Lolita – Ennio Morricone
Lolita is the main theme of Adrian Lyne Lolita‘s (1997) movie composed by Ennio Morricone for the controversial adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov’s novel.
In 1947, the brilliant university professor Humbert Humbert (Jeremy Irons) arrived in a small town in New England where he had to teach French. He rented a room from a widowed widow, Charlotte Haze (Melanie Griffith), who fell in love with him. She is a provincial who is disheveled and talkative, and embodies what Humbert hates the most in the world, but he is captivated by her daughter Dolores (Dominique Swain), nicknamed Lolita, a mischievous and bewitching nymphet who irresistibly reminds the professor of the tragic love of youth of which he never recovered. Lolita is one of the most memorable and melodramatic scores of its author. Morricone’s original music enhances sensuality and romance based on a haunting and haunting main theme. As the composer himself emphasizes: “With my music, I had only to follow the intentions of the director, to make Lolita a sincere and reciprocal love story, despite the purity and malicious naivety of the young person. teenager “.
Ennio Morricone is one of my favorite composers, and while browsing his repertoire I discovered Lolita, which I immediately fell in love with. The theme of Lolita is in my top 5 of my favorite music.