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Lolita

Director:Adrian LyneWriter:Stephen SchifSamuel Goldwyn; R; 120 minutesRelease:8/98Cast:Jeremy Irons, Melanie Griffith, Frank Langella, Dominique Swain, Ben Silverstone, Emma Griffiths-Malin an…

Media Lolitas

Teen queens sell sex, pop music, and lots and lots of magazines by Ricco Villanueva Siasoco Britney Spears accepts the award for Best New Artist at the American Music Awards in January. (Source: AP…

Vladimir Nabokov

Vladimir Nabokov's novel Lolita was so controversial that it went unpublished in America for three years after it was first presented in France in 1955. Nabokov left his native Russia after the 1917 …

Play It to the Bone

Director/Writer:Ron SheltonTouchstone Pictures; R; 124 minutesRelease:1/00Cast:Antonio Banderas, Woody Harrelson, Lolita Davidovich The man who brought us Bull Durham and White Men Can't Jump…

Literary Allusions

Boswell: James Boswell (1740–95) is best known for his 1791 book The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., considered by many to be the greatest English-language biography ever written. His nam…

The Major and the Minor

Universal; $14.98Feature; NRDirector:Billy WilderCast:Ginger Rogers and Ray Milland Billy Wilder's delightful American debut (1942) stars the always crackerjack Ginger Rogers as a struggling c…

Melanie Griffith

Melanie Griffith is famous for movies such as Something Wild (1986) and Working Girl (1988, with Harrison Ford), and for her high-profile marriages to actors Don Johnson and Antonio Banderas. Griffit…

Gods and Monsters

Director/Writer:Bill CondonLions Gate Films; R; 105 minutesRelease:11/98Cast:Ian McKellan, Brendan Fraser, Lynne Redgrave, Lolita Davidovich and Kevin O'Connor A finely wrought character study…

Peter Sellers

A chameleon of an actor, Sellers played Inspector Clouseau, the bumbling Paris police detective in the long-running Pink Panther film series. Sellers played the character in six films, ranging from Th…

Dolores Del Rio

Dolores Del Rio(Lolita Dolores Martinez Asunsolo Lopez Negrette)actressBorn: 8/3/1905Birthplace: Durango, Mexico Screen actress who appeared in over 40 U.S.- and Mexican-produced films from th…