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.
A gothic and sexy exploration of one of literature's greatest creations, Rowing With The Wind elegantly captures the spirit of horror and romance of the time.
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One of eight (8) films available on the 2012, 2-DVD set, "British Cinema Collections: 8 Acclaimed Films". The films are:
Disc 1: "Love Among the Ruins" (1975), "The Inheritance" (1997), Leo Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina" (1948), and Robert Louis Stevenson's "St. Ives" (1998).
Disc 2: "School for Seduction" (2004), "Dirty Pretty Things"" (2002), "Rogue Trader" (1999), and "ROWING WITH THE WIND" (1988). See more
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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