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Bruce Smeaton ~ Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)

...What we see and what we seem are but a dream, a dream within a dream...
 ...Everything begins and ends
at the exactly right time and place...

On St. Valentine's Day in 1900 a party of schoolgirls set out to picnic at Hanging Rock.
...Some were never to return.

Music composed by Bruce Smeaton.

Bruce Smeaton was born on 5 March 1938, Brighton, Victoria, Australia. He's a composer, well known for a variety of Australian film and television scores in all genres - features, shorts, television, documentaries and advertisements. His scores include Picnic at Hanging Rock, Seven Little Australians, Roxanne, Iceman, and Circle of Iron. He has won the Australian Film Institute (AFI) 'Best Original Music Score' Award for The Cars That Ate Paris (1974), The Great McCarthy (1975), The Chant Of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978) and Street Hero (1984, shared with Garth Porter and others).

~Bruce Smeaton - Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)~

Composer: Bruce Smeaton
Released in: 1975
Country: Australia

Catalog #: S EPC 81780
Format: LP, Vinyl, CD, Album
Label: Epic

© 1975 Epic Records Australia

 1. Gheorghe Zamfir ~ Flãte de pan (Inicio)  |4:30
 2. Gheorghe Zamfir - Doina Lui Petru Unc (film version)  |4:03
 3. Johann Sebastian Bach ~ Prelude No. 1 in C Minor  |2:10
 4. Bruce Smeaton ~ Ascent Theme  |4:36
 5. Gheorghe Zamfir ~ Doina Sus Pe Culmea Dealului (Fantasy - Sus Pe)  |4:08
 6. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ~ Romanza (Serenade No.13 in G major Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, KV 525 - II. Romance Andante)  |7:03
 7. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky ~ String Quartet No. 1 Op. 11 - Andante Cantabile  |6:29
 8. Ludwig van Beethoven ~ Piano Concerto No. 5 (Op. 73) - Adagio Un Poco Mosso  |8:53
 9. Bruce Smeaton ~ Ascent Theme, Climbing the Rock (film version)  |6:53
10. Ludwig van Beethoven ~ Piano Concerto No. 5 (Op. 73) - Adagio Un Poco Mosso (film version)  |3:20

Total Time: 52:10
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~The Secret of Hanging Rock~

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Joan Lindsay

Joan was is very beautiful woman!!!

Joan Lindsay, Lady Lindsay (16 November 1896 – 23 December 1984) was an Australian author, best known for her "ambiguous and intriguing" novel Picnic at Hanging Rock.


Joan à Beckett Weigall was born in St Kilda East, Victoria, Australia, the third daughter of They're à Beckett Weigall, a prominent judge who was related to the Boyd family, perhaps Australia's most famous and prolific artistic dynasty. Her mother was Ann Sophie Weigall née Hamilton.

From 1916 to 1919, Joan studied painting at the National Gallery of Victoria Art School, Melbourne. In 1920 she began sharing a Melbourne studio with Maie Ryan (later Lady Casey). Joan exhibited her watercolours and oils at two Melbourne exhibitions and also exhibited with the Victorian Artists Society.

Joan Weigall married Daryl Lindsay in London, on St. Valentine's Day 1922. The day was always a special occasion for her, and she set her most famous work, Picnic at Hanging Rock, on St. Valentine's Day.

When the couple returned to live in Australia, they renovated a farmhouse in Baxter, Mulberry Hill, and lived there until the Great Depression forced them to take up humble lodgings in Bacchus Marsh, renting out their home until the economic situation improved.

With that difficult experience behind them, Daryl abandoned painting to become Director of the National Gallery of Victoria, a position he held between 1942 and 1955. The position necessitated their relocation to Melbourne until his retirement. They retained their country home during their Victoria sojourn, however. Daryl was knighted in 1956, thus Joan became Lady Lindsay.

Her work Time Without Clocks describes her wedding and idyllic early married life. The work takes its title from a strange ability which Joan described herself as having, of stopping clocks and machinery when she came close. The title also plays on the idea that this period in her life was unstructured and free.

