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1 August 2004 (Australia) See 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 and much more Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Many dreams from many people and a mystery never to be explained! See more (3 total) »

Cast

 

Russell Boyd ... Himself

John Jarratt ... Himself
Anne-Louise Lambert ... Herself
Joan Lindsay ... Herself (archive footage)
Patricia Lovell ... Herself
Hal McElroy ... Himself
Jim McElroy ... Himself
Helen Morse ... Herself
José Luis Pérez ... Himself
Christine Schuler ... Herself
Martin Sharp ... Himself
Bruce Smeaton ... Himself

Peter Weir ... Himself

Directed by
Mark Hartley 
 
Produced by
Jeff Harrison .... executive producer
 
Film Editing by
Mark Hartley 
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Colin Bell .... camera operator
Andrew Stankovich .... camera operator
Andrew Wallace .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
David Barrett .... post-production
Stanley Lopuszanski .... colorist
 
Other crew
David Critchley .... additional researcher
Mark Hartley .... researcher
 
Thanks
Richard Brennan .... thanks
David Critchley .... thanks
Sara Edwards .... thanks
Pamela Fallon .... thanks
Martin Hersov .... thanks
John Maguire .... thanks
Helen Tully .... thanks
Anne Walsh .... thanks
 

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Australia:120 min
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This documentary is featured on the Australian DVD for _Picnic at Hanging Rock ()_ released in 2004See more »
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References Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)See more »

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18 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Many dreams from many people and a mystery never to be explained!, 6 January 2005
Author: John (opsbooks) from Blue Mountains, Australia

'A Dream within a Dream' is a fine title for this superlative 2-hour documentary on the making of 'Picnic at Hanging Rock'. PAHR told the story of a group of girls from a decidedly English-style school who climb the mysterious Hanging Rock, their disappearance, and the aftermath. Set in the Australian bush in 1900, you may regard it as a mystery, a horror story or something else entirely.

Though author Joan Lindsay passed on many years ago, every cast and crew member has recollections of the grand lady and a 1975 interview is included as well. It is she who takes centre stage throughout, deservedly. Then and now shots of the actors make interesting content but all take on an enigmatic look whenever the author is mentioned. Behind the scenes shots and deleted scenes are included in context and most importantly, the alternative ending is included.

This documentary accompanies the special edition - director's cut of PAHR and to my way of thinking, leaves as many questions unanswered as the original movie!

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