Picnic at Hanging Rock

Picnic at Hanging Rock

Picnic at Hanging Rock is a 1975 Australian film adaptation of the novel of the same name.

It premiered at the Hindley Cinema Complex in Adelaide on 8 August 1975. It became one of the first Australian films to reach an international audience, and thus has an important place in film history.

It is famed for its mysterious, unresolved story; for the debate over its meaning, see the article on the original novel, Picnic at Hanging Rock.

Picnic at Hanging Rock is the title of a 1967 novel by Australian author Joan Lindsay, and the 1975 film adaptation directed by Peter Weir.

Both the novel and the film imply that they are based on a true story; the film and book even begins and ends the story with a pseudo-historical prologue and epilogue.

However, while Hanging Rock is a real geological feature near Mt Macedon, just outside Melbourne, the story is entirely fictional.

Many readers and viewers assume that the story is true, and Lindsay did little to dispel that myth, in many interviews either refusing to confirm it was entirely fiction, or hinting that parts of the book were fictitious, and others were not.

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Hanging RockMount MacedonVictoria

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Picnic at Hanging Rock (book) From Wikipedia

Picnic at Hanging Rock (film) From Wikipedia


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