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The Unforeseen (2007)

Not Rated | | Documentary | January 2007 (USA)
A documentary about the development around Barton Springs in Austin, Texas, and the environment's unexpected response to human interference.

Director:

Laura Dunn

Writer:

Wendell Berry (poem)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Curtis Peterson Curtis Peterson ... Himself
Gary Bradley ... Himself
Willie Nelson ... Himself
Ann Richards Ann Richards ... Herself
Roy Butler Roy Butler ... Himself
William Greider William Greider ... Himself
Ronald Reagan ... Himself (archive footage)
Bill Bunch Bill Bunch ... Himself
Jim Bob Moffett Jim Bob Moffett ... Himself (archive footage)
Cedar Stevens Cedar Stevens ... Herself
Nico Hauwert Nico Hauwert ... Himself
Chock Woodruff Chock Woodruff ... Himself
Neil Tuttrup Neil Tuttrup ... Himself
Frank Cooksey Frank Cooksey ... Himself (archive footage)
Dick Brown Dick Brown ... Himself
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Storyline

A documentary about the development around Barton Springs in Austin, Texas, and the environment's unexpected response to human interference.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

To aprovlepto See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,496, 2 March 2008, Limited Release
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Terrence Malick, a long time resident of Austin, originally conceived the idea for the film. See more »

Goofs

A latter animation showing water lines becoming blood vessels has a noticeable shift. It appears a duplicate frame has been accidentally inserted. See more »

Quotes

Roy Scourly: Just imagine, it all kinda just happened all at once. We were riding the wave... and everyone was doing great... and all of a sudden, all the banks started failing. And you'd go to work and everyone was losing their home, or their car was being repossessed... And then the times got worse... And then they got worse.
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Crazy Credits

The film's credits play alongside a series of photographs. Contribution photographers are listed at the end of the sequence. Photos were from various Flickr accounts and many names are actually Flickr members' nicknames. See more »

Connections

Features Frontline: The Great American Bailout (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Cancer Theme
Written, Performed and Produced by Craig Ross
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The Unforeseen
25 February 2008 | by ed-georgannaSee all my reviews

Riveting narrative of a classic confrontation between land developers and the environmental community in Austin, Texas. At issue is the economic development of land in close proximity to Barton Springs, a naturally spring-fed body of water that has been a treasure in the Austin community for generations dating back to the 18th century. Land developer, Gary Bradley, argues for his right to pursue the American dream at the expense of degrading Barton Springs which has inestimable value to the community. Individual property rights are in conflict with community rights to an invaluable natural asset. Dunn presents a balanced view on both sides of this debate with uncommon sensitivity to the people, the community and the natural environment. The pageantry of this narrative is displayed with breathtaking cinematography and motion graphics that highlight Dunn's unique contribution to the world of documentary film.


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