The film is situated in the time when Mary Shelley wrote her novel "Frankenstein". It describes the relationship between Lord Byron, Percy and Mary Shelley during various voyages through different European countries in that period. Although Frankenstein is just an invention strange things happen to the people Mary does not like. Written by
Byron sólo lamentaba los pecados que no había podido cometer [Byron only lamented the sins he hadn't committed]
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Percy Bysshe Shelley
But it is only a castle. The horror is in the minds of men that make it a symbol of oppression.
Do you really believe that men invented horror? I believe it is rather that men are a horrifying invention. What existed before men? Horror. What will still exist when men are gone? Horror. Believe me, my dear Shelley; horror is the only reality which sustains our existence.
Version of Gothic
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
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