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Josh Fox (written by)
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Release Date:
17 January 2011 (UK) See more »
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Tagline:
Can you light your water on fire? See more »
Plot:
It is happening all across America-rural landowners wake up one day to find a lucrative offer from an energy company wanting to lease their property... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 6 wins & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
"GasLand" See more (43 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Josh Fox ... Himself
Dick Cheney ... Himself (archive footage)

Pete Seeger ... Himself (archive footage)

Richard Nixon ... Himself (archive footage)
Aubrey K. McClendon ... Himself
Pat Fernelli ... Herself - Resident
Ron Carter ... Himself - Resident
Jean Carter ... Herself - Resident
Norma Fiorentino ... Herself - Resident
Debbie May ... Herself - Resident
Mike Markham ... Himself
Marsha Mendenhall ... Herself
Dave Neslin ... Himself
Jesse Ellsworth ... Himself
Amee Ellsworth ... Herself
Renee McClure ... Herself
Weston Wilson ... Himself
Jeff Walker ... Himself - Resident
Veronda Walker ... Herself - Walker
Lewis Meeks ... Himself - Resident
John Fenton ... Himself - Resident
Kathy Fenton ... Herself - Resident
Dee Hoffmeister ... Herself - Resident
Theo Colborn ... Herself
Lisa Bracken ... Herself - Resident
Robert Blackcloud ... Himself - Resident
Al Armendariz ... Himself (as Dr. Al Armendariz)
Calvin Tillman ... Himself - Mayor of Dish
Wilma Subra ... Herself
John Hanger ... Himself
James F. Gennaro ... Himself
Scott Stringer ... Himself

Maurice Hinchey ... Himself
Albert F. Appleton ... Himself
Dan Boren ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jim Costa ... Himself (archive footage)
Louie Gohmert ... Himself (archive footage)
Doug Lamborn ... Himself (archive footage)

Nellie McKay ... Soundtrack (performer: 'Oversure')

George W. Bush ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Dennis Hastert ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
David Paterson ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
T. Boone Pickens ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Josh Fox 
 
Writing credits
Josh Fox (written by)

Produced by
Trish Adlesic .... producer
Josh Fox .... producer
Molly Gandour .... producer
Don Guarnieri .... co-producer
Laura Newman .... co-producer
David Roma .... co-producer
 
Film Editing by
Matthew Sanchez 
 
Production Management
Carinne Fassari .... assistant post-production supervisor
Joanna Lara .... post-production supervisor
 
Sound Department
Chris Davis .... sound editor
William Hsieh .... sound editor
Perry Levy .... sound editor
Eric Milano .... sound re-recording mixer
Abigail Savage .... sound editor
Brian Scibinico .... sound re-recording mixer
Brian Scibinico .... supervising sound editor
Steven Tollen .... sound executive producer
 
Visual Effects by
Juan Cardarelli .... visual effects
Eric M. Levy .... visual effects artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Josh Fox .... camera operator
Molly Gandour .... second camera
Noah Hutton .... additional camera operator
Raye Cyphers Levine .... additional camera operator (as Raye Levine)
Laura Newman .... additional camera operator
Matthew Sanchez .... second camera
Alex Tyson .... aerial camera operator
 
