Victorian etiquette hinders the case
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Victorian etiquette hinders the case

Clip from Picnic At Hanging Rock

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A doctor inspects Irma and concludes that she is "intact", but remains baffled by her injuries. Later, the school maid discovers a clue but does not dare relay the information ...

A doctor inspects Irma and concludes that she is "intact", but remains baffled by her injuries. Later, the school maid discovers a clue but does not dare relay the information to the male inspectors, as it would be improper. The case is hindered by Victorian society's repression of gender and any suggestion of sexuality.

Miranda shows empathy toward Sara
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Miranda shows empathy toward Sara

Clip from Picnic At Hanging Rock

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The girls reach and open peak on the rock. One of the girls teases Sarah for her poetry dedicated to Miranda; Miranda reminds them that Sarah is an orphan. Iran tells the ...

The girls reach and open peak on the rock. One of the girls teases Sarah for her poetry dedicated to Miranda; Miranda reminds them that Sarah is an orphan. Iran tells the girls of a doomed dear she once looked after.

A hypnotic spiritualism surrounds the rock
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A hypnotic spiritualism surrounds the rock

Clip from Picnic At Hanging Rock

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Edith awakes from a nap to find the girls have removed their shoes and are wandering further into the rock. Marion and Miranda ponder the purpose of the world. The girls lay ...

Edith awakes from a nap to find the girls have removed their shoes and are wandering further into the rock. Marion and Miranda ponder the purpose of the world. The girls lay in the open air and creatures and bugs wander around them. The hypnotic music and rhythm of the cinematography of the environment to suggest the girls are beginning to entangle with Hanging Rock. When they wake, Miranda and the others start moving further into the outcrop, unresponsive to Edith's cries.

Class, family, gender and Hanging Rock
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Class, family, gender and Hanging Rock

Clip from Picnic At Hanging Rock

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Albert and Fitzhubert watch the girls from afar. When Albert makes a crude remark Fitzhubert asks him to stop, and Albert responds, "I say them, you just think them". Albert ...

Albert and Fitzhubert watch the girls from afar. When Albert makes a crude remark Fitzhubert asks him to stop, and Albert responds, "I say them, you just think them". Albert then tells Fitzhubert about his childhood in an orphanage. Fitzherbert is captivated by the girls' angelic presence. Tension builds as the girls venture further into Hanging Rock's labyrinthine formation. Edith becomes upset but follows the girls into the dark recesses.

Mystery precedes their arrival at Hanging Rock
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Mystery precedes their arrival at Hanging Rock

Clip from Picnic At Hanging Rock

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The driver points out Hanging Rock and Miss McGraw delivers an eerie monologue about its the geological history. In response, a young girl quips it has been waiting a million ...

The driver points out Hanging Rock and Miss McGraw delivers an eerie monologue about its the geological history. In response, a young girl quips it has been waiting a million years "just for us".

Clocks, classic and strange phenomena
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Clocks, classic and strange phenomena

Clip from Picnic At Hanging Rock

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Appleyard's carriage driver Ben Hussey realises his watch has stopped at 12 o'clock, as has Miss McGraw's. Miranda, Marion, Irma and Edith are permitted to explore the rock. ...

Appleyard's carriage driver Ben Hussey realises his watch has stopped at 12 o'clock, as has Miss McGraw's. Miranda, Marion, Irma and Edith are permitted to explore the rock. Miranda waves goodbye to Mlle. De Poitiers. Strong imagery of the natural environment is mixed with references to classic European paintings, giving the film a mesmerising and hypnotic quality.

Valentine's Day at the college
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Valentine's Day at the college

Clip from Picnic At Hanging Rock

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Miranda sings into the mirror while brushing her hair. Miranda turns to Sara and invites her to visit her wonderful family in Queensland; Sarah shyly nods her desire to do so. ...

Miranda sings into the mirror while brushing her hair. Miranda turns to Sara and invites her to visit her wonderful family in Queensland; Sarah shyly nods her desire to do so. Concerned, Miranda reminds Sara to focuses her attention elsewhere. Sara looks hurt and confused. All the students excitedly celebrate St. Valentine's over breakfast. Sara is told that she won't be attending the school excursion. The scene shows the strong gender roles and propriety that marked the early 1900s.

Victorian sensibilities and deportment
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Victorian sensibilities and deportment

Clip from Picnic At Hanging Rock

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The Appleyard College girls assemble outside the school, awaiting instruction from Miss Appleyard. Greeting the young students, Miss Appleyard reminds the girls of the dangers ...

