Gates of heaven

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Documentary filmmaker Errol Morris' debut immediately attracted acclaim for its straight-faced treatment of a subject practically begging for ridicule. When the Foothill Memorial Gardens pet cemetery, located north of San Francisco, closed (its land was sold for a housing project), the 450 animals interred there had to be moved to Bubbling Well Memorial Park in nearby Napa. Morris saw the transfer as an opportunity to explore the world of pet owners who are so devoted that they see nothing wrong with giving their animals a full dose of the last rites. His simple technique was to film his subjects, usually seated, talking about their loved ones, alternating with shots of the two cemeteries and the move. Critic Roger Ebert became an early champion of the film, and Morris' struggles to finish it resulted in a very amusing short film, Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe. The German filmmaker had bet Morris that he would never complete the film, and when he did, Herzog publicly boiled and consumed one of his shoes for the camera of director Les Blank. ~ Tom Wiener, Rovi
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Grouped Work ID 8dcce941-e586-a780-3136-c807baec9faf
Grouping Title gates of heaven
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Last Grouping Update 2019-02-10 01:34:45AM
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subject_facet DVD-Video discs, DVDs for the hearing impaired, Documentary films, Films for the hearing impaired, Pet cemeteries -- California, Pets -- Death, Video recordings
title_display Gates of heaven
title_full Gates of heaven [videorecording (DVD)] / a film by Errol Morris ; IFC Films ; produced and directed by Errol Morris
title_short Gates of heaven
topic_facet Death, Pet cemeteries, Pets
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