Lolita

Lolita (1997)

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Humbert (Jeremy Irons) stays in a house. The landlord is Charlotte Haze (Melanie Griffith) and Humbert becomes obsessed with her daughter Dolores (who is the lolita). Humbert marries Charlotte, and when Dolores went to a camp. Charlotte finds out that Humbert doesn't like her at all and is actually interested in Dolores. Charlotte gets killed by a car accident. Humbert (as a stepfather by now) takes Dolores and they go for a road trip.

Continuity mistake: When Lolita begins to undress in front of Humbert, she is wearing her school uniform. Her shirt first appears tucked in, then out and then in again.

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Lolita: I was a daisy fresh girl and look what you've done to me.

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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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