Dir. Stanley Kubrick
After the creative battles with Spartacus, Kubrick enjoyed full control over his adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov’s novel by moving to Borehamwood Studios in England. The film follows James Mason’s middle-aged literature lecturer who becomes sexually obsessed with Sue Lyon’s young adolescent. Kubrick turns the tragic tale into a sharp satire on the pathology of sexual frustration, but was widely criticised for making Lolita a teenager rather than the pre-pubescent nymphet of Nabokov’s tale.