Letters of Note: Pornography is an attitude and an intention

Letter from Vladimir Nabokov about Lolita.

Coincidentally I watched Stanley Kubrick’s Lolita a few days ago. I had the realization watching it that it’s probably unfair for me to judge it poorly for not being faithful to the spirit of the book while giving The Shining a pass. But The Shining is one of the best horror movies ever made. Lolita is one of the best books ever written, but the movie is not. Being Kubrick’s worst film is still not a bad place to be, of course.


Letters of Note: Pornography is an attitude and an intention