Friday, May 20, 2011

Radio hour: Picnic at Hanging Rock Soundtrack.

A soft focus lens follows a group of Victorian schoolgirls as they set out on a day trip, deep into the Australian landscape, never to return. A simple picnic at Hanging Rock isn't what it seems. If I could make a soundtrack for this novel-based film it would include these twenty-four ethereal tracks including music by Vashti Bunyan, Wildbirds & Peacedrums, and Simon & Garfunkel.

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Bridges and Balloons - Joanna Newsom
The Dreamer - Isobel Campbell
Here Before - Vashti Bunyan
Some Velvet Morning - Nancy Sinatra And Lee Hazlewood
Shangri-La - Arthur Lyman
Island - Wildbirds & Peacedrums
Serenade - Emiliana Torrini
In Ear Park - Department of Eagles
Summertime - The Zombies
Blink Of An Eye - Isobel Campbell
Gnossienne N°1 - Erik Satie
Baleen Sample  - Animal Collective [ft. Vashti Bunyan]
Where Is She - Donovan
Sound of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel
"Charu's Theme" From Satyajit Ray's Film 
The murder mystery - The Velvet Underground
In The Park - George Harrison
So Soft So Pink - Wildbirds & Peacedrums
Singing Om - George Harrison
It's You - Animal Collective [ft. Vashti Bunyan]
Autumn's Child - Devendra Banhart
Birds - Emiliana Torrini
Beechwood Park - The Zombies
I am Slow - OCS

[This is one of my favorite playlists I've done thus far, based around one of the dreamiest most eerily ethereal movies, Picnic at Hanging Rock.  The film is based around a legendary book which I have just picked up and can't wait to dream away with.  The soundtrack of the movie gives it the ethereal, otherworldly feel and, while I couldn't find any of the actual movie soundtrack scores to put on the playlist, I tried to pick the most feminine and haunting songs I could find about lost little long-haired girls with a knowing look in their eyes, well beyond their years,  giving doe-eyed stares and mischievous smiles.   More posts on both the book and movie soon...]


Luxury, Beach, Escape said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Lise this is the most divine post. Thank you for the effort and thought you have put in to craft this playlist. Picnic At Hanging Rock is one of my favourite films, and this playlist is exquisite. I love every song on it, and will be using this playlist in our store and at home, and in the car....thank you again! Tess

Lise.silva said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thank you, Tess. So glad you enjoyed it.

I recently met an Australian girl here in Brazil and we were talking about that film, she was astounded that I knew of it because it isn't as widely known as it should be, but it has quite a cult following in the US. The soft look of the picture, the gamine girls, the 70s interpretation of Victorian style, and the eerie music all make it so haunting.

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