Anonymous said: do you like the 1962 or 1997 version of lolita better? i like the 1997 one but mainly because of Dominique, she plays the perfect Dolores
Oh definitely the 1997 version, because of everything, it’s much more accurate to the book, and the casting is so much better, except maybe for Charlotte. I think Sue Lyon was great, but I don’t think of her when I think of Lolita, and I almost can’t even see her as Lolita, maybe bc I watched the 97 one first, or bc she’s too different from the Lolita from the novel, but with Dominique it’s like someone put their hand inside the book and brought Lolita to real life. And same with Humbert. Jeremy does what James simply wasn’t able to do, which is make the public feel sympathy for him, and that charm and duality is an extremely important part of his character, and Mason didn’t deliver it, in my opinion.