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Mary Shelley (2017)

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Mary Shelley is a movie starring Elle Fanning, Maisie Williams, and Tom Sturridge. The love affair between poet Percy Shelley and 18 year old Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, which resulted in Mary Shelley writing Frankenstein.

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Credited cast:
... Mary Shelley
... Isabel Baxter
... Lord Byron
... Percy Shelley
... John Polidori
... William Godwin
... Claire Clairmont
... Mary Jane Clairmont
... Samuel Taylor Coleridge
... Harriet Shelley
... Thomas Hogg
... Eliza
Donna Marie Sludds
... Jamie
Michael Cloke
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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 Wollstonecraft Godwin (Elle Fanning) is a teenage dreamer determined to make her mark on the world when she meets the dashing and brilliant poet Percy Shelley (Douglas Booth). So begins a torrid, bohemian love affair marked by both passion and personal tragedy that will transform Mary and fuel the writing of her Gothic masterwork. Imbued with the imaginative spirit of its heroine, Mary Shelley brings to life the world of a trailblazing woman who defied convention and channeled her innermost demons into a legend for the ages.

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$83,092, 17 June 2018
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Maisie Williams and Stephen Dillane have also acted in Game of Thrones (2011). They never shared any scenes. See more »

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A GOTHIC TALE OF A WRETCHED LIFE LIVED TO CREATE A MASTERPIECE
10 June 2018 | by See all my reviews

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 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.


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