Evidently, director Isabel Coixet needed 250 copies of Vladimir Nabokov’s classic novel “Lolita” for her latest film “The Bookshop.”
And getting them wasn’t easy. But with a deep commitment to authenticity, not to mention a driving tenacity, Ms. Coixet and her production designer Llorenç Miquel, spent about a year gathering a collection of “actual vintage tomes and convincing reproductions” finally reaching the needed number of copies.
And this wasn’t the only book featured in the film! But to learn more, you’ll need to read the post.
(Above photo by Lisbeth Salas featuring Emily Mortimer starring in “The Bookshop.”)
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.