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Viktymise
Jul 19th, 2006, 07:49 PM
Im a fan of it since a while ago when i saw the film and we read some of the book in school, its really kinda haunting and your just like what happened to the girls, for anyone who doesnt know its about 3 school girls and a teacher who go missing at an historical Australian rock in the 1900 and lthough the author Joan Lindsay said it was a work of fiction many ppl believed it was a true story, so what is ppl's opinions on this book and film, and the film i thought was great btw, very atmospheric and picturesque :D

tennislover
Jul 19th, 2006, 08:07 PM
i loved it
and a little it scared me

Viktymise
Jul 19th, 2006, 08:09 PM
i loved it
and a little it scared me
very haunting, mesmerizing and beautiful at the same time :D

tennislover
Jul 19th, 2006, 08:12 PM
very haunting, mesmerizing and beautiful at the same time :D

I totally agree

tennislover
Jul 19th, 2006, 08:13 PM
here is an interesting link for you

http://www.mck.com.au/users/brett/index.html?content=picnic.htm

Viktymise
Jul 19th, 2006, 08:14 PM
I totally agree
:yeah: well somebody knows what they are talking about anyway :D

tennislover
Jul 19th, 2006, 08:15 PM
:yeah: well somebody knows what they are talking about anyway :D

:D

KitchenMonkey
Jul 19th, 2006, 09:28 PM
The book and film were great! I'm glad that the 'missing' end chapter wasn't included in the book since the uncertainty about what happened is what makes the story so compelling.

tennislover
Jul 19th, 2006, 09:29 PM
The book and film were great! I'm glad that the 'missing' end chapter wasn't included in the book since the uncertainty about what happened is what makes the story so compelling.

true

Gerri
Jul 19th, 2006, 09:38 PM
I love it, it's one of my all time favourite films. It's so atmospheric and eerie and there's so much tension bubbling under the surface all the time. Very sexual too...... or is that just me??

Viktymise
Jul 19th, 2006, 09:55 PM
I love it, it's one of my all time favourite films. It's so atmospheric and eerie and there's so much tension bubbling under the surface all the time. Very sexual too...... or is that just me??
I felt that too

Gerri
Jul 19th, 2006, 10:04 PM
Glad it's not just me :lol: It's a shame, it's so good but hardly anyone I know has seen it.

Viktymise
Jul 19th, 2006, 10:12 PM
Ye ithink every1 should watch it, really beautiful, shame more ppl dnt no bout it

switz
Jul 20th, 2006, 06:48 AM
very good film.

Hachiko
Jul 20th, 2006, 06:50 AM
Yes, I used to love it.

DutchieGirl
Jul 20th, 2006, 07:18 AM
I like it. :D My Grandma used to love that story. I live near to Hanging Rock actually, so we've been there quite a few times!

controlfreak
Jul 20th, 2006, 09:28 AM
I didn't care for it at all.

Viktymise
Jul 20th, 2006, 11:01 AM
I didn't care for it at all.
what didnt you like about it or what did you think of it in general

Rising Sun
Jul 20th, 2006, 11:07 AM
Have yet to read the book or watch the film but I read a bit about in a book of true mysteries of the 20th century.

So it's all fiction? :eek: :sad:

Viktymise
Jul 20th, 2006, 11:15 AM
Have yet to read the book or watch the film but I read a bit about in a book of true mysteries of the 20th century.

So it's all fiction? :eek: :sad:
its supposedly is fiction but there are alot of rumours that its true

V-MAC
Jul 20th, 2006, 01:27 PM
Haven't read the book but saw the film a few years back, I enjoyed it - haunting is definitely the word to describe it, just really beautifully shot and atmospheric as people already mentioned. Actually, it is shown on tv quite often ;)

controlfreak
Jul 20th, 2006, 01:55 PM
what didnt you like about it or what did you think of it in general

The film was too slow-paced and boring, the characters were not easily distinguishable. There were too many unnecessary slow travelling scenes. The film made me sleepy and hungry. Please note that I am not some MTV-generation teenager with the attention span of a 5-year-old. I have watched and enjoyed many long slow films before, I have even taken pleasure from films that can unanimously be described as more boring than watching paint dry. However this film was just too much. It didn't help that it was on a 25-year-old VHS. However I watched this in the same week as Walkabout and there is simply no comparison: they are in totally different leagues in terms of entertainment (if not art).

nikita771
Jul 20th, 2006, 09:43 PM
I'm definitely in the minority. I had the hardest time staying awake during this movie. My 10 year old son watched it and loved it. He thought the music was creepy and scared him a bit. As for me, I just didn't like it at all. Maybe I would have enjoyed it more if it hadn't put me to sleep.

Gerri
Jul 21st, 2006, 02:31 PM
It is pretty slow paced but it just makes it more atmospheric. It gives you the feeling of the long hot summer, the soporific effect of the weather and the environment...... I don't think it would work if they suddenly ended up in a trance like state if the film had been fast paced and energetic till that point.

I first saw it when I was about 8 or 9, but was oblivious to the lesbian undercurrent until I saw it again a few years later :lol:

Viktymise
Jul 21st, 2006, 05:08 PM
It is pretty slow paced but it just makes it more atmospheric. It gives you the feeling of the long hot summer, the soporific effect of the weather and the environment...... I don't think it would work if they suddenly ended up in a trance like state if the film had been fast paced and energetic till that point.

I first saw it when I was about 8 or 9, but was oblivious to the lesbian undercurrent until I saw it again a few years later :lol:
wht was the lesbein undercurrent in it, im slow tell me :D

Gerri
Jul 24th, 2006, 02:40 PM
The girl who shares a room with Miranda (I've forgotten her name) has obviously got a thing for her and Miranda tells her at one point that she needs to move on and get over her feelings for her (or something to that effect). The French teacher also seems to have a thing for her and after the one of the girls is found, it's Miranda that she's desperate to ask her about, if she remembers seeing her etc. I read a review once that mentioned the 'lesbian undercurrent' so it's not just me :lol:

Viktymise
Jul 24th, 2006, 04:39 PM
The girl who shares a room with Miranda (I've forgotten her name) has obviously got a thing for her and Miranda tells her at one point that she needs to move on and get over her feelings for her (or something to that effect). The French teacher also seems to have a thing for her and after the one of the girls is found, it's Miranda that she's desperate to ask her about, if she remembers seeing her etc. I read a review once that mentioned the 'lesbian undercurrent' so it's not just me :lol:
yeah i just remember that a while ago actually, but you kind get the feeling i the film tho that Miranda is something special and mezmerising and that adds to the intrigue of it all

Viktymise
Jul 24th, 2006, 04:47 PM
Hey guys here is a trailor or the film incase you have never seen it :D
http://www.imdb.com/rg/TITLETRA_CLICK_SCRPLY/wmp-300k/title/tt0073540/trailers-screenplay-E12976-10-2

Natarajasana
Jul 24th, 2006, 06:17 PM
The girl who played Miranda is (was) a very photogenic actress :)
Very good film indeed!