Animation Department
Alex Tyson .... animator
 
Editorial Department
Carrine Fassari .... assistant post-production coordinator
Kirsten Greene .... additional editor
Eitan Hakami .... post consultant
Michael Kahn .... on-line editor
Joanna Lara .... post-production coordinator
Jonathan Liebert .... digital cinema mastering
Mike Smollin .... digital intermediate colorist
Steven Tollen .... post-production (as Steve Tollen)
Alex Tyson .... additional editor
Alex Tyson .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Susan Jacobs .... music supervisor
Jackie Mulhearn .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Barbara Arindell .... consultant
Stephanie Bleyer .... project coordinator
Henry Chalfant .... consultant
Michael Donaldson .... clearance counsel (as Donaldson Callif)
Cristina Esteras-Ortiz .... online project manager
J. Henry Fair .... archive source
Liz Gallagher .... tour coordinator
Morgan Jenness .... consultant
Emma Levine .... production assistant
Joe Levine .... consultant
Raye Cyphers Levine .... production assistant (as Raye Levine)
Mojo Lorwin .... production assistant
Orly Ravid .... distribution advisor
Debra Winger .... creative consultant
Irene Yibirin .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Nancy Abraham .... very special thanks
Richard Abramowitz .... special thanks
John Amos .... thanks
Al Appleton .... thanks
Barbara Arindell .... special thanks
Alfredo J. Armendariz .... thanks
Al Baker .... thanks
Linda Baker .... thanks
Paul Bargetto .... special thanks
Rolf Beck .... special thanks
Rolf Belgum .... special thanks
Ronald Bobbitt .... thanks
Kevin Bone .... special thanks
Lisa Bracken .... thanks
Meryl Bradshaw .... thanks
David Brancaccio .... special thanks
Eric Brannon .... special thanks
Dan Brinkerhoff .... special thanks
Lester Brown .... thanks
Elizabeth Burns .... thanks
Gillian Caldwell .... thanks
Jeanne Calvit .... special thanks
Hunter Canning .... special thanks
Ronald Carter .... thanks
Pat Carullo .... thanks
Melissa Chambers .... special thanks
Elizabeth Chandler .... thanks
Doug Chapman .... special thanks
Stefani Charitou .... special thanks
Andy Cheshier .... thanks
Theo Colborn .... thanks
Carol Collier .... thanks
Duke Cox .... thanks
Steve Cummings .... thanks
Jane Cyphers .... special thanks
Joyce Deep .... special thanks
Diana DeGette .... thanks
Alice Diehl .... special thanks
Patrick Dillan .... thanks
Michael Donaldson .... special thanks
Mike Eisenfeld .... thanks
Amee Ellsworth .... thanks
Jesse Ellsworth .... thanks
Pat Farnelli .... thanks
Maryann Feierstein .... special thanks
John Fenton .... thanks
Kathy Fenton .... thanks (as Kathy Fenton)
Mike Ferguson .... thanks
Norma Fiorentino .... thanks
Laura Flanders .... special thanks
Alex Fox .... special thanks (as Alexander Monti Fox)
Angela Fox .... special thanks
Cynthia Fox .... special thanks
Jay Fox .... special thanks
Johnny Fox .... special thanks
Mary Fox .... special thanks
Mayer Fox .... special thanks
Orianna Fox .... special thanks
James Gennaro .... thanks
Jason Gerhardt .... special thanks
Carrie Getman .... special thanks
Tim Giblin .... thanks
Osmin Gonzalez .... thanks
Richard Gonzalez .... thanks
Dick Gordon .... special thanks
Sara Gozalo .... special thanks
Hunter Gray .... special thanks
Kirsten Greene .... special thanks
Trevor Groth .... special thanks
Bernie Handler .... special thanks
Mary Handler .... special thanks
Kevin Hayes .... special thanks
Vilia Hayes .... special thanks
Heidi Hemmet .... special thanks
Joe Henderson .... thanks
Maurice Hinchey .... thanks
Jim Hoffer .... special thanks
Dee Hoffmeister .... thanks
Gary Hogan .... thanks
Jerry Horton .... thanks
Arliss Howard .... special thanks
Monica Hunken .... special thanks
Susan Jacobs .... special thanks
Jerry Johnson .... thanks
Tim Johnson .... thanks
Josh Joswick .... thanks
Daniel Kraus .... special thanks
Jennifer Krill .... special thanks
Laura Legere .... special thanks
Nathan Lemoine .... special thanks
Jeff Locker .... thanks
Sandy Long .... special thanks
Abrahm Lustgarten .... special thanks
Gerard Manos .... thanks
Mike Markham .... thanks
Debbie Maye .... thanks
Renee McClure .... thanks
Thomas McGuinn .... special thanks
Shirley McNall .... thanks
Lewis Meeks .... thanks (as Lewis Meeks)
Tara Meixsell .... thanks
Marsha Mendenhall .... thanks
Juliann Mesri .... special thanks
Paul Mezey .... special thanks (as Paul S. Mezey)
Mo Miah .... special thanks
Johnny Micou .... thanks
Charles Morgan .... thanks
Pete Morton .... thanks
Nicholas Nersesian .... thanks
Sheila Nevins .... very special thanks
Maule Newman .... thanks
Jeremy Nichols .... thanks
Ed Nocera .... special thanks
Barry Pelts .... thanks
John Pendergrass .... thanks
Mike Plante .... special thanks
Richard Plunz .... thanks
Martina Portratz .... special thanks
Michele Rafic .... special thanks
Robert Redford .... special thanks
Dick Reisling .... special thanks
Jason Rinker .... thanks
Paula Roberts .... thanks
Rick Roles .... thanks
Bob Sanetta .... special thanks
Julie Sautner .... thanks
Frank Smith .... thanks
John Sommerich .... special thanks
Judy Sommerich .... special thanks
Kathy Sommerich .... special thanks
Vinnie Sommerich .... special thanks
Morgan Spurlock .... special thanks
Scott Stringer .... thanks
Wilma Subra .... thanks
Victoria Switzer .... thanks
Steven Tabakin .... special thanks
Shams Tarek .... special thanks
Deb Thomas .... thanks
Geoffrey Thyne .... thanks
Calvin Tillman .... thanks
Steven Tollen .... special thanks
Emily Verellen .... special thanks
Joanna Wasserman .... special thanks
James Weaver .... thanks
Kim Weber .... thanks
Emily Weidenhof .... thanks
Claire Wesselman .... special thanks
Jack White .... thanks
Mary White .... thanks
Wally White .... thanks
Margaret Whitton .... special thanks
Sharon Wilson .... thanks
Weston Wilson .... thanks
Randall Wirth .... thanks
Roxana Witter .... thanks
Joyce Wizer .... thanks
Don Young .... thanks
 

