Any preference? If so then what are the reasons for your preference?
So yeah, I vote for '97.
My loyalty lies with Kubrick.
i have seen the first one (kubrick) and didnt think it was particlualry great.
The Lyne version takes advantage of the absence of censors/societal reactions that prevented Kubrick from screening what he really wanted to.
i cried at the end, even though i already knew everything that was going to happen... how sad.
Although - i'm not sure, can't quite remember, i don't think they give you the details from the foreword and afterword in the film, do they?