watch the australian film Picnic at Haning Rocks, a masterpiece of 1970s cinema. this film is the story of a boarding school in Queensland, Australia at the turn of the twentieth century, who take a trip to a geological formation–Hanging Rock–for a day. while visiting, four young students disappear on the rock. the film follows the investigation of what happened to them, still very much a mystery. please watch the film and comment on one moment where you notice the landscape (a theme in our class recently!) coming into view. what does the film say about the rock formation? how does it film it? what does it seem to be saying about the uninhabitable land of the new colony of australia? how does the film contrast the landscape with the school, and the culture of victorian society?