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An excellent although rather partial documentary. A fuller treatment with ample opportunity for the sceptics to have their say would have strenghtened the arguement. It’s no use in urbanists having to rely on the Micheal Moores of the world to scare-monger our cause. That does not do justice to the argument or presentation of this film though. The parallels between 1950s America and 1990s Irlenad are stricking mind. A fuller film would have also dealth with the social and economic consequences of the extreem forms of sprawl we have been witnessing in Ireland for a decade now. Should be complusive viewing for the Dept. of the Environment. For the Irish contect Frank McDonald presents the local picture. Where are the positive Irish reponses? I heard the Venice show was rather discappointing in the rigour of its argument – is this the case? – and when is the show touring Ireland?
Back in Ireland from London over Christmas. Went out to Connemara to see friends – god they’re making a mess of suburban mall strip Galway.