Dreams Within a Dream: The Films of Peter Weir

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"What we see, and what we seem, are but a dream, a dream within a dream." Michael Bliss views Miranda's voice-over at the beginning of "Picnic at Hanging Rock" as so pivotal in explaining the films of Peter Weir that he borrows her words to create the title of his own study of the Australian filmmaker's work. Bliss views Weir as an artist whose values are rooted in the realm of the dream, of the unconscious. Surrealistic in technique, Weir avoids the pedestrian assurances of a material realm in favor of an irresolution that ...

Dreams Within a Dream: The Films of Peter Weir 2000, Southern Illinois University Press

ISBN-13: 9780809322848

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