Lolita

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.

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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Miss Pratt: I know you have accepted a post at Beardsley College, and I know that there, academics are first, last, and always. Well, that's not us, Mister Humper. Here at Beardsley Prep... what we stress are the three Ds. Dramatics, Dancing, and Dating.

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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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