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A Dream Within a Dream: The making of 'Picnic at Hanging Rock' (2004)

A Feature Length Documentary On The Making Of The Film Featuring Exclusive Interviews With Peter Weir, Hal & Jim Mcelroy, Patricia Lovell and much more

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A Feature Length Documentary On The Making Of The Film Featuring Exclusive Interviews With Peter Weir, Hal & Jim Mcelroy, Patricia Lovell, Cliff Green, Russell Boyd, Bruce Smeaton, Jose Perez, Helen Morse, John Jarratt, Christine Schuler And Anne Louise Lambert. This documentary is actually longer than film it documents. The documentary covers all aspects of the films creation from the discovery of the novel, to the directors cut of the film. Written by razorback

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This documentary was first featured on the Australian DVD for Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975), the edition released in 2004, as well as subsequent Australian DVD editions such as the 2007 Director's Cut, and is also included on the USA Criterion Collection 2015 DVD release. See more »

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Essential viewing for any "Picnic" fan
27 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

I've just watched this documentary after receiving the Director's Cut of Picnic at Hanging Rock on DVD for Christmas (it's included on Disc Two), and found it truly compulsive viewing! I've adored the film (and of course the book) since I was a young girl and am lucky enough to have been to the Rock etc, and so was fascinated to hear about how the film came to "be" and, more interestingly, what has happened to the cast and crew in the 30 years since its release. I'm a huge Anne-Louise Lambert fan so was delighted to see such a long interview with her and see how beautifully she's aged :o) And of course to hear everyone's recollections about the making of the film, some of their eerie experiences at the Rock, and the behind-the-scenes gossip (they don't hold anything back!). Completely fascinating stuff!


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