[ratethatcommentary.com]
Login | Register


Lolita (1997)

View at IMDB


Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Director Adrian Lyne Rating:8.7/10 (11 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by Bakersfield on August 29th, 2015:Find all reviews by Bakersfield
A good track for one of my all-time favorite movies.

Adrian Lyne starts off the commentary by talking about Ennio Morricone and his haunting, melancholic score. Lyne is a quiet speaker, he takes his time, but don't worry - the dead air is not that bad. The way he describes the project is "It's about a man who never really grows up", which is of course right on point. He talks about the many shooting locations, the novel "Lolita", the actors, the car Humbert drives, the "insanity" of the ending in the house, and his approach towards the visual representation of the story.

There are a lot of revealing short stories throughout the commentary (like the use of optical effects right at the end of the movie - I never knew that) and last but not least we get to learn a bit more about the sets and the production design.

Overall, a strong commentary and if you like the movie make sure to listen to it. It's worth it.
Reviewed by musíl65 on August 15th, 2018:Find all reviews by musíl65
Lyne talks a lot about the novel and how it was adapted for this movie. The actors, the DP, the black comedy and the Morricone’s music are also discussed. The best points are his opinions about the novel. He talks also about the locations and the sets. Sometimes he mentions the Kubrick movie.

He talks slowly with a few pauses, but has during the whole track something interesting to say. This track is very good. 9 out of 10.