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.
+ Lolita: Behind the Scenes
+ SEEING 'LOLITA':"The remake of "Lolita" may never open in America"
+ Interview: Dominique Swain, ‘Lolita’ Star in 1997 Remake
+ NYT: Revisiting a Dangerous Obsession
+ ADRIAN LYNE’S LOLITA
+ Ennio Morricone - Love In The Morning / Lolita
+ Nabokov and the Movies
+ Essay: Lolita - Girly: Sarah K. Cleaver on Tumblr nymphet
Site note: Fiona Apple went to the premiere with Marilyn Manson
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:
This album is up there with Achtung Baby as one of my favorites. This song should have been (and was supposed to be) in it:
My memory is such that I remembered a particular crummy Christmas Eve Twenty years ago in which this album kept me company. Little did I know then that twenty years later I would be in the same room, alone again, on the same day.
I was singing this in the shower today.
Released July 5th 1993
You grow up hearing "That was 20 years ago!" in movies and such but it's weird when you can actually start using that term yourself and you *know* what 20 years *feels* like.
An Entertainment Weekly issue from 1992 that I own
+ ALL THE INFO
" 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
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.