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    Movies about Planning and Development

    I'm always looking for good movies about planning and development issues. Does anyone have any good suggestions? I have the following:

    Milagro Beanfield Wars (fight to protect ag land from development)
    The Castle (about eminent domain)
    Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (about the suburbanization of the countryside)

    I prefer feature films, but am open to suggestions about documentaries as well.

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    I'll recycle an answer to a previous thread, and have you add "Chinatown" to your list.

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    Yes, Chinatown is a great movie, especially the backdrop of water politics and development of the LA valley. Oh yeah, Jack Nicholson is great in it, too!

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    We had this thread going before.... check it out:

    http://www.cyburbia.org/forums/showt...ghlight=movies

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    Cyburbian nerudite's avatar
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    Although it's not by a long shot a planning movie, one of my favorite scenes in Grosse Pointe Blank is when John Cusack starts to freak out because his childhood home was redeveloped into a convenience store. The architectural design of the original house was intact, which made it that much funnier.

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