"After Shelly comes down from the roof and tells of his fascination with lightning, Byron calls him "Shelly, The Modern Prometheus." When it was first published in 1818, Mary Shelly's novel was called "Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus."
The painting that Mary Shelley sees on the wall, and that subsequently comes to life in her dream, is Johann Heinrich Fuessli's "Nightmare.""
"An odd movie which makes no sense whatsoever. Director Ken Russell is in total OTT mode here with some strange imagery, unfortunately it's not very striking and it just all comes off as weird and pointless. I'm sorry to say this movie is a complete mess."