Oscar for Lolita?

by Willow Green |
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When Adrian Lyne's version of Lolita couldn't get a distribution deal in the States - the major Hollywood studios having decided they wanted no part of the film - it was signed up by cable company Showtime, who acquired the rights to air the movie four times this month. In order to qualify for Academy Award consideration, it was shown at the Fine Arts Cinema in Los Angeles for one week prior to its cable airing. The cinema was packed out as a result. Now, suddenly, cinemas around the country have decided that, controversial or not, they want to show it. And now, following some rave reviews, people are even talking about the movie being an Oscar contender.

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