Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)

Apr 11, 2020 6:19 AM

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Section from David Stratton's Stories of Australian Cinema

Questions to answer

  • What distinguished Picnic at Hanging Rock from the other films of the 1970s?
  • The film was considered to be Australia’s first real ‘art-house’ film. Explain what is meant by the term ‘art-house’.
  • Why is the film considered to be such an important one?
  • Director, Peter Weir’s career “took off” after the release of the film. Find out what films he has made since then. Which ones were made in Hollywood? Which ones were made in Australia?