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  Salon | "SubUrbia"
One of the points made by "Suburbia" is that the deadening sameness of the '90s middle-American landscape — chronicled before the film's credits in long slow pans of decrepit condo complexes, "Everything 99 Cents" stores, McDonald's-laden strips and carelessly thrown-up tract housing —; prematurely throttles teenagers' escape mechanisms.
"Suburbia" is based on monologuist Eric Bogosian's off-Broadway play of the same name, and it's built around a structure familiar from previous Linklater films like "Slackers," "Dazed and Confused" and "Before Sunrise": following a group of characters through nights of joy-riding, soul-searching and intermittent debauchery to a coolly indifferent but invariably new dawn.
The name of "Suburbia's" town, Burnfield, points to the former, as does the gas meter on which the characters sit and brood or the handguns that periodically appear during the story.
www.salon.com /feb97/suburbia970207.html   (905 words)

 Vision TV Documentaries
The hour-long film explains how suburbia, with its promise of “space, affordability, convenience, family life and upward mobility” has come to embody the aspirations of North American society.
To its critics, suburbia is emblematic of an economic model in which practically everything North Americans consume, from eggs to iPods, must be shipped to us from far-flung locales.
A former writer for The Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, The Sudbury Star, The Detroit News and Vancouver's The Province, he taught the Media and Society course at Toronto's Ryerson University for seven years, and was VisionTV's media critic for nearly 15 years.
www.visiontv.ca /Programs/documentaries_endsuburbia.html   (853 words)

Suburbia, and all it promises, has become the American Dream.
But as we enter the 21st century, serious questions are beginning to emerge about the sustainability of this way of life.
With brutal honesty and a touch of irony, The End of Suburbia explores the American Way of Life and its prospects as the planet approaches a critical era, as global demand for fossil fuels begins to outstrip supply.
www.endofsuburbia.com   (316 words)

 Suburbia ARCH 5410/CSCL 5256
American Suburbia: Website of an honors seminar on suburbia taught by Prof.
American Suburbia (syllabus): Syllabus of an honors seminar on suburbia taught by Prof.
Suburbia and the Apocalypse: University of Pennsylvania course website for English class on "images of a suburbia under attack by shadowy forces" in popular culture and media
cscl.cla.umn.edu /courses/5256/links.html   (1062 words)

 BBC NEWS | Magazine | Suburbia fights back
Similarly, gay fiction no longer sees suburbia as a place to escape from, she adds, because it is no longer the domain of the white heterosexual.
Those who feel that suburbia is boring are the type of people who can't entertain themselves and rely on entertainment to be provided.
The former two are wonderful, but suburbia seems some hybrid vacuum in between unless it is done well, such as Kingston, or brilliantly such as Richmond.
news.bbc.co.uk /go/newsFeedXML/moreover/-/1/hi/magazine/4483097.stm   (2054 words)

 SubUrbia . Weekly Alibi . 04-09-97
While SubUrbia has more of a narrative line than Slacker (it would be hard for it not to), it still seems a little too intent on mental masturbation, a little too obsessed with the angst of the ordinary and a little too...
Based on the play of the same name by Eric Bogosian, SubUrbia is one night in the life of a group of suburban teens.
The problem is not that SubUrbia's characters don't suffer intense pain over their hum-drum lives, but rather that it's shown through verbal sparring in which the characters realize--over and over again--that both their blessing and their curse is that life goes on.
www.filmvault.com /filmvault/alibi/s/suburbia_f.html   (592 words)

 Lost in Suburbia
When the timing was right, casting, funding, and rehearsal only took eight weeks, and the whole thing was shot in a "kind of a whirlwind" 22 days.
Instead, what's presented is the more negative, scary view of how brilliant people as great as anyone else can have their lives come to a dead end, how so many post-adolescents end up hanging out at the mall, drinking, and doing nothing.
Suburbia is inhabited by these individuals, decent people just trying to get through the day.
www-tech.mit.edu /V117/N7/suburbia.7a.html   (830 words)

 Suburbia Hair Studio :: An Upscale Hair Salon in Walnut Creek   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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www.suburbiahairstudio.com   (121 words)

 WashingtonPost.com: Suburban Bawl
A group of listless, 20-year-olds confronts an uncertain future with familiar reluctance in "subUrbia," a self-pitying blab-fest that begs the question, "So what else is new?" Apparently, not much.
Linklater, who introduced the blithe, but bemused slacker subculture to America in 1991, gets bogged down not only in Bogosian’s for-stage structure, but especially his middle-aged perspective.
Though "subUrbia" comes with attractive young actors and an edgy, alternative soundtrack, the film’s cautionary tone clearly comes from somebody who hasn’t been dazed or confused for a very long time.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/style/longterm/movies/review97/suburbiakemp.htm   (540 words)

