ERIC Number: EJ506454
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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"That Hurts!": Humor and Sadomasochism in "Lolita."
Bick, Ilsa J.
Journal of Film and Video, v46 n2 p3-18 Sum 1994
States that humor is dependent on individual perspective, and that the subject matter of "Lolita" (1962), which concerns child abuse and molestation, is difficult to treat with humor. Argues that despite its subject, "Lolita" continues to be funny. Concludes that viewers know the subject matter is not funny, but while watching, viewers do not think about it. (PA)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
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