Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
Average Rating: 8.3/10
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Average Rating: 9.7/10
Critic Reviews: 6
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Average Rating: 3.9/5
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Peter Weir's haunting and evocative mystery is set in the Australia of 1900, a mystical place where the British have attempted to impose their Christian culture with such tweedy refinements as a girls' boarding school. After gauzily-photographed, nicely underplayed scenes of the girls' budding sexuality being restrained in Victorian corsets, the uptight headmistress (Rachel Roberts) takes them on a Valentine's Day picnic into the countryside, and several of the girls, led by the lovely Miranda
Feb 2, 1975 Limited
Oct 20, 1998
South Australian Film
Miss Greta McGraw
Diane de Poitiers
Dafydd Wyn Roberts
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This horrific tale is told with marvelous shadowy indirection and delicate lyricism.
The story provides Mr. Weir with material for a kind of Australian horror-romance that recalls Nathaniel Hawthorne's preoccupation with the spiritual and moral heritage of his own New England landscape.
It's all pretty overheated and underexplained but this arty, vague, and possibly supernatural movie lingers on in the memory.
Etched into the Australian consciousness and an iconic film that helps buttress Australian cinema in its claim to international standing
Sem conseguir criar muito clima de suspense ou mistério, Weir depende da recriação das buscas e de uma subtrama envolvendo uma aluna pobre. Ritmo lento, roteiro fraco.
A masterpiece of eerie atmosphere
The film works at various levels and certainly sparks discussion, as people attempt to figure out what they've just seen.
You will be able to watch it over and over and continue to discover nuances and possibilities that you hadn't seen before
The movie is paced so that the tension builds very slowly, making the conclusion all the more shattering.
Audience Reviews for Picnic at Hanging Rock
- Miranda: What we see and what we seem are but a dream - a dream within a dream.
- Constable Jones: There's some questions got answers and some haven't.
- Miranda: Everything begins and ends at exactly the right time and place.
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