250 copies of Lolita were required for the movie “The Bookshop”

by | Sep 7, 2018 | 0 comments

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.”)


(Thanks, as always, to John Riley of Gabriel Books for providing ATG Quirkies)


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