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A new film: Lake of Fire.

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http://imdb.com/title/tt0841119/

I'm not starting this thread to debate abortion. I posted it because this film seems very important. It's an look at both sides of the issue Pro-choice and Pro-life. If it comes to an art-house theater near you please go.

EDIT: The director made American History X one of my all time favorite films about racism. If you haven't seen that yet either go out and rent it this weekend. That is worth your time as well.
http://imdb.com/title/tt0120586/
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I've heard of that movie. In fact I think it was on one of the movie channels here not so long ago. I haven't seen it though.

What I find interesting is they would give the movie a name that is associated with "Hell" and "The Devil."

I do know that Pro-Lifers are fond of spewing the phrase "You will burn in Hell!" etc etc when it comes to Pro-Life demonstrations at abortion clinics. So the title itself automatically makes the film lean towards "Pro-Life."

One would think that if this was truly an unbiased documentary presenting both sides equally, that they would have chosen a title more in keeping of neurtrality.
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I'm researching why he chose that as his title. Forgive me, I've read a lot about the director so it make take me some time to find that.

Here's another review:
http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/3589...-Fire/overview
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I think I would very much like to see this movie.

as far as the name choice, I have a feeling that it reflects the idea that the militant pro-lifers who kill to prevent abortions that are condenming women for having abortions are also going to burn in the "Lake of Fire" if you believe that sort of thing. I think the title was specifically chosen to create controversy before the first frame was watched. Please let us know what your research turns up, Heather.
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The only thing that I can find about the title is that it refers to hell. I suppose that one could put any kind of feeling or emotion into that as one wants.

Pro-lifers may say that abortion is a form of hell on earth.
Pro-choicers may say that lack of access to abortion is hell for the woman.
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I'll admit when I saw this thread I thought the movie was about how dirty Lake Erie way back in the 70's and how a river actually caught on fire. I haven't seen it. It says it explored both sides of the issue. I really hope it does this.
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I'll admit when I saw this thread I thought the movie was about how dirty Lake Erie way back in the 70's and how a river actually caught on fire. I haven't seen it. It says it explored both sides of the issue. I really hope it does this.
It wasn't a river, it was a canal. The infamous Love Canal. It was a failed attempted to bypass the falls and make a shipping channel between the lakes. The company that bought the land after the canal failed (dug about halfway), used the channel as a chemical dump. Even now, it is still one of the US's "supersites" for toxic cleanup. There is still nothing that will grow around it, and its easy to find on Google earth. It's the long strip of dead land.
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It wasn't a river, it was a canal. The infamous Love Canal. It was a failed attempted to bypass the falls and make a shipping channel between the lakes. The company that bought the land after the canal failed (dug about halfway), used the channel as a chemical dump. Even now, it is still one of the US's "supersites" for toxic cleanup. There is still nothing that will grow around it, and its easy to find on Google earth. It's the long strip of dead land.
I thought it was the Cuyahoga River? I know it caught on fire up here 30 or so years ago
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I thought it was the Cuyahoga River? I know it caught on fire up here 30 or so years ago
That could very well be; I've not even heard of that one. I was thinking of the several fires they had at Love canal in the 1980's.
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That could very well be; I've not even heard of that one. I was thinking of the several fires they had at Love canal in the 1980's.
I thought everyone knew about that

back on topic..... Heather, do you if this is coming to the Cedar-Lee?
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I thought everyone knew about that

back on topic..... Heather, do you if this is coming to the Cedar-Lee?
I e-mailed them, and they said they'd get it if there was a Mid-west release date. Somehow I doubt that. Movies like this tend to stick to NY, LA, and Boston.
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Originally Posted by Skippymjp View Post
It wasn't a river, it was a canal. The infamous Love Canal. It was a failed attempted to bypass the falls and make a shipping channel between the lakes. The company that bought the land after the canal failed (dug about halfway), used the channel as a chemical dump. Even now, it is still one of the US's "supersites" for toxic cleanup. There is still nothing that will grow around it, and its easy to find on Google earth. It's the long strip of dead land.
No it was a river back in the 70's. My Mom was telling me about it. Love Canal was something else. In New York somewhere. I think a nuclear plant had a melt down or something.
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