HighDef Nabokov

Lolita Blu-Ray
The last Lolita film recently had it's 20th anniversary and I've been waiting for an American blu-ray release of "Lolita" forever and a day.  I had given up but then I ran into a great release from Germany that was was the upgrade I was looking for. Here's the image difference between the DVD and this blu-ray.

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+ Interview: Dominique Swain, ‘Lolita’ Star in 1997 Remake 
+ NYT: Revisiting a Dangerous Obsession
+ Ennio Morricone - Love In The Morning / Lolita
Nabokov and the Movies

Essay: Lolita - Girly: Sarah K. Cleaver on Tumblr nymphet

Lolita Starter Pack

Fiona Has Wings

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I missed properly celebrating the 20th anniversary of Fiona's first album. So much of my early internet history is wrapped up in Fiona stuff. Anyways, that's ancient history, just go listen to the album.

This was the review that got me to buy her album and the first time I heard of her: 

Jul 29, 1996
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U2's Achtung Baby collage

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" Achtung Baby embodies a multitude of ideas and styles which are represented through the album cover artwork mosaic. The squared collage of photos symbolise the spirit of the album, the 90s and the changes in Europe after the fall of the Berlin wall. To celebrate the 20th Anniversary, U2’s team, including designer Shaughn McGrath and original photographer, Anton Corbijn, are inviting artists to submit their photograph or artwork (can be an illustration, graphic design or painting) which reflects today's global environment. The photographs and artwork should emulate the same meaning that is conveyed on the original album cover. If Achtung Baby was released today, what photographs and/or artwork would be part of the collage? "

Submit by: January 23, 2012
Vote: January 24, 2012 - January 30, 2012
Winner(s) Announced: February 20, 2012

20 years ago we all wanted to know: "Who killed Laura Palmer?"


The first episode of "Twin Peaks" aired on April 8th 1990. It is one of my favorite shows EVER. The same goes for the credits + score.

+ Twin Peaks turns 20: Why the show matters

Twin Peaks wasn't the first high school noir — 1988's Heathers proved murder needs no hall pass — but it mined the disturbing, unsettling world of adolescent sexuality later explored in Buffy (in which a heroine loses her virginity to her vampire boyfriend, who, in short order, turns evil and starts picking off her friends) and Veronica Mars. (When I first watched Twin Peaks, I was 12, and already terrified about starting high school; Peaks did nothing to assuage my fears. I also almost choked myself at a sleepover while trying to replicate Audrey's trick of tying a cherry stem into a knot with her tongue.)

+ Still Wrapped In Plastic: 'Twin Peaks' Turns 20

Twin Peaks smuggled avant-garde into prime time, brimming with a surrealism you just didn't encounter back then. Remember that weird room with the dwarf who talked backwards? It took cultural stereotypes — the straight-arrow FBI agent, the teen hottie, the wannabe James Dean, the corrupt small-town businessman — and pushed them until they exploded. The result was an often-hilarious show bursting with raw emotion.