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Wollstonecraft died just days after giving birth to her daughter Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, later Mary Shelley. We are sure she would have been proud of her daughter's success as the author of Frankenstein. Kenneth Branaugh directed this film adaptation of the book, and even credits Shelley as a screenwriter.
The French Revolution was an idealistic inspiration to Wollstonecraft and other English intellectuals. Hilary Swank stars in this period piece about an episode that allegedly helped ignite the revolt. It's not the greatest film of all time, but it's an interesting look at the frivolity and excess that fueled the rage of the French Revolution.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was truly a contemporary of Wollstonecraft's. Born just three years before her in 1756, Wolfgang died six years before her in 1791. This award-winning biopic evokes the times in which the two geniuses lived, albeit in Austria instead of England.