The Appleyard College girls assemble outside the school, awaiting instruction from Miss Appleyard. Greeting the young students, Miss Appleyard reminds the girls of the dangers of Hanging Rock and advises that any "tomboy foolishness" will be punished. The young students are collected in a horse-drawn cart as Sara, who is not allowed to attend the picnic, watches on. Once past the local town, the young girls excitedly free themselves from their gloves.

Albert shares his dream and Sara is devastated by loss
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Albert shares his dream and Sara is devastated by loss

Clip from Picnic At Hanging Rock

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Mrs Appleyard informs Sara that her tuition fees are unpaid; therefore she will be returned to the orphanage. Albert reveals a recent dream he had about his kid sister, Sara. ...

Mrs Appleyard informs Sara that her tuition fees are unpaid; therefore she will be returned to the orphanage. Albert reveals a recent dream he had about his kid sister, Sara. The dream prophesies Sara's leaving. Back at the school, Mr Appleyard informs Mlle. De Poitiers of Sara's departure. During dinner, Mrs Appleyard expresses her anguish over the loss of Miss McGraw and her masculine intellect. The next morning Sara is found in the greenhouse dead as a result of suicide.

Music and imagery narrate Hanging Rock
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Music and imagery narrate Hanging Rock

Clip from Picnic At Hanging Rock

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Fitzherbert and Albert set out toward Hanging Rock, in search of the girls. Bruce Smeaton's musical score and Russell Boyd's cinematography give the rock a foreboding quality, ...

Fitzherbert and Albert set out toward Hanging Rock, in search of the girls. Bruce Smeaton's musical score and Russell Boyd's cinematography give the rock a foreboding quality, suggesting the environment is larger and more potent than any probing human.

Victorian sensibilities cloud the case
2:14

Victorian sensibilities cloud the case

Clip from Picnic At Hanging Rock

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The local police question people who were on Hanging Rock the day Miranda, Marion, Irma went missing. Mlle. De Poitiers and the police inspector take Edith back to the rock in ...

The local police question people who were on Hanging Rock the day Miranda, Marion, Irma went missing. Mlle. De Poitiers and the police inspector take Edith back to the rock in an attempt to learn more about the event. Edith is unhelpful but reveals to Mlle. de Poitiers that Miss McGraw was only in her pantaloons when she passed her running down the hill, a detail that concerns the inspector and Mlle. de Poitiers.

Cultural arrogance of settlers
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Cultural arrogance of settlers

Clip from One Night The Moon

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11-12
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The white father of a missing girl rejects the help of an Aboriginal tracker. They sing 'This Land Is Mine'.

The white father of a missing girl rejects the help of an Aboriginal tracker. They sing 'This Land Is Mine'.

Mother turns to Indigenous knowledge
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Mother turns to Indigenous knowledge

Clip from One Night The Moon

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11-12
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The girl's mother asks tracker for help and his traditional skills succeed after the father fails. They sing 'Little Bones'.

The girl's mother asks tracker for help and his traditional skills succeed after the father fails. They sing 'Little Bones'.

Bill humiliates family at restaurant
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Bill humiliates family at restaurant

Clip from Muriel's Wedding

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Muriel's father humiliates her over a family dinner at a Chinese restaurant, as he complains how his family is useless in front of a group of Asian businessmen.

Muriel's father humiliates her over a family dinner at a Chinese restaurant, as he complains how his family is useless in front of a group of Asian businessmen.

Stolen Generations and identity
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Stolen Generations and identity

Clip from The Sapphires

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Gail accuses Kay of rejecting her culture then explains to Dave that Kay was forcibly removed from the family.

Gail accuses Kay of rejecting her culture then explains to Dave that Kay was forcibly removed from the family.

Not speaking English overcomes animosity
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Not speaking English overcomes animosity

Clip from The Sapphires

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Kay speaking Yorta Yorta convinces Viet Cong ambushers to let the band pass. (Coarse language.)

Kay speaking Yorta Yorta convinces Viet Cong ambushers to let the band pass. (Coarse language.)

The irrational face of race hate
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The irrational face of race hate

Clip from The Sapphires

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Amid an attack on a US army base, Kay's medical help is rejected by an injured and racist soldier. (Coarse language.)

Amid an attack on a US army base, Kay's medical help is rejected by an injured and racist soldier. (Coarse language.)

Racial prejudice after rural talent show
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Racial prejudice after rural talent show

Clip from The Sapphires

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The Sapphires are racially abused after losing a talent contest, in spite of their superior talent. (Coarse language.)

The Sapphires are racially abused after losing a talent contest, in spite of their superior talent. (Coarse language.)