Picnic at Hanging Rock outtakes - Mrs Appleyard at the Rock

Title:
Picnic at Hanging Rock outtakes - Mrs Appleyard at the Rock
NFSA ID:
1395795
Year:
1975
Courtesy:
Martin Sharp
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Silent outtakes and unused material taken during the filming of Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975, directed by Peter Weir).

The clip includes scenes from the original ending showing Mrs Appleyard (Rachel Roberts), the principal of Appleyard College, climbing Hanging Rock, retracing the steps of the missing schoolgirls and encountering a vision of orphan Sara Waybourne (Margaret Nelson).

The NFSA is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the film with an online exhibition, 'Picnic at Hanging Rock: 40 Years of Mystery', featuring costumes, props, oral history interviews, music, posters, lobby cards, photographs, scripts, oral history interviews and behind-the-scenes production documents and video.

Excerpts are taken from reels of 35mm silent colour outtakes, trims of scenes and additional unused material acquired from Martin Sharp, who was credited on the film as 'Artistic Advisor to the Director’.