Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley

  • Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour
  • Writer: Emma Jensen,Haifaa Al-Mansour
  • Countries of origin: United Kingdom, Luxembourg, United States, Ireland, Au
  • Language: English
  • Release date: July 5, 2018
  • Sound mix: Dolby Digital
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35 : 1
  • Also known as: Nữ Nhà Văn
  • "Mary Shelley" is a biopic directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour , starring Mary Elle Fanning . It was screened at the Toronto Film Festival on September 9, 2017.
    The film tells the passionate love story between Mary and the poet Percy Shelley and the birth of her novel Frankenstein   .


    • Release date July 5, 2018
    • Filming locations Château de Colpach-Bas, 1 rue d'Ell, Colpach-Bas, Luxembourg
    • Production companies BFI Film Fund, Film Fund Luxembourg, Gidden Media

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    • By Serenity 2022-09-07 10:43:57

      Biography for Mary Shelley? Or insult their free thoughts?

      Mary Shelley is regarded as the mother of science fiction because of writing "Frankenstein"; Percy Shelley, who wrote "Ode to the West Wind" and other poems, became a representative of romantic poets. This is the introduction given in the history book.

      But almost from their lifetime until now, they have other unsightly titles in the market. Without him, because their thinking is too radical, conservative people can't accept it. The tabloids are happy to unearth the clues of their...

    • By Garnet 2022-05-05 06:01:02

      On How a Writer/Poet Created a Frankenstein

      I recently watched "Mary Shelley", which is Elle's new film in 2017. I have always been looking forward to it, not only because of Elle's appearance, but also because of Mary Shelley, who is a writer I like very much. Her "Frankenstein" is a science fiction novel that I admire especially. She originally thought that her role would be one of the women or the self-reporter, but she wrote it from the perspective of a weirdo. From being held in the palm of her hand by her lover to being...

    • By Dessie 2022-05-05 06:01:02

      The birth of a monster

      Vera, a professional researcher on behalf of Mary Shelley

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      Generally speaking, the film is remarkable in terms of costumes, backgrounds and atmosphere, which makes people seem to return to the sunless days in London at the beginning of the 19th century and the dark nights of heavy rain in Geneva. The lead actor Fan Ning also performed very well, and her eyes revealed something more profound and mature than her young face...

    • By August 2022-05-05 06:01:02

      An Unexcavated Singular Masterpiece of Oscar Awards

      Mary Shelley is entirely an unexcavated singular masterpiece of Oscar Awards. Life never promised Mary Godwin living without misery, nor the depths of despair. Yet waves of history witnessed her stubbornness and perseverance in literature against unceasing quenching, male-oriented power and might of formidable life. Elle Fanning increasingly thrived upon such an enduring biography, as if she had always learned to fight, as Mary Shelley very herself, through the anguish casted over on 19th...

    • By Eliezer 2022-05-05 06:01:02

      A Life to Live

      There is something at work in my soul which I do not understand……

      The black tone, the foggy London, the Victorian dress in the not-so-rich life, the only white element is the face of Elle Fanning, dyeing workshops, cemeteries, ghost novels, lighting the bonfire of the soul, is a kind of special Kind of fluorescent flicker.

      Although the stepmother interfered with her reading, her father read with Mary when she was...

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    • By Leann 2022-09-25 07:26:19

      quiver with anger and thankfulness, for the monster she brought out from all of...

    • By Otha 2022-09-24 19:07:15

      It truthfully reflects that the poet is a scumbag. Without the book Frankenstein, Mary, who has no wife, might not be known to us. The story only says that her eldest daughter has passed away, not that all four of her children have passed away. Frankenstein's loneliness and a sense of abandonment came to its fullest. People change their lives against the sky, thinking that they have got everything they want, but when put together they are an out-and-out monster... This core is the most...

    • By Thurman 2022-09-07 19:50:49

      Unbright, boring, and mediocre, the director spends most of his time not figuring out whether he is going to shoot "Percy Shelley's Pretty Wife" or "Independent Woman Mary Shelley", so the whole film is a Large waste of...

    • By Garrick 2022-09-06 05:42:28

      The good thing is that it is mediocre enough, the bad thing is that it is sufficiently mediocre. Even if this is not a biopic with the theme of "Mother of Science Fiction", it shouldn't be so high (the comparison between the expression of feminism and actual cognition is slightly blurry) and low (a lot of gossip but lack of drama) performance of tension). The first episode of the documentary "Science Fiction Prophet" is more interesting in comparison, and similar movies such as "A Brief History...

    • By Martine 2022-05-05 06:01:02

      It’s not your fault to be...

    Movie plot

    Mary, a girl obsessed with ghost stories, wants to become a writer, following in the footsteps of her mother, feminist Mary Wallstonecraft, and her politically radical father William Godwin. Her father sent her to the home of William Baxter, his fellow Radical Party in Scotland. There, Mary found herself fascinated by a handsome young poet. This young poet is Percy Shelley who stopped by here. It was not until Shelley followed her back...
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    The film could have been filled with justice and feminism, but it was weakened by a chaotic and clumsy script and a weak theme, turning a good story into a soap opera full of preaching and fragmented   . (Comment on "Variety")
    Mary Elle Fanning's performance is good, but her interpretation of the story does not have a brilliant arc, but a linear, Wikipedia-style character journey   . (Comment on "The Playlist")
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    Movie quotes

    • Polidori: We have created monsters, Mary. Let's not let them devour us.

    • Mary Shelley: Next time you run off to read ghost stories, take me with you!

    • Claire Clairmont: Did you finish it?

      Mary Shelley: Yes. It chilled me to the bone!

      Claire Clairmont: It's good to enjoy a ghost story now and then.

      Mary Shelley: We both know this is no ghost story. I've never read such a perfect encapsulation of what it feels to be abandoned. I seethed with your monster's rage. I lusted for his revenge. Because it was my own.