Nice Day For A Picnic

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Burton Fischer returns to discuss with Martin the eclectic and profound body of work of Australian filmmaker, Peter Weir (Picnic At Hanging Rock, The Last Wave, Gallipoli, The Year of Living Dangerously, The Mosquito Coast, Fearless, The Truman Show)They talk about their impressions of his film, and unpack the Weir’s complex themes of spirituality, nature, culture, history and gender. They reflect on the many ambiguities in Weir’s films, discuss his dramatic tendencies, musical choices, common character types and the performances in his films. Then consider how he fits into Australian film, and his possible influence on other filmmakers.

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