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Plot: She will forever be remembered as the writer who gave the world Frankenstein. But the real life story of Mary Shelley-and the creation of her immortal monster-is nearly as fantastical as her fiction. Raised by a renowned philosopher father (Stephen Dillane) in 18th-century London, Mary… Runtime: 120 min Release Date: 25 May 2018
This is a masterpiece of a film. Since I first saw the film Frankenstein 1931 when I was five, I have tried to understand the story, but did not until I saw this film. Incisively and intuitively written, this film begins with a seeming support of all things ultra-liberal--free love, profligacy, drunkenness, drug use, and so on--while all the time building on the reality that those who delve into such lives are self-torturing fools. I rarely give 10s on IMDb, but this one deserves even more.
Mary and Ellie, (by juanmuscle)
The problem I see straightaway with all the people panning, and it seems to be a lot, the biopic of Mary Shelley, is that they want more, everyone says they want more, that Mary's life should have been celebrated more, should have encompassed the entire gamut including how she became this incredible feminist writer who struggled through trying times which gave shape and form to the rebel, the prototype for the modern genre writer or whatever, but no one truly opens up their hearts and gets to specifics to what they seek... The tale unfolds the origins to one of the most extra-ordinary <more>
stories ever told, 'Frankenstein' the content which would set a precedent to the horror genre; the interwoven philosophical questions to which it gives rise, All this is so extra-ordinary, back then nor today would anyone bethink this could be composed by anyone other than the tortured wretched narrator himself! But, what exactly do these detractors want, it is a movie, in life there are two ways to live, both of which open up the sluice gates of creativity into which two distinctive operations berth: 'Man vs Man' and Man vs Whatever'- for 'whatever' it does not matter, it is extrinsic and thus in the remote regions of the vast imaginations. One is introspective, this tells inly the tale which affords direct passage into the soul. Vexing intrepid journey one mightn't endeavor unless wholly consumed by a burning rapture to extrapolate from the arbitrary randomness in all its abstract glory. Extroverts: We all are indelibly unless perhaps one is speaking on Emily Dickinson, who yet had to share with someone, if not her heart, but to tell the tale of someone like Emily is an obstacle ponderous in its mounting intimidation insofar as where is the story. It presides undeniably in her notes, her diaries, her letters, her work itself is her glorious or yet inglorious life story. The wonderful prolific effusive poesy that once again sets a precedent and begs the question, how can this little girl, this reclusive little girl who scarce met anyone, who scarce spoke to anyone, who scarce lived other than bleeding words on a page whence in whose pen conflates as one with the sibilant tumultuous gales whirling into the offing, into forever, for posterity genuinely, this is the age we herald Emily and Mary as contemporaries in essence , disembodied and yet their words mean something as they pluck at our heartstrings wherein we connect to their souls far beyond to enjoy their words yet today in the wonderful here and now. For Mary then her life is outside of her soul alone, her words spill outside her notes, her diaries to buffet against the ways of the outside world in a darkly celebration which culminates on the outposts of Literary canons. For Mary everything would lead up to the climacteric inclusive with her covey of poets who set the stage for a triumphal third act. For what is life but if not to live, to see how people inter-act, to catch a glimpse on those inter-relationships of those who have inspired us, how they have lived fettered to the trappings of everyday life, to being simply human in the milieu of our universal human condition, and in Mary's tale how their lives contrasted stridently, wonderfully, thoughtfully, lavishly, empathetically and above all inspirationally as creatives in the throes of their muse whilst poised to create respectively their own unique masterpieces. The acting all around, I am not a thespian nor claim to cite great acting ability which marks a milestone in the thespian arts but I will say one thing, like all of us, we have been swept away in a whirlwind of something a cut above and, imo, I think Ellie Fanning's performance should be considered for best actress respectively. I think Ellie did Mary better than Mary could have enacted Mary, am I dumb for thinking this? lol, its just that creatives do not really grasp the actual ebb and flow that spans the gambit of human emotion under the yoke of the creative condition, all they do is put out work, creative work, it takes a thespian to bring to life that work and sometimes it takes a thespian of spectacular magnitude to extract the very essence of a creative in the throes of their work or life with a flurry so stylistic and wonderful it underscores the very passion that drove the heart and spirit as a unified whole to produce those great works, nobody can out-act a true thespian , nobody, and Ellie was like a startling eye inside the tornado of the times, her covey of creatives, and her consuming entrammelled passions, surging amidst the torrential tumult of an inconsumable rapturous hullabaloo. The dialogue sequences are so incredibly beautiful, they could easily be sewn together into one long affirmation, proclamation, protestations, as if one is reading from their