Picnic at Hanging Rock

Did not finish.

Had a high concept double-feature planned, following up The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre with this, but the side effects from the methotrexate I take for lupus symptoms kicked in and I became too loopy/cranky to follow through.

The movie:

(opening title card)

On Saturday 14th February 1900 a party of schoolgirls from Appleyard College picknicked at Hanging Rock near Mt. Macedon in the state of Victoria.

Me: Hey, Boo Boo, Let’s Go Get Us A Pic-A-Knick Basket At Hanging Rock!

The movie:

(opening title card continues)

During the afternoon several members of the party disappeared without trace…

Me: What, no John Larroquette narration?

The movie:

(voiceover, sadly not by John Larroquette, begins over lush shots of scenery)

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

(pan flute by Zamfir starts on soundtrack)


(pauses movie)

(goes to YouTube)

(watches the music video for Return to Innocence by Enigma because my head hurts too much to remember Sadeness, which was the song I was actually thinking of)

(stops movie)

If anyone has wondered why I watch/log/review even fewer movies than I used to, this is basically why….

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