 Mutant Reviewers from Hell do "subUrbia"
If that ain't enough to floor you, add a bunch of rather unbalanced individuals who have no lives, but perhaps want a better life, but don't know how to get that better life, but they get drunk.
Yup, it is. Films like subUrbia have much to offer in conversations and weird events, but you have to be prepared for the rather bleaker elements that desperately beg for more uplifting scenes.
Clare: I would prefer to recommend the other film called Suburbia that was made in 1984 and directed by Penelope Spheeris (Wayne's World) instead of this far from enthralling entry.
www.mutantreviewers.com /rsuburbia.html   (1158 words)

 Suburbia and the Apocalypse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Course Description: A peaceful, quiet life in the suburbs has often been a crucial element of the utopic "American Dream." In recent years, however, this dream, of happy families and happy neighbors, has taken on nightmarish qualities, as the violence and disillusionment of the "outside" world have intruded upon the subdivided landscape.
Whether it’s the trench coat mafia of Columbine High School or the blood-sucking vampires of Sunnydale, images of a suburbia under attack by shadowy forces permeate the media and popular culture.
Authors and filmmakers have long explored the dark underside of suburbia, and in this course we will examine and write about representations of suburban life which are inflected with an apocalyptic fervor.
www.sas.upenn.edu /~sample/spring2000/index.html   (612 words)

 It's the End of the World as We Know It | BaltimoreChronicle.com
Kunstler calls the project of suburbia "the greatest misallocation of resources in the history of the world" and says "America has squandered its wealth in a living arrangement that has no future." You immediately get the idea he's not exactly a fan of suburbia.
"The End of Suburbia" outlines the seemingly rational and logical impulse behind the project of suburbia, tracing the beginnings to the late 19th century when it was originally envisioned as an antidote to city life and an escape from the hideous aspects of industrialism.
Modern suburbia traces its beginnings to just after World War II when the suburban project took off with a massive housing boom and the increasing dominance of the automotive industry.
baltimorechronicle.com /080304ThomasWheeler.shtml   (1929 words)

 PowerCobra Was Here
Barry Silverthorn will be in California from June 21st through June 27th to promote the documentary END of SUBURBIA as well as to promote awareness about the issue of oil depletion.
He was motivated to make the documentary after learning about the dependency of industrial society on fossil fuels and learning about the imminent collapse when the production of oil starts it's inevitable decline.
Barry will be attending screenings of END of SUBURBIA in Los Angeles on the 21st and 23rd and in Berkeley on the 24th and 25th.
www.peakoilaction.org   (1554 words)

 The End Of Suburbia - Pasadena Screening : LA IMC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
June 23, 2004 The End of Suburbia producer Barry Silverthorn and event organizer Eric Einem from the Post Carbon Institute screened the oil depletion documentary at Throop Memorial Church in Pasadena.
Click on Comments for Part 4 Interview and selected audio from The End of Suburbia featuring, James Howard Kunstler.
Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Indpendent Media Center.
la.indymedia.org /news/2004/06/113469.php   (526 words)

 Can America Survive Suburbia?
Around 1850, we began to get this impulse, among the wealthy--that is, those who can afford it--to flee the industrial city for its proposed antidote: the romantic suburb, composed of cottages in the natural landscape--which was made possible by another industrial novelty, the railroad.
This was the beginning of suburbia as we know it.
The automobile suburb of today in all its ghastliness--all those millions of tract house subdivisions-- the "American dream"--has become a cartoon version of a country house--as suburbia itself is a cartoon version of the life in the country--which is to say a mockery of life in harmony in nature.
www.living-room.org /sustain/survive.htm   (2510 words)

 View topic - ArchWeek - A Better Suburbia
Residents still have to hop in their cars and drive 10 miles to the nearest sprawl mart and home despot.
It can be acheived even in that 70's style environment KM posted here and within walking distance of the core essentials...take a close look at the plan and envision it.
The gross density of 4 untis/acre is fairly low but beats the suburbia around it.
www.designcommunity.com /forums/topic-3623.html   (3116 words)

 The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream (2004)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream (2004)
Plot Summary: Since World War II North Americans have invested much of their newfound wealth in suburbia.
Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream (2004)
www.imdb.com /title/tt0446320   (381 words)

 Suburbia (1984)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
I have seen this movie and would like to comment on it
Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Suburbia (1984)
Suburbia - Chick in the pink prom dress...
us.imdb.com /title/tt0086589   (259 words)

 THE END OF SUBURBIA (standard case)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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store.solarlivingstore.com /endofsudeand.html   (315 words)

 Suburbia : Mr. Cranky Rates the Movies : Suburbia
Clicking on the photos will take you to the appropriate forums to enter the contest or read the week's entries.
Suburbia was pretty durn cool (in my eyes) (PDB)
Re: Suburbia was pretty durn cool (in my eyes) bobsaget
www.mrcranky.com /movies/suburbia.html   (293 words)