dissertation, and yet explode in resplendent pleasure when in distinctly fashioned by another with brilliant set ups and lucid bandied banter; it truly is a cut above; like Percy says: 'Burning but inconsumable!' The darkling undercurrent seething underneath can not be sustained and finally comes to its own crisis with a surging heap after heap manifesting onto itself the very heart which had hitherto occasioned joy forthwith inversely hews a terror that is the very scaffolding for the atmosphere that hath birthed Frankenstein. Like the monster that feeds on the lies, the deception, the disappointments , the expectations regressing into degradation wrest this very beast that is so pronounced in Mary's waning or waxing essence. Consequently, this very atmosphere that brought us from pathos to bathos was delicately hewn and wrought from the talented writer/director whose superlative efforts lend to this illuminating but unfortunately depressing fact that Mary and only Mary, as the sole survivor who was able to vanquish her daemons and bring them to life through her art, we , we are there along for the ride but left behind in the wake of her terrible journey, her journey, her life, for it was a happy ending, but only in Mary's creative essence was she to purge whereby giving life to something else, in the offing, something prodigious, for posterity everlasting. Ergo the melancholia, for the characters dissolve and go onto their woebegone ways unhappily and this is why so many felt the film failed imo ... Through this extra-ordinary crafted excellence manifests naturally, this triumphant, yet inauspicious dichotomy - her greatest talents gave rise allegorically to a Frankenstein imitation of her film being as she was able to capture hold and suspend us in this terrible atmosphere. But I am here to say NO! She and this film are truly ingenious, this person is a gift from God if there was ever one amongst us, this person is special, rare and unique.. Indubitably! And I don't think people are trying truly, deep within their hearts of hearts, to understand , formulate, even though this is a biopic , so the material is there, the insurmountable indefatigable effort to root out, glean, and cull and collate and edit the endless heaps of spectacular incredible eloquent everything, and above all create inside the fissures to string the tale together, amicably, sensibly, yet rhapsodical, to enrapture our very souls, entrammel our very spirits, reign over our hearts , transfigure and transport us through all these uncharted lands verily! lo! and to finally dispatch us into Mary's world, her very words, her very life into her soul, to feel her blood curdling and quickening together, we beat as one as we dance through the dance whereupon her very heartstrings consume us completely, I don't think people are truly truly trying at the very least to conceptualize this daunting task - and to me, I don't think it could have been put together any better - it is ... perfection! I think its a shame more and more creative people are not coming out in defense of this triumphal work...
I already knew Elle Fanning was a wonderful actress, but watching her become a stellar one was mind-blowing! The story was well-paced and it stalled only once or twice, but the acting was what kept me going. I wish this movie became more well-known and well-loved, it deserves every praise! The setting and costumes were wonderful too.
A GOTHIC TALE OF A WRETCHED LIFE LIVED TO CREATE A MASTERPIECE (by marhashams)
I always make the time to read IMDB's user reviews before I waste my time on a movie. For some reason I decided not to on this evening, as I was eternally bored with my own existence. The experience of watching Mary Shelley has made me reconsider my tactic of choosing movies based on user reviews, as we all have such diverse taste in an artists work, we should not let the audiences opinions hold too much merit over our own taste. I enjoyed the movie from start to end, and the actors did a wonderful job at the portrayal of their characters. I have taken the time to dive to deep into Mary <more>
Shelley's life story, so I do not know how true this story is to her life, but the movie did manage to keep my attention for just over two hours and entertained me over the course of that time. I must say this movie managed to spark a deep interest in me for the young author of Frankenstein, and I shall now proceed to do more research on the infamous Mary Shelley.
This film could easily be titled The Rise of Elle Fanning (by Boristhemoggy)
I know there are some erudite comments about the accuracy of the story, but as this is just a story and does not claim to be an autobiographical account of Mary Shelley's life, I feel some inaccuracies matter less. The key thing for me is that the story was so excellently written using a diluted language of the day so as to be clearly understandable, and so brilliantly directed that there was never a dull or irrelevant moment and you felt encapsulated in the story the entire time, and the acting was so sublime so as to engage me wholly and perfectly both in the story and the execution of <more>
the story by the performers. Elle Fanning has acted such a wide breadth of roles now that she must be viewed as one of Hollywoods finest. I have never been left wanting by any of her films and she always makes me totally believe in her character. For her to slip easily between the mind bending scenes of How to Talk to Girls at Parties and into a thoughtful and intense role such as Mary Shelley shows she has no fear of any role but every skill needed for them all. My review is based on the writing, direction and acting an thoroughly deserves this almost perfect score.