Lindsay also wrote several plays which remained unpublished, although one, Wolf, was performed. She contributed articles, reviews and stories to various magazines and newspapers on art, literature and prominent people. She and Daryl co-authored the History of the Australian Red Cross. She, Daryl, and Lord and Lady Casey were founding members of the National Trust of Victoria, and she encouraged others to bequeath to the Trust. Lady Lindsay was interested in the development of a national identity, and her novel Picnic at Hanging Rock - in Peter Weir's hands - was hailed as initiating a Renaissance in Australian film.

Daryl Lindsay died in 1976. Lady Lindsay died in Melbourne in 1984 of natural causes. The Lindsays had no children. They donated their Mulberry Hill house to the National Trust upon her death.

Picnic at Hanging Rock

Picnic at Hanging Rock is her best known work. It was made into a 1975 feature film by producers Patricia Lovell, Hal and Jim McElroy, and director Peter Weir. The story is fiction, though Lindsay dropped hints that it was based on an actual event. An ending that explained the girls' fates, in draft form, was excised by her publisher prior to publication.[citation needed] The final chapter was published only in the 1980s, in accordance with her wishes.

Lindsay based Appleyard College, the setting for the novel, on the school that she had attended, Clyde Girls Grammar School (Clyde School), at East St Kilda, Melbourne—which, incidentally, in 1919 was transferred to Woodend, Victoria, in the immediate vicinity of Hanging Rock itself.

Joan Lindsay about novel "Picnic at Hanging Rock"

Picnic at Hanging Rock (novel)

Picnic at Hanging Rock is a 1967 drama and mystery novel by Australian author Joan Lindsay. She wrote it over a four-week period at her home Mulberry Hill in Baxter, on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula. It was first published in 1967 in Australia by Cheshire Publishing and was released in paperback by Penguin in 1970. The plot focuses on a group of girls at an Australian women's college in the year 1900 who vanish during a Valentine's Day picnic at the site of an enormous rock formation. The novel is often discussed and debated due to its ambiguous ending.

The rock formation featured in the story, Hanging Rock, is a geological formation located in Victoria, Australia. The novel was adapted into a film of the same name in 1975 by director Peter Weir.


Picnic at Hanging Rock centers around a trip by a party of girls from Appleyard College, a fictitious upper class private boarding school, who travel to Hanging Rock in the Mount Macedon area, Victoria, for a picnic on Valentine's Day 1900. The excursion ends in tragedy when three of the girls, and later one of their teachers, mysteriously vanish while climbing the rock. No reason for their disappearance is ever given, and one of the missing girls who is later found has no memory of what has happened to her companions. A fourth girl who also climbed the rock with the group is of little help in solving the mystery, having returned in hysterics for reasons she cannot explain.

The disappearances provoke much local concern and international sensation with sexual molestation, abduction and murder being high on the list of possible outcomes. Several organized searches of the picnic grounds and the area surrounding the rock itself turn up nothing. Meanwhile the students, teachers and staff of the college, as well as members of the community, grapple with the riddle-like events. A young man on a private search locates one of the missing girls, but is himself found in an unexplained daze – yet another victim of the rock. Concerned parents begin withdrawing their daughters from the formerly prestigious college and several of the staff, including the headmistress, either resign or meet with tragic ends. We are told that both the College, and the Woodend Police Station where records of the investigation were kept, are destroyed by fire shortly afterwards.

The mystery!

The unsolvable mystery of the disappearances was arguably the key to the success of both the book and the subsequent film. This aroused enough lasting public interest that in 1980 a book of hypothetical solutions (by Yvonne Rousseau) was published, called The Murders at Hanging Rock.

In fact, Lindsay's original draft included a final chapter in which the mystery was resolved. At her editor's suggestion, Lindsay removed it prior to publication. Chapter Eighteen, as it is known, was published posthumously in 1987 as The Secret of Hanging Rock by Angus & Robertson Publishing.

