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This was a brilliantly written piece of psychological horror by an Australian writer. A month ago, I watched a marvelous TV series adaptation of the same novel. Shadow of Chernobyl Metro Refresh and try again. Techno, House Quality: The mystery - what mystery?.
But, when the Cineteca Nazionale restored the print in , "the original negative consisted of just three different types of film: After the Allied Invasion of Italy in , Italian morale crumbled and they agreed to a separate peace with the allies, causing their former German allies to occupy large parts of Italy, intern Italian soldiers, deport Italian Jews to concentration camps, and treat many of its citizens with disdain for what they saw as a cowardly betrayal by one of their major allies.
Rome, Open City received a mediocre reception from Italian audiences when it was first released, when Italian people were said to want escapism after the war. Some Italian critics also maintained that neorealism was simply a continuation of earlier Italian films from the s, such as those directed by filmmakers Francesco De Robertis and Alessandro Blasetti. Bosley Crowther , film critic for The New York Times , gave the film a highly positive review, and wrote, "Yet the total effect of the picture is a sense of real experience, achieved as much by the performance as by the writing and direction.
The outstanding performance is that of Aldo Fabrizi as the priest, who embraces with dignity and humanity a most demanding part. Marcello Pagliero is excellent too, as the resistance leader, and Anna Magnani brings humility and sincerity to the role of the woman who is killed.
The remaining cast is unqualifiedly fine, with the exception of Harry Feist in the role of the German commander. His elegant arrogance is a bit too vicious—but that may be easily understood. Pope Francis has said that the film is among his favorites. The film opened in Italy on September 27, , with the war damage to Rome not yet repaired. The American release was censored, resulting in a cut of about 15 minutes.
Geiger , a U. Army private stationed in Rome, met Rossellini and Fellini after catching them tapping into the power supply used to illuminate the G. In gratitude, Rosselini gave Geiger a coproducer credit. The film was banned in several countries. For example, West Germany banned the picture from — In Argentina , the film was inexplicably withdrawn in following an anonymous government order.
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Were there metaphysical events going on? Did they get sucked into the rock? Was there a criminal element? What happened? Also, what about the good characters being good looking and fit and the bad characters being overweight and ugly? It has happened before in literature, but it is offensive to a degree.
Sad to see this was written by a woman. Also, did I say I was bored? The girls went missing early on and things just went on and on and on like the EverReady bunny. I kept thinking it was going to get better. That is one thing that I liked. But there seemed to be a lot of other things going on in the book that dulled down the story. I think it is safe to say that this was not the book for me. It is very rare for me to give a rating lower than a 3 but I just had difficulty getting into this book.
I know I am in the minority on this one, most have given it much higher reviews but it was a struggle for me. See more of my reviews at www.
View all 3 comments. I have instructed Mademoiselle that as the day is likely to be warm, you may remove your gloves after the drag has passed through Woodend. You will partake of luncheon at the Picnic Grounds near the Rock. Once again let me remind you that the Rock itself is extremely dangerous and you are therefore forbidden to engage in any tomboy foolishness in the matter of exploration, even on the lower slopes. It is, however, a geological marvel on which you will be required to write a brief essay on Monday morning.
I also wish to remind you that the vicinity is renowned for its venomous snakes an poisonous ants of various species. There are just too many characters with too many backstories, which only served to dilute any possible drama or suspense. The delicious anticipation of the trip to the Rock was much more interesting than anything that happened later.
This was a damned good line, though: View 2 comments. El lugar en el que tiene lugar el picnic se llama Hanging Rock, una zona boscosa y rocosa plagada de precipicios y escarpaduras. Resulta interesante la manera en que Joan Lindsay va desvelando los diferentes hechos, de forma paulatina, lo que obliga al lector a continuar leyendo hasta conocer el final.
The book began well, it kept my attention and I was intrigued to learn what supposedly happened at this hanging rock. As the book continued, my yawns grew wider and longer, and really, I can definitely compare this book, to a homemade Yorkshire pudding, that failed to rise.
There seemed to be many questions asked in this story, but very few answers were given. The story kind of went off track, and started exploring relationships with characters, that I feel, had no real role in the story, especially not if one wants to find out what happened at hanging rock.
I was hoping to love this book, but it was just a tedious disappointment. I did enjoy this Australian classic, but not as much as I expected. It started really good and interesting as it quickly opened with a mystery. Only one student makes her way back, and the rest get lost. The rest of the book is digging into the events, relationships, etc to resolve the mystery. The book kept me wondering what hap I did enjoy this Australian classic, but not as much as I expected.
The book kept me wondering what happened to these girls, and I really wanted to reach the end. But, I found the process of investigations and the end unsatisfactory. Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay is a sinister tale that had me at page one. I really enjoyed this novel and set in Austrailia in After lunch, a group of threee girls climbed into the blaze of the afternoon sun , pressing on through the scrub into the shadows of hanging Rock. Further, higher, unitl at last they disappeared Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay is a sinister tale that had me at page one.
Further, higher, unitl at last they disappeared, They never returned Extremely well written book that had me intrigued from the first page. I had to stop myself from getting on the computer and googling many times throughout the novel and only did so at the very end.
Loved the mystery of this story and on finishing the novel left me with a wonderful sense of " What happened to those girls". I really want to watch the movie now. I think this is one of those book where View all 5 comments. Lindsay spielt meisterhaft mit den Nuancen der Stimmung, die sie erzeugt, und mit ihren durchweg interessanten Charakteren. View 1 comment. Surprisingly superficial. Instead of "a sense of evil" and "inexplicable terror", Lindsay has all her bad characters be ugly ie.
Each single time. The bad guys come to gruesome ends that makes me think Lindsay was trying to exact revenge on some of her own teachers, because the headmistress was no better or worse than any of her ilk for most of the book. The pretty ones all marry and the ugly ones die young, as even a later "newspaper article" reaffirms. The mystery - what mystery?. It was enjoyably described, but certainly not a cause for anything like horror. While the toff had fallen in love with the elegantly lovely owner of the shiny hair, the grunt had fallen for the ravishingly beautiful owner of the raven ringlets - who in turn had realised the toff was her love at first sight.
The pretty women are "saved from lesbianism" by their rewards, ie. It has the feel of a very polished yet not quite finished manuscript, and once the chilling and compelling mystery of the disappearance of three boarding school girls and a governess at the Hanging Rock has been set PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK deserves its place as an Australian classic for the simple beauty of its prose and for its unique and extremely intriguing plot, but it must be said that in the end, it is an extremely frustrating story, even for those most skilled at reading between the lines.
It has the feel of a very polished yet not quite finished manuscript, and once the chilling and compelling mystery of the disappearance of three boarding school girls and a governess at the Hanging Rock has been set into motion, the momentum of the narrative is lost and ends up meandering toward a ghostly, spine-chilling non-ending. However, there are certainly many things to like about the book, not the least of which is its cheerful and artless "Australianness.
It is also very difficult to dislike virtually any of the personable characters in this book. Luckily, while it seems at first glance that the reader is dealing with an indistinguishable gaggle of young ladies, governesses, young men, and a few older persons, they quickly and apparently effortlessly sort themselves out into distinct personalities. With its characteristic hint of levity, for example, we are told that: All efforts have been made to make this image accurate. However Compare Infobase Limited and its directors do not own any responsibility for the correctness or authenticity of the same.
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