7 (Part 1): That Time David Mamet Wrote a Draft of Lolita (And Other Hollywood Tragedies)


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Jan 11 2021 63 mins   1.3k
It's high time we talk about the 1997 movie adaptation of Lolita by Adrian Lyne. Between Stanley Kubrick's adaptation in 1962 and Dominique Swain playing Lolita in the '90s. In part one of this two-parter, we take a look at knock-off Lolita productions, how the conversation around child sex abuse changes in Hollywood and America in the 80s and 90s, and how Stranger Danger misses the mark going into the '90s. Notes: Adrian Lyne talking Lolita in '98: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACi2JdJBM44&t=1s Lolita Comes Again (Esquire '98): https://classic.esquire.com/article/1997/2/1/lolita-comes-again Natalie Portman talks Lolita: https://www.themarysue.com/natalie-portman-talks-about-lolita-label/ That Roman Polanski Petition: https://www.indiewire.com/2009/09/over-100-in-film-community-sign-polanski-petition-55821/ Lolita Behind the Scenes Featurette '97: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYJFRnaYyMQ&t=2s Lolita Screen Test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4hAOuXWxyc Twinky (1970): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OG9-C3EW6zo Jodie Foster and Taxi Driver: https://www.wmagazine.com/story/forty-years-after-taxi-driver-and-her-first-oscar-nomination-jodie-foster-recalls-the-making-of-a-classic/ Polly Platt: The Invisible Woman (YMRT): http://www.youmustrememberthispodcast.com/episodes/2020/7/pollyplattarchive28 Brooke Shields reflects on Pretty Baby: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTSSBJ6xyi4 Samantha Geimer on 60 Minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5dIdoaDgN8&feature=youtu.be Milk Carton Kids: https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/02/when-bad-news-was-printed-on-milk-cartons/516675/ Stranger Danger & Mass Incarceration: https://www.jacobinmag.com/2020/05/stranger-danger-mass-incarceration-paul-renfro RAINN Statistics: https://www.rainn.org/statistics/children-and-teens Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers