One of my favorite movies of all time is Picnic at Hanging Rock. I have only seen it once, back in college, but its mysteriousness has stuck with me. Because of this movie, I became quite the Peter Weir fan and Australia jumped onto my bucket list of places to visit. That original movie is haunting and visually interesting.
I just watched the first episode of Amazon’s new miniseries remake and even though the story is more detailed (than I remember), the strange mystery and interesting visuals are still there. Natalie Dormer as Hester Appleyard is particularly good. I’m intrigued about what will happen in the next 5 episodes of the miniseries.
I am currently Professor of Digital Media at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, NH. I am also the current Coordinator of General Education at the University. I am interested in game studies, digital literacies, open pedagogies, and generally how technology impacts our culture.