Saturday, October 22, 2005

Lolita and Poem Collection

I have just recently added a new collection of poems on my website, this can be found here:

Poem Collection volume 2

This comprises of several poems written over the last few years… Some of which really are a little surreal, and also a couple from my not yet finished short story, Cry of Xenotaph.

Films Watched:
Lolita
A Stanley Kubrick film that I had not until just now, watched.
Considering that this film was made in the early sixties, it treads around the subject matter very carefully, never really fully explaining the “relationship” between James Mason’s character and his step daughter. Although the issue of paedophilia is not to be taken lightly, this film is handles with both great tact and genuine emotion.

I must admit, I’m intrigued to know now whether the 2000 remake treated the subject matter any differently, or remained as ambiguous.

This, Just like Dr Strangelove, really shows how versatile and actor Peter Sellers really was. It’s almost a shame that he became eventually typecast as Inspector Clouseau, as he really was an outstanding dramatic as well as comic actor.

7.5/10

2 comments:

steve said...

Sorry Lee, no matter how hard I try I still can't 'do' poetry. I think I have a gene switched off somewhere. :/

I'm sure people who have the slightest idea what poetry is for would appreciate it :)

Bazlurgan said...

Hi,

Don't worry about it. Thanks for taking a look though. I thought it was about time I pop something new on voice of the ocean.