The novel is written in the form of a true story, and even begins and ends with a pseudo-historical prologue and epilogue, adding to the overall feeling of mystery. However, while the geological feature, Hanging Rock, and the several towns mentioned are actual places near Mount Macedon, the story is not completely true. Lindsay had done little to dispel the myth that the story is based on truth, in many interviews either refusing to confirm it was entirely fiction, or hinting that parts of the book were fictitious, and others were not. Valentine's Day, 14 February 1900 was a Wednesday, not a Saturday as depicted in the story. All attempts by enthusiastic readers to find historical evidence of the event, characters, or even Appleyard College, have proved fruitless.

Appleyard College was to some extent based on Clyde Girls' Grammar School at East St Kilda, Melbourne, which Joan Lindsay attended as a day-girl while in her teens. Incidentally, in 1919 this school was transferred to the town of Woodend, Victoria, about 8 km southwest of Hanging Rock. The book suggests that the fictional site of Appleyard College, given its eastward view of Mount Macedon on the Bendigo-Melbourne Road, might have been on the western side of Calder Highway/Black Forest Drive (C792), about 2–4 km south of Woodend.

A far more detailed synopsis of the story is given in the main entry for the film version.


The first film adaptation of the book was a short by Tony Ingram, a fourteen-year-old filmmaker, who got permission from Joan Lindsay to adapt her book as The Day of Saint Valentine. However, only about ten minutes of footage was filmed before the rights were optioned to Peter Weir for his more famous feature-length version, and the production was permanently shelved. The completed footage is included on some DVD releases of Weir's film.

The feature film version of Picnic at Hanging Rock premiered at the Hindley Cinema Complex in Adelaide on 8 August 1975. It became an early film of the Australian New Wave and is arguably Australia's first international hit film.

Anne-Louise Lambert
Miranda interview, Picnic at Hanging Rock

Picnic at Hanging Rock (1998)
Criterion Collection

Rachel Roberts (Actor), Anne-Louise Lambert (Actor), Peter Weir (Director) | Rated: PG | Format: DVD

Product Details:

Actors: Rachel Roberts, Anne-Louise Lambert, Vivean Gray, Helen Morse, Kirsty Child
Directors: Peter Weir
Writers: Cliff Green, Joan Lindsay
Producers: A. John Graves, Hal McElroy, Jim McElroy, Patricia Lovell
    * Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DVD, Letterboxed, Widescreen, NTSC
Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Subtitles: English
Region: All Regions
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Studio: Criterion
DVD Release Date: November 3, 1998
Run Time: 115 minutes

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~Picnic at Hanging Rock (Blu-ray)~

United Kingdom | Second Sight | 1975 | 107 min | Not rated | Jul 26, 2010
Video codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Video resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
English: LPCM 2.0
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
English: LPCM 2.0
English: Dolby Digital 5.1 (less)

English SDH
English SDH (less)

50GB Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD)

On February 14th, 1900, a group of schoolgirls from Appleyard College, in the state of Victoria, Australia, head to Hanging Rock, near Mt. Macedon, for their annual picnic. After eating and resting, a few of them decide to climb the rock. They are accompanied by one of their teachers. Later on, one of the girls comes back screaming – the teacher and her friends have disappeared.

Based on Joan Lindsay's famous novel, Peter Weir's Picnic at Hanging Rock is a fascinating film that is rightfully considered by many as one of the best ever made in the land Down Under. It is beautiful to look at and terrifically acted, but also somewhat frustrating – primarily because the story it tells does not offer a satisfying ending.

What we see and what we seem are but a dream, a dream within a dream.

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 Martindale Hall, Appleyard College 1975

Martindale Hall, near Mintaro in the Clare Valley, represented Appleyard Hall. 2009.


 In 1976, the film was nominated for one award - Best Cinematography - by the British Society of Cinematographers.
In 1977, it was nominated for three BAFTA Awards by the British Academy of Film and Television: Best Cinematography for Russell Boyd, Best Costume Design for Judith Dorsman and Best Soundtrack for Greg Bell and Don Donnelly. Boyd won.
In 1979, the film was nominated for two Saturn Awards by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films in the United States: Best Cinematography for Russell Boyd and Best Writing for Cliff Green. Boyd won.

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4 commenti:

Freak ha detto...

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Zoltán Becskeházi ha detto...

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Zoltán Becskeházi ha detto...

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Zoltán Becskeházi ha detto...

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