AS ANYONE SEEN THIS FILM??


please tell me what you though...
It's quite hard to find but if at least one person tells me i's worth seeing, I do my best to buy it...

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Whoa, no one answered you, and it's been over a year.

Well, it's definitely well worth seeing, and it's very interesting to compare it to other films on the same subject matter... "Gothic" (which is my personal favorite) "Haunted Summer." And of course both "Bride of Frankenstein" and "Frankenstein Unbound" prominently feature the Shelley-Byron circle as well.

I enjoyed this version very much; it focuses on the idea the Victor Frankenstein's Creature has become a reality in Mary's life, and is responsible for the deaths of those around her. Quite interesting, well acted, and beautifully filmed.

Unfortunately, the version on DVD is edited, and I doubt we'll ever get the chance to see it uncut. The editing is most likely the reason for some of the film's faults (under-developed plot and characters, etc.) Nonetheless, definitely check it out.


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Hugh Grant and Liz Hurley met at the set of this film but film never became popular. It's sad. Because it's absolutely worth-seeing. Very entertaining, interesting film and acting was superb.

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I would love to see this. I love stories about that whole Byron-Shelley circle.

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it was available on a website called Youku. you can try.

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If you are at all interested in Romanticism, Spanish cinema (it's really a Spanish movie shot with British actors and dialogue), or women authors, then by all means see it. I would give it a 7.5. It has many flaws but also some arrestingly beautiful scenes.

Hugh Grant is miscast as Byron but he does his level best, and he's gorgeous. It's just that Byron had a truly diabolical streak; he was not a lovable blunderer (the persona that has become Grant's trademark).

Most of the other actors are wooden and lend little dramatic nuance, but the costumes, scenery (including majestic Northern Spanish beaches), and music almost make up for that. I found that the voiced-over narration at the end wrapped it all up beautifully, but along the way many opportunities were missed.

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BRIGHT STAR by Jane Campion (2009) is also definitely worth seeing. It takes one of the quieter, less dramatic Romantics (Keats) and recreates his life and milieu nicely.

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It's finally available through Netflix, so I may take a look sometime. The reviews there, however, aren't encouraging. Lots of 1- and 2-star write-ups.

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don't pay attention to reviews. it's great.... at least I liked it. lol.

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Sorry board. Only if you can watch for freee which i did on Uverse. liked the music and got a kick out of E Hurley's unplucked eyebrows. Other than that pass this one up, unfort. at least my thoughts and i like almost every odd thing out there. caydj

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Elizabeth Hurley and some other women are NAKED in this movie. Thank the gods. Add it to your collection.

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I just watched it on Netflix's and I think some of the "high voted" reviews/comments have merit (that the movie is bad) but also agree that the cutting of a film from it's original state is the main problem here. I also find, being in my mid 40's, that many younger watchers expect the cinematography and directing of more recent movies and may find this one drab, as many are in each decade. If you're young then watch it with an open mind that it plays into the history of the great tragedies of Shelley's life in a different and fanciful way but is not going to have the "look" of today's movies as it's, how do I say it, too slow moving and the actors not stretched by their director. Many movies from the 80's can be great but this one did it's best and even that was not good enough. I did not find it and waste of time though. Also, no one's making you watch the whole movie if you find it unbearable.

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Since you have seen it, do you what poem is recited about "the bottom of the lake and seaweed"?

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If you're still interested, I think it's one line lifted from one of Byron's letters to Claire. He could be quite callous to her.

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If you're interested in Lord Byron, Shelley and Mary Shelley then you should watch it. If you're interested in period films of the Romantic Age, then you should watch it. If you couldn't care less about this stuff, then you probably shouldn't.

Pretty simple really. It's on American Netflix now in 2014.

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I loved it. Nonetheless, II am not surprised many people disliked it: it is not the typical easy on the eye movie, nor a classical drama. From my perspective, it has more a poetic-symbolic approach on different parts of the story than a dynamic one.

Go for it when you are in the mood for something different and able to focus on a movie; don´t play it when you arelooking just for something to walk you to your sleep.

Enjoy it (Y) =)!

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