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Film Style: Picnic At Hanging Rock (1975)

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The film Picnic At Hanging Rock has become something of a cult classic. Directed by Peter Weir, it was released in 1975 and set in 1900, but like many movies of that period it is now identified as much with the style of the 70s as it is with the Edwardian era. The long white lace gowns worn by the girls at the beginning of the film have many resemblances to the romantic maxi dresses which became popular at the time, along with the long hair, natural make-up look, and soft-focus lighting.

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