If you open up your mind, you will receive the profound and beautiful message shared by director and talented actors (by caneangie)
I affectionately commend Director Haifaa Al-Mansour's astute and tender depiction of the life of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin Mary Shelley , played by the talented Elle Fanning. I loved the entire cast. It was beautifully written. I have not watched a movie that has touched me so deeply in quite some time. It brought tears to my eyes and made me truly understand the novel Frankenstein at an even deeper level. I have a profound respect for the novel now, which was truly unconventional for the period. Mary Shelley creatively portrayed the feminist plight in the early 19th century by using a <more>
male character in the form of a monster. At the time, I doubt that anyone who read it when it was distributed without the name of the author took it as more than a horror story. She went from publisher to publisher and no one really got it or gave it a chance because she was a woman. I loved that they show the relationship between Mary and her father, who never truly abandons her, but grooms her and believes in her even though he does not always agree with her choices. It is a love story and a detailed memoir of Mary Shelley's plight as a woman living in that century. Anyone who has ever been young and in love should be touched. It is a reminder of that period in life when we are all trying to find ourselves despite religion, culture, and family beliefs. Al-Mansour shows the good, the bad and the ugly in people's characters through the various characters in the movie. She also shows that true love between people is them accepting each other for who they really are and standing by them despite their flaws. Frankenstein was created with the hopes and expectations that he would be the perfect human being. However, like all humans, he is inevitably flawed, and therefore unloved, and unwanted by those who cannot truly love unconditionally or see the beauty beyond the external appearance. I usually do not rate anything at a 9 but I was happily surprised by Al-Mansour's vision. I loved the originality and the risks she took in making this adaptation of Mary Shelley's journey from a child to a well-known and highly admired novelist. Again, I love that her father played such a vital role in providing her with the confidence, respect, and love that made her such a strong woman. While she had her mother's personality and fiery spirit, it was tempered by her father's belief in her abilities and his constant acknowledgement that she had a beautifully creative mind. Her father challenged her to be her very best.
a deliciously Gothic tale of the tempestuous life behind Frankenstein (by CineMuseFilms)
It will surprise some people to know that the first science fiction novel Frankenstein: A Modern Prometheus 1818 was written by the 18-year-old wife of celebrated poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. This literary classic was the product of a restlessly creative mind, emotional turbulence and stifling Georgian social pressures. All of it is captured by the sumptuously filmed historical bio-pic Mary Shelley 2017 which tells the story of a romantic rebel and literary feminist who spoke for her times.The simple plot line is saturated with the tropes of feminist melodrama. An avid reader of ghost <more>
stories, the precocious Mary Elle Fanning was raised by author William Godwin Stephen Dillane after her mother, the feminist writer Mary Wollstonecraft, died soon after Mary's birth. Encouraged to find her own writing voice, she spends her time turning her imagination into private stories until the day she is swept off her feet by the dashingly handsome Percy Shelley Douglas Booth . As Percy is already married, scandal follows and they are cut off by their families. They run away and live happily in bohemian squalor until Mary loses her own child and Percy has an affair with her half- sister. When challenged by the decadent poet Lord Byron to write a ghost story, she draws upon her experience of abandonment, her fascination with mortality, and her tempestuous relationship with Percy to write and publish the immediately popular Frankenstein.Successful bio-pics of great literary figures are generally character studies more than plot-driven narratives. From a literary history viewpoint, the film's greatest achievement is in showing how Dr Victor Frankenstein's destructive monster was itself the embodiment of Mary's emotional world. The story is powered entirely by Elle Fanning's brilliant performance. With an extraordinary expressive range for a young actress, she can transform herself from pain and anguish to romantic ecstasy with a simple transcendent smile that jumps off the screen. Douglass Booth is superb in his supporting role, playing the self-indulgent poet scoundrel to perfection. As you would expect with principal filming in Dublin, the sets are gorgeously authentic and the filming style deliciously Gothic.Some critics have bemoaned the decision to introduce Frankenstein only towards the end of the film. To do otherwise would have turned the novel into the subject and lost the film's focus on the writer. There is great storytelling at work here: it balances period drama, feminist history, romance, and a portrait of creative genius, making this a film of many labels. It is also a satisfying psychological deconstruction of how a literary work can be a mirror of a writer's life.More reviews https://cinemusefilms.com
Not for the comic-book hero fan (by twigg-d-82304)
If you're looking for high-tech thrills and mindless entertainment with a comic book plot, then this movie is not for you. But if you have the patience and empathy to join a young woman in the discovery and pursuit of her passions; and the joys, hardships and bitter disillusionments that led to her producing a timeless masterpiece, then your 2 hours will be well spent! Haifaa Al-Mansour deserves huge credit for giving 21st-century moviegoers an in-depth look into the life of a self-motivated, independent-minded, extremely creative girl-woman in male-dominated 18th-century Europe; and the <more>
pain and sacrifices endured, observed, analyzed and interpreted to produce her masterpiece Frankenstein. Two hours is not much time to portray such a life, but with the brilliant cast of Elle Fanning, Douglas Booth et al, Al-Monsour does the original creative genius cum heartbroken romantic feminist sweet and bitter justice!
An important decent movie with some great performances & beautiful plot. A true story of Mary Godwin that got inspired by her miserable life & love affair to write her first masterpiece & how she struggled as a female author to get her chance of publishing.