Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - A Documentary
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The name Frankenstein is well known all over the world, as images of a large, sunken-eyed monster with a bolt through the neck springs menacingly to mind. However there’s more to this tale of classic horror than you might have at first realized. The monster is not Frankenstein at all, the apparition has no name, but is in fact the creation of a mad doctor, the eponymous hero of the book, therefore making it Frankenstein’s monster. Also the author of this great gothic novel had a life story that proved without doubt that fact, on occasion, could truly be stranger than fiction. To find out more, take a journey of discovery into the mind of Mary Shelley, the remarkable young English woman who imagined both Dr. Victor Frankenstein and his monster into being. Visit early 19th Century London, when Regency style dominated, to see for yourself the places that shaped Mary Shelley and meet the people who influenced her. From the mad, bad and dangerous to know Lord Byron, to her husband the great romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. Follow in her dainty footsteps into the dark recesses of a nightmare world for the ultimate Frankenstein experience.

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Directors

Liam Dale

Studio

The Orchard

Subtitles

English (CC)

Released year

2014

Duration

56 min

Genres

Documentary

Size

951.21 MB (SD)

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