Several months ago, I watched a compelling documentary titled, “The End of Suburbia.“ The full title of the 2004 film is “End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and The Collapse of The American Dream.’
This independently produced, award-winning film is replete with good history and accurate science, but utterly terrifying. The 78-minute documentary reports that peak oil has come and gone and our pretty little suburbs are destined to become ghost towns, filled with empty and decaying 4,000-square foot plasticine 1990s McMansions. Reviewers have raved about this film, and deservedly so. The film’s opening gives an interesting and succinct history of post-WW2 development in America’s suburbs. That, in and of itself, was worth the cost of the DVD. The interviews with Peak Oilers Jim Kunstler and the late Matt Simmons were well done, but scary as hell.
You can read more about this DVD at Amazon.com, but it was the DVD’s clamshell cover that caught my eye. The graphic designers decided to use a Wardway Rochelle for the house on the DVD’s cover.
Wardway Kit Homes made it to the big time. I wonder if anyone but me noticed?
By the way, I highly recommend “End of Suburbia.” (End of Suburbia is written and directed by Gregory Greene, and produced by Barry Silverthorne.)