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73 out of 101 people found the following review useful.
"GasLand", 17 April 2010
Author: Colin George from United States

Allow me to alleviate your initial trepidation. "GasLand" is not another documentary about the oil industry. You're on the right track, but first-time feature director Josh Fox has his sights set not on the gas you pump into your car, but the so called "natural gas" extracted from beneath your feet through the process of hydraulic fracturing known colloquially as "fracking."

Issue films, like "Food, Inc." or "An Inconvenient Truth" are notoriously dry, and Fox takes a welcome page from the Michael Moore book of documentary film-making, without the hard leftist political grandstanding. Rather, he adopts the format of painting himself a protagonist of sorts, though more justifiably than Moore. "GasLand" begins with an intimate history of the Fox family and their home, which lies just off of an artery to the Delaware River.

Positioned above the Marcellus Shale, a subterranean formation that stretches from New York through Pennsylvania to Virginia, and as far west as Ohio, the Fox home receives a lease offer for their land, a constituent slice of what energy companies have dubbed the "Saudi Arabia of natural gas," and so Fox embarks for some first hand reconnaissance on the communities already tapped by hydraulic fracturing, and his findings are nothing short of alarming.

The chemicals used in the fracking process seep into the soil and water supply, leaving many families with bizarre aberrations like flammable tap water. Uh oh. And as Fox makes his way across the country, into dozens of areas crippled by decade-past drilling efforts, he collects bottles of yellow-brown water like postcards in some macabre travel diary.

If there is a problem with "GasLand," it's that as a story, it becomes a little redundant as we watch family after family set fire to their sinks, but perhaps all the more resonant for it. From a film-making standpoint, the effect is marginalized, but in making something so shocking feel almost normal, Fox underscores the breadth of the issue. This is happening everywhere, and with such clear evidence of the immediate health hazards, the question is, why?

Fox's intimate approach and genuine stake in the issue is "GasLand's" greatest asset. He never has to rely on talking heads or PowerPoint presentations, and even at nearly two hours, the film is positively gripping. His story comes full circle as he returns home, faced with the "speculative" fracking of the Delaware watershed, which provides water to rural towns, suburbs, and cities. The implication is truly disquieting, and Fox can only ask that the public make themselves aware of the issue and take a stand before it's too late.

His film is an excellent place to start, and manages to entertain while outlining the severity of the problem, and to do so without an over-reliance on the pitfalls of so many of its contemporaries. "GasLand" is just about everything you could hope for from a documentary of its type, and its Sundance special jury prize is testament to its impact.

The film has yet to see general release, but a distribution deal is reportedly immanent. Interested parties can join the mailing list and watch a potent 15 clip at www.gaslandthemovie.com.

Ignore that initial trepidation. "GasLand" isn't another documentary about the oil industry, but it's just as important, if not more so.

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