- Stanley Kubrick
- James Mason, Sue Lyon, Peter Sellers
Stanley Kubrick’s brilliant and subtle adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov’s controversial novel about the strange passion of a middle-aged college professor for a young nymphet was scripted by Nabokov himself. Cannily shifting from social satire to tragic farce, this masterpiece of comic despair is both sexy and unsettling. Peter Sellers’ performance as Quilty is among cinema’s best. Nabokov wrote much of Lolita while a professor at Cornell living in the house located at 802 E. Seneca St.