 Suburbia Records
The Adicts, The Dragons, The New Detectives, Elvis Disciples, LDS, The Generators, The Hellbenders, Neon King Kong, Pistol Grip, The Skulls, Smogtown, The Superbees, The Starvations, and The Stitches.
Suburbia Records to release a Compilation CD in the near feature.
The compilation, attentively titled, "Army of Greatness" will contain previously unreleased tracks from great Suburbia bands such as The Adicts, Elvis Disciples, Smogtown, The New Detectives, The Dragons, Sidekick, The Generators, LDS, The Skulls, The Stitches and more.
www.suburbias.com /subrecords   (107 words)

 :: rogerebert.com :: Reviews :: SubUrbia (xhtml)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
``Don't tell us about private property--this is America!'' So says one of the slackers who hangs out endlessly at the mini-mart of a strip mall in ``subUrbia.'' He's shouting at the owners of a store, a Pakistani couple who feel, reasonably, that the constant presence of a half-dozen beer-swilling teenagers is not good for business.
What the Pakistani store owner sees (and tells one of them in a devastating speech) is that the lives of these young people are on hold.
``SubUrbia'' has been directed by Richard Linklater, whose movie ``Slacker'' (1991) gave a name to part of a generation, and whose ``Dazed and Confused'' (1993) caught much of its tone.
rogerebert.suntimes.com /apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID%3D/19970307/REVIEWS/703070304/1023   (800 words)

 Solar power hits suburbia | csmonitor.com
SUNNY SUBURBIA: About 400 new homes in Mission Ladera Ranch, a California subdivision, will use solar power along with energy from the local power grid to significantly cut utility costs.
And if it can gain acceptance there, some analysts say, the technology is on the cusp of widespread acceptance.
"Even suburbia is starting to go solar," says Richard Perez, publisher of Home Power magazine, the bible of the home-renewable energy crowd.
www.csmonitor.com /2004/0212/p14s02-sten.html   (1565 words)

 1000 Friends of Oregon: The McCall Gallery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
But there is a shameless threat in our environment and to the whole quality of our life and that is the unfettered despoiling of our land.
Coastal condomania, sagebrush subdivisions and the ravenous rampage of suburbia, here in the Willamette Valley, all threaten to mock Oregon's status as the environmental model of this nation.
We're dismayed that we have not stopped misuse of the land, which is our most valuable finite natural resource.
www.friends.org /resources/mccall.html   (624 words)

 Peak Oil: Suburbia’s looming fire-sale | EnergyBulletin.net | Peak Oil News Clearinghouse
In fact many people will find that their lifelong financial investment in this car-dependent living arrangement becomes worthless almost overnight.
Kunstler argues that we could well see a mad scramble to “get-out” (of suburbia).
Unfortunately history reminds us that we are likely to cling to the tragic delusion that somehow “things will get back to normal”.
www.energybulletin.net /2080.html   (1038 words)

 Spirituality & Health: Movie Review: subUrbia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Many young people succumb to self-destructiveness as they pass through the transition from youth to adulthood in their 20s.
This turf is covered in subUrbia, a hard-edged drama directed by Richard Linklater (Slackers) and written by Eric Bogosian (Talk Radio).
When Pony (Jayce Bartok), a rock star, arrives in Burnfield for a visit, a group of his old high school buddies gather to meet him.
www.spiritualityhealth.com /newsh/items/moviereview/item_4762.html   (193 words)

 Bill Owners - a picture of suburbia | MetaFilter
Bill Owens has a fascinating series of photographs depicting suburban life in the 1960s and '70s.
I recall that his book of suburbia photos has quotes from the people in the photos.
Most of them are quite outrageously funny, particularly "sunday afternoon" and "national campers." (he was featured in an art 101 lecture)
www.metafilter.com /mefi/33320   (575 words)

 Alternative Press Review :: Your Guide Beyond the Mainstream   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The centerpiece of that way of life is suburbia.
And massive amounts of nonrenewable fuels are required to maintain the project of suburbia.
In a fascinating new documentary, The The End of Suburbia — Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream, the central question is this: Does the suburban way of life have a future?
www.altpr.org   (4785 words)

 Topical Words: Suburb
But writers have regularly castigated the repetitive and uninspiring architecture of the suburbs, built quickly all from a mould to meet the unceasing need for new homes and summed up by the term suburban sprawl (a favourite hatred of John Betjeman, who once famously exhorted “come friendly bombs, and fall on Slough”).
Such writers reject the comfortable narrow-mindedness and lack of vision or opportunity which they feel is so often characteristic of the suburbs, a view summed up in the late nineteenth-century coinage suburbia.
Frederic Raphael has a character say “I come from suburbia...
www.worldwidewords.org /topicalwords/tw-sub1.htm   (424 words)

 ► Lyrics: BUTCH WALKER - SUBURBIA Song Lyrics
Just another day in Suburbia, it's a beautiful day in Suburbia.
Just another day in Suburbia, Yeah, this is how we're living in Suburbia
All song lyrics are property of their respective owners and are strictly for educational use only.
www.ilyric.net /Lyrics/B/Butch-Walker/Suburbia.html   (689 words)

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