Rachel Roberts, Vivean Gray, Helen Morse, Kirsty Child
Peter Weir (Director), Clifford Green (Screenplay)
Release: Sep. 2nd, 1975
Runtime: 1 hour, 55 minutes
In the early 1900s, Miranda attends a girls boarding school in Australia. One Valentine's Day, the school's typically strict headmistress treats the girls to a picnic field trip to an unusual but scenic volcanic formation called Hanging Rock. Despite rules against it, Miranda and several other girls venture off. It's not until the end of the day that the faculty realizes the girls and one of the teachers have disappeared mysteriously.
Does anybody remember a movie with a batch of kids in beige outfits doing a suicide / murder thing? 70's? I remember an image of a girl on another kid's shoulders putting a noose around her own neck -...
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Not just because it's filmed in a beautiful rural Australian setting but because the director takes such great care with his compositions and lighting.
Valentine's Day, where three young girls and a teacher disappear without a trace while on a school picnic at Hanging Rock, Victoria, leaving the worried town desperately trying to solve the mystery.Thoughts: Based on Joan Lindsay's novel of the same name, "Picnic at Hanging Rock" manages to turn an ....
Until we arrive at the scene which, in my opinion, is the culmination of Picnic at Hanging Rock, it was this instance that made the "click" in my head where I really understood the premiss of this film - the out of nowhere and unexpected collective hysteria in the dance class demanding explanation....