Lake of Fire (film)


Lake of Fire (film)

Infobox Film
name = Lake of Fire


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director = Tony Kaye
producer = Tony Kaye
writer = Tony Kaye
narrator =
starring = Noam Chomsky
Alan Dershowitz
Randall Terry
music = Anne Dudley
cinematography = Tony Kaye
editing = Peter Goddard
distributor = ThinkFilm
released = flagicon|Canada September 2006
flagicon|USA October 3, 2007 (limited)
runtime = 152 minutes
country = United States
language = English
budget =
gross =
preceded_by =
followed_by =
website =
amg_id = 358924
imdb_id = 0841119

"Lake of Fire" is a 2006 documentary film that graphically depicts abortion in the United States. It features Noam Chomsky, Alan Dershowitz, and Randall Terry.

The documentary was filmed entirely in black and white. It opened in September 2006 in Toronto. The director, Tony Kaye has said that he still does not know his own personal feelings about abortion.

Critical reception

The film received very positive reviews from critics. As of January 6, 2008, the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported that 94% of critics gave the film positive reviews, based on 47 reviews. [cite web|url=http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/lake_of_fire/ |title=Lake of Fire - Rotten Tomatoes |accessdate=2008-01-06 |publisher=Rotten Tomatoes] Metacritic reported the film had an average score of 83 out of 100, based on 15 reviews. [cite web|url=http://www.metacritic.com/film/titles/lakeoffire |title=Lake of Fire (2007): Reviews |accessdate=2008-01-06 |publisher=Metacritic]

On November 19, 2007, "Lake of Fire" was named by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as one of 15 films on its documentary feature Oscar shortlist, but it did not receive a nomination. [cite web|url=http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3i587be3b0ca27043557eff60b69803664 | title=Shortlist for docu Oscar unveiled |accessdate=2007-12-21|date=2007-11-20|publisher=The Hollywood Reporter]

Top ten lists

The film appeared on several critics' top ten lists of the best films of 2007. [cite web|url=http://www.metacritic.com/film/awards/2007/toptens.shtml |title=Metacritic: 2007 Film Critic Top Ten Lists |accessdate=2008-01-05 |publisher=Metacritic]

*3rd - Scott Foundas, "LA Weekly" (tied with "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days")
*4th - Ella Taylor, "LA Weekly" (tied with "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days")
*6th - Scott Tobias, "The A.V. Club"
*10th - Ty Burr, "The Boston Globe"

References

External links

*imdb title|id=0841119|title=Lake of Fire
*rotten-tomatoes|id=lake_of_fire|title=Lake of Fire
*metacritic film|id=lakeoffire|title=Lake of Fire
*mojo title|id=lakeoffire|title=Lake of Fire
*amg movie|id=358924|title=Lake of Fire
* [http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=071011133309.vhjahw6y&show_article=1 Breitbart article]
* [http://lookingcloser.org/movie%20reviews/H-P/guest-lakeoffire-morefield.htm Kenneth R. Morefield review]
* [http://movies.nytimes.com/2007/10/03/movies/03fire.html?n=Top%2FReference%2FTimes%20Topics%2FSubjects%2FM%2FMotion%20Pictures New York Times review]
* [http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1809761901/info "Lake of Fire"] at Yahoo! Movies


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