Movies From the Hat V #40 – Marta’s Pick – Picnic At Hanging Rock (1975)

This is my 2989th Review

Thanks to Marta of Rambling of a Cinefile for this recommendation.


“A surprising number of human beings are without purpose, though it is probable that they are performing some function unknown to themselves.” – Marion

Number of Times Seen – 1 (26 Mar 2017)

Brief Synopsis – While on a school outing in rural Australia in 1900, a few members of the group mysteriously disappear.

My Take on it – This film moved along way too slowly for me and I didn’t really care about any of the characters because not much actually happens here.

To add to the mystery of the plot, we aren’t sure many times whether a scenes is meant to be real or imagined and that gets quite frustrating because the technique is used numerous times.

The plot itself is quite simple yet the film tries to rely too heavily on imagery and cinematography than to really care of we find what is going on to be interesting at all.

I general, I have a lot of respect for Director Peter Wier especially since he was able to make an amazing film about school boys just 14 years after this one was made and Dead Poet’s Society (1989) is truly one of the greatest films about education.

Bottom Line – Extremely slow moving and boring film. Not much really happens and we aren’t sure what parts are meant to be real or of a dream.  The plot is a simple one and this is a film that relies much more on imagery and cinematography than on an interesting plot.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – According to a park ranger at Hanging Rock, over the years since the film’s making nearly all of the cast have returned to visit The Rock at one point or another.  (From IMDB)

Rating –  Razzie Worthy


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