Ammonite produces a fictional love story inspired from real-life palaeontologist Mary Anning. She dedicated her life to digging up fossils of marine creatures out of the soil and mud surrounding the Lime Regis on the southern coast of England. As she was from the 1800s, praise for her work was drawn by men.
Ammonite mainly focuses on two subjects, such as the extraordinary work by Mary Anning in the evolution of science, as men snatch away her credit, and another is the heated romance between Mary with a younger woman, Charlotte.
Spontaneously, editor and filmmaker Francis Lee portray the romantic story. In England, social theories often forced women to marry men they hardly knew and might not love. Mary Anning, who had never married despite her poverty, thought that women’s friendship would not be without value.
While the Ammonites have stated composition in other same-sex love stories about that period, such as Portrait of a Lady on Fire and Gentleman Jack, the film is notable. Charlotte Murchison is taken into Mary’s life. She was saddened after losing her child; her husband believed that the atmosphere of the sea and the association of a woman, such as Mary, would help her to recover. One day, Mary takes Charlotte’s husband with her to dig up the fossil. One of the fun moments seen in the film was when he found some fossilized poop.
In the film, there were very few dialogues, no conversation, and no music heard about emotions. Rather, we listened to the feet thudding on the wooden floor, the banging vibration of the doors, the waves’ sound, the noise of the wooden wheels on the cobblestones, and the clatter of the cups on the harsh tables. After the touchy start, both Mary and Charlotte became lovers. They have choreographed themself the passionate chemistry shown in the movie.
The film was the story of Mary tidying up her mother, Gemma Jones, every day. Later, Mary delivered an uncompromising but concise response to her emotions while she went to London to meet Charlotte.
Mary Anning’s new interest has led to writing several books for children. The film ended with a suspicious message. Then, we must assume what will happen next.
Here’s the trailer of Ammonite to know the storyline of the movie:
Now, Ammonite is available for streamers such as Prime Video and YouTube. I could not find any details about when it would become accessible as a subscription price.
Have you seen Ammonite yet? What do you expect will occur to Mary and Charlotte in the future?