Lake of Fire (film)
|Lake of Fire|
|Directed by||Tony Kaye|
|Produced by||Tony Kaye|
|Written by||Tony Kaye|
|Music by||Anne Dudley|
|Edited by||Peter Goddard|
Lake of Fire is a 2006 documentary film directed by Tony Kaye that graphically depicts abortion in the United States. It features Noam Chomsky, Peter Singer, Alan Dershowitz, Nat Hentoff, Randall Terry and Norma McCorvey, among others. Footage of Paul Jennings Hill, who murdered physician Dr. John Britton and Britton's bodyguard James Barrett in 1994, was also featured.
The film was shot over a period of 16 years, with director Tony Kaye spending $6 million of his own money on its production.
The documentary was filmed entirely in black and white. It opened in September 2006 in Toronto, Ontario.
The film received very positive reviews from critics. As of January, 2018, the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported that 94% of critics gave the film positive reviews, based on 54 reviews. Metacritic reported the film had an average score of 83 out of 100, based on 15 reviews.
Top ten lists
The film appeared on several critics' top ten lists of the best films of 2007.
- 3rd - Scott Foundas, LA Weekly (tied with 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days)
- 4th - Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
- 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
- Abortion debate
- Anti-abortion violence
- Abortion law
- Abortion in the United States
- Religion and abortion
- List of films shot over three or more years
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- "Lake of Fire - Rotten Tomatoes". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2018-01-08.
- "Lake of Fire (2007): Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2008-01-06.
- "Shortlist for docu Oscar unveiled". The Hollywood Reporter. 2007-11-20. Retrieved 2007-12-21.
- "Metacritic: 2007 Film Critic Top Ten Lists". Metacritic. Archived from the original on 2008-01-02. Retrieved 2008-01-05.