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Kubrick first offered this role Tyuzdi Weald.She was seventeen, she has already played eight or nine films, survived alcoholism, drug use, several love affairs and attempted suicide. Kubrick introduced her to Nabokov, who saw in it a sensual, not for years experienced girl. "Elegant ingenue - politely he download the film Babe
and agreed - but I imagine another Lolita."On conscientious objection Nabokov tried not to make the screen Lolita too real or too pretty and agree with Harris and Kubrick is that the film should not pay too much attention to her appearance.In the book and Humbert, Quilty and do not care about the look of Law, and her precocious sexuality, the way she manipulates her smartly older fans. Nabokov's nymphet not quiet the victim, and calculating temptress, the human version of "nymphs" of the insect world, poluoformivshihsya larvae of mosquitoes and dragonflies."Humbert finds Lolita hopelessly vulgar and banal - notes Brian Boyd, Nabokov's biographer. - Insightful look Humbert sees in it the magic and charm of the nymphet, but in the rest of Lolita is not of concern." Nabokov was worried that his work is transferred to the real world."Lolita", he says, is pure fantasy, unreal and unrealizable, any adaptation is at best an approximation. At the time, he insisted on the cover of the American edition of the book was a little girl image;get by on a holiday of Halloween, he was frightened when the door of his house there was a girl, who asked for custom candy - the girl came with a tennis racket, with her hair tied "tail" and a sign reading "Lolita" on the chest.For the role you want is not a real boy, explained Kubrick writer, and some one that combines the physical appearance of the child with adult sophistication may dwarf. This idea Kubrick shuddered, and he started collecting photos of young fashion models and the act For the year he has accumulated about eight photos.Harris audited Broadway plays and watch the TV advertising of transmission, and tried-and-coming young actress who sent the agency.But under all circumstances, was suitable only little-known actress, and because no studio would not put money in "Lolita" without the movie screen stars, the most pressing problem is the search for an actor for the role of Humbert.Sue Lyon in the film "Lolita" Legend has it that the original choice of Harris and Kubrick stopped by the English playwright and actor Noel Coward, but Harris denied that the actor kogdalibo taken into account: "I have no idea what it looks like Noel Coward," - he said.First they chose the Englishman James Mason, who was once destined to be the Dax in "Paths of Glory." Chosen, despite his shabby appearance and guilty mind, or perhaps precisely because of this.
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and offered his capricious daughter Portland for the role of Lolita.