Downloadable Video - 1997
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Adapted from the controversial novel by Vladimir Nabokov. In 1947, Humbert Humbert, a professor of French literature, travels to the United States to take a teaching position in New Hampshire. He rents a room in the home of widow Charlotte Haze, but Humbert Humbert carries the wound of lost love from his youth, and quickly becomes infatuated with her adolescent daughter Dolores.
Publisher: Made available through hoopla,, 1997.
[United States] :, Under The Milky Way :, 1997.
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (circa 132 min.)) :,sound, color.
data file, rda
digital, rda
Alternative Title: Showtime.


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Jul 13, 2017

Dominique Swain gives probably the best performance by an actress in the 1990s...particularly the first 1/2 hour of the movie. Frank Langella is also wonderful as well.

Mar 23, 2011

The 1997 cinema version of Lolita. A lot more true to the book than the 60's Kubrick film (but that was because of censors). Dominique Swain stands out particularly, but she looks more like a teenager than a 12 year old nymphet. Apparently Katy Perry got most of her inspiration from Swain's portrayal of Lolita. I can see why.

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