Picnic at Hanging Rock

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[Irvington, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2014].
Director-approved two DVD special edition., Two-disc special edition.
Physical Desc
2 videodiscs (107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 fold-out insert.
1 copy. Additional copies on order.
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9781604658705, 1604658703


General Note
From the novel by Joan Lindsay.
General Note
Originally released as a feature film in 1975.
General Note
Widescreen (1.78:1).
General Note
Special features: Disc 1: David Thomson introduction (new introduction by film scholar and author of the new biographical dictionary of film). Disc 2: Peter Weir (extended interview); Everything begins and ends (2003 documentary features interviews with producers Hal and Jim McElroy, executive producer Patricia Lovell, cinematographer Russell Boyd, and actors Helen Morse and Anne Louise Lambert); A recollection...Hanging Rock 1800 (1975 on-set documentary by executive producer Patricia Lovell features interviews with source novel author Joan Lindsay, director Peter Weir, and cast members Rachel Roberts and Dominic Guard); Homesdale (Peter Weir's 1971 award-winning black comedy); Trailer. Booklet features an essay by author Megan Abbott.
Creation/Production Credits
Flûte de Pan played by Gheorghe Zamfir ; additional original music composed by Bruce Smeaton ; art direction, David Copping ; director of photography, Russell Boyd ; edited by Max Lemon.
Rachel Roberts, Dominic Guard, Helen Morse, Jacki Weaver, Anne Lambert, Christine Schuler, Karen Robson, Margaret Nelson, Jane Vallis.
Set at the turn of the twentieth century, the film concerns a small group of students from an all-female college and a chaperone, who vanish while on a St. Valentine's Day outing. Less a mystery than a journey into the mystic, as well as an inquiry into issues of class and sexual repression in Australian society.
System Details
DVD format, NTSC, region 1, widescreen (1.78:1, 16x9) presentation; 5.1 Surround sound.
English audio.
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
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APA Citation (style guide)

Green, C., Lovell, P., McElroy, H., McElroy, J., Weir, P., Roberts, R., Guard, D., Morse, H., Weaver, J., Lambert, A., Schuler, C., Robson, K., Nelson, M. (., Vallis, J., Zamfir, G., Smeaton, B., Copping, D., Boyd, R., Lemon, M., Lindsay, J. W., Thomson, D., & Abbott, M. E. (2014). Picnic at Hanging Rock. Director-approved two DVD special edition. [Irvington, N.Y.]: The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Cliff Green et al.. 2014. Picnic At Hanging Rock. [Irvington, N.Y.]: The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Cliff Green et al., Picnic At Hanging Rock. [Irvington, N.Y.]: The Criterion Collection, 2014.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Green, Cliff, et al. Picnic At Hanging Rock. Director-approved two DVD special edition. [Irvington, N.Y.]: The Criterion Collection, 2014